Uniformed Organisations
St.Andrew’s sponsors the Guide and Scout movement in Aylestone. The groups meet in the Guide and Scout Hut opposite the church.
Contact:
Scouts: Chris 0754 677 6478
Cubs: Gill 0116 283 6394
Beavers: Elaine 0116 233 7581
Guides: Kerry 0116283 6290
Brownies: Sue 01162915961
Rainbows: Zoe 0116 278 8498
For all other Scouting matters, contact Andy Wilkes 0777 552 7343
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Bell Ringers
The church has a ring of 8 bells and a long history of bell-ringing.
The bells are rung for Sunday Services and other special occasion and weddings.
Bell-ringing practice is Wednesday evening at 7:45-9:00pm.

The Tower Captain is always pleased to receive enquires about learning to ring the bells. First challenge – to ring Mr Terry Roper on 0116 278 3652!!

Flower Circle

St Andrew’s Church delights in having a strong team of volunteers who arrange the flowers for Sunday Services, weddings and special occasions.

The Flower Circle arranges training sessions from time to time and invites others to give demonstrations of techniques and styles in flower arranging.

New volunteers are always welcome to join the team. Please contact one of the people below:
Chairman: Mrs Anna Cooper 0116 283 7050
Secretary: Mrs Sue Morrell 0116 288 1455
Mothers Union
The M.U. is a friendly and well-established group at St. Andrews. Meetings are held on a monthly basis and the members enjoy a varied programme of speakers and events. The M.U. also run an annual May Market and contribute in many different ways to the life of the church. The usual meeting is the first Thursday of the month at 2:30-4:00pm in the Parish Hall.
Enrolling Member and contact:
Mrs Kate Austin 0116 291 7738
The Friends of St. Andrew’s
The Friends of St. Andrew’s exists as a network of people who continue to value their contact with Aylestone, its people and heritage
There are about 72 Friends at present. They keep in touch through a quarterly newsletter and an annual re-union in the Parish Hall. On these occasions Friends enjoy the chance to look at some interesting material about local history, followed by lunch, an interesting talk and a brief service in the church.

Friends’ subscriptions have made substantial contributions to enhancing the life and outlook of St. Andrew’s.  So far donations from Friends have helped with the installation of the innovative lighting scheme, repairs to the organ and some re-ordering.

If you wish to know more about the Friends please contact:

The Friends of St Andrews, The Parish Office, Old Church Street, Aylestone, Leicester, LE2 8ND.

Annual Membership £15. Life Membership £100.

St Andrew’s Initiative

St Andrew’s Initiative is the name given to how St. Andrew’s thinks about its purpose as a church and plans it’s future activities. Overall, the aim is to become as open to the wider community as possible.

This means serving the geographical parish of Aylestone in a number of ways –

  • by being a community of hospitality and welcome
  • by providing good and accessible worship
  • by serving those in need through friendship and ministry
  • by developing programmes of life-long learning in Christian faith
  • by valuing the heritage of the medieval church building and enhancing its use through a programme of arts events.

St. Andrew’s Initiative works towards the Mission Statement of the church in order to maintain the Parish Church as a living community of faith for all.

Any monies raised through the events of St Andrews Initiative are put towards developing the future life of the church in relation to the wider community.