Oct 17 Flagstaff Flyer

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Introducing the Flagstaff Family of Churches

We are a group of seven Church of England churches, serving the communities of Ashby de la Zouch, Lount, Staunton Harold, Worthington, Coleorton, Breedon on the Hill, Tonge, Wilson and Isley Walton.

We are here to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ through what we say, what we do and who we are.

We believe that following Jesus brings hope and purpose for us and for the nations of the world.  

We would love to share our hope with you!

What's in a name?

You're probably wondering why we have called ourselves the 'Flagstaff Family of Churches'. Some of you will know that the roundabout near Ashby, linking the A42, the A511 and the A512 is called the Flagstaff Roundabout.  It was this that inspired one of our church members to suggest that we be called the Flagstaff Family.   She pointed out that from this roundabout, roads lead to each of the communities ur group of churches serves.  Whilst it's not the geographical centre of our group, it is, then, a hub that links us together.

Since choosing this name, we have uncovered other local associations with the name 'Flagstaff'.  John Blunt of Staunton Harold has told us that at Ashby's old shooting range (on what is now Range Road - what else?) there used to be a flagstaff.  When his father acquired a farm in Coleorton John remembered this flagstaff and suggested that the farm be named after it.  Then, later, when the coal board was looking to name a coal seam underneath Coleorton, they picked up this same name, and called it the Flagstaff coalface.

Cultural associations abound too.  For example, when the Queen is in residence at Buckingham Palace, a flag flies to show this.  We believe that God is living and active in our communities.  The flag of our logo, flying on the flagstaff, reminds us that God is here; that he is 'in residence' amongst us. Flagstaff has resonances in the Bible, too.  In the Old Testament, there is a beautiful picture of God flying a flag over his people.  It is the nature of this flag that is so moving: 'his banner over me is love' we read (Song of Songs 2.4).

We hope you will be reminded, each time you receive a Flagstaff Flyer or remember the name, that God's banner over you is love.

Best Wishes, Mary Gregory, Team Rector, of The Flagstaff Family of Churches

Remembering our loved ones

When someone we love dies, we remember them every single day.  Little things will bring them to mind and we will remember and smile, or remember and shed a tear.  Particular times of year will be especially poignant: birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine's Day, Mothering Sunday, Christmas - each of these will provoke remembrance with a special intensity.

In the rhythm of the church's year, we set aside the first Sunday in November to remember our loved ones who have died.  We do this at quiet, reflective services, where those who have died are remembered through music, readings and candlelight.  Often the names of those who have died are read out as a way of marking their importance to God, and to us.

We hope you will feel welcome at one of these services if you feel this is something you would find helpful.  Come and gather with others who have been bereaved.  Come and gather in the presence of God who promises to be close to the broken-hearted.

Best wishes, Mary

Church Date & Time
Coleorton, St Mary’s Sunday 5 November 3:00pm
Ashby, Trinity Sunday 5 November 4:00pm
Ashby, St Helen’s Sunday 5 November 6:00pm

Remembering the Fallen

Date & Time Event
Sat 11 Nov 2017 10:45am Ashby Act of Remembrance
Sun 12 Nov 2017 9:30am Trinity Remembrance Sunday
Sun 12 Nov 2017 9:30am St Helen's Remembrance Sunday
Sun 12 Nov 2017 9:45am Breedon Remembrance Sunday
Sun 12 Nov 2017 10:00am Coleorton Remembrance Sunday
Sun 12 Nov 2017 10:30am Worthington Remembrance Sunday
Sun 12 Nov 2017 10:45am Ashby Remembrance Sunday Service

Ashby foodbank

Ashby foodbank is a church lead community project. Having given out 17,000 meals last year, the Ashby foodbank is grateful for all donations of no perishable food and toiletries. You can lead donations in Holy Trinity, or St Helen’s, during the day. Ashby foodbank is part of the Trussell trust and benefits people of any faith or none.

Messy Church

  • is a way of being church for families involving fun
  • is a church, not a craft club, that helps people encounter Jesus as Lord and Saviour
  • is found across the world

Regular Service Pattern

Sunday & Service 8:30am 10:30am 6:00pm
1st Sunday
Communion Holy Trinity Ashby, St Helen's Ashby St John’s Coleorton, 
Holy Trinity Ashby Holy Trinity Ashby, Isley Walton
All Age St Helen's Ashby
Worship Staunton Harold St Matthew's Worthington St Helen's Ashby
2nd Sunday
Communion Holy Trinity Ashby, St Helen's Ashby Breedon, St Helen's Ashby
All Age Holy Trinity Ashby
Worship Coleorton Holy Trinity Ashby
3rd Sunday
Communion Holy Trinity Ashby, St Helen's Ashby, Staunton Harold St Mary’s Coleorton Holy Trinity Ashby, Worthington
All Age
Worship Holy Trinity Ashby, St Helen's Ashby
4th Sunday
Communion Holy Trinity Ashby St Helen's Ashby, Worthington
All Age 3:00pm Messy Church at Viscount Beaumont School, Coleorton
Worship Holy Trinity Ashby, Breedon Holy Trinity Ashby

Church Locations and Ministers

Church Street Location Postcode Vicar Map
All Saints Walton Hill Isley Walton DE74 2RN MG A
Breedon Priory (On the hill) Breedon on the Hill DE73 8AJ MG B
Holy Trinity Staunton Harold LE65 1RU MG C
Holy Trinity Kilwardby St Ashby de la Zouch LE65 2FR TP D
St Helen’s Lower Church St Ashby de la Zouch LE65 1AA MG E
St John’s (Chapel) Ashby Road Coleorton LE67 8FD MG F
St Mary’s Ashby Road Coleorton LE67 8FB MG G
St Matthew’s Church Lane Worthington LE65 1RZ TP H
Map of Church Locations

Mary Gregory Team Rector. 01530 564372, mary@flagstaff.org.uk
St Helen’s Ashby, St Mary’s Coleorton, Holy Trinity Staunton, Breedon Priory and All Saints Isley Walton

Tim Phillips Team Vicar 01530 412339, tim@flagstaff.org.uk
Holy Trinity Ashby and St Matthew’s Worthington

Adele Adshead Associate Minister 07443 542927, adele@flagstaff.org.uk
Church at the School (CATS) Breedon

The Flagstaff Family of Churches

Serving the communities of Ashby de la Zouch, Breedon on the Hill, Coleorton, Griffydam, Isley Walton, Lount, Newbold, Osgathorpe, Peggs Green, Shellbrook, Staunton Harold, Tonge, Willesley, Wilson and Worthington.