The Book Group meets fortnightly. We read and discuss a variety of theological ideas: radical, philosophical and alternative.
We enjoy actively debating and sharing opinions.
A group of us visit Watford House on a monthly basis to talk and sing with the residents.
We provide craft activities for children and their families followed by party tea is provided for the children and tea and cakes for the adults. All welcome, no booking needed, no charge but donations welcome.
At Providence we seek to continually develop our faith with visiting speakers and through our own lively discussion group led by Dr Richard Britton. Everyone is welcome, of any faith or none.
On the third Sunday of each month at 10-30am instead of our usual worship service, there will be a time for reflection and an opportunity for sharing. All welcome of any faith or none.
These take place regularly, see our diary of events for dates, times and venues or contact us via the contact us page.
Reverend Alison Termie
Born Just outside Glasgow, I was brought up within the Church of Scotland. I went to Glasgow University and gained a BSc in Zoology and parasitology (yes, worms and things). Then I went to Oxford University (St Anne’s College) for a year to do my PGCE, teaching secondary school Biology and Chemistry.
In 1979, newly married Kenneth and I moved to Leicester and I Joined the United Reformed Church. At this time I worked part-time as a Scientific officer for the Leicester and Rutland trust for nature conservation and in the Zoology department of Leicester University as a tutor and Lab demonstrator.
I have ordained Elder in 1984 and served the church in youth work and as assistant Church secretary among other things. Blessed with three children it was late 80’s before they were all at school and I moved out
of the university and into full time teaching in city centre Leicester.
There followed 14 happy years teaching GCSE sciences while at the same time I pursued a number of courses in theology to broaden my understanding of my faith.
Reverend Annette Haigh
I grew up in a Manse, my father having been ordained as a Congregational minister. It was socially challenging growing up in a manse, but it reinforced my faith; at age 10 I made the conscious decision that the Christian faith was mine, and not just my family's.
At the age of 14, I received a calling to ministry and was both taken seriously and encouraged in this faith journey by family, local church and synod moderator. Before leaving school I began the candidating process. At that time candidates could not begin to train until they were 20. At age 18 I went to Bradford to do 6 months voluntary work within every possible area of church life and service with a very active church located on, and serving, a large council estate (with all the associated complex social issues). This was to gain contrasting experience to my father's pastorate in rural Northamptonshire.
It turned out that it was 20 years before I began training for formal ministry, though I consider my whole life (even now) as training. I remained for those 20 years actively involved in the same church in Bradford, and its service to the local community, becoming an elder at approximately age 23.0