Bishop Street Methodist Church

Art at the Chapel Explorations into Art and Spirituality

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We are very excited to be hosting this wonderful exhibition at Bishop Street which includes the rug our Leicester Interfaith Weaving group created. Come and see this wonderfully colourful and diverse show which includes the stories and concepts behind each rug. Why not bring a friend and enjoy a drink in our friendly cafe after looking round the exhibition.

When: 6th January to the 3rd February 2016

Where: Bishop Street Methodist Church, 10a Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF  

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Near Neighbour’s Faithful Friends Photography Exhibition


 Wed Jan 28th 2015 – Tues 16th Feb 2015

Near Neighbours is a Government-funded programme which works with local faith communities and small organisations to bring people of different faiths together – turning neighbours into friends.

To celebrate their first year of work in Birmingham, Near Neighbours produced an exhibition of friendships featuring photographs of people who have become friends through the programme.

Bishop Street is excited to be hosting this fantastic exhibition.


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Weaving Women’s Wisdom

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           Sharing stories from our different faith traditions.

           Spending time together, building friendships.

           Remembering Wise Women who have influenced us.

           Designing and making a woven carpet rug.

           Being part of a national project and touring exhibition.



This is a creative national project  to encourage new and existing groups of women from different faith communities to join together in weaving rugs. These will eventually be gathered together to make a travelling exhibition, “Weaving Women’s Wisdom”. Whilst they weave, groups are encouraged to have conversations around wisdom, remember wise women that have influenced their lives and faith, share important stories from tradition and scriptures and to reflect on the wisdom that they have both experienced and shared. The purpose of this project is to enable women and girls to have safe space to share their stories and to form honest and joyful interfaith friendships. The project runs from Sept 2014 to end of March 2015.

The national project is co-ordinated by The Touchstone Centre in Bradford. Touchstone, a centre for Methodist interfaith work is a ‘listening community’ with the vision of making safe places of hospitality where people of different backgrounds can listen to and talk with each other. Art at the Chapel is facilitating a Leicester group to be part of this exciting project.


You are welcome to join us for any of the sessions below. It is fine to ‘pop in’ and help during any of these times even if you can only spare half an hour!

WED 28th Jan 2015: 1pm  – 3pm Bishop Street Methodist Church. An introduction to the project and chance to meet each other.

Wed 4th Feb 2015: 12:00 – 4pm Bishop Street Methodist Church: Starting to create our rug

SAT 7th Feb 2015: 11:00am – 2pm Bishop Street Methodist Church: Working together on our weaving.

WED 11th Feb 2015: 10.30 – 11.30 am Sharma Women’s Center, 39-45 Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester,  LE2 0TD, 0116 251474

WED 18th Feb 2015: 12:00 – 4pm Bishop Street Methodist Church: Trying to complete our rug

WHO CAN GET INVOLVED:  Women of all ages from all faith traditions.

GET IN TOUCH: If you would like to get involved or simply want to find out more.

Please contact Ruth at   Tel: 0116 255 4111