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Our super-cute 2020 calendar features residents and former residents and is a must for all dog and cat lovers. You can buy our calendar, as well as charity Christmas cards, from our Centre in Huncote.

You could treat the animal lover in your life to a gift membership. There are different levels to choose from and all members receive a certificate, badge and Centre news. For details visit our website or give the Centre a call.

There are lots of items that we regularly use at the Centre from washing up liquid to bleach and cat toys to Kongs. You can find a list of items on our website and can drop them into the Centre anytime between 10am and 2.30pm.

You can also buy straight from our Amazon wish list and the items that we really need will be sent directly to us - from washing powder to Sardines - it’s all there on our list!

Thank you for your support - we don’t receive any Government funding and we rely on the kindness and generosity of our local community to help us rescue more than 400 dogs and cats each year.

Leicester Animal Aid, Elmwood Farm, Forest Road, Huncote, Leics, LE9 3LE <> Telephone 01455 888257

Animal Aid Christmas Appeal

Is it too early to start planning for the festive season? We don’t think so here at Leicester Animal Aid! We want all the dogs and cats that will be spending Christmas with us to have a ‘pawsome’ time.

We make sure that the festive season is extra special for all of our dogs and cats who are patiently waiting for their new forever homes. There are extra tasty treats and everyone has presents to open on Christmas day. There are lots of ways in which you can help spread a little Christmas joy…….

To help us make it a magical time of the year for all our animals we really do need your help and are asking if you could give just £6 buy a present for a dog or cat at the Centre. Your gift could buy a new toy, a special meal, some seasonal treats or go towards a bigger present such as a sandpit that can be shared with friends.

You can send a cheque made payable to Leicester Animal Aid to our address below, you can use Paypal (our email address is <>), you can donate via Just Giving (please search for Leicester Animal Aid Christmas Present Appeal 2019), you can ring the Centre and give over the phone, or you can call in to see us between 10am and 2.30pm every day (except Christmas Day).

Huncote Women’s Institute

It was good to have Carolyn Boulter back in Huncote for our October meeting, this time instructing us on how to Make an Owl Paperweight using the little packs of materials she had prepared in advance. Lots of concentration and discussion followed as our owls gradually took shape and, before the evening was over, a delightful group of owls was on display. This was a very enjoyable evening.

On Friday 13 December Peter and Julie Sayer will be with us for After Eight Quartet. A warm welcome to join us then or in the new year. Our meetings take place in St James Church Rooms at 7.30 pm on the second Friday of each month, from Friday 10 January 2020.

Huncote WI members would like to send Season’s Greetings to all readers and say many thanks to The Journal for including their items during 2019.
St James Church

Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas and many thanks for all the support given to church fundraising activities during the past year. Our final event will be a Christmas Coffee Morning & Sale on Saturday 14 December from 10 am to 12 noon in the Church Rooms. The Church will also be open during this time. Everyone very welcome.

Advance notice that St James Church and Huncote Methodist Church will be holding their Joint Churches Charity Coffee Morning on Saturday 25 January from 10 am - 12 noon in St James Church Rooms. We look forward to raising as much money as possible for one of our local charities.
Fr Andrew Lee

I am very happy to be able to write to The Journal about my lovely adventure with the faith in the Church. My journey began in Cheong do, S. Korea in 1965, 54 years ago. I am an Italian of Korean origin. I am married to Sara and I have two children, John and Anne. John is 12 years old and Anne is 9. I am very happy to live as a priest and thank God that he has both called me to be a priest, and given me this opportunity to work in Huncote and Eyres Monsell in the Leicester Diocese.

During my time in the Seminary in Rome between 1993 and 2000 I obtained a BA in Philosophy, a BA in Theology and an MTH in Theology at Pontifical University, Gregorian, Italy. I served as Assistant Curate at the Parish Church of St Anselm for 7 years and finally as Parish Priest at the Parish Church of St Patrick in Rome for 1 year.

My next move was to England where I had experience as a Parish worker in Peckham, London. From there I went to St Stephens House in Oxford and it was with great joy that I stayed in this college where I could learn about the Church of England and English culture through the college life and personal studies which I did for 2 years. In July 2012
I was appointed Assistant Priest at the Parish Churches of St John and Mary Magdalene, Goldthorpe and St Wilfrid, Hickleton in the Diocese of Sheffield. In March 2014, I was appointed Priest in Charge at the Parish Churches of St Nicolas, Ryecroft and Holy Trinity, Dalton and have really enjoyed working as a Priest, Missionary, and Evangelist in South Yorkshire.

Having now ministered in South Korea, Italy and England I am very much aware of the cultural and religious differences between people of different nationalities and believe that I am quite able to adapt and learn from each new situation. I hope and pray for the people of Huncote and Eyres Monsell and also wish to meet you all and abide with Jesus’ Love.

God bless you all and you are all lovely in Christ!
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