Who are we?

An assortment of Christians from the Charnwood Forest area of Leicestershire, England. We are from a number of different church types ("Denominations") though some have no particular Church affiliation. Some have been Christians for many years while others have just started to explore the teachings of Christ. Our meetings, which are informal, include prayer and study of the Bible with discussions about our faith and how it informs our daily lives.

We have no written constitution and no explicit geographical limits!

In normal times we meet at the Baptist Church, Woodhouse Eaves, the Methodist Church, Woodhouse Eaves and St Leonard's Church, Swithland but right now it will be down to Zoom and or Google Meet


Spring Course: "Unpacking the hymns"

For our Spring Course we will be looking at the history and stories behind some of our favourite hymns. And an opportunity to share with each other why some hymns are special to us. Course dates as follows

13th April: "Thou whose almighty word", "Just as I am without one plea"
20th April: "O thou who camest from above","Come down O love divine", O Love that will not let me go"
27th April: "Dear Lord and Father of mankind", "Rock of ages cleft for me", "My song is love unknown"
4th May: "Mine eyes have seen the glory", "Take my life and let it be"
11th May: "He who would valiant be", "O God our help in ages past"
18th May: "There is a green hill far away", "Glorious things of thee are spoken".
25th May: "The music masters, William Croft, John Ireland and Vaughen Williams"

All meetings will start at 7.00pm. To receive the Zoom meeting link please let me know by email - garyhlee87@gmail.com

Summer Course: "Acts 1-12 Church on the move" by Christine Platt

There is much we can learn from the believers in the first part of Acts. In taking the message of Jesus to 'regions beyond', we will encounter failures, successes, joys and sorrows just as they did. This challenging study will encourage us to be faithful and courageous, empowered by the same Holy Spirit as the early believers. He longs to pour out His gifts for ministry and to produce His fruit in our lives.

Course dates as follows

8th June: The wind beneath our wings. Leader Hilary
15th June: God's at work! Leader Gary
22nd June: Without bleeding the church fails to bless. Leader Chris
29th June: Church on the move. Leader Gareth
6th July: Gospel explosion. Leader Gary
13th July: God writes a new chapter. Leader Chris
20th July: Conflict resolution. Leader Gareth

All meetings at 7.00pm on Zoom. For Zoom ID and Passcode please contact Gary at garyhlee87@gmail.com

Make contact

To contact CITF, please email Gareth Ayling at Gareth.Ayling@omfmail.com or Gary Lee at garyhlee87@gmail.com

Other information

Shrove Tuesday Lectures available on line:

  • In 2019 Prof. Clive Marsh talked about Faith and Politics in Practice - how what we believe connects with how we vote. You can see it on You Tube here
  • In 2018 Rev Prof Frances Young OBE FBA, was titled The Historical Jesus and the Christ of Faith for today’s church. Watch it on You Tube here

(No lecture in 2020 because of Covid-19.)

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