Sileby Methodist Church, King Street, Sileby, LE12 7NA

Sileby recently completed a redevelopment project, which has updated the facilities to allow for a flexibility worship space, large fully fitted kitchen, two meeting areas, and small office and vestry – all the facilities provided are on the ground floor.

The congregation is mostly retired (numbering approx forty) but with the new facilities is providing opportunity to encourage new members to enter the building, as various fundraising events are currently being held to raise funds to cover the cost of the redevelopment.  Regular coffee mornings and community group meetings are held.  There is a strong relationship with the Roman Catholic Church in the village who offered their own church facilities as a place to worship whilst the redevelopment work was undertaken.

The village has a population of around 7,000 and stands on the east side of the Soar Valley between Leicester and Loughborough.  Historically the village provided industry in the footwear and hosiery trade, but now has a number of small industrial units for rent.  There are homes for the elderly and a Leonard Cheshire Homes.  In the centre of the village there are a range of shops, library, doctors and supermarket.   There are two junior schools, one of which is directly opposite the Methodist Church and offers its car park for use by the Church when necessary.