Calling all Cursillista’s and anyone who is interested in Cursillo.  Ultreya here in St. Botolph’s Church on Tues 13 Sept at 7.30 pm. All welcome!  Come and see what Cursillo is all about!

There is a bell-ringing group, Mothers’ Union branch, a Senior Citizens club, dance groups and a Gardening Club. “Meeting Point” for prayer and Bible study is held weekly. There is a strong link with the nearby Cistercian Monastery at Mount St Bernard.

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These are very sociable occasions on the first Wednesday of each month in St. Botolph’s church hall, Cost is £3 for Soup, Roll and Tea or Coffee. Come and join us on Weds 5th October! is a leading local news website and companion site to our newspaper title the Loughborough Echo. The website has breaking stories, in-depth local community news and provides unrivalled coverage of sport across Loughborough and Leicestershire.

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The town originally grew as a centre for the wool trade.[citation needed] However, since the construction of the M1 motorway nearby, it has become a dormitory town for Loughborough, Leicester, Derby and Nottingham. It was officially a village until recently[when?] and claimed to be Britain's largest, and also claimed to have the highest number of pubs per head of population in the country. Now,[when?] however, it is home to only 10 public houses.

On Saturday 24th September the Parish walkers are meeting at St. Botolph’s Church Car Park at 10 am for a walk to Sense Valley, Ibstock.  Lifts are available.  For more details contact the Parish Office (01509 502255). All welcome.

The town is represented in the Midland Football League by Shepshed Dynamo F.C., who play at the Dovecote Stadium on Butthole Lane.

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Daniel Burke, aged eight, of Conway Drive, who also has Autism Spectrum Disorder, was diagnosed with Bilateral Cholesteatoma in May 2012.

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The league has welcomed both new and old teams back to the competition and the first round of games took place on Sunday, September 4.

The town is twinned with the Parisian suburb of Domont.

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Shepshed had a riot on election day in 1868, two hundred policemen were brought into the village the next day and 33 arrests were made (13 of the rioters being sentenced to 3 months imprisonment). Upon release they were met at the boundary by the local brass band and feted as heroes.[citation needed] On 31 December 1915 a German Zeppelin was seen over Shepshed.[citation needed]

Vehicles are allowed access to the site up to 5 minutes before closing time and all vehicles must be off-site by closing time.

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On Friday 30th September we’re having a Harvest Supper and Hoe Down!!  Yee Ha!! This is taking place in St. Botolph’s Church Hall at 7.30 pm.  We have Richard Rock as our intrepid caller with Tickets at just £7.50 each – this includes a...

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Youth and Children’s work includes a group for pre-school children and Messy Church. There is a Mother’s Union branch, bell-ringing group, choir, and praise band. A number of house groups meet regularly for Bible study and fellowship.

If you are using a commercial vehicle, van or trailer over 4 foot 6 inches in length, you will need a waste permit

St. Botolph’s is an active member of Churches Together in Shepshed and part of the Northern Lights mission partnership. St. Botolph’s Church is open every Tuesday and Saturday morning from 9:30-12:30 when tea and coffee are available. We love people to pop in for interest, chat or just a cuppa!

The major Rugby side in the town is Shepshed RFC. who train and play on the Hind Leys Campus. Founded in 1985, they won the LRU Division 4 in 2014 and the LRU Division 3 in 2015.[10]

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There has been much controversy about the origin of the name of the town.[citation needed] The earliest form is Scepeshefde Regis as mentioned in the Domesday Book, which means "(King's) hill where sheep graze", but since then there have been many changes until the present form, Shepshed, was adopted in 1888.[citation needed] The addition of the suffix 'Regis' signifies that there was once a royal lodge in the area.

Diane will be fully licenced at a service to be held at Leicester Cathedral on Saturday 8th October.  Service starts at 11 am with everyone to be seated by 10.30 am. If you are interested in attending there are sign up sheets at the back of either Church...

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Shepshed is located adjacent to junction 23 of the M1 motorway. The closest railway station is Loughborough railway station. East Midlands Airport is also less than 5 miles away.

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Shepshed, often known until 1888 as Sheepshed,[1] (also Sheepshead – a name derived from the village being heavily involved in the wool industry) is a town in Leicestershire, England with a population of around 14,000 people, measured at 13,505 at the 2011 census.[2] It sits within the borough of Charnwood local authority, where Shepshed is the second biggest settlement after the town of Loughborough.

A new Emmaus course, to explore the Christian faith or renew & refresh your faith, is starting on Thursday 22nd September at 7.30 pm until 9 pm in St. Botolph’s Church Hall. The course will run for 10 weeks.  There is a sign up sheet at the back of each...

St Botolph’s, in the centre of Shepshed, is a lively, happy parish with many church organisations.

Shepshed is one of 14 recycling and household waste sites in Leicestershire

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