Christmas is coming! Serve and be Merry!

Sathya Sai Centre of Leicester

Sathya Sai International Organisation UK

Announcements 5th December 2018

"There was a huge halo of splendour illuminating the sky over the village when Christ was born. This meant that He, who was to overcome the darkness of evil and ignorance had taken birth, that He will spread the Light of Love in the heart of man and councils of humanity."  Sathya Sai Baba

Dear Vinod

Jai Sai Ram!  Christmas is a time for family, a time for giving and for sharing.  We have a packed December full of festive fun.  We also plan to share the festive season with those less fortunate than us with a number of events listed below.  We hope you take the chance to share your love at this very special time, not only with family, but with our wider community. As always, please send us any feedback about this email or our events by emailing us at

Finally on behalf of all the committee members of Leicester Sai Centre we would like to wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful and joyous New Year.

National Christmas Celebrations

We are all invited to the National Christmas Celebrations on Sunday 16th December in Cheltenham.  The programme will consist of a beautiful Christmas Service - Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, the Christmas Sermon by Reverend Katie McClure, the Christmas Children’s Nativity and a sumptuous Vegetarian Christmas lunch. As a special treat the guest speaker will be the famous singer and Sai devotee Dana Gillespie.

Date: Sunday 16th December 2018

Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Venue: Cheltenham Ladies' College, Bayshill Road, Cheltenham GL50 3EP

You do need to register for this event and you can do that by clicking on the link below.

Register for the National Christmas Celebrations

Christmas Party for Centre Guests

Each year we host a Christmas Party for the elderly and disabled guests in our community.  This year the party will be held on Saturday 15th December.  As always we will prepare a delicious lunch for our guests and also provide entertainment and presents for all of them.  We do require drivers to bring our guests to the venue in Syston so please speak to our centre coordinators for more information.

Centre Christmas Celebrations

We will be celebrating Christmas on Sunday 23rd December from 9:00am - 12:00pm. This event and our normal bhajans on this day will be at the Sanathan Mandir, 84 Weymouth Street, Leicester, LE4 6FQ.

The SSE children will be performing a special nativity play, we'll all be singing carols and of course we'll have mince pies! So please do invite your friends and family to join us on that day.

Christmas Party for The Bridge Guests

Help us make Christmas special for the homeless and in need by helping with The Bridge Christmas party on Sunday 23rd December.  We will be serving our guests a Christmas lunch, play games with them and also give out presents.  If you are interested in helping please see any of our service coordinators. 

Midnight Mass at Leicester Cathedral

Attend Midnight Mass with our centre members on Christmas Eve at Leicester Cathedral.  Last year almost thirty of us attended together for a wonderful spiritual start to Christmas Day. Click here for directions to Leicester Cathedral  

Sunday Workshops and Speakers

Every Sunday after bhajans we try to organise a workshop, study circle or have a guest speaker (when we don't have a special programme planned as listed above).  These normally take place in the main hall. Here are the dates for some of these:

  • Sunday 9th December - Study Circle
  • Sunday 16th December - Parent's Study Circle

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Bhajans and Programmes on Sunday 23rd and Sunday 30th December will NOT be at Soar Valley (as it is closed). Instead bhajans will be held at Sanathan Mandir, 84 Weymouth Street, Leicester, LE4 6FQ on these dates.

Countdown to Christmas!


Sathya Sai Centre of Leicester