Bishop Street Methodist Church only closes while most of us are asleep. Daily it is open for a variety of purposes, which are encompassed by its mission statement: Serving the people of Leicester.
There is the Chapel Café within the beautiful sanctuary of the church, open 10 am – 4 pm and staffed by people seeking to re-enter employment. Daily there are at least two support groups meeting at the church for people recovering from addictions. Tall exhibition boards adorn one side of the sanctuary, and the church's Art and Spirituality worker organises exhibitions, workshops and creative worship. Mid-week worship takes place on Wednesdays, with a communion service of the first Wednesday of the month. Prayers are said on Mondays and Thursdays at 1.00 pm.
The church is over 200 years old and has an excellent newly-restored organ and a vestry redolent of the early 19th century with heritage photographs and display items. The Sunday congregation is made up of members from four continents and has a small, lively Junior Church.