Harvest City Church

We’re a Bible-based church; led by the Word and open to the Holy Spirit.

We were created for a purpose: to give glory to God through worship.

We exist to give people an opportunity to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We are a family. We build church by building relationships.

Harvest City Church is a bold, vibrant church in the heart of Leicester, reaching out to people of all ages and nations.


Our heart is for Church to be an exciting place where everyone is welcome and has the opportunity to make a connection with God and His people.

Headed up by our senior pastors, Chip and Sarah, our team of experienced leaders are passionate about seeing people come to know Jesus Christ and helping them to grow in their faith. If you are looking for a church where you can connect with other believers and make a difference in our city, then Harvest City Church is the place for you!


Chip Kawalsingh

Senior Pastor

Chip was born in Trinidad and as well as his role as our senior pastor is an author and guest speaker at churches and conferences worldwide

Sarah Kawalsingh

Worship Director

Sarah studied music at Portland Bible College and heads up all our praise worship activities, as well as writing original songs for church

Lee Venning


Lee is married to Helen and as well as preaching and teaching leads our stewarding teams and oversees our small groups

Ian Mann


Ian is part of the preaching team and helps to run the men's group. He also heads our PA team and plays in the worship group

Neil Gallagher


Neil is part of the preaching team and along with his wife, Ruth, runs a small group. They have two children, Shalom and Shiloh

Tate Kandi


Tate and Wendy help to oversee our small groups. Tate is on staff and leads our video and media teams

Jim Johnston


Jim is on the preaching team and teaches in Junior Church. Jim and Hannah have three children, Micah, Lucia and Annie

Jason Willock


Jason is a preacher and teacher and along with his wife Alicha helps to run our youth group. They have one daughter, Ariah

Cory Holas


Cory has been part of Harvest City Church since 2012. He currently teaches in Junior Church and runs our youth group with his wife, Sinead

Daniel Ndlovu


Dan helps to run our men's group. He and his wife Bianca lead a small group and have three children, Naomi, Rebekah and Josiah

Tanya Goffin


Tanya is part of the preaching team and helps to lead our over 50s group. She and her husband Paul have two children, Nick and Jennifer

Nipun Ekanayake


Nipun serves in Junior Church, car parking and on the tech team. He is married to Tamara and together they lead one of our small groups

Helen Venning


Helen is our longest serving member of staff. Along with Lee she helps to run our over 50s group, stewarding and oversees small groups

Kona Seisay


Kona is our finance admin, as well as supporting our pastors in the office. She also teaches in JC and helps to run our students & YA group

Darrell Woods


Darrell is the church's main designer and helps to organise our tech. He is married to Sarah and has two children, Emily and James

Sarah Woods

JC Kids Co-ordinator

Sarah is a qualified teacher and has run our Junior Church since 2011. She oversees all our children's activities and JC volunteer training

Next Steps


Check out our website and socials to get a flavour of church life and sign up for our email list to keep up-to-date on what’s happening. Call or stop by to chat—we’d love to answer any questions you have and help you find your place.


Come along to one of our Sunday services, Tuesday Bible studies or weekend youth meetings. We’d love to get to know you better in person and help you grow in your faith.


Joining one of our small groups is a great way to connect with other people who share your faith. Old, young, married, single—whatever your situation, there’s something for everyone!


Reading the Bible, prayer and worship are the foundations of our faith. We encourage you to build your relationship with Jesus, discover His plan for your life and share His love with others.


Get involved in church! Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, give back to the church and make a difference in the lives of others. Become a Partner and help us reach Leicester for Jesus!


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You can find all the details about our current services here. For those not able to attend in person, please join us online for Church at Home or catch up on YouTube.

Church should be a fun, inspirational place where you can meet with God. Whether you’re just beginning to take a look at Christianity or you already have a mature relationship with Jesus, Harvest City Church is here to help you take the next step.



We’re delighted to welcome you back to live, in-person services at Judgemeadow College. Come along and worship with us!

Please note: there is no Sunday service at St John’s

10.30am – 12pm
Pre-prayer: 10:15am

Judgemeadow College
Marydene Drive
Leicester LE5 6HP



We’re delighted to welcome you back to live, in-person services at St John’s.

Can’t make it? Join our livestream.

7.30 – 8.30pm

Harvest City Church
14 St John Street
Leicester LE1 3WL




Partnership is our chance to get to know each other and for you to pick up our pastor’s heart and vision for the church. At Harvest City Church everyone is welcome, but you can’t always be a visitor! We want to build relationships, not acquaintances. If you see Harvest City Church as your home then we encourage you to go through our Partnership Class and become a Partner in the church.

Life Groups

Each month we meet around Leicester to have some fun! This is a time of fellowship, a time to share with one another and a time to build each other up. There is always food to be had too!

Find your local group on the map and drop us a line if you’d like to join. It’s a great way to build relationships.

Groups and Events
The Pulse – Harvest City Church Leicester

The Pulse is more than just a place for students and young adults to come and have fun. It is a lifestyle that seeks genuine, long-lasting, meaningful relationships.

We encourage discussions that are challenging and eye-opening. We aim to make every experience life-changing for the better through the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are not here to simply exist, but we want to make a difference in our own lives, our families, communities, our city and ultimately the world.


Ignite Youth Group – Harvest City Church Leicester

Every Friday night young people at iGnite meet up to take ownership of their faith. With exciting worship, crazy games and a powerful message from the Bible you can be sure you’ll leave with a brand new spark in your life.

Each week is different and might include bowling, ‘big days out’ or a giant table tennis game thrown in. You’ll have a great time that’s for sure!

7-9pm at St John’s (6pm for Hangtime) | Ages 11–15

Junior Church – Harvest City Church Leicester

In Junior Church we help children to build personal relationships with Father God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit through understanding, exploring and applying the Bible in a relevant, child-friendly way.

Our classes are positive and faith-filled with facilities that are colourful and child-friendly. Our trained and DBS/CRB-checked volunteer team bring an attitude of joy and impart life to children at every age.

More details: Junior Church (JC).


Based on the principle in Deuteronomy 28:13 that men should be “the head and not the tail”, Excel aims to push the men of Harvest City Church onto the next level of faith so they can achieve all that God has in store for them.

The main focus of Excel is on relationships. There will be meals, days out and plenty of opportunities to just get together with like-minded guys and chill out. Excel is a great opportunity to invite your friends to church where they can see what Jesus has done for us.

Shine Ladies' Group – Harvest City Church Leicester

Our Shine women’s group is about fun, friendship and deepening our faith. It’s about women experiencing a life-changing relationship with God, and shining to be who He has called them to be.

We meet regularly for a range of relaxed, friendly events. Please take some time out to join us, it would be great to see you!

New Horizons

New Horizons is about living life to the full, and our busy social calendar of meals, walks, talks and days-out encourages strong bonds of friendship through fellowship that will not end once you walk out of the church doors.

We aim to draw together the mature amongst us (over 50s) and provide a focal point for more specific and relevant teaching, drawing on the wisdom and experience that only a life-long Christian walk can forge.


DARE (Defying Age-Related Expectations) is a purely social group which meets at different restaurants for a relaxed evening out. There is no teaching, preaching, singing or service; just good fellowship which will help you to build relationships with people in exactly the same situation as you.

This is a group for those in their thirties, single, married or other. We’re not big fans of restrictions so if you’re a few years off one way or the other you’re more than welcome too!

Cafe Mama

Cafe Mama is a great place to meet other mums with small children for fellowship and fun.

Looking after young children is great, but it can be hard work! Cafe Mama is a place to meet other mums and relax with a cup of tea and treats whilst your child plays with friends in a fun and safe environment.

You’re guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome and you’ll soon feel right at home amongst friends. Why not give us a try? We look forward to meeting you!


As a Church, we always try to reflect the love of Jesus in the way we love our city. We collect and pack boxes of food and goodies and hand them out to those that need them most. The parcels that have gone out have served to bless the people receiving them and the givers alike.

Acts 20:35 says ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’, so we encourage everyone to get behind AoK and get involved!

Intern Studies

Do you want to develop your ability to study and understand the Bible?
Are you interested in cultivating your practical and leadership skills in the local church?
Do you want to engage in a structured program of study too help you be a more fruitful disciple of Christ?

If the answer is yes, then check out our Intern Studies programme.

City Business

City Business is a business development and networking group within Harvest City Church. We run seminars with church leaders and local businessmen to help you to build and expand your business with a strong Biblical foundation.

Keep an eye out for our upcoming sessions.

Medic's Corner – Harvest City Church Leicester

Being a medical student or doctor is a challenging occupation. It often presents intellectual and emotional challenges as well as moral dilemmas. It can be lonely at times, but if God has given you the vocation it can be the best career in the world.

Medic’s Corner supports medical students and practicing doctors in various specialties and at all stages of their careers, providing encouragement and help in reaching all that God has planned for them. We aim to bring everyone together to share experiences, encourage each other, provide practical support and have some fun along the way.


Answering Anxiety | Chip Kawalsingh
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