East Leake Methodist Church

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  • Welcome to East Leake Methodist Church

32 Main Street, East Leake, LE12 6PG.
We are at the centre of Main Street opposite to the Village Hall. The church stands back from the road and has a garden in front.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

TO KNOW CHRIST AND MAKE HIM KNOWN TO ALL

Our aim is to maintain a safe and secure long-term Christian base in which to  support and maintain a Methodist presence in East Leake.

We Seek to develop our spiritual growth through prayer and fellowship to seek different ways of worship to allow all people to understand and explore their Christian faith

With support from our local church’s together team and by worshiping and working in our community we aim to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ  

We aim to offer ourselves our church buildings and our facilities to provide a safe environment in which to support spiritual and social activities so demonstrating our support and commitment to the local and wider community 

Up Coming Events

November 4th 3pm commemoration service for anyone who would like to remember there loved one’s .  Refreshments will be served afterwards .

10th November Fair and gift day ,  Cake stall  ,bric-a-brac stall .Gadget stall lots of interesting things to buy 10am to midday

24th November Soup lunch 12.15

 

 

Contact us

Superintendent
Rev Andrew Lomax contact on 01509 219804
Rev. Jonathan Gichaara 01509 503286

Our Local Pastor
Chris Watkins 01509 821536 email: chris_watkinsclan@yahoo.co.uk

Church Stewards
Bryan Harrison Tel: 01509 820487 email:bryanharrison@virginmedia.com
Angela Latham Tel:01509 856562  email: gela.latham@tiscali.co.uk
Pauline Hargraves:  paulinehargraves@gmail.com

Circuit administrator
Josephine Willis Tel. 01509 807441


The Festival will be on Saturday and Sunday December 15 and 16 at our church.  Application forms and further information can be obtained from Pauline Hargraves, email paulinehargraves@gmail.com.

 

Admission to the Christmas Tree Festival is free of charge.

Renovations

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Roll of Honour

Refurbishment of the Roll of Honour and front wall – November 2014.

To commemorate the men of East Leake who served in the First World War, we decided that the Roll of Honour, which is in our front garden, needed a ‘face lift’.  We also decided to replace our front boundary wall and gate to enhance the setting of the Roll of Honour and the approach to our church.  The new wall is of a height and design to enable passers by to sit on the wall and have a rest by the Roll.

The Roll of Honour was rededicated at a special service on Sunday

9th November at 3.00pm.  It was attended by our members, the Royal British Legion, local dignitaries, and by members of families whose relatives are named on the Roll.  Please view all the names on the Roll by using the East Leake village web-site where they have been listed by the local History Society.

We are interested in finding out more about the people listed on the Roll.  If anyone has information about any of the names please email Roger Latham at our church – roger.latham@lineone.net

The work cost £10,860.  We received grants from the Parish Council, the Townlands Trust and our County Councillor totalling £1,750.  We were able to use two generous legacies to the church from Joan Grundy and Margaret Twombley.  The remainder was paid for from church funds.

 


Roll of remembrance

Renovations in 2009

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Brownies on parade at the Roll of Honour Remembrance Sunday 2016

In 2009 East Leake Methodist Church undertook a major renovation scheme costing £130,000. This was needed to underpin the extensions that had been built in the 1980s to the original building. The extensions contain the entrance hall, toilets, kitchen and vestry.

In the course of the work a well was discovered underneath the foundations of the entrance hall. Senior steward Bryan Harrison said “We’re told that it’s a farm well, about 3 metres across, and was partly filled in with rubble when the church extensions were built in the 1980s. The foundations put in then weren’t as deep as the foundations of the original 1930s church hall which is the core of our current Church. As a result the 1980s extensions have started to come away from the original building and major underpinning work is needed. As the contractors were working they discovered that some of the cracks that we’d noticed in the entrance hall, which we thought were due to subsidence, were actually because the foundations had been built across this old well.

There were several suggestions about what the Church should do with the well. Our minister in 2009, Rev Kim Goh, said “I suggested to our Church treasurer Roger Latham that I could bless the well and we could open it up as a tourist attraction as ‘The Holy Well of East Leake’”. He suggested in reply that we might be able to set up a water bottling plant and sell the contents. “I regret though” Bryan Harrison said “that we’re going to have to fill the well in to make the building secure, so these bright ideas aren’t going to happen. We do know, however, that other wells have been discovered when building works have been done in nearby properties on this side of Main Street and we wonder whether or not there is a line of them which were the original wells for the farms and houses that were on Main Street in the past.”

The work was all completed and a re-dedication service took place in 2009.

By God’s grace the whole cost of £130,000 was found partly through the church’s own efforts and partly by generous donations from a number of bodies. In particular we were helped by: The Methodist Church nationally, Rushcliffe Borough Council and Veolia Environmental Trust.

We express our thanks to them and to all others who contributed to these


East Leake Methodist Church Facebook Page

Why not visit us @eastleakemethodist


3rd East Leake Methodist Brownies

For information on the 3rd East Leake Methodist Brownies please contact: 3eastleakebrownies@gmail.com


Worship

Sundays at 10.30am followed by a cup of tea.

Occasional evening services as advertised on our notice board.

Church booking

paulinehargraves@gmail.com


Saturday Coffee morning

Every Saturday from 10am to midday we have a coffee morning all are welcome to join us.


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