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 worshipping 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
Sundays at 10.30am followed by a cup of tea.
Occasional evening services as advertised on our notice board.
10am to midday we have a coffee morning wish all are most welcome .
Up Coming Events
Superintendent Rev Andrew Lomax contact on 01509 219804 Rev. Jonathan Gichaara 01509 503286
Our Local Pastor Chris Watkins 01509 821536 email: email@example.com
Circuit administrator Josephine Willis Tel. 01509 807441
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.
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.
Renovations in 2009
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
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