The format will be a mix of up-front input, discussion, and Q & A. We hope, as the format evolves, it will become a place where we can grow in confidence and understanding of faith, as well as somewhere for people to begin exploring the Christian hope through the lens of real-life questions and challenges to faith.


Willersley Castle Weekend – – Friday 31st January to Sunday 2nd February. 

Willersley Castle is a Christian-run hotel in Cromford, Derbyshire, with excellent catering, a pool and lots to do in the surrounding area. The weekend is a mix of relaxing holidaying, making and renewing friendships and worshiping together as a church family.

It is open to all, and you are welcome to dip into whatever works for you. Sign-up lists are at the back of St. Mary’s Church and the Methodist Church, East Leake. Cost is £155, large discounts for children. A deposit of £20 is required by the end of August.


There is no branch meeting in August, but there will be an Archdeaconry event marking Mary Sumner Day on August 9th at St. Paul’s, Wilford Hill, beginning at 2.00 p.m.

The next branch meeting will take place on Monday 9th September at 2.15 p.m., when the former Diocesan President, Lucille Porter, will be speaking on the theme for the year, ‘Listen, Observe, Act, in step with God’ .

Later in the month, on Wednesday 18th, Judith has invited us to her house, 16, De Ferrers Close, just before 3.30 p.m., to pray for our link dioceses within the worldwide Wave of Prayer

In excess of £100.55 was raised at our Garden Party in July, which will go towards the Summer of Hope appeal, reaching out to help more families and communities through Mothers’ Union’s work worldwide.






Reverend Tim and Jo, the youth worker, took five young people to the Transform Weekend in July. It is an annual camping event at Walesby Forest run by the diocese for Nottinghamshire church families. This was the first time Tim and Jo had taken along the youth so it was an exciting new experience for all.




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