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St Mary’s is a friendly Anglican church situated in the heart of East Leake, where we are trying to make the Good News of Jesus known to all. Each Sunday we have two main services: 9:15am: Traditional Anglican Communion with hymns and a choir. This friendly service of village worship has a prayerful focus on the Eucharist, Bible teaching which is short but meaningful, and hymns to inspire. On the fourth Sunday of the month we use the beautiful language of the original prayer book. 10:30am: Contemporary Morning Worship. The service starts with tea and coffee. There’s an area for toddlers to play and a children’s group during the service. Worship gets underway around 10:45am. The Bible teaching is vibrant, faithful and relevant to life today. There’s an opportunity to be prayed for at the end of the service. Holy Communion is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of the month. People at St Mary’s are from a range of ages and backgrounds, and whether you’re a lifelong worshipper or are just curious about faith, we’d love to welcome you. Throughout the week, there is lots going on with home groups, youth work, a coffee morning and much more. Why not check out what’s happening this month and come along? The church is open every day so do drop in, enjoy the beautiful building, and be open to encountering the living God.


You’re invited to share, laugh, relax, learn, pray and grow.

HOME GROUPS: To sign up to a group, or for more information contact: Rev’d Michael or Sue Shaw



THE THIRD OF OUR QUESTIONS ABOUT LIFE & FAITH – Sunday 13th October, 3.30pm at St Mary’s.

Come along and ask those questions you’ve been itching to ask.

See more on the Events Page. Come along and ask your questions.


ST MARY’S HARVEST FESTIVALS. – 29th Sept at 9.15am and 10.30am services. If you would like to bring a gift, canned meats, stews and fish, cereals, biscuits and crisps, as well as toiletries, toilet rolls and sanitary products or clothing will be very welcome for food banks and charities, like The Friary who work with the homeless.

Benefice Harvest Festivals are at Rempstone: 6th October, 11.00am.

Costock: 6th October, 3.00pm and West Leake, October 13th, 6pm.


CHURCHES TOGETHER ONE WORLD WEEK SERVICE. Sunday 27th October at 3.00pm at the Methodist Church.


CHARITY CHRISTMAS CARDS, CALENDARS AND GIFTS SALE – 8th November 9.45am -12.00pm in St Mary’s Church.


WILLERSLEY WEEKEND – Friday 31st January to Sunday 2nd February.
Willersley Castle is a Christian-run hotel in Cromford, Derbyshire suitable for the whole family and open to all. Cost is £155 with discounts for children. Sign up this month on the sheets at either St Mary’s or the Methodist Church. A deposit of £20 is required by the end of the month. See the Events page for more details.



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