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WELCOME TO ST MARY’S CHURCH, EAST LEAKE.

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.

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Timothy 6.6.6-19 – GIVING AND THE HARVEST
Charitable giving at our Harvest Festival fits nicely with our financial giving to support our church.
If you consider yourself a member of the church family, please pick up one of the ‘Giving at St Mary’s’ booklets and prayerfully consider how you are supporting the work of our church. Please try and return the form by the end of the month. You can listen to Rev’d Tim’s sermon on line: http://sermons.ourbenefice.org

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

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YOUTH EVENTS – BONFIRE SOCIAL
Monday 4th, 6.00-8.00pm @ The Rectory

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COMMEMORATION OF THE DEPARTED – 6.00 P.M., 17TH NOVEMBER

The annual service commemorating departed friends and family will be held at St. Mary’s, East Leake.
All are welcome to this short service of hymns, prayers, readings and the lighting of candles.

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CHRISTMAS FAIR

8th November 9.45am -12.00pm in St Mary’s Church.

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ADVENT SERVICE
The Benefice Advent service will take place on the 1st December at 6.00 p.m., at St. Helena’s, West Leake.
All are welcome and refreshments will follow the service.

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Compass distributors will be collecting the subscription fee for 2020 at the end of November when they deliver the December issue.
The cover price remains at 50p, and the discounted price for annual subscription will be £5.00 – so you will receive 12 copies for the price of 10, delivered to your door.
If you wish to continue your subscription to Compass, your distributor would be grateful if you could have your money ready so that they do not have to call again to collect it. If paying the fee is a struggle, please talk to your distributor about the possibility of a reduced rate.
Thank you.

Compass is looking for a new Editor. Is this the position for you? All you need is proficiency with Microsoft Word and a willingness to communicate with a wide range of local people via email and telephone. If you would like to know more, please contact the current editors: compass@ourbenefice.org 07968 745730

 

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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For more see under NEWS – EVENTS.