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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.



Starts 15th January at St Mary’s Church
You are invited to explore faith with us, click the link to sign up to the new Christianity Explored course. If you have any questions about what to expect, do get in touch.
We look forward to welcoming you.



Thank you to all who have helped with Christmas Services and special events across the Benefice over the festive season. You have given so much in your hard work, energy, planning and prayers.



Thank you to all who supported the sale of charity Christmas cards and gifts on 9th November in East Leake Church. A total of £1,365.46 was raised on the stalls.

The stall holders really enjoy this event and wish to thank everyone for their generosity to the various charities.


Compass distributors will be collecting the subscription fee for 2019 when they deliver the January issue between Christmas and New Year .

The cover price will remain at 50p, and the discounted price for annual subscription with delivery will remain at £4.00.


Our first meeting in 2019 will be at 2.15pm, Monday 14th January in church for our Annual General Meeting, followed by a time of worship with hymns and readings for the season of Epiphany. Please remembers to bring items of toiletry to donate to the Medaille Trust for use in their safe houses where victims of human trafficking and modern-day slavery are protected.

Corporate Communion Service will be at 10am on Wednesday 9th January.


We are excited to launch the MoS Eagles, an indoor cricket team that will play in the weekly league at Bar Lane. The vision of MoS Eagles is:
– to build community amongst local Christians
– to create regular openings to share our lives and
faiths with people we play with and against
– to give a platform to model principles of Pray, Play
and Say in our involvement in sport.

For further information, please contact Colin Knight: 01509 853655 / 07552 160505


WILLERSLEY WEEKEND – 1ST – 3RD MARCH 2019 put it in your diaries now and spend a wonderful weekend with us. For many of you Willersley needs no introduction. Others need to know that Willersley Castle, built by Arkwright, a famous industrialist, during the Industrial Revolution, is a Methodist-run, comfortable family hotel in Cromford near Matlock. If you would like to go, please sign the list in Church and for more details.


For more see under NEWS – EVENTS.