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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


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


MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR REV’D GLYNIS HETHERINGTON, 3.00pm on Saturday 27th July at St Mary’s Church, East Leake.

To celebrate the life and ministry of Rev’d Glynis Hetherington, remembering Glynis’ gifts of creativity and the many years of fruitful ministry. To be followed by afternoon tea and cake.


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.


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.



Once again, we hope to sail on the River Trent for Sunday lunch. This will be on Sunday 22nd September from 12.30 p.m.

The cost will be £22.00 with a £5.00 deposit included in the price; the balance being paid by the end of August. Please see the sign-up sheet at the back of St. Mary’s Church or the Methodist Church. Contact Judith James (01509 853126) or Pam Peacock (01509 853397) for more details.



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