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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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THE ST. MARY’S BIG CLEAN 

Thank you to the 14 volunteers who turned up to give our beautiful church its annual clean.
Volunteers pairs are always needed for the briefer weekly clean if you can spare an hour. Equipment is provided, just your hands are needed.

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OUR HARVEST SERVICES WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY, 14th OCTOBER at 9.15am and 10.30am.

Thank you to everyone who has or will contribute to this year’s harvest festival celebrations either through the decoration and music or in bringing gifts for those in need.  If you haven’t brought your gifts yet, the Food Banks are particularly short of non food parcels for those who are unable to cook e.g. crisps, cereal bars, cheesy biscuits, chocolate and drinks, particularly small bottles of water. You can bring donations to any service or leave them at the back of St. Mary’s throughout the week.

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CHURCHES TOGETHER ONE WORLD WEEK SERVICE 3.00 P.M., 28TH OCTOBER, ST. MARY’S, EAST LEAKE

One World Week is an opportunity for churches in East Leake to come together in worship as we learn and pray about justice issues in the world.

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CHARITY CHRISTMAS CARDS AND CALENDAR SALE

The annual sale of charity Christmas cards, calendars and small gifts will take place in St. Mary’s Church, East Leake on Friday 9th November, from 9.45 a.m. to 12.00 p.m

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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.

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ST. MARY’S WOMENS’ GROUP, St Mary’s Hall, 8.00pm

Jan Davis will be talking about how she designs and makes Teddy Bears at our meeting on Monday 15th October.

Our meetings start at 8.00 p.m. and everyone is welcome to come along. Visitors are charged £2.50, and this includes coffee and biscuits.

For further information about our meetings contact Sue on 820386 or Margaret on 853619

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The next meeting, at 2.15 p.m. on Monday 8th October, is an Open Meeting. The speaker will be Gill Spatcher from the Medaille Trust, and her subject will be trafficking and modern day slavery. Anyone interested in this important issue is very welcome to attend.

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RINGING REMEMBERS

Nation’s bells to ring out together to mark Armistice Centenary

On 11 November 2018, 100 years since Armistice, bells will ring out in unison from churches and cathedrals in villages, towns and cities across the country. Big Ben will also strike at 11am to mark the centenary.

To mark the final year of the First World War centenary commemorations, 1,400 new bell ringers will be recruited in honour of the 1,400 that lost their lives during the First World War.

In order to ring all the bells in the benefice in unison on November 11th we need 20 ringers. We currently have ten regular ringers. If you used to ring, please come and help us achieve our goal of full participation in this important centenary.

Come and see us ringing at East Leake church any Friday evening from 7.30pm. Contact John Cooper (853572) or June Stanley (820598).

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