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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.




The leaves have fallen and the wind is getting very cold! But despite all this, churchyards across the benefice are looking great thanks to a lot of hard work from those who give their time to help. Thank you!


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.


Hathern Brass Band will entertain us again at St Helena’s, W Leake on Friday 7th Dec at 8.00pm. Admission £5 & payment at the door. Last year’s concert was very well attended. The programme was an excellent mix of carols and songs from the shows with audience participation very much enjoyed by all. Refreshments to be enjoyed during the interval.



Indoor Cricket Tournament

On Saturday 8th December we’re running an indoor cricket tournament at Bar Lane Community Sports Centre in Basford. Indoor cricket is a fun, fast-paced version of the game that’s accessible for all ages and abilities. The evening costs just £5 each and will include a short gospel talk. Live sport on TV, hot/cold drinks, food and pool tables will also be available, so it’s a great opportunity to get an all age team together from church and invite others to join you for a fun evening out.


As well as this, 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



There is no charge for entry and you will be able to vote for your favourite tree. The winner will receive a certificate. The opening times are as follows, Saturday 15th 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. and Sunday 12.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. and refreshments will be available.


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.



The St. Mary’s Hand Bell Band welcomes new members. No experience needed.

Please contact Steven Barrow – 01509 856202


For more see under NEWS – EVENTS.