For Your Diary.


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.



Throughout Lent, special services are being held jointly by the church of East Leake. All are welcome to attend.

Thursday 14th March, 7.30pm – Baptist Church

Thursday 28th March, 7.30pm – Methodist Church

Tuesday 2nd April, 7.30pm – Catholic Church

Wednesday 10th April, 7.30pm – 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.


At the February meeting we heard Peter Foden explore some fascinating facts about St Mary’s Church. 

Dates for your diaries this month are:

Monday 4th March – Archdeaconry morning at St Jude’s, Mapperley.

Ash Wednesday 6th March – Lent begins. Members will be raising money for local projects through Count Your Blessings.

Friday 8th March – Women’s World Day of Prayer, St Mary’s at 7.30pm.

Monday 11th March – Helen Catchpole will be speaking about her visit to Burundi.

Wednesday 13th March – Corporate Communion at 10.00am followed by coffee.

Monday 25th March – Diocesan Lady Day service in Southwell Minster at 2pm.

Sunday 31st March – Mothering Sunday.




Monday 15th to Wednesday 17th April, 9.15am-12.00noon.

Watch out for registration forms to sign up your primary age children (5-11yrs) for this fun Easter time of games, craft, cooking, music and fun discovering the Bible’s story of King David.


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 we will spend a wonderful weekend again at Willersley Castle, Derbys. 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.


As we approach a time of joyful celebration in the Church calendar we ask if you might consider doing something for international relations…making a small but significant contribution towards greater understanding worldwide.

HOST’s mission is to give a welcome to international students in British homes for friendship and cultural exchange. Our volunteer hosts can offer hospitality for one day (daytime only) or three days and two nights at the weekend.

Please consider becoming one of our volunteer hosts. We operate all year round and would very much welcome you to join us.
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