For Your Diary.

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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CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS, THE BIRTH OF OUR LORD.

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ALSO PLEASE SEE THE SERVICES PAGE for details of our Christmas Services and others on our Events page.

Remember to bring along a friend! Christmas is one of the easiest times for someone to come along to any of our churches for the first time. We have lots of visitors to all services over the Christmas period so no one will feel out of place and (almost) everyone loves a good carol sing.

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LIFE EXPLORED is a free, informal and relaxed course for anyone who wants to find lasting contentment and happiness in life. Each evening begins with cheese and wine, and there is a mix of video and live input, as well as space for discussion. You do not need to know anything about the Bible, and you will not be asked to pray or sing. You can ask any question you like, or you can just sit and listen.
To sign-up or find out more text or call Reverend Tim (07963 550964) or see the website. Whoever you are, however, you approach life, Life Explored is a place for you to discover the greatest God could give you.

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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.

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Thank you to all our Churchyard Volunteers for enabling the churchyards across the Benefice to look great after all their hard work in spite of the leaves, the rain and the cold.

For more see under NEWS – EVENTS.