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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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                                         UPDATE! PLEASE NOTE!

https://eastleakechurch.org/Groups/337713/Covid_19.aspx
Tim has written a statement on the website above please do click the link and read it in full.
The Church of England has been updating its advice to churches about the coronavirus on a daily basis and has developed a contingency plan to help guide us through the coming weeks and months.
As part of this, it is now necessary to stop church services until further notice.

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Message from Rev’d Tim and the staff team re: Covid19.

The Church of England has been updating its advice to churches on a daily basis regarding the coronavirus and have developed a contingency plan to help guide us through the coming weeks.

At the moment, we are carrying on with church services, although this will be reviewed weekly. We encourage everyone to make individual informed decisions about the risk to their own health and fully supports anyone who does not feel able to attend.

To reduce the risk of infection, we will not be offering the wine during Communion or serving refreshments for the next few weeks.
We are also advising people to avoid physical contact, including handshaking at the door or during the peace.

Please do also take note of government guidelines about self-isolating and hand washing and you are strongly encouraged to stay at home if you are feeling unwell and follow all Public Health advice.

Finally, wherever you find yourself this Sunday, we ask you join us as we pray for those already affected by the virus, and pray for our nation and for our world.

You might find these words helpful:
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

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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 www.eastleakechurch.org . 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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UPDATE on Holiday Club!

In consultation with the Diocese, we are unfortunately having to postpone Holiday Club this year. One of the main reasons for this is that we do not have the capacity to host 50 children + volunteers with one small sink available for hand washing for this type of high intensity event. We look forward to being ‘back on air’ next year.

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THE CHURCHYARD at St Mary’s.

The 1st working session for all churchyard teams is on Saturday 14th March (if wet, 21st March) from 9.30am onwards.) More volunteers are needed so could new volunteers please bring small tools, gloves etc. There are lots of light jobs to be done.

There are 5 teams of regular volunteers who mow the areas which the Parish Council staff are unable to access with the ride-on mower. The teams work every 5th week on a rota. Anyone who would like to join us can contact: Ann Harris – 852885 or Conrad Oatey – 852549.

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VE DAY 75th Anniversary

 

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