Papers relating to our annual meeting on April 25th at 7.30pm in Knayton Village Hall are attached.
Despite cold and snowy weather, the church was full to welcome Rev Dianne Gamble as the new priest for our group of churches. The Bishop of Whitby spoke of Dianne helping us to think about the future of the church in this area.
Happy Christmas from all of us at Leake. Thank you to all who made our carol service and Midnight Mass such moving occasions.
We were delighted to welcome the Clerkes of All Saints to our service for the start of Advent. This well known choir from York led a choral communion service which was enjoyed by a range of people from our villages and beyond.
We are delighted to announce that the Reverend Dianne Gamble has been appointed as Priest in Charge of our group of churches. We hope that she will begin working with us early in the New Year. Dianne has been appointed for an initial period of three years to help us think about the future of our ministry in these communities.
Many of us already know Dianne as she is currently the curate in the Sowerby group of churches.
The Bishop of Whitby, said: ‘Dianne has a real heart for rural communities. I am delighted that she will be staying in this area and I know that the people of her new parishes will enjoy working with her and planning for the future.’
We have had a series of amazing photographs of the church sent to us by church visitors. The latest is from Simon McRoyall, who has managed to show the church from an angle that we that we haven’t seen before. Thank you Simon. If you have photographs that you think we would like to see, please send us an email or upload them onto our Facebook page.
Last week we said thank you and farewell to Rev Ian Houghton after ten years as the vicar of Leake and our group of churches. We wished him and Mel all the best on a gorgeous summer evening. Ian also celebrated Holy Communion for us on the 35th anniversary of his ordination.
Many congratulations to Becky and Darren, who were married at Leake today in glorious sunshine. We have loved getting to know them over the last year.
Our regular series of “Open the Book” sessions at Knayton School continue
to be enjoyed by all the children. Each time we take a simple Bible story
as our theme. This time our theme was “Happy Day”.
We very grateful to Peter Sotheran who spoke at our recent Lent Supper
about the work that his group had done to combat AIDS in Africa. We enjoyed
excellent food and fellowship with one another.