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Remembrance Sunday

We were delighted to welcome the Archdeacon of Cleveland to our service of
remembrance this year. The end of our two minutes silence was marked by the
playing of a bugle – and a fly past by the RAF. This was presumably for
another service nearby, but we’ll happily take the credit! It was a sombre
and moving occasion.


Visit by the bishop

We were delighted to welcome the Bishop of Whitby this summer. He took one of our services and has also kindly agreed to take our harvest festival in a few weeks – see the “What’s On” page. He is pictured here outside of the church with our churchwardens.


Baptism at Leake

Dawn and Will are old friends of our church. In fact, they got married here! It was wonderful to welcome them again, for a double baptism – of Eloise and Ed.

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Mystery plays

On Saturday 29th May, a small group of 5 joined a huge throng  to watch a cast of 200 perform a Mystery Play at York Minster.

Such plays have entertained the people of York since the 1300s enacting scenes from the creation of heaven & earth to the last judgement.

The story of good versus evil, of life & death & of love, betrayal, loss & hope.

After 4 hours our little group emerged somewhat stiffly but enlightened into brilliant sunshine having enjoyed a spectacular performance.

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Christian Aid Coffee Morning

There was a fantastic turnout for our Christian Aid coffee morning. As well as enjoying some gorgrous home made cakes we raised £189.30, with some donations still to count. Thank you to everyone for your support.

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Annual meeting

This week we held our annual church meeting. We re-elected our church wardens and church council and discussed the future of our church. To read reports that were submitted to the meeting click here.


Happy Easter!

He is risen! A very happy Easter to all of the friends of St Mary’s Church Leake. Here are some photos from our Easter service.

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Palm Sunday

Here are a few pictures taken this morning as we gathered for our Palm Sunday service. The church and churchyard looked stunning in the sunshine. Spring is here!

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Lent Supper

Leake church welcomed Ven Samantha Rushton as the speaker at our Lent Supper this year. As well as her inspiring talk, we enjoyed a hearty meal that was much appeciated, even if it wasn’t all that Lenten!

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Parish Lunch

Today we had a fabulous parish lunch – we wonder how many churches were eating venison stroganoff today! Around 60 people from the villages attended. Our chefs did us proud.

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