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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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St Mary’s Celebrates its Medieval History

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Today St Mary’s celebrated its remarkable Medieval history by opening the church for a Medieval Day. Visitors enjoyed tours of the building, learnt about jousting and bee keeping, and talked about archaeology at a stand provided by Jorvik.  There were a number of Medieval games, some hearty food and a specially brewed beer that was dispensed from a cask at the back of church! There was some left at the end of the day, so it may provide a welcome alternative to coffee after the morning service.

We were delighted to welcome a large number of people from the local area and beyond. We even made the local paper.

 

 

 

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A heating oil delivery happened to arrive during the day. The driver was a little surprised to be welcomed by Maurice in full Medieval dress!