Welcome Dianne!

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.’

More wonderful visitor photos

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.

Thank you Ian

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.

Congratulations to Becky and Darren

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.

Open The Book

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”.

Thank you Peter

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.

The Last Supper at Knayton School

Our church regularly visits Knayton school, where we dramatise Bible
stories in a session know as “Open the Book”. This week, we had reached the
Last Supper, though the wine was replaced with Ribena!

Leake in the snow

A big thank you to Richard Gladstone, who visited Leake this morning and
sent us this lovely picture of the church in the snow.

Remembrance Sunday

Thank you to all who made Remembrance Sunday such a moving occasion. The
service was attended by many people from our villages. The last post was
played by a bugler and we sang a range of remembrance hymns.