Scroll down for a list of upcoming services and events.
St Mary’s holds services around three times a month. We have two main types of service. The first is Holy Communion, in which we share bread and wine, following the example of Jesus. The second is Cafe Church, which is a more informal service with refreshments, in one of our village halls. We also have extra services to mark special times in our communities and the church year. At all of our services we read the Bible, pray and sing hymns. After the service we often share tea and coffee.
Everyone is welcome at our services, whether you usually go to church or not. We love including new people. Most people who come live locally, but some travel a significant distance to be with us.
Despite being a Medieval building, you will be delighted to hear that the church has both heating and a toilet!
We also have social events throughout the year. These are also open to everyone, not just people who come to services. We hope that these help people from our villages to get to know each other better.
The services and social events that are coming up are listed below.
Sun01Oct201711:00 amSt Mary's Church Leake
Please do join us, as we share bread and wine as Jesus asked us to do.
Fri06Oct20176:30 pmSt Mary's Church Leake
One of our major services of the year. Join us at 6.30pm in church for our Harvest Festival. Food donations welcome for the food banks in Thirsk and Middlesbrough. Afterwards, join us for the Harvest Supper in Knayton Village Hall - £8 per head in aid of the Farming Community Network (concessions for children). Book your place at the Supper with Penny Bell on 01609 883581 or email us.
Sun15Oct20179:00 amSt Mary's Church Leake
Everyone is welcome as we celebrate Holy Communion together.
Sat21Oct20177:30 pmSt Mary's Church Leake
A concert at St Mary's Church by the highly regarded Stockton Synthonia Male Voice Choir, followed by refreshments. Tickets are £7 in advance (from Penny Bell: 01609 883581 or email us) or £8 on the door.
Sun05Nov201711:00 amSt Mary's Church Leake
Do join us for one of our regular services of Holy Communion.
Sun12Nov201710:30 amSt Mary's Church Leake
One of our larger services at the year, where we remember and give thanks for those who have died in war. This will include the Act of Remembrance at our cenotaph. The Last Post will be played by a bugler. Please note that the service starts earlier than usual at 10.30am.
Sun19Nov20179:00 amSt Mary's Church Leake
Please join us as we share in this service of Holy Communion.
Sun03Dec201711:00 amSt Mary's Church Leake
All are welcome as we share Holy Communion on Advent Sunday - when Christians begin to prepare for Christmas.
Sun10Dec201710:30 amKnayton Village Hall
This is the latest in our highly successful series of Cafe Church services. On this occasion we will consider the theme of Advent.
Sun17Dec20173:30 pmSt Mary's Church Leake
All welcome at our traditional candlelit Carol Service - mulled wine will be served!
Sun31Dec201711:00 amSt Mary's Church Leake
All are welcome at this special combined service of Holy Communion, to which we invite members of other churches in the area.
Sun07Jan201811:00 amSt Mary's Church Leake
All welcome for our service of Holy Communion at which we mark the Epiphany - a celebration of the Wise Men reaching Bethlehem and of Jesus being made known to the world.
Sun14Jan201810:30 amKnayton Village Hall
The latest in our series of informal Cafe Church services.
Sun21Jan20189:00 amSt Mary's Church Leake
We share the bread and wine of Holy Communion and continue to celebrate the season of Epiphany.
Sun04Feb201811:00 amSt Mary's Church Leake
All are welcome as we celebrate the Eucharist together.
Sun11Feb201810:30 amBorrowby Village Hall
This is the latest in our series of informal Cafe Church services.
Wed14Feb201811:00 amSt Mary's Church Leake
A service of Holy Communion with the imposition of ashes as we begin the season of Lent.
Sun18Feb20189:00 amSt Mary's Church Leake
A service of Holy Communion as we continue to mark the season of Lent.
Sun04Mar201811:00 amSt Mary's Church Leake
One of our regular services of Holy Communion. All welcome.
Thu08Mar20187:00 pmBorrowby Village Hall
For our Lent Supper this year, we are delighted to welcome Mr Peter Sotheran, who will speak to us about his work fighting AIDS in Africa. £5 per head to include a light supper. Please book your place with Penny Bell (01609 883581), Caroline Osgood (01845 537445) or by emailing us.
Sun11Mar201811:00 amKnayton Village Hall
This week, our informal Cafe Church service takes Mothering Sunday as a theme.
Sun18Mar20189:00 amSt Mary's Church Leake
One of our regular services on Holy Communion as we continue to mark the season of Lent.
Fri30Mar20189:30 amSt Marys Church Thirsk
Some members of the congregation will be joining Churches Together in Thirsk for this Walk of Witness with the Royal British Legion band. All welcome.
Sun01Apr201811:00 amSt Mary's Church Leake
A family celebration of Easter and a service of Holy Communion. All are welcome.
Sun08Apr201810:30 amBorrowby Village Hall
All welcome at this informal Cafe Church service in Borrowby Village Hall.
Throughout this weekend, Archbishop Sentamu will be leading a mission in the Mowbray Deanery. The planned picnic at Knayton School has moved to Northallerton, and there are a number of other events. More details are available here.
On Thursday April 12th, there will be prayers at Leake for the mission hourly from 12pm.
Sun06May201811:00 amSt Mary's Church Leake
All are welcome as we celebrate Holy Communion together.
Sun13May201810:30 amKnayton Village Hall
All are welcome at this informal Cafe Church service - this time in Knayton Village Hall.