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East Leake Methodist Church

Welcome to East Leake Methodist Church!
You'll find details of our services, groups and meetings as well as our minister and contacts.
How to find us:
Our address is 32 Main Street, East Leake, Loughborough LE12 6PG.
We are at the centre of Main Street opposite to the Village Hall. The church stands back from the road and has a garden in front

Contact us

Superintendent Rev Andrew Lomax contact on 01509 219804
Rev. Jonathan Gichaara 01509 503286

Our local pastor: Chris Watkins 01509 821536 Email: chris_watkinsclan@yahoo.co.uk
Church stewards:
Bryan Harrison
tel:01509 820487 email:bryanharrison@virginmedia.com
Angela Latham
tel:01509 856562 email:gela.latham@tiscali.co.uk
Circuit administrator Josephine Willis Tel. 01509 807441

view from main street


Brownies on parade at the roll of honour Remembrance Sunday 2016


Christmas services

Sunday 18th December Nativity Service 10.30 am 11.30 am.

Sunday 24th Midnight Communion 11.45 pm to 12.15 am

3eastleakebrownies

For information on the 3rd East Leake Brownies please contact 3eastleakebrownies@gmail.com

Sunday Morning services

Church Letting

Please contact paulinehargraves@gmail.com

Saturday Coffee morning

Every Saturday from 10am to midday we have a coffee morning all are welcome to join us

10th December 10am to midday Carols at coffee time And Annual Banner group Christmas Sale in aid of the Rainbows Hospice

Four square

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month,

Thursday Sept 15 “Holiness and Justice” News from the Methodist Conference Led by Chris Watkins Hostess Hirell
Friday Oct 7 Back by popular request – Curling
Start at 7pm. Refreshments. Hostess Lesley
Oct 20 “My best bargain” Members share the best bargain that they have made Hostess Jean
Nov 3 “A cut above the rest” Bible study on St Paul’s letter to the Galatians led by Roger L Hostess Angela
Nov 17 “Room 101” What irritation of modern life would you most like to ban? Come and put it in Room 101.
Hosts Pam and Paul
Dec 1 The Apostles Creed – continued. We will continue our discussion from May. Led by Angela Hostess Pauline
Dec 15 “My favourite Christmas tale” – members share a story, poem, piece of music or experience Hostess Angela
Restart January 5

Roll of remembrance

Renovations in 2009

In 2009 East Leake Methodist Church undertook a major renovation scheme costing £130,000. This was needed to underpin the extensions that had been built in the 1980s to the original building. The extensions contain the entrance hall, toilets, kitchen and vestry.

In the course of the work a well was discovered underneath the foundations of the entrance hall. Senior steward Bryan Harrison said “We’re told that it’s a farm well, about 3 metres across, and was partly filled in with rubble when the church extensions were built in the 1980s. The foundations put in then weren’t as deep as the foundations of the original 1930s church hall which is the core of our current Church. As a result the 1980s extensions have started to come away from the original building and major underpinning work is needed. As the contractors were working they discovered that some of the cracks that we’d noticed in the entrance hall, which we thought were due to subsidence, were actually because the foundations had been built across this old well.

There were several suggestions about what the Church should do with the well. Our minister in 2009, Rev Kim Goh, said “I suggested to our Church treasurer Roger Latham that I could bless the well and we could open it up as a tourist attraction as ‘The Holy Well of East Leake’”. He suggested in reply that we might be able to set up a water bottling plant and sell the contents. “I regret though” Bryan Harrison said “that we’re going to have to fill the well in to make the building secure, so these bright ideas aren’t going to happen. We do know, however, that other wells have been discovered when building works have been done in nearby properties on this side of Main Street and we wonder whether or not there is a line of them which were the original wells for the farms and houses that were on Main Street in the past.”

The work was all completed and a rededication service took place in 2009.

By God’s grace the whole cost of £130,000 was found partly through the church’s own efforts and partly by generous donations from a number of bodies. In particular we were helped by:

the Methodist Church nationally,
Rushcliffe Borough Council and
Veolia Environmental Trust.

We express our thanks to them and to all others who contributed to these