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North Leigh Methodist Church

Church inquiries: contact Su Hopkins, 01993 881975 ,

The following will lead our Services in August at 10.30am:

6th Stella Bristow
13th No service
20th Rev Paul Weir – final celebration service

As you may have heard, or read in the last Nor'Lye News, the Methodist Church will be closing this month, after over 200 years of Methodism in the village. Our last service is on Sunday 20th August at 10:30am and everyone is most welcome to join us.

I am pleased to report, however, that Kidzone will be continuing with a new team of leaders from St. Mary's Church. From the autumn our new venue will be the Youth Centre, and our first session there will be on Saturday 30th September.

Su Hopkins


 Updated : August 2017

St.Mary's Church

Associate Minister Rev’d Margaret Dixon: 01993 880095

Turner Hall Enquiries - Diana Craig: 01993 881084

Yesterday, North Leigh School held their Leavers’ service in St Mary’s Church. This is a wonderful time when we mark the end of the school year and acknowledge that the Year Six pupils are preparing to move schools as they continue their education journey. This next step will, hopefully, prepare them for the work or training that they need to take their own place in society and move towards becoming adults. We all want our children to grow and to reach their full potential and I know that so many of them have inspirational dreams for their future; I hope that they will be successful. As part of the service we heard the passage from Matthew’s Gospel (11:28-30):

Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest. 29 Accept my teachings and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit, and you will find rest for your lives.  The burden that I ask you to accept is easy; the load I give you to carry is light.”

We looked at things that the children might be worried about, as they prepared to move away from their familiar surroundings and what might not enable them to grow. They were encouraged to seek the support of others or hand their burdens over to God so that they can flourish. Many of us are worried about different aspects of our lives, whether that is about getting older and not coping so well, health concerns, loneliness, lack of money to pay for our family’s needs or whether we might lose our job. Let me encourage you all to follow Jesus’ teaching, and hand those burdens over thereby experiencing the peace that ensues.

This summer we are again holding our parish picnic and you are welcome to join us to share in and strengthen our welcoming community.    

God Bless,



Coming services/events

If you require more information about any of our services or events please contact Margaret.

The bells will ring for up to an hour before regular 10.00am and 6.00pm services and on Fridays 7.30pm - 9.00pm.

Sunday 6th August
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
11.00am Summer Celebration at the Vicarage – bring and share picnic
6.00pm Holy Communion (CW)

Sunday 13th August
10.00am Holy Communion (CW)
6.00pm Evening Prayer (BCP)

Sunday 20th August
10.30am NO SERVICE AT ST MARY’S – Joining with the Methodist Church for their final service
6.00pm Evening reflective service 

Wednesday 23rd August
12 – 4.00pm Seniors’ Lunch and Tea Club in the Turner Hall

Sunday 27th August
10.00am Holy Communion (CW)
6.00pm Evening Prayer (CW)

Sunday 3rd September
8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am Café Church in the Turner Hall
6.00pm Holy Communion (CW)

Appeal from St Mary's Church

We are urgently in need of funds for costly repair bills to our beautiful church. We intend to hold an Auction of Promises on Saturday 7th October in the Memorial Hall North Leigh. We would welcome offers of promises to be auctioned. Any service you can provide can be auctioned. The highest bidder receives the service and the price paid goes to St Mary's. We can also auction any individual items you would care to donate. Tickets £5 and donor forms to offer promises available from :

  • North Leigh Post Office
  • or Sue (907929 120953) or Steve (07526 669697)

So why not come along and enjoy a sociable and fun evening. Make it a night out with friends and enjoy bidding for some great promises knowing that you will be helping to preserve our Grade I Listed local church for future generations. Your £5 ticket includes a delicious light supper. A bar will be available.

Viewing and catalogues at 7.00pm. Auction starts at 7.30pm. 


Updated : August 2017

Windmill Gospel Hall

As I write “schools out”, to coin a phrase, and all in all we have had a good summer weather-wise and we hope for further good weather throughout August. Many will get the opportunity to take a break this month and take advantage of the good weather whether here or in a more far flung place. Many will visit many different parts of this country or others and see the sea or mountains or the countryside all part of God’s wonderful creation. God reminds us in Genesis 8:22 concerning the times and the seasons and how they continue as planned 22 “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.” All continue one after the other for life cycles to follow on and we see the glory of each season. Summer is a wonderful time when we can enjoy the outdoors and see the countryside at its best. The cycle of our own lives continue and if we know God truly in our lives as we see the winter, spring and summer of our lives we will not worry about the Autumn as we are right with God through His Son Jesus Christ and know that after, for us, our time of going through these seasons is over then we can know with assurance that in that Day we will have true peace in Heaven itself. What true delight for the Christian believer. 


Weekly Services for August

No Sunday School until 10th September

No family services until 3rd September

Updated : August 2017