About St Edward’s Church

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Team Rector: Revd Nigel Irons
Church Wardens: Lynne Ball & Philip Allcock

Children and Families’ Worker: Dr Melanie Newton
Parish Administrator: Sheila Allcock
Verger: Alison Capper

St Edward’s Church in Leek is a church community that meets in a beautiful medieval building but has a contemporary mission.

good news for the poor …
freedom for the prisoner ….
sight for the blind ….
liberty for the oppressed …..

Service Pattern

Sunday 8:00 – Holy Communion

Sunday 9:30 – Morning Worship

    First Sunday: Holy Communion
    Second Sunday: Baptism
    Third Sunday: Holy Communion
    Fourth Sunday: All Age Celebration

Sunday 18.30 – Evening Service

    First Sunday is BCP Evening Prayer
    Second Sunday is BCP Holy Communion
    Third Sunday is a mor modern service of Evening Prayer either combined with Trinity Church or at Trinity Church, Derby Street, Leek
    Fourth Sunday alternates between Iona, Celtic and Taizé styles of worship
    Fifth Sunday – No evening service

First Tuesday of every month 7.00pm Service for Healing and Wholeness
This is an informal service consisting of prayer, a short talk on healing and the opportunity of the laying on of hands for anyone who wishes to receive it.

Friday 10:00 – Holy Communion

St Edward’s Church Children’s Groups

Children’s Activities on Sunday Morning

Children are welcome to use and explore the Children’s area on left hand side of church which is stocked with simple crafts, drawing materials, a selection of books and a variety of story sacks themed on various bible stories.

Usually on the 2nd Sunday of each month at the 9.30 a.m. service, to coincide with Baptisms, there are activities laid on led by our children’s leaders. After the first hymn children aged 3-9 years are invited to join them in the Sunday Club room above, where there is teaching and activities explaining baptism, along with crafts. The children are returned to the service to see the baptism take place and then, if they so wish can continue to finish their crafts upstairs.

Crèche

The Parlour, at the back of the church, is a sound proof room, having the service piped through for listening to as younger children play with a box of toys suitable for their age. This can be used as a crèche and access to the baby changing facility should parents/carers wish.

Storyfinders Baby & Toddler Group

The group meets every Wednesday during term time between 1.45-3.30pm at St Edward’s Church.

A warm welcome is assured to everyone of all religious backgrounds or none. We have a variety of stimulating toys and activities for babies and children up to 4 years. On arrival the grownups have a chance to enjoy a hot drink whilst the children play and join in with action songs.

We then move up into The Children’s Room, where we all sit to listen to a Bible story told in an engaging style using props and models. Following a short Bible reading and prayer, we then share our feast together, of drinks and biscuits.

Then it is time for more toys and free play as well as an activity that relates to the story – something messy like painting, sticking or tipping and pouring.

We ask a contribution of £1 per first child and 50p for each sibling, which includes drinks and biscuits.
There are toilets and facilities for nappy changing and bottles can also be warmed up in our fully equipped kitchen.
Our group is run by members of St Edward’s and a warm welcome is assured to everyone coming along.

For more information please contact Christine 07761538666 or Sheila 07929888259 and find us on Facebook at Leek Story Finders.

Fellowship Groups

Our Fellowship Groups provide the opportunity for prayer and bible study in small, friendly and welcoming groups. Hosted in the homes of congregation members, the format is informal and flexible – allowing discussions to be relaxed and helpful. We’re all about learning from each other, deepening our understanding and developing great friendships!

Tuesday 10:00am (2nd and 4th of month) – please contact Susan & Bill Taylor on 01538 399040

Tuesday 7:30pm – please contact Ann & Peter Chatwin on 01538 399216

Wednesday 7:30pm – please contact Sheila & Brian Hartley on 01260 226502

Get in Touch

Team Rector: Revd Nigel Irons
Church Wardens: Lynne Ball & Philip Allcock

St Edward’s Church, Church Street, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 6AB

Tel: 01538 388134
Email: leekparish@gmail.com

Parish Office Open
Mon, Wed & Fri: 09:00 – 14:30
Tue, Thu: 09:00 – 12:00
Sat: 10:00 – 12:00