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Matlosane Awaits Marcus Brookfield

On 9th April our Children & Families worker, Marcus Brookfield, joins a team from Lichfield diocese (pictured) in flying to our partner diocese of Matlosane, South Africa. Their Mission: to train Sunday school teachers from across the Matlosane diocese and (hopefully) visit a number of schools too!

Please join us in praying for Marcus and the team while they run […]

By |April 7th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Matlosane Awaits Marcus Brookfield

Choir Leader Needed – St Edward’s

We’re currently seeking a new Choir Leader to maintain and develop the choral aspect of life and worship at St Edward’s.

This involves leading the choir on Thursday evenings and on Sundays at 9.30am and 6.30pm as they practice and sing hymns and anthems.

If you’ve the necessary musical skills and are interested in this post, please contact Revd Nigel […]

By |January 9th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Choir Leader Needed – St Edward’s

“On Yer Bike!” – To Fight Ebola

That’s exactly what Dan Woods & Andrew Carp of Leek Parish are doing to support the doctors and nurses of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – Doctors Without Borders – in their fight against Ebola.

500 Mile Virtual Cycle Tour
On Monday 24th November, Dan & Andrew set off on their 500 mile Virtual Cycle Tour, that will see them “exercise biking” […]

By |November 25th, 2014|News|Comments Off on “On Yer Bike!” – To Fight Ebola

Father Carl has left the Parish

The day is finally here and Fr Carl has left Leek & Meerbrook Parish and will shortly take up his new post in the Diocese of Durham

By |June 26th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Father Carl has left the Parish

Fr Carl Peters

Father Carl, who has been Team Vicar at All Saints’ and St Matthew’s since 2001 has accepted the call to serve at Brandon and Ushaw Moor Parishes, near Durham. Fr Carl’s last morning services in the parish will be on Sunday 22nd June and these will be followed by a farewell lunch at Meerbrook and a farewell buffet at […]

By |June 6th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Fr Carl Peters

Rev Nigel Irons

Bishop Geoff of Stafford will be in Leek on Tuesday 8th April to induct Rev Nigel Irons to the post of Rector of Leek & Meerbrook and Vicar of St Edward’s and St John’s Churches. The service, at 7:30 on Tuesday, which will be open to everyone, will include distinguished guests from the community as well as the wider […]

By |April 4th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Rev Nigel Irons

New Team Rector

The Reverend Nigel Irons, currently serving at All Saints’ in Burton on Trent,  has been appointed to the post of Rector for the Leek & Meerbrook Team. He is expected to take up the position around Easter.

By |January 3rd, 2014|News|Comments Off on New Team Rector


Twelve candidates were confirmed yesterday by Bishop Geoff of Stafford at a moving service at St Matthew’s church. Confirmation is a point in a Christian journey at which we confirm the promises made often by our parents and godparents for us. Three of the candidates were baptised during the service and all twelve stated that they intend to lead […]

By |November 29th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Confirmation

Bronze award for St Matthew’s

Each year, the Diocese of Lichfield holds a best kept churchyard competition and this year St Matthew’s Church has been awarded a bronze certificate. Congratulations to Basil Whittaker and to all who have helped him maintain the churchyard to such a high standard.

By |November 29th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Bronze award for St Matthew’s