Welcome to The Church in the Levertons. We are an Local Ecumenical Project (LEP) made up of a merging of the Methodist and Anglican communities in the villages of North and South Leverton. We welcome anyone from far and wide whatever their brand of worship.
At the top of this page is a menu which we hope is fairly self-explanatory. Most of our information is on there but if you want to ring to check any details then please contact me, Mike Vessey, from the list. That’s how I started here 3 years ago and I haven’t been allowed to look back since.
Whilst we have several denominations under one banner we seem to get along and we hope there is a friendly and welcoming atmosphere within the services and within the activities associated with the churches. The best way to see if that is true is to come along and have a go. No pressure to do anything you don’t wish to and if you are used to the rites and rituals associated with a service then no problem but if you want an explanation of what’s going on or what is going to happen then please feel free to ask. Not that we are always sure ourselves. We don’t stand on ceremony and if you aren’t sure of what we are doing then say and we hope that you will feel at home in no time. Church is not just about church though and there are many activities and ways in which we hope to reach out to others who are in need. There are always plenty of those in any community and we try to help to do our bit.
There is a favourite choristers’ prayer that I particularly like which goes, “Grant that what we sing with our lips we may believe in our hearts, and what we believe in our hearts we may show forth in our lives.” I think this is a good aspiration for any group and it doesn’t have to be that which is sung but can be that which is said too.
Church should be fun too, we hope, and we trust that we are not too pious and stuffy in our services. There is room for young and old and the youngsters play their part in the festivities just as much as our 90 year olds, so come along and see what goes on.
If you’re a teenager or youngster over 11 then you are a prized commodity. Many ex-teachers will tell you that contact with younger people keeps us on our toes and helps us to keep young too, however much we might not wish to. If you want to do something then let us know and we might be able to help or arrange something.
We’re looking at a whole range of activities with secondary school aged youngsters and if you have any suggestions then please contact Mike from the list and we’ll see what we can do. You’re allowed to have ideas too, it’s not just doing what you are told and following the flock.