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Leaside Church and Community Centre
High Street, Ware, SG12 9BT

www.leasidechurch.org.uk
Church office: Administration - 01992 423807 - admin@leasidechurch.org.uk
Services
  • Jul 25th, 10:30 am - Prayer and Praise Service (Morning Worship)
  • Aug 1st, 10:30 am - Mr Graham Watson (Holy Communion)
  • Aug 8th, 10:30 am - Mr Alan Whymark (Morning Worship)
  • Aug 15th, 10:30 am - Rev'd John Buxton (Morning Worship)

Sunday Worship at 10.30 am

We are pleased to announce that our church building is open for Public Worship and services are also live-streamed on Zoom.

If you would like to join us online via ZOOM please contact the Zoom Controller via email at: zoomworship@leasidechurch.org.uk

Please wear a face covering (unless you are exempt) and observe the social distancing and hygiene measures that have been introduced to keep everyone safe. Do not come to church if you are unwell or exhibiting any coronavirus symptoms

  • Our weekly worship is 10.30 am every Sunday. Holy Communion is celebrated monthly.
  • We enjoy a fairly free and informal approach to worship, but we aim to offer worship that is dignified and which is characterised by a sense of joy and thankfulness.
  • Sometimes, the Minister of our Church or another Minister from our group of churches will lead worship. At other times, a Lay Preacher or our Worship Group will be the lead. Other members of the congregation take part in various ways and all are encouraged to use their gifts for the glory of God..
  • All are welcome.

Minister providing pastoral support during the vacancy

Reverend Debbie Hodgson
Tel: 01992 462881
Email: debbie.hodgson@methodist.org.uk

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Finding Us

Leaside Church is accessible from Ware High Street and is situated through a passage, next to "Garnier" near to the Isobel Hospice Charity Shop, opposite the TSB.

  • The nearest car-park is in Kibes Lane, along East Street away from the High Street.
  • The car-park is Pay and Display but is free on Sundays and in the evening.
  • There is a drop-off space in front of the entrance alleyway.

Redevelopment Program complete!

In June 2018 we completed a major refurbishment and redevelopment of our church and hall complex featuring a new entrance lobby linking the Church and Hall, new toilet facilities, ramp access to the Church, refurbishment of the Hall and Meeting rooms, and kitchen facilities in the church foyer area. Click here to see our brochure for more information.

Leaside Church — a Methodist and United Reformed Church

About us

Leaside Church is a joint Methodist and United Reformed Church. We share our minister with our sister church, Roydon United Reformed.

Leaside Church was formed in 1978 when the congregations of Ware Methodist Church and Ware United Reformed Church agreed to merge. This was very much a "grassroots merger". Many of the two congregations already knew each other through their involvement in activities and service in the town, and coming together seemed a very natural thing to do. Incidentally, the name "Leaside" comes from the River Lea on which the town stands.

Leaside tries to be open, welcoming church. We welcome people of all faiths or none. We accept people for who they are, and encourage them to meet Jesus Christ as the Son of God and as their Saviour through the work and worship we do.

There are no pre-requisites for attendance, although clearly membership of the church must imply some explicit statements of faith and belief.

Discussion groups, for example, are exceptionally open with a wide range of views and opinions expressed: rarely would anyone be told a position is "wrong" even if it is not shared by most of those present!

Leaside is also heavily involved with the local community from both directions! That is, the church buildings are used by a range of local groups, and church members are involved in community work — a survey showed at least 60 different ways of giving voluntary service amongst members.

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