Melton Mowbray Methodist Circuit

Faith, Hope and Love

Churches Together in the Upper Wreake

Welcome to our unique Methodist Church. You are assured of a warm and friendly welcome whenever you join us. We are one church but have two centres, one in Frisby and another in Hoby. 

The same people but different places!

Upper Wreake Methodist Church - Hoby Centre


Hoby Methodist Church. Chapel Lane, Hoby, Leicestershire. LE14 3DW

          Contacts:  Mrs Janet Norburn Tel: 0116 269 5295 and Mrs Jenny Hurst Tel: 01664 840479


Upper Wreake Methodist Church - Frisby Centre

Frisby Methodist Church. 29 Main Street, Frisby-on-the-Wreake, Leicestershire. LE14 2NJ

      Contact: Mrs J Norburn  tele: 0116 269 5295 and Mrs Jenny Hurst 01664 840479

     Bookings: Mrs Debbie Charles. Email: 


There will be a Circuit Service @ Sage Cross Church on Sunday 31st October

Led by Rev. Pat Olivent Hayes

There will be an online service Sunday, 10th October - Led by Rev. Pat Olivent-Hayes

The next Creative Church service Sunday, 17th October @ 3:00pm -  Will be led by Rev. Pat Olivent-Hayes

Please refer to guidance for attending services in Church.

The Internet Cafe and "Greasy Spoon" is open once more each Thursday from 10.00am until 12.00pm at the Upper Wreake Hoby Methodist Centre. If you are having a problem with your i-pad or laptop, feel free to take it along and seek the advice of Terry or Tony. There is a £2.00 charge for light refreshments which includes "proper coffee."
All are welcome.



We have now implemented the review for the Zoom/DVD Ministry which means that we will be holding a Zoom service on the 2nd Sunday of each month and then recording another service, to be sent out on the 4th Sunday of the month, to create a second DVD. Hence, there will be one Zoom service now but 2 DVDs. We will retain our visiting as weekly.

All offers of help in producing the Zoom service and DVDs will continued to be welcomed.

Please let us know any thoughts concerning this by contacting either your minister/vicar or myself on 0116 2695295.


Dear All

Please find below the newsletter this week with the details of the Welcome service to Rev Pat Olivent-Hayes the new Methodist Superintendent Minister who will be joining us in person and taking part in the service. Rev Pat will also be leading the in person service next Sunday at the Frisby Methodist Centre at 10.30am.

A zoom service has been advertised on Remembrance Sunday (14th Nov) which will be unfortunately unable to take place. However on Sunday 12th Decem ber there will be a Zoom Carol service at 10.30 when I hope as many people will attend.

Some of you will have known Ivy Woodford from Hoby who passed away earlier this year. Her memorial service is being held at the Upper Wreake Hoby Methodist Centre on 19th October at 11 am. and will be led by Rev Carrie Seaton. Ivy's ashes have been placed with her parents in Hoby cemetry.

We look forward to seeing you online on Sunday.

Newsletter -  Sunday, 10th October

The Church as a whole, regardless of denomination, is changing.

The Church of England is considering the "Shaped by God Together" agenda and the shape of its administrative future.

The Methodist Church has just held its annual conference and has passed various documents that are to be enacted over the coming year. If you are interested in either of these there is a website for each denomination that contains details of them. The most reported change for the Methodist Church is the Marriage and relationships document which allows the Methodist Church to conduct same sex marriages amongst other changes as reported in the Guardian, The Church Times and other media. We shall hear more about how this is to be implemented in the autumn. Many people will be rejoicing over the agreement to this part of our Social Justice agenda but others will be hurt by it. We hold both viewpoints in our prayers.

The Church is also changing locally.
  • A new shape for Church is emerging through the reviews which will be discussed in the Autumn as the Churches Together in the Upper Wreake.
  • The Methodist Church has said a farewell to Rev James Skinner and his wife Kath who have retired and has Welcomed Rev. Patricia Olivent-Hayes to the circuit.
  • Churches of both denominations are holding in-person services observing the current guidelines regarding Covid conditions for meeting together and hospitality and catering.
  • Zoom and DVD ministry is continuing through the summer as described already and will be reviewed again in the Autumn.
Have a peaceful, reflective summer.


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Local Pastor:

Mrs Janet Norburn    Tel: 0116 2695295 Email: 

Stewards :
Mrs Janet Norburn & Mrs Jenny Hurst

Church Council Secretarys: 
Mr Dennis and Mrs Jenny Hurst

Church Council Treasurer:
Mrs Janet Norburn

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