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!


 Frisby Methodist Church

 Hoby Methodist Church

29 Main Street 

Chapel Lane  



Leicestershire. LE14 2NJ  

 Leicestershire. LE14 3DW



Contacts: Mrs J Norburn  Tel: 0116 269 5295 

Mrs Jenny Hurst Tel: 01664 840479 


Attending a place of worship is now a personal choice. However, the government suggests that you continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet.

It is important to consider that others may wish to take a more cautious approach. We should all be considerate of this and provide the opportunity and space for others to reduce close contacts, if they wish.

In view of the recent increased cases of positive Covid-19 test results within our Church community,

anyone with symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild, 


They should self-isolate immediately and get a PCR test.

There will be a Mothering Sunday, Communion service 27th March at Hoby PC, led by Rev Pat Oivent Hayes
Dear All,

Firstly, I apologise for sending this later than normal. We now have a toddler group running at Frisby on Friday morning and so I do not get around to emails until the afternoon/evening depending on what else I am doing.

We have had several cases of Covid reported in our churches this week. Please take care and remember if you do not normally socialise with a group then you should be cautious. Raised voices, singing, crowded spaces and poor ventilation increase risk. the wearing of masks is personal choice but we also have a Christian responsibility to think about the vulnerable in our congregations. We need to respect and love each other as good neighbours and friend would us.

Below is the Upper Wreake Newsletter for this week. It does say we are having a Lambing service on Sunday at Hall Farm which belongs to Brooksby Hall. The service is being led by myself and Rev. Crystal McAllister at 10.30am in the Lambing barn at Hall Farm Brooksby. There is a concrete plinth that will provide some seating or you need to being something compact and portable to sit on.
Pictures taken during the Lambing Service, last Sunday.
Born during the service!
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Ladies in waiting.                                                     Please leave us to sleep.
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Safe & resting
Please try and keep up!                                              What are you doing?
Sheep   Sheep

Next week we celebrate Mothering Sunday at All Saints Parish Church in Hoby at 10.30 when Rev Crystal McAllister, Rev.Pat Olivent-Hayes and myself will be combing forces to lead worship. There is no service at either Hoby or Frisby Methodist Church next Sunday.

Stay safe and take care

Lay Pastor to the Upper Wreake Churches

Guidance for attending Places of Worship  click


Upper Wreake Newsletter - Wednesday, 23rd March
Sunday, 20th March

There is now a Circuit Newsletter

Upper Wreake Methodist Church

The Upper Wreake Methodist Church is one Church with two buildings. 

We serve the 6 villages of the Upper Wreake area of Leicestershire:

Brooksby, Hoby, Frisby-on-the-Wreake, Kirby Bellars, Ragdale and Rotherby.

Within the villages there is the C of E (Controlled) Primary School at Frisby, Frisby Pre-School, and a Further Education College campus at Brooksby, which is part of the Melton-Brooksby College group.

There are 2 village “pubs” (Frisby and Hoby), 1 restaurant (Kirby Bellars), 1 Post Office (Frisby) and a Health Spa (Ragdale) between all the villages.

Activities in the two Methodist Churches

* Please see the Preaching plan to check the location of these services on Sundays as they can change for seasonal or celebratory occasions



Frisby-on-the -Wreake Centre

Hoby Centre


2nd Sunday of the month – Zoom Service (Access details on the UW newsletter). Worship from the comfort of your own home with others

3rd Sunday of the month 10.30am “Creative Worship” at the Frisby Centre

Different styles of worship are led by a variety of preachers – “informal worship”

4th Sunday of the month 3.00pm Afternoon worship Hoby Centre

Informal worship for a Sunday afternoon followed by refreshments



Ist Monday of the month 2pm-4pm

Sacred Space

A quiet time of music, readings, prayer and meditation






Weekly DVD collection and deliveries to our DVD congregation from our Zoom service and a recorded “live” service.


Midweek Fellowship 3pm

Conversation, song, scripture and prayer

Lent meeting(ecumenical) 7pm

Based on Bishop Guli’s book

“Cries for a Lost Homeland'


Please book your potato in advance

2nd Thursday of the month 12.00pm-2.30pm Hot Potato lunch*

Jacket potato, fillings, yoghurt and fruit followed by a speaker

3rd Thursday of the month 2.00pm -4.00pm “Tea and Cakes”

Home made cake, a cup of tea or coffee and conversation

Internet Café and Greasy Spoon 10.00am -12.00pm

Need help with your laptop or i-pad?

Enjoy a cup of real coffee


Little Butterflies 10.30am-12.00pm

A group for carers and under 3s to socialise together







For details, please contact our Lay Pastor – Mrs Janet Norburn 0116 2695295

The future

We are watching the growth of housing developments around us.

There are three developments in Frisby on the Wreake, one development at Brooksby and a proposed development near Ragdale.

Outreach and missional opportunities are the challenges we face as Churches Together in the Upper Wreake. We work closely with the Upper Wreake Parish Churches in each village. We share the skills of administration and safeguarding. We have representatives on each other church council groups. The current vicar and our Lay Pastor are governors at the Primary School. We are on an ecumenical journey together.

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Churches Together in The Upper Wreake - An Ecumenical Journey Click Here

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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