• The Church at the Cross is a Methodist Church in Great Glen, Leicestershire.

    It’s so called because we’re at the crossroads in the heart of the village – but more importantly because at the heart of our life is the Cross of Jesus: the sure sign of God’s love for the world and all its people.

    For information on our services and support during the pandemic, click here.


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  • Latest News: Great Glen Methodist Church is now registered for Same-Sex Marriage. We are delighted that Methodist Churches are able to take this important step. We believe that God loves everybody.


    We’re an open, warm, friendly and welcoming group of Christians who help and support one another to learn and put into practice what it means to follow Jesus Christ in today’s world, through the guidance and inspiration of God’s Spirit.

    Our Mission Statement tells you more about what we’re aiming to do, or you can read more about our beliefs.

    We are a Methodist church belonging to the Leicester (Trinity) Circuit, part of the Northampton District of the Methodist Church in Britain.

    We worship in a Grade II listed building dating from 1827 to which bits have been added over the years, most recently in 1993, to make an attractive suite of premises to be a home for worship and a base for mission.

    You’ll find us at the crossroads in the centre of the village between Oaks Road, Stretton Road, Church Road and Main Street. The address is Oaks Road, Great Glen, Leicester, LE8 9EF.


  • Coming up

    Saturday 3rd December

    10:00am  Saturday Coffee - church open for prayer

    Sunday 4th December

    10:30am  Cafe Church with Rev Derek

    Saturday 10th December

    10:00am  Saturday Coffee - church open for prayer

    Sunday 11th December

    6:30pm  Christmas Carol Service

    Saturday 17th December

    10:00am  Saturday Coffee - church open for prayer

    Sunday 18th December

    10:30am  Morning Worship led by James Blackhall

    Saturday 24th December

    10:00am  Saturday Coffee - church open for prayer

    8:00pm  Candlelit Communion for Christmas Eve

    Sunday 25th December

    Christmas Day

    10:00am  Joint Celebration at Oadby Methodist Church

    Saturday 31st December

    New Years Eve

    10:00am  Saturday Coffee - church open for prayer


  • Daily Prayer from the Methodist Church

    Prayer of the Day

    Friday, 02 Dec 2022

    Longing for you, O Lord, we are crowned with love. Seeing you we are filled with joy. Resting in you we do not stumble. Persevering with you we enter your presence.

    Persian Christian Martyrs (c. 344)

    Love the Lord your God…
    Lord, this is easy – of course I love you!
    (easy to say, not so easy to do with ALL my heart, soul, strength and mind)
    Teach me to love you with ALL that I am.

    Love your neighbour…
    Lord, this too is easy
    (depending which neighbour I have in mind)
    Teach me to love ALL my neighbours with ALL that I am.

    ...as yourself.
    Lord, sometimes this feels impossible
    (for I do not always believe that I am loveable:I see the things in me that are hidden from others)
    Teach me to accept your love, and set me free
    so that together our love may heal your world.


    Rachel Deigh, presbyter and mission partner, Sierra Leone