• The Church at the Cross is a Methodist Church in Great Glen, Leicestershire, which is at the crossroads in the heart of the village – but more importantly, the Cross of Jesus is the heart of life: the sign of God’s love for the world and all its people.

    For information on our services and activities, see below


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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 23rd September

    10:00am  Saturday Coffee - church open for prayer

    Sunday 24th September

    10:30am  Harvest Festival led by Rev Paula Hunt

    Saturday 30th September

    10:00am  Saturday Coffee - church open for prayer

    Sunday 1st October

    10:30am  Cafe Church led by Miriam Stevenson

    Saturday 7th October

    10:00am  Saturday Coffee - church open for prayer

    Sunday 8th October

    10:30am  Holy Communion led by Rev Frances Ballantyne

    Saturday 14th October

    10:00am  Saturday Coffee - church open for prayer

    Sunday 15th October

    10:30am  Morning Service led by Great Glen Worship Team

    Saturday 21st October

    10:00am  Saturday Coffee - church open for prayer


  • Daily Prayer from the Methodist Church

    Prayer of the Day

    Friday, 22 Sep 2023

    God of the slave, hope of the captive, healer of the broken; come to your people and set them free. 

    Hawaiian Benedictus, source untraced

    Eternal God, we seek clarity and reassurance in a bewilderingly complex world.
    Grant us the patient trust that will enable us to sense your hand in the emergent, the ambiguous, the random and the fragile. Give us courage to embrace your vulnerability seen in Jesus Christ.
    May your Spirit help us to understand it is amid the darkness that your light can be seen most clearly; attune the eyes of faith so that we can detect and follow the glimpses of your kingdom’s radiance. In the still, dark night of our days may we behold galaxies of divine light and love and be captivated by the vision of your glory. Amen.

    Mike Long, Action for Children Trustee