Christmas Services 2018

We hope to see you at some of our Christmas Services and wish you a Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
Sunday 16th December

3.30pm: Messy Christmas – Mess! Fun! Food! FREE Kids crafts, activities, games, stories, & songs! Children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is free, no booking necessary, but – if you can – please email to let us know you’re coming: youthworker@stleonardslexden.org.uk


Sunday 23rd December

6.30pm: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols – a service of traditional carols and readings.


Monday 24th December – Christmas Eve

2.30pm: Crib Service – especially for small children. (Children are invited to come dressed as shepherds or angels)
4.30pm*: The Service of Light – a candlelight carol service for all ages. The 4.30pm service is sometimes very busy with standing room only. We are hoping to have additional seating in our side room where the service will be shown on a large TV screen.
6.30pm*: The Service of Light – a candlelight carol service for all ages.
*These two services are identical.
11.15pm: Midnight Mass with the Blessing of the Crib


Tuesday 25th December – Christmas Day

8.00am: Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
9.45am: Christmas Eucharist
6.30pm: No Evening Service


Wednesday 26th December – Thursday 27th December

There are no midweek services.


Sunday 30th December

8.00am: No Service
9.45am: Parish Eucharist (Common Worship).
6.30pm: No Service


Printable summary of our 2018 Christmas Card with details of all Services

A summary of our Christmas Services 2018 (pdf format) can be downloaded here. Read more >>

Welcome to St Leonard’s

Welcome to St Leonard’s! We’d love you to come and visit our church; you’d be very welcome – the website shows you what goes on – and here are some of the things you might want to know.

We try to follow the example that Jesus set of accepting everyone who came to him. So we try to be an inclusive church where anyone can feel welcome. We believe our church is not a private club – it’s open to, and for, everybody. It’s for those who have faith and those who don’t know if they have any, those who have made mistakes, those who are trying to make sense of life and those on whom everyone else has given up. We know we’re not perfect and we don’t expect you to be… Read more >>