Services for the current week can be found on our Newsletter. Our Parish Eucharist at 9:45am has a full choir, hymns, and parts of the service are sung together.
We usually have an All Age Eucharist at 9.45am on the first Sunday of the month which is shorter, less formal and child-friendly. Messy Church is a craft-based afternoon service for children of infant and primary school age. Look out for information at https://www.facebook.com/StLeonardsLexden/.
The 8am Eucharist happens twice a month (usually 1st and 3rd Sundays) using the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) – beautiful language from 1662, making this a quiet and contemplative service with no music.
Our evening services include Evensong, which is at 5.30pm – usually on the 2nd Sunday of the month also uses the BCP, combining prayers for the evening with hymns and canticles led by the choir. A Eucharist for Wholeness and Healing is usually held on the fourth Sunday of each month at 5.30pm.
Please double check these details on our weekly Newsletter
- “Churches used to be open during the day, didn’t they…”
- “When can I get in to do the flowers for Sunday?…”
- “I’ve never been inside; it would be nice to look round…
- “I need to pick up my parish magazines…”
- “I would like to light a candle and say a prayer…”
Well…Come in! St Leonard’s is usually open every morning. Our church is here for everyone. Church isn’t just for Sundays. Christianity is for all the hours in the week, not just for Sunday mornings. There’s a lot going on during the week to help us grow in our faith and support our community. We want to be a place of sanctuary (somewhere peaceful, somewhere safe where people can be themselves).
St Leonard’s is open for visitors on weekdays (Monday – Friday) during daylight hours. This generally means approximately 9.30am to early/mid afternoon. Our church is here for everyone. Sometimes there will be a service taking place, and you are welcome to join in, or just to spend time in the church quietly.
Check the calendar for special services and events at St Leonard’s. St Leonard’s is a living church and we are blessed with a beautiful building. Come and sit for a while in the peace of God’s presence.