For over 900 years people have been worshipping and learning about our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in our historic church and they still are today. There was probably a wooden Saxon church on the site before that.
We hope this website will give you a flavour of the things we do and what we are about.
But nothing written or read can ever do justice to what can be experienced through visiting us at one of our many services.
We look forward to seeing you.
UPDATE 29 November 2020
On 23 November, the Government published its Covid-19 Winter Plan. It confirmed that places of worship will be permitted to re-open for public worship when the current national lockdown ends. Accordingly, we intend to resume all age/family worship on Sunday 6 December. We now plan to have family services on the first and third Sundays of the month, alternating with a more traditional service on the second and fourth Sundays (all services commencing at 10.30am). In order to comply with social distancing and Church of England guidelines, there is a booking system in operation. Details are available here. The Risk Assessment is available here.
Further information and guidance is available from the Diocese website
The Benefice of Middleton & Thornham (of which St Leonard is a part) continues to hold services by Zoom. Recordings of these services are available to view and participate here. If you wish to participate during the live Zoom service, please contact the church office or one of the benefice clergy.
St Leonard's is open for private prayer each Wednesday, between 10.00am and 12.00 noon.
Heritage Lottery Fund
St Leonard's Parish Church has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund* (HLF). Of £249,000. This includes development funding of £37,753, towards urgent repair work and a programme of activities to engage with the local community. More details can be found here.
Find out more about the Manchester Diocese initiative and see how joining in could benefit you. https://www.manchester.anglican.org/more-than-Sunday/