• Small picture of church towerFor 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.


    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    UPDATE 13 December 2021

    From Friday 10 December all attendees at Church are required by law to wear a facemask whilst in the building. Children under 12 are exempt as are people with recognised medical conditions. Please see the Church of England website for more details: https://www.churchofengland.org/media/24767

    UPDATE 27 July 2021  

    St Leonard's Church re-opened for public worship from Sunday 14 March (10.30am) and for private prayer on Wednesday mornings (10.00am - 12 noon) from Wednesday 10 March. Following the lifting of certain restrictions by the Government on 19 July, the Church of England provided this updated information on permitted activities in church under the Government's Step Programme.The Rector, Church Wardens and PCC announced on 27 July that, following a review, they had taken the decision to ask those attending public worship and/or private prayer to continue to wear masks, to use the sanitisers available, and to continue to observe social distancing.

    Those who are clinically extremely vulnerable to Covid19 should continue to consider very carefully whether to attend services in church at this time. Please note that it is no longer necessary to book attendance at the Sunday service in advance.

    Please be assured that any of the ministry team will be happy to pray with anyone over the telephone if you wish to contact them.

    We have continued to offer worship each Sunday on Zoom; since Sunday 18 July, this has been taking place at 6.30pm (and not 10.30am as had been the case for several months) and the services have been recorded and available on Facebook and our website. 


    Further information and guidance is available from the Diocese website


    The Benefice of Middleton & Thornham (of which St Leonard is a part) has continued 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. After Sunday 19 December, the weekly Zoom services will be discontinued, but a monthly service will be held in the New Year, starting on Sunday 16 January.




    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/




  • Services This Week

    There are no upcoming events


  • facebook

  • Bible verse of the day