We welcome you to join us on Sunday 2nd April at 8.00 am for Holy Communion (BCP). The service will be led by Revd Steve Delaforce and the readings will be Philippians 2: 5-11 and Matthew 27: 1-54. Then at 9.30am there will be Holy Communion (CW) with Revd. Colin Resch. The readings will be Philippians 2: 5-11 and Matthew 21: 1-11

Services for the following weeks:

Monday 3rd April 7.30pm – Church Wives Communion

Thursday 6th April, “Maundy Thursday”, 4.00 pm Holy Communion

Friday 7th April, “Good Friday”, 10.00 am Ante Communion (Before Communion) (BCP) – a contemplative service of readings, prayers and hymns to prepare us for the communion service on Easter Day.

Sunday 9th April, “Easter Day”, Family Holy Communion (CW)

There is Bible Study every week. For times and venues please access our Church Life/Bible study page or see below.

Upcoming Events

LENT COURSE: Fleeting Shadows by Revd. Malcolm Duncan.

A reflection on some of the ways in which life can be engulfed in uncertainty or darkness and a reminder that no matter how dark things might seem, God is closer than you think and shadows are dispelled by hope.

Every Tuesday. Week 5 of the course is on Tuesday 28th March at the Methodist Church, Woodhouse Eaves at 7.15pm for 7.30pm and will be led by Richard Bowers


This year’s Bluebell Service in Swithland Woods will be on Sunday 7th May at 3.00pm.


On Saturday 22nd April at 7.00pm at St Leonard’s Church there will be a concert featuring the Loughborough Male Voice Choir with a varied programme of music. Tickets £15 each to include wine and nibbles. BOOK TICKETS NOW


On the 22nd May there will be another of our popular walks. We will set off from the Swithland Wood southern car park at 10.30am led by Jerry for a ‘walk and talk’ – with stops for meditation and prayer. Afterwards it will be back to St Leonard’s Church for soup and a roll. No need to book – just come along – everyone welcome.

About us:
We are a small Anglican Church in the Leicestershire village of Swithland. Men, women and children have gathered at the historic Church of St Leonard’s for hundreds of years to worship the risen Lord Jesus Christ. We seek to serve the Kingdom of God and the people of Swithland & nearby villages. We would love to welcome you to join us. Our services vary in style and content and you can find more information about this under the worship tab on the menu.

Recent News:

  • Friday Club Snow Day
    It’s snowing this morning (10 March), so we’re not really expecting you to come along to Friday Club today; but Chris and Ali are at the Church and the kettle is on for anyone who does manage to make it there. Keep warm and keep safe.
  • The Link – February
    Great news! Our latest edition of the Church magazine The Link is now available on this website. You can view it here: stleonardsswithland.org/thelink/ Our thanks to Mary for all the work of preparing and editing.
  • New Year’s Day at St Leonard’s Church
    On New Year’s Day, Sunday 1st January we shall be celebrating the Festive Season with our service ‘Sing a song of Christmas’. Led by Mr Gary Lee, we shall be singing and learning all about our favourite carols, listening to Christmas readings and poetry, and then enoying sparkling wine and Christmas cake. We can promise […]