Worship

You will be assured of a warm welcome at St Leonard’s whether you are visiting for the first time, or if you’ve been coming to the Church throughout your lifetime. We look forward to gathering together each week in worship of the living God who calls us into his service.

At St Leonard’s Church, our regular 9.30am Sunday service is a wonderful combination of both formal and informal. We use Common Worship liturgy in contemporary language. Accompanied by the Church organ, the robed choir assist the congregation with the singing of hymns and sung responses within the Holy Communion service. We value the gifts of all of our members and involve many different people in the services.
We have a regular pattern of worship which includes a mix of Holy Communion, Family Worship & Morning Prayer.
At 8am on the first and third Sundays of each month we also have a communion service using the traditional Book of Common Prayer.

Services for this month:


Recent Worship News:

  • The Bluebell Service
    The weather looks good for tomorrow (Sunday 5th May) so put on your walking shoes and join us at 3pm in Swithland Woods for    St Leonard’s Annual Bluebell Service. It takes place by the Great Pit – follow the signs – (What3words – bolts.hedge.tips) and donations will be given to the Exaireo Trust which is […]
  • Annual Parochial Church Meeting
    Following our Holy Communion Service at 9.30am on this coming Sunday 7th April, we shall holding ourANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL MEETINGstarting at (or shortly after) 10.30am At the meeting parishioners will appoint churchwardens and elect three members of the church to serve on St Leonard’s Parochial Church Council (PCC). We will receive the Annual Report […]
  • Vocations Day
    Being called by God doesn’t always lead to ordained ministry. There are so many ways to live out your faith in the life and mission of the church and wider community. If you feel God’s calling you to be or do something, then you might find an answer at the Diocese of Leicester’s forthcoming Vocations […]
  • Thank You Jeff
    Jeff Harrison recently made the difficult decision to step down from his role as Server at St Leonard’s Church. Jeff has served at the altar for fifty-one years and has been instrumental in preserving the tradition of our 8am Book of Common Prayer service throughout this time. He first felt the call to this ministry […]
  • Jazz Carols
    Our Jazz Choir and a 5 piece Jazz band assembled themselves at St Leonard’s Church, Swithland on 13th December to lead a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols embracing a variety of musical genres including Jazz, Rhumba, Reggae, and Rock. The church was full and it was a delight to see faces old and new! […]
  • 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 […]