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.
In light of the Government guidance around non-residential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice.
Further information and guidance is available from the Diocese website
The Benefice of Middleton & Thornham (of which St Leonard is a part) are holding 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.
UPDATE August 2020
Services will resume in church at St Leonard Middleton for the whole benefice starting Sunday 9th August 2020. There will be ONE joint service for the whole benefice. In order to comply with social distancing and Church of England guidelines, there will be a booking system in operation. Please do not turn up to church. Details are available here. The Risk Assessment is available here.
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/