• 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 17 February 2021

    The Rector, Church Wardens and PCC have reluctantly decided that the church building should remain closed for public worship until 1st March. At that time, the PCC will review the position in the light of any new Government and Church of England guidance. While we are sad to have to make this difficult decision to keep our church building closed, our first priority continues to be to protect and preserve everyone’s safety.

    This closure will not affect request for funerals or burials of ashes which will still be able to go ahead under Government guidance.

    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 will continue to offer worship each Sunday on Zoom at 10.30am and the service will be recorded and available on Facebook and our website. Please do join us if you can.


    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.




    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/




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