St Leonard’s is dedicated to a sixth century French nobleman who is the patron saint of prisoners, and one of the stained glass windows in the south wall shows St Leonard holding a prisoner’s chains. The 13th century building, which boasts an ‘angel roof’, has been added to and altered over the centuries, the most recent addition being a small kitchen and toilet on the north side of the church in 2007.
Services are shared each Sunday between our three churches and we worship as one community travelling to each church. Or you can always join us online for our live steamed Zoom services on most Sundays at 10.30am: visit the Services page for the links and joining information.
The tower houses six bells which are rung regularly, and the organ is currently used to record the music for our Zoom services each week. There is more information about the bells and organ on the relevant pages under the Activities tab.
Social activities include the weekly Open Door 3- 4.30pm on Tuesdays in church.
The Friends of St Leonard’s raises funds to help maintain the Grade One listed building, and has contributed to a number of projects. More information about the Friends is available from Revd Di Harpham (01234 918691).
If you wish to visit the church outside service times please contact the relevant churchwarden or our Administrator who can arrange access (all churches are kept locked), please see our Who’s Who page for contact details.
For more information about the village visit https://stagsden-pc.gov.uk/