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.
We are beginning to hold services in St Leonard’s again as pandemic restrictions are eased; you are welcome to join us but please note that in this time you need to let us know you are planning to come so we can ensure socially-distanced seating arrangements. You can always join us online for our Zoom services on Sundays at 10.30am and 6pm: 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 are suspended at the moment due to the pandemic, and will be restarted as soon as it is safe to do so.
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).
For more information about the village visit https://stagsden-pc.gov.uk/