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St Leonard's is a surprisingly large church for such a small village and has an equally surprising history. It contains many unusual and intriguing features including a sedilia and piscina which were installed around 1199. The church, built out of local limestone, dates back to before 1200 when it comprised a chancel and nave. By the end of the 14th century the church had grown to its present size with north and south aisles and transepts and a three-stage tower capped by an octagonal spire. The church is a grade II* listed building of national importance.
(See towards the end of this page for a list of services starting in November 2019.)

Church
Photograph by Shirley Johnston

A major restoration project was completed in 2006. It involved major work to the tower, the repair of crumbling stone work around some of the medieval windows, an improved heating system and improvements to the interior, including new lighting, lime washing of the rendered wall surfaces, the relocation of the organ, restoration of the woodwork, new carpets and kneelers.
(Click here for a full report of the 1996-2006 restoration and information about more recent maintenance work and future plans.)

Church
The Redecorated Church
Church
Organ relocated, new carpets and kneelers
Church
Seeing the Chancel in a New Light

Photographs by Robert Johnston

Services
18:30 24th Dec 2019 - Christmas Eve - 1st Eucharist of Christmas
18:30 15th Dec 2019 - 3rd Sunday of Advent - Carol Service
09:30 1st Dec 2019 - Advent Sunday - Holy Communion (BE)
18:30 24th Nov 2019 - Christ the King - Evening Service at Chelmorton
09:30 17th Nov 2019 - 2 before Advent - Holy Communion
10:00 10th Nov 2019 - Remembrance Sunday - Holy Communion then War Memorial
09:30 3rd Nov 2019 - All Saints - Holy Communion (BE)