During the Pandemic

February 2021

As the levels of transmission of  Covid 19  are below the national average in Streatham, we feel it is now safe to welcome people back to St Leonard’s for ‘in person’ worship.

Some will feel ready, others not and we strongly advise that if you are in a ‘higher’ risk group and have not yet had a vaccine, that you continue to worship from the comfort of your home joining us online.

However, we also want to encourage everyone who would like to attend services in church to do so. Please be assured that we shall follow strict social distancing guidelines, face coverings will be worn and sadly congregational singing is not permitted yet. We are excited to welcome you back.

On Sundays, from February 21st (Lent 1) we will follow this worship pattern:

8am The Eucharist ( A spoken service)

9.30am Sung Eucharist with vocal quartet (Adults only)

11.15am Sung Eucharist with vocal quartet (All Ages welcome – activity sheets available for children and a slightly shorter service)

Our 9.30am service will also be livestreamed on our YouTube channel.

We hope to restart Evensong as soon as our Choir is permitted to sing at services again.

We hope to resume our normal pattern of services, with full choir  (see below) as soon as it is safe to do so.


8 am Holy Communion (A quiet service without music in the Chapel of Unity)
10 am Sung Eucharist (Our main service, with choir and children’s groups)
4.30 pm Evensong (A traditional service with choral music and space for quiet reflection)

On the 1st Sunday of the month we enjoy ‘Celebrate Together’, a light touch service for All Ages.

On the 2nd Sunday of the month at 6.30 pm our evening service is Taizé prayer, with a small music ensemble, candlelight and lots of space for reflection.

There are step-by-step guides to our services on the I Am New page.

We record many of our sermons, and you can listen again online.


St Leonard’s is open every day in the morning for quiet prayer and reflection.

Morning Prayer is offered on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 12 noon in the Chapel of Unity.

On Wednesdays, there is a Mid-Week Eucharist at 12 noon in the Chapel of Unity.