During the Pandemic

[Updated 6th November 2020]

We regret that, following the announcement of a second lock-down, public worship is currently not allowed. From 8th November there will be a Eucharist (with music but no congregation) which will be live-streamed at 10.00 am on Sundays.

We may also use Zoom for Compline or Taizé services on Sunday evenings. Joining information will be sent to everyone on our mailing list.

Advent and Christmas 2020

Assuming restrictions are eased in December, we plan to hold our usual Advent and Christmas services but numbers will be restricted to maintain social distancing.

Advent Carol Service – two identical services at 4:30 and 6:30 pm on Sunday 6th December.

Carols by Candlelight – two identical services at 4:30 and 6:30 pm on Sunday 20th December. 

Midnight Mass – 11:00 pm on Thursday 24th December.

Christmas Morning Eucharist – 10:00 am on Friday 25th December.

Admission to all these services will be by tickets (free) which can be booked though our EventBrite page.

We hope to resume our normal pattern of services (see below) as soon as government regulations permit.


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)
6.30 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.