Thought the year there are a
number of different groups. Previously we have used the Emmaus
Course and studied individual books of the Bible.
Our study groups help us to have a better understanding of
faith, and how our Christian faith helps us in our everyday
please see What's On
For further information
For Christians, prayer is a
vital and exciting part of their lives, whether it is shared in
public worship or in private. We bring God our praise and
thanksgiving as well as praying for worldwide, local or personal
needs. The Parish Prayer Fellowship encourages us all to pray
more and to explore wider experiences in small groups to provide
essential support for the Church's mission. Regular articles in
the monthly parish magazine highlight different aspects of
In conjunction with Churches
Together in Penwortham, St Leonard's participates in a Community Food
Bank. The Bank, open from April 5th 2013, runs once a week on a
Friday from 9.30 am to 12noon at Kingsford Community Centre.
Callers will need a referral to be able to receive a food
Referrals can be organised at the food centre, please drop in
and talk to one of the volunteers.
Donations of non perishable
food are always welcome and can be taken to any Church in the
Penwortham Area. We also need volunteers to assist with the
running of the Bank.
For further information
We meet on Tuesday 3 October at 2:30pm, when we are holding an
Afternoon Tea in aid of the Mothers Union Caravan Appeal at
Morecambe. £7. We have entertainment, a Mothers' Union stall,
and refreshments, so do come along, this is open to everyone.
It is the Mothers' Union Quiet Hour on Wednesday 4 October at
Hesketh with Becconsall Church at 7:30pm.
Singing is good for you. It regulates your heartbeat,
steadies your breathing and helps regulate activity in the
brain's vagus nerve, which is linked to emotions and
communications with others. Research at the University of
Gothenburg has found that singing can improve health by forcing
participants to adopt a calm and regular breathing pattern,
which helps the heart. On that note...the organist and Choir
would warmly welcome you to participate in, or simply spectate
at, Thursday evening choir sessions. The Choir meets every week
in Church from 6.30pm until 7.45pm to prepare music for the next
Sunday's Sung Eucharist, Choral Evensongs and other special
services. There's also a lot of laughter! There is no audition
for membership and no one is made to sing solo, the emphasis
really is on fun. And if you don't want to sing, just come and
watch the rehearsals and enjoy the music. If you have a
favourite hymn or piece of music, why not suggest it?
Leonard's Church Choir (under the direction of Organist &
Choirmaster David Cookson) sings at the 10am Sung Eucharist and
Family Service each Sunday, and at Choral Evensong (6pm on the
1st Sunday of each month).
Children's Choir (aged 7-15) practises from 6pm to 7pm every
Thursday in Church. Our Youngsters-and-Adults Choir
(aged 16+) join the Children's Choir Practice at 6:30pm, and
continue until 7:45pm.
members of our choir are always welcome - just come along to one
of our practices. You may email David Cookson
) or telephone/text him on 07721 677831 beforehand, if you'd
like any further information before joining our ranks!
Our popular Gilbert &
Sullivan Group has a long and proud past and welcomes all those
with an interest in musical theatre. We generally stage an
annual production on consecutive nights in May. In 2013 we
produced "Utopia Limited" and in May 2014 we will produce "The
Musical Director is Margot Wright.
We meet on Fridays in the
Church Hall from 7.30pm - 9.30pm with soloists rehearsing on
Mondays from 7.30pm from December to May. Please contact David
Hughes, our secretary, on 01772 728817 about membership,
becoming a patron, or any other related matter.
St. Leonard’s Gilbert and Sullivan Group are looking for new
recruits for their next production in May 2018
The Yeomen of the Guard
Singers as well as stage hands, seamstresses or refreshment
If you have ever wondered what it would be like to be in such a
warm and friendly group, why not come along to our Afternoon Tea
concert? It's in the St Leonard’s Church Hall on
Sunday 29 October at 2pm
and speak to any member of the group
Or contact our secretary David Hunter-Hughes on 01772 728817
We meet on Friday evenings, 7:30pm – 9:30 pm
|Come and join us at
Messy Church, on the first Saturday of the month between
10am-12noon, everyone is very welcome!
It includes a host of
activities centred on a Bible story or a Biblical theme,
followed by a short talk, appropriate for all ages, to
consolidate the message of the theme for the day and
some food! Come and learn about our faith through
We explore and learn about Jesus
through crafts, activities, games, Play, music, puppets
and there is always something to eat!
. We get through lots of paint, glue,
paper of all sorts, sequins, glitter, ribbon, water,
cakes, and biscuits.
We also have an annual BBQ in July!
Both adults and children enjoy getting messy! Our themes
have included Messy Good Friday,
Messy Christmas and the story of
Jericho which includes tumbling walls and lots of noise!
Some of our craft work is displayed and used in our
worship particularly at the Family Eucharist
on the second Sunday of the month.
Come and join in our worship to celebrate God's love for
us and to have lots of fun and fellowship at the same
Messy Church is open to everyone.