Parish Church of St Leonard's
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PARISH GROUPS

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Study Group

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 lives.

 please see What's On For information..

For further information contact the Assistant Priest.

 

Prayer Fellowship

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 prayer.

 

Food Bank

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 parcel.
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 contact the Vicar.

 

 

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Mothers' Union

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.

 

St Leonard's Church Choir

Like Singing?

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?

The St 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). 
 

Our 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. 

New members of our choir are always welcome - just come along to one of our practices.  You may email David Cookson
 ( david@musicalsolutions.com ) or telephone/text him on 07721 677831 beforehand, if you'd like any further information before joining our ranks!

 

 

 

Gilbert & Sullivan

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 Gondoliers". Our 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

 

Events

The Yeomen of the Guard

 

Singers as well as stage hands, seamstresses or refreshment helpers

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

 

 

 

 

 

Messy Church

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 informal worship.

 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 Sunday
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 time!

Messy Church is open to everyone.