|Come and join us at
Messy Church, on the following dates of the month between
10am-12noon, everyone is very welcome!
Messy Church Dates 2016
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
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.
Meets every Wednesday afternoon, term-time
only, in the large hall from 1.15pm to 2.45pm. Babies and
pre-schoolers are welcome to come along with their carer and
enjoy play, craft activities and singing.
registered playgroup which meets daily from 9.15am to
12.15pm in the Church Hall.
Middleforth Primary School
Leonard's has a close link with
Middleforth Primary School on Hill Road South and pupils
participate in Church activities.
Penwortham Youth Music Festival
Held in Spring each year in the Church, this
festival showcases some of the young musical talent in the area
by providing an adjudicated performance opportunity in all
instruments, including singing. The Festival has its own
St Leonard's seeks
to engage with children and young people in a variety of
different ways, both directly and indirectly, so that they too
can know, grow and share in God's love.
Some of these activities are Church-led,
others are led by organizations with which we have a
relationship or share facilities. All of them will welcome your
The annual Confirmation service is in late
spring or early summer and we usually join with one or more of
our adjoining Parishes.
In 2016 it will be at St Michaels' on Sunday `17th April at 10.30am. If at
all interested in exploring your faith, or if you were confirmed
some time ago but would like to ask questions you've not had
chance to, please contact Nick.
Confirmation classes start in the New Year and
are weekly, continuing for approximately 10 weeks up to the
Confirmation Service. For more details contact the
(For adults, Confirmation classes are arranged
with candidates, please contact the
There are a number of young people's uniformed
organizations meeting in church or in the Scout Hut on Hill Road
South. These are independent of St Leonard's but join us at the
Family Service on the second Sunday of the month.
For girls aged 5 - 7, 3rd Middleforth Rainbows
meet every Tuesday from 6.15pm - 7.15pm in the small Church
Hall. They have lots of fun and do lots of activities including,
cooking, crafts and games. Rainbows recently celebrated their
21st birthday with a party and a float in Penwortham Gala. For
more information about Rainbows visit
www.girlguiding.org.uk/rainbows. For details of Rainbows at
St. Leonard's contact
The Brownies, an organization for girls aged 7
- 10, meet on Tuesdays in the Church Hall from 6.15pm - 7.15pm.
Brownies do all kinds of cool things and earn badges for them
too! Some of the things we have done include learning about
World cultures and tasting food from India and making crafts
from around the world. We do painting and cooking, sports and
games, sleepovers and barbecues. There are outings and trips and
a Pack Holiday too. Above all Brownies make new friends and have
fun. For more information about Brownies see
www.girlguiding.org.uk/brownies. To find out more about
Brownies at St Leonard's, please contact
All enquiries regarding the above:
For boys and girls aged 6 - 8. They meet in
the Scout Hut on Hill Road South on Tuesdays from 6pm - 7.15pm.
There are two Cub groups, for children from 8
- 10½. Hurricanes meet in the Scout Hut on Hill Road South on
Wednesdays from 6pm - 7.30pm and Spitfires meet there on Mondays
from 6.15pm - 8.15pm.
For young people aged 10½ to 14, they meet on
Thursdays in the Scout Hut on Hill Road South from 7pm - 9pm.
The Air Scout Explorer unit for young people
aged 14 - 18 years meets in the Scout Hut on Hill Road South on
Tuesdays from 7.30pm - 9.30pm.
All enquiries regarding the above: