About Us

St Leonard's is a 12th  century Grade I listed church which is open to the public every day. It contains historic monuments to the Rodney family after whom the village is named. These, together with the 17th-century rood screen and font cover and an even older font, are the primary reasons for its listing. These monuments have recently been the subject of a major conservation project.

Rodney Stoke is one of the few Thankful Villages in the country, from which all those who went away to fight in World War I returned home safely. The church includes a stained glass window and memorials commemorating this fact.

We are a small friendly church and services are held here almost every Sunday, but occasionally we join together in one of the other  benefice churches for worship. We have several special services throughout the year which include a Candlelit Carol Service on Christmas Eve, a Harvest Festival followed by a supper, a Mothering Sunday Service which involves the local school children. We welcome people to come to all these. For further details see Services and Events.

Service and contact details can be found online at www.rodneystokewithdraycott.org.uk, together with past copies of the parish magazine. Historic information about St Leonard's Church, its monuments and the village of Rodney Stoke are at www.stleonardsrodneystoke.org.