Church of England Diocese of Blackburn St. Leonard Penwortham

Facilities and features

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Baby Changing Facilities
Car Park / Parking Available
Accessible Toilet

We have two dedicated disabled car parking spaces.

Ramped entrance
Hearing (induction) Loop
Large Print
Assistance Dogs

Our Building

Music and Worship

Concerts / Live Music

The St Leonard's organ is a two-manual electrically-operated pipe organ. Each manual is 5 octaves, and the pedal board is 2½
octaves. There are six programmable pistons on each manual. The stops and couplers are as follows:

Bourdon 16', Open Diapason 8', Bass Flute 8', Fifteenth 4', Flute 4', Trumpet 8'
[Swell to Pedal], [Great to Pedal]

Open Diapason 8', Flute 8', Salicional 8', Octave 4', Fifteenth 2', Mixture 3 Rks, Trumpet 8'
[Swell to Great]

Principal 8', Flute 8', Salicional 8' , Gemshorn 8', Gemshorn 4', Principal 4', Flute 4', Nazard 2⅔, Fifteenth 2', Larigot 1⅓,
Mixture 3 Rks, Double Trumpet 16', Trumpet 8', Clarion 4'

We have a Book of Common Prayer Choral Evensong on the first Sunday of the month at 6pm

St Leonard’s has an RSCM-affiliated robed SATB choir. The choir sings each Sunday at the 10am service. There is a Choral Evensong on the 1st Sunday of each month at 6pm.

The Junior Choir (aged 7-to-mid-teen) practise on Thursdays in church from 5:45pm-6:45pm. The Senior Choir (mid-teen-to-adult) practise on Thursdays in church from 6:15pm-8pm.

For further information, contact Director of Music David Cookson on 07721 677831 or [email protected]

Groups, Courses and Activities

Kidzco has been running several years, serving the children and parents of Penwortham. We collect children from a variety of local primary schools in the Penwortham area. We are open until 6pm every weekday evening.

To register or reserve a place for your child, please call Maureen on 07703 345344

Messy Church
Mothers Union

Toddler Group is held in the Large Hall between 1:15 and 2:45 on Wednesdays during term time.

For further information please contact Lucy on 01772 749007

The OFSTED registered ‘Early Years at Middleforth Playgroup’ provides childcare for children from the age of 2 years 6 months. It meets in the Large Hall every weekday between 9:15 and 12:15 during term time.

Contact 07980 954996 or [email protected]


Help for Visitors

Other Features

We support the Penwortham Churches Together Food Bank. This is open every Friday morning between 9:30 and 12:00 at the Community Centre. Gift of non-perishable goods are always most welcome and can be left in church.


We have a large and small hall that are available for hire. The large hall is 21x 8.5m and can hold up to 200 people. The small hall is 6 x 3.3m and can hold up to 32 people. A well equipped kitchen is also available.

Please note that we do not take bookings for private parties.

For further enquiries or to make a booking please contact Philip Walsh at [email protected] or on 01772 745409