Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Hythe

The church of St Leonard, Hythe

The ancient parish church of Hythe, St Leonard's has overlooked this historic Cinque Ports Town for nearly a thousand years. It is now the central church of a thriving parish, the place where you will find our main Sunday worship, and the place to come to connect with the Church of England in Hythe.   

St Leonard's is known as "the church with the bones," on account of its famous ossuary containing a large collection of human bones. The church is open for visiting every day; the ossuary is open for respectfully-managed visiting from Easter until the end of September.  See "The Ossuary" page of our website for more details.

We are welcoming and open to all, whether you come to explore the church and its ossuary, to worship with us while visiting the area, to find a church to call home, or to explore faith and life.

Use the links on the left or our main website to find out more about us, get in touch, plan a visit, or come to one of our services to meet us.

Get in touch

St Leonard's parish office

St Leonard's church, Oak Walk, Hythe
01303 262370
01303 266217

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Choral Evensong

Every Every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. for 45m

Oak Walk

Every Sunday evening, except during August.
A classic sung service of Evening Prayer from The Book of Common Prayer, with our robed boys' and men's choirs combining to sing the responses, psalm, canticles and an anthem. The service is accompanied on our magnificent Harrison organ, and the congregation join in the singing of hymns.

The choirs have a holiday in August, but we still meet at 6:30 to say a formal service of Evening Prayer from The Book of Common Prayer.

Book of Common Prayer Evening Worship/Prayer Music Hymns Choir Singing Event held in a Church