Facilities and features
There are two modern toilets in St Leonard's church, in the extension that houses the choir vestry. To access them from the main body of the church, go through the big oak door at the north, just to the right of the servery bar.
There is a small car park at the east end of the church, in Church Road. Use the postcode CT21 5DN to find it. If you're driving to St Leonard's church, we always recommend approaching from North Road into Church Road, because the road from Hillside Street up the church involves a steep sharp turn.
One of our two toilets is an accessible toilet; see the notes about accessibility for full details of how to get into St Leonard's church if you have mobility problems.
It is possible to get into St Leonard's in a wheelchair, buggy or mobility scooter, but it's not ideal, and you will need able-bodied assistance. From the street below the main entrance to the church (steps and glass doors), travel about 30 yards to the left/west, and take the path into the churchyard. Follow the path up to the tower, then take a path to the left of the tower to our rear door.
Someone will have to open that rear door for you by going up the steps into church, straight on through the large oak door, and opening the fire-exit door using the bar handle.
If you visit the church this way, please close the rear door by pushing it firmly behind you when you leave.
We have a good induction loop system, and we work hard to make sure that our services and events are accessible to the hard-of-hearing. If you're coming for the first time and expect to rely on the induction loop system, please arrive early so that we can find you a good seat and have a chance to test our system with your hearing aid(s). If you can't hear, please let us know.
Assistance dogs are welcome in St Leonard's
Music and Worship
We have a fine peal of ten bells here, and an active, sociable band of ringers ring the bells twice on Sundays and after most weddings on Saturdays. Further information about our bells and ringers can be found on our website at http://www.slhk.org/bellsandbell-ringers.htm.
St Leonard's is home to a wonderful programme of music and cultural events, most of which are promoted and organised by the Friends of St Leonard's. Concerts and other events should normally appear in the church calendar of events, but full details of the Friends' programme and membership schemes can be found at their website http://www.friendsofstleonardshythe.org.uk/
Groups, Courses and Activities
Help for Visitors
Apart from our scheduled services, St Leonard's is open every day from 8 in the morning till a few minutes after 5 in the afternoon, and often later (for choir practices or social events, for example). We welcome visitors at all times.
St Leonard's is situated in the Hythe conservation area, which features some delightful buildings, alleyways and walkways, and wonderful views. All of this is just a few minutes walk from Hythe's High Street, but please note St Leonard's is on a hill.