Church of England Diocese of Coventry Ryton-on-Dunsmore

About Us

A warm welcome awaits you at St Leonard's church.

We are a lively and friendly congregation, with a good mix of ages, from babies to 90- year olds. Outgoing and at the heart of the village community. Our beautiful church was built in 1080, and the main entrance is through a fine early Norman doorway. Churchmanship is "upper central": reserved sacrament, vestments, mix of services including sung Eucharist, Book of Common Prayer Evensong, Family Services and very informal Village Worship. We were  recently visited by a Mystery Worshipper, who rated our worship 9/10 "very good", and was impressed by our hospitality and friendliness. You can read the full report by following the "Mystery Worshipper"  link in the sidebar on the right of this page.

Parish Safeguarding

We take the safeguarding of children, young people and the vulnerable very seriously. In the document immediately below you will find the contact details of our Parish Safeguarding Officer.   She is Dr Sarah Matthews, tel. 07753 606989 email [email protected]

The Diocesan 24 hoursafeguuarding contact number is 024 7652 1345.


We have a service every Sunday at 9.30 a.m. and also an evening service at 6.30 p.m.(please note that the evening service on the SECOND Sunday of every month is held at BUBBENHALL church) However, when there is a fifth Sunday in the month, this pattern will vary, and notice will be given on the "CALENDAR OF EVENTS" page- click link in panel on right.
We have Sunday School/ children's activities at all our 9.30 a.m. Sunday services.

On the second Wednesday of each month volunteers run a Lunch Club in the Church Centre.  A 2- course meal with tea or coffee is served at 12 noon and costs £5. If you would like some company and a chat please ring Hazel Smith (024 76456711).  Meals must be booked in advance.   We provide free transport in the Village Minibus- just tell Hazel if you would like to take advantage of it. We look forward to seeing you.


We have eight bells in our medieval tower, and at present we ring twice a month for the 9.30 a.m. service, plus weddings and occasional other special events. Please ring our Tower Captain, Mr. John Hammond, on 02476 511130 for times of bellringing practice and other details. New volunteers, whether experienced ringers, absolute beginners or anywhere in between, are always very welcome.

Our robed choir of men, women and children sings at the sung Eucharist twice monthly, and we also have an augmented choir (not robed) which learns music for special events and concerts. If you love to sing, and would like to be part of either choir, please get in touch with Barbara Marsh on tel 02476 304295; email [email protected] You don't have to be able to read music- just enjoy singing. We are all learning!

You can request our monthly newsletter via email by clicking on the "Contact us" tab at the top of this page.

There's a lot going on at St. Leonard's-
FOR A QUICK OVERVIEW,PLEASE CLICK THE "Current services in our Benefice" LINK IN PANEL ON THE LEFT.