About UsWelcoming all
We aim to offer a style of worship to suit everyone and to celebrate important festivals with enthusiasm. Our main services on a Sunday are 8am Holy Communion and 9.30 Family Prayer Service or Holy Communion.
Focusing on children
Children are welcome to attend all services and special services are held in the church for families with children at key points in the year including Christmas, Mothering Sunday and Easter. We also hold a pet service on the village green at the end of August each year where children and adults bring a variety of pets and even ponies. A "Forest Church" event for parents and children is held twice a month outdoors.
We hold several carol services at Christmas including a Christingle service, a Tenebrae supper before Easter, a Good Friday walk of witness, and a family Holy Communion on Easter Day. Harvest is an important event in our traditional rural village and the Sunday service is followed by a celebration lunch.
The Royal British Legion has a strong presence in our community and Remembrance is an important occasion in the year with a service on the green on a weekday for school children. Uniformed groups including scouts and brownies march into church with British Legion members on Remembrance Sunday before marching to the war memorial on the green for a further ceremony.
An active pastoral team offers support to the elderly and housebound. A film club provides entertainment and fellowship once a month, and volunteers supply coffee and cake to all comers on Wednesday mornings. Parents run a Toddler group once a week in term time, and we have several popular house groups meeting regularly.
The church has strong links with Leigh county primary school, and children come into the church to perform a Nativity play and for end of term assemblies and prizegivings. Staff and volunteers are often invited to help with assemblies in school. Many Leigh Primary school children return later to be married or to have their children baptised.
Weddings and Funeral
Wedding couples love our picturesque church and pretty village green and we have an active wedding ministry. Our churchyard is open for burials, but most families prefer a stone on our attractive memorial wall, where visitors can over look the tranquil park of Hall Place.