St Mary's Church Leake

St Mary's Church Leake is a beautiful grade 1 listed church in the shelter of the North Yorkshire Moors. It is a place of calm next to the busy A19 as it connects York to Teesside. We warmly welcome our "second congregation" who break their journeys here. The church is open daily for visitors and as a place of stillness and prayer.  There are more details here.

The church was once in the deserted Medieval village of Leake; it now serves the two thriving nearby villages of Borrowby and Knayton. We strive to be a Christian presence at the heart of our local communities. We have regular services and social events. We hope that you will join us. There are more details of here.

If you can't visit us regularly, you can still keep in touch with us. Become a friend of St Mary's by signing up for our occasional email newsletters. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

We are part of the Diocese of York in the Church of England, but we welcome people of all backgrounds. 

If you appreciate our work, please consider making a donation. We are a small local charity and we receive no external funding.


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Get in touch

Rev Dianne Gamble

The Vicarage
North Yorkshire

(01845) 537253

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Family Praise

Monthly. Every Fourth Sunday at for 45 mins
St Mary's Church Leake
Find us on the A19 north of Knayton, YO7 4BN, United Kingdom

An accessible service at which all ages are welcome, but particularly aimed at children of primary school age.


The parishes of Leake with Over and Nether Silton and Kepwick are committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies, and you can read our local safeguarding policy via the link below. If you have any safeguarding concerns you can contact our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) via the link. The Diocese of York’s safeguarding pages can also be accessed here which includes contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advises our PSO. The DSA can also be contacted if you are concerned that a child or vulnerable adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm.

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