About Us

St Mary the Virgin 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. If you are passing, do call in to explore our long history or to take in the quiet of this special place.

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 – why not come along to one of our regular services and events?

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. We are also part of a group of churches in the small villages close to the North Yorkshire Moors. If you like visiting us, it is well worth exploring them as well.

For more information visit our website.

We take our responsibilities to safeguard children and vulnerable adults very seriously. You can read our safeguarding policy here and if you have any safeguarding concerns, you can contact our safeguarding officer here