This warm friendly well cared for small Victorian church lying in a tree lined hollow, sign posted off the A134 at the northern end of the village. It contains a unique set of First World War white grave crosses and associated photographs. Originally a Victorian Chapel of Ease for St Mary's, Stoke by Nayland, St. Matthew's, Leavenheath is now a Parish in its own right. Parking esp. for disabled down church drive, otherwise on grass verge alonside main road .
St Matthew's is part of the Benefice of Stoke-by-Nayland with Leavenheath and Polstead, and Nayland with Wissington; part of the Hadleigh Deanery.