Church of England Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich Horringer cum Ickworth

About Us

Welcome!

We are the ancient parish church for Horringer-cum-Ickworth, offering regular, faithful worship in the central tradition of the Church of England.  St Leonard's has been a sacred place for a thousand years, as demonstrated by its listing in the Domesday Book of 1086.  Today, we are part of the Horringer Benefice, which also encompasses the churches of St Andrew's Brockley, St Mary's Westley and St Petronilla's Whepstead.

As a village church, we aim to cater for all in our worship, which is a mix of the traditional and modern, quiet and all-age.  We believe that our faith is best lived out in practice through our commitment to baptism and eucharist, to prayer and contemplation, to caring for others and for the natural world, and seeking to transform unjust structures.

Whether you wish to worship with us, or simply come into the church building for some peace and quiet or to look around, we welcome you.  

Sunday worship

The heart of our church life is our Sunday worship. Most Sundays we have a service at 11am. Check our News & Notices page for details of upcoming services. 

Weekday prayers

Morning Prayer is said on 'Zoom' every Thursday at 9.30am. Please contact the Rector for details. 

Study and discussion

We run seasonal courses in Lent and Advent, and at other times of the year.  Visit here for more details.

Mission and Outreach

We are active in outreach to the local primary school.  Our pastoral team has a ministry of visiting the sick and housebound.  We are also involved in Churches Together, are keen supporters of Christian Aid internationally and Christians Against Poverty in the UK.  

The bells of St Leonard's

Our new set of eight bells were dedicated by The Rt Revd Martin Seeley, Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, on Sunday 19th March 2017 at a special service of choral evensong.  If you would like to learn more about the bells or to become a bell-ringer, please contact the tower captain, Sally Crouch: 01284 735338