St Leonard, Frankley

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Saint Leonard's serves a friendly and welcoming congregation in the Frankley parish and the church is located in a surprisingly pretty rural setting despite being surrounded by large Birmingham estates. It is very old, tracing its origins back to 1087 with many old features remaining. In the churchyard there is a stone cross and the base is said to date from Saxon times. Christians have worshipped here for generations and countless people have celebrated the greatest moments of their lives here.

Saint Leonard's is very popular for weddings and baptism services. So that families and couples are properly prepared we expect to get to know them in our Sunday worship first. We have interviews to arrange these special events on Wednesday evenings at 7.00pm to 8.15pm in the church hall which is next door.

This is quite a small church seating a about 110 people, and it is cosy and comfortable. It is easy to see why it is considered an attractive venue for weddings, Blessings and Renewal of Vows. We have a professional organist who offers music of a consistently excellent standard and we also have a very skilled and enthusiastic group of flower arrangers who really come into their own when there is a Christian festival.

Our services follow the pattern of Church of England worship and include both formal and informal elements within a structured framework. We have a balance of new and old music and an ambience of worshipful reverence and challenging preaching.

Our members take their part in the spiritual llife of the church and its busy social programme. They are also prominent in helping the church link with the wider community especially through our church infant school at Holly Hill which we share with the Methodist Church. Regular Messy Church events take place there for families from across the estate and beyond.

The churchyard at St Leonard's is beautifully kept and provides an oasis of quiet tranquility for the many visitors who come to pray, recollect or just sit where generations have been before them.

It would make a great place for a church quiet day with the practical facilities next door in the new church hall and excellent parking available and no difficulties for wheelchair users or other disabilities.


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Rev Richard Tebbs
The Rectory
Frankley Green
West Midland
(0121) 476 2246 (Rector) or (0121) 421 3584 (Churchwarden and hall bookings)

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Quiet morning service from the Book of Common Prayer
Every first and third Sunday at 8:00 AM for 35 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
Sung Eucharist
Eucharist with teaching. Suitable for families including young children.
Every Sunday at 11:15 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly Refreshments
Usually from the Book of Common Prayer, a quiet service to end the day, with hymns and sermon.
Every first second third and fifth Sunday at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Evening Communion service and Sermon with Hymns
Every fourth Sunday at 5:00 PM for 1 hour


Prayerful midweek service
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Parish Office
Opportunity to meet the Rector Richard Tebbs to consider a wedding or baptism booking or other requests.
Every Wednesday at 7:00 PM for 1½ hours



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome

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Incumbent: The Revd Richard Henry TEBBS
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 7192
Built: 1200
Architect: UNKNOWN
Style of worship: Welcoming liturgy and bible based preaching
Archdeaconry: BIRMINGHAM (521)
Deanery: KINGS NORTON (52104)
Benefice: Frankley (02/067 J)
Parish Legal Name: Frankley (520047 )
CofE Church Info: (602047 2/47)
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The current editor is: Richard Tebbs

This page was last updated on Thursday 1st December 2016
St Leonard : Church Hill, Frankley, West Midlands, B32 4BL - Close to Bartley Green Reservoir

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