Welcome to our lovely village church, located in School Close BA14 6LU, just off Main Street behind the school and Talboys.
Sunday 13th December at 6:30pm – SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS
Christmas Day at 9:15am – CHRISTMAS FAMILY SERVICE (followed by a short Communion for those who wish to stay)
We hope that you’ll join us! Our Covid-safe seating arrangement reduces our capacity by about a half, so we’re asking all who wish to come to either service (or both!) to reserve seats in advance by calling Gillian Walden on 01380 870383 or Gill Gosling on 01380 870553, please (by mid-day on Saturday for the Lessons and Carols Service, and by 23rd December for the Christmas Family Service).
Thank you for your support in our efforts to keep everyone safe. We’ll have hand gel at the door, and we’ll all be wearing masks throughout. Sadly, we’re not allowed to sing (apart from the small choir at the Carol Service) although we can hum! We’ll have an organist 25th December, and pre-recorded choral carols.
We hope to see many of you, and to all in the village we wish a peaceful and safe Christmas and a hopeful new year.
Churchwardens, St Leonard’s
Minutes of the last PCC meeting: Summary of the Minutes of the PCC meeting held on 28 July 2020 (1)
Keeping in touch
The Prime Minister’s statement on Monday 16 March 2020 marked the start of an unprecedented national response to the challenge of the coronavirus. It was immediately clear that none of our lives would be able to continue in the normal way. For the Church we were faced with a challenge and a new opportunity. Could we learn new ways of worshipping and ministering while dispersed, and in many cases, isolated? Starting on that day, we’ve been issuing a series of email briefings from me to our congregations in St Leonard’s and St James’ and to anyone else who’d be interested to receive them. They describe what we’re doing, they provide useful information, and they are, we hope, a source of comfort and encouragement to everyone. If you’re not already receiving these and you’d like to, please let Janet Hopkins know (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she’ll be pleased to add you to the list. If you don’t use email but you’d like not to be left out, let Janet know (01380 870417) and we can arrange for a paper copy to be sent to you. Rob Thomas
Please see church website for current list of services and other information
The Revd Dr Rob Thomas
The Rectory, Union Street, Trowbridge BA14 8RU
Phone 01225 350647
Gillian Walden 01380 870383
Rodney Weaver (Deputy) 01380 870458
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
Do you pass through the churchyard on the footpath to walk your dog or take a stroll? Do you go to the churchyard to pay respects to those who are buried there? Do you enjoy the peace and tranquillity of walking round the churchyard and visiting our wonderful Church building? We have an excellent team of workers from Iverde (previously English Landscapes) who keep the churchyard looking neat and tidy for all to enjoy. Needless to say this service costs money and following our appeal for donations towards the cost of Churchyard maintenance in recent years we have been extremely grateful for the tremendous support which we have received. Having said that the appeal still raises somewhat less than the full costs of maintenance, which continue to increase.
Once again we are asking for support in the hope that the total costs of approx £1,500 can be covered in full this year. It is obvious from the previous response that the village as a whole believes it important that the churchyard should be kept neat and tidy but there are no spare funds within the budget.
If you would like to make a contribution please send your donation made payable to PCC of Keevil to 1 Hobbs Hill, Keevil, Trowbridge BA14 6LR. We hope that you will be able to help so that our Churchyard can be kept safe, neat and tidy for all to enjoy.
St Leonard’s PCC
A huge thank you to everyone who donated to the Food Bank collection in the Church, prior to Christmas. The demand on the Storehouse Food Bank was particularly high in 2017, and for a time, it looked as if it might be difficult to fulfil that demand. However, thanks to the generosity of the people of Trowbridge and the surrounding villages, including of course, Keevil, the Storehouse was given donations of food and toiletries which were more than sufficient to meet the needs of all those who needed help. It is unlikely that the need for the Foodbank will diminish in the coming months so please continue to give what you can.
Thank you and best wishes, Janet Hopkins