Please see church website for current list of services and other information – also the St Leonard’s listing on A Church Near You.


There will be a new Soup & Pudding lunch in the Village Hall from mid-day until 2.30pm on Saturday 15th January, with a selection of soups on offer (with a bread roll and butter), followed by a choice of puddings, all washed down with a tea or coffee, for the bargain price of £5.00 per head (all profits go to the Church Restoration Fund).

You can bring your own drinks if you wish to supplement your lunch. There will also be a raffle. Tickets available from Geoff West 01380 870425 or

This will be just what you want to lift your spirits after Christmas and cheer you up on a cold winters day. You’d be silly to miss it!!


A special Christmas Breakfast which will, naturally, feature all your favourite Christmas Carols, and some of the more popular Christmas songs, to get you fully charged for the season! We will be offering our usual Bacon or Sausage rolls with tea or coffee, but in addition we will have mulled wine and a mince pie to add to your breakfast treat. All for £3.00 per head (all profits go to the Church Restoration Fund).

So, don your Christmas jumpers, your reindeer antlers, Christmas pudding earrings, and anything else seasonal, and come along and join us for breakfast and a good old fashioned Christmas carol sing-a-long. We will start the event slightly later, and run from 9.30 until 11.30am – no need to book, just come along and enjoy!


Summary of the Minutes of the PCC meeting held, via Zoom, on Wednesday 19 May 2021.

Gill Gosling was appointed as Vice Chairman of the PCC, Julie Nellis as Treasurer and Janet Hopkins as Secretary.

Arrangements for Opening Celebration of the re-ordering [23rd June, 7pm] with Bishop Andrew were discussed.  The Celebration Service would be followed by refreshments.  We will comply with any Covid restrictions in place at the time of the Service.

Current work on the Church involved the replacement of lights in the Chancel to improve safety, and much-needed cleaning work to the organ.

The PCC agreed that Bibles should be presented to the Keevil School Year 6 leavers as we have done in the past.

It was hoped that there would be approximately 26 stalls and activities at the Church Fete on the 26 June, including a display of preserved vehicles, which was a new initiative.  Children’s games would take place for about 1.5 hours.

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Summary of the Annual Meeting held on Sunday 25 April 2021

This consisted of two meetings – the first was to elect two Church Wardens, and the second was the Annual Parochial Church Meeting to review the past year and consider future plans. Gill Gosling and Debbie Meatyard were elected unanimously as Church Wardens. Gillian Walden had decided to step down as Church Warden after 27 years, and we thanked her warmly for her huge contribution to church and parish over that time, as well as passing on a personal letter of thanks from the Bishop. Gillian’s contribution would be marked properly at the Service of Celebration for the Re-ordering on the 23 June 2021.

Anna Pawley had retired from her role as Parish Safeguarding Officer, and had been succeeded by Kerry Davies.

The Electoral Roll Officer, Pat Bartholomew, advised that there were 68 people on the Roll, which was four less than the previous year, these four people having left the Village.

The Treasurer pointed out that the General Fund was in deficit by a little over £4,500 over the year, largely due to Services having been cancelled in the pandemic during 2020. She hoped that this would be remedied in the current year, but there was concern that ordinary income was not covering ordinary expenditure. Following the wonderfully successful fundraising for the re-ordering project, it was important that the Church should now focus on ordinary, regular giving, and it was proposed to hold a Stewardship Sunday on the 2 May 2021. Letters would be circulated throughout the Village explaining the Church’s finances and asking everyone to review their giving.

Rob Thomas thanked all those who had contributed to the smooth running of the Church in any way, and he also expressed our thanks to everyone who had maintained their giving during the pandemic.

Invitations were now ready for the Celebration Service and would be circulated shortly.

Janet Hopkins, Norman Owen and Fabio Spaliviero stood down by rotation as elected members of the PCC, their three-year terms having come to an end. Gillian Walden and Rodney Weaver were elected for three-year terms. Norman Owen was elected as one of St. Leonard’s representatives on the Deanery Synod.

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Photographs of Christmas 2020 church flowers by Rachel Howe