Welcome to St Leonard’s Church, Banbury

St. Leonard’s is one of a group of five Church of England parishes within Banbury, situated in the Grimsbury area of the town. Our style of worship is traditional, drawing on the richness of ritual and, in normal times, enhanced by the use of choral music and congregational singing. We are a very friendly congregation with a wide range of ages who are able to work together and support each other, both in Worship and during our regular weekly activities.

There will be a Service of Remembrance in church for HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on Wednesday 14th April at 10am. All welcome.
‘Hearts’ can also be left at the vicarage, next to the church.

The church is currently open on Sunday mornings only (except for special services), as follows:

10am Eucharist service

11am to 12 noon Church open for individual private prayer. All are welcome. There is always someone there to welcome and provide assistance, if necessary.

We will continue to hold services on Saturdays and Sundays via Zoom. If you would like to join us, please Contact Us

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Further information

Inclusive Church

St Leonard’s is registered with the organisation Inclusive Church. Inclusive Church is a group of Christians uniting together around its statement of belief:

“We believe in inclusive Church – church which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.”

Find out more about Inclusive Church here.

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St Leonard’s received the Diocesan
‘Family Friendly’ award in February 2016. Click here for the story featured in the Banbury Guardian.

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Families can expect a warm welcome at services at St Leonard’s.