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.

While on lockdown, children at Banbury Community Church and St Leonard’s made all these bookmarks for the residents at The Ridings – they were very well received.


Services in Church:

Saturday: Morning prayer at 10am

Sunday: Eucharist at 10am

The church is open on Saturday mornings between 10.30 and 12.30 for private prayer.

All are welcome. Social distancing measures are in place.

From 8th August, you are required to wear face coverings whenever you come into church.

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

You can find this Sunday’s readings and Thought for the Week here
And this week’s Top Tips here

They can also be found in our weekly newsletter, which can be downloaded here


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.