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Messy Church

Come and join us at Messy Church, on the following dates of the month between 10am-12noon, everyone is very welcome!

Messy Church Dates 2016

6th February

5th March

2nd April

7th May

4th June

2nd July

1st October

5th November

3rd December

It includes a host of activities centred on a Bible story or a Biblical theme, followed by a short talk, appropriate for all ages, to consolidate the message of the theme for the day and some food! Come and learn about our faith through informal worship.

 We explore and learn about Jesus through crafts, activities, games, Play, music, puppets and there is always something to eat!

 . We get through lots of paint, glue, paper of all sorts, sequins, glitter, ribbon, water, cakes, and biscuits.

We also have an annual BBQ in July! Both adults and children enjoy getting messy! Our themes have included Messy Good Friday,

Messy Christmas and the story of Jericho which includes tumbling walls and lots of noise!
Some of our craft work is displayed and used in our Sunday
worship particularly at the Family Eucharist
 on the second Sunday of the month.
Come and join in our worship to celebrate God's love for us and to have lots of fun and fellowship at the same time!

Messy Church is open to everyone.



Toddler Group

Meets every Wednesday afternoon, term-time only, in the large hall from 1.15pm to 2.45pm. Babies and pre-schoolers are welcome to come along with their carer and enjoy play, craft activities and singing.


Middleforth Playgroup

Playgroup board
Ofsted registered playgroup which meets daily from 9.15am to 12.15pm in the Church Hall.

Middleforth Primary School

St Leonard's has a close link with Middleforth Primary School on Hill Road South and pupils participate in Church activities.


Penwortham Youth Music Festival


Held in Spring each year in the Church, this festival showcases some of the young musical talent in the area by providing an adjudicated performance opportunity in all instruments, including singing. The Festival has its own dedicated website here.




St Leonard's seeks to engage with children and young people in a variety of different ways, both directly and indirectly, so that they too can know, grow and share in God's love.

Some of these activities are Church-led, others are led by organizations with which we have a relationship or share facilities. All of them will welcome your enquiries.


The annual Confirmation service is in late spring or early summer and we usually join with one or more of our adjoining Parishes.
In 2016 it will be at St Michaels' on Sunday `17th April  at 10.30am. If at all interested in exploring your faith, or if you were confirmed some time ago but would like to ask questions you've not had chance to, please contact Nick.

Confirmation classes start in the New Year and are weekly, continuing for approximately 10 weeks up to the Confirmation Service. For more details contact the Vicar.

(For adults, Confirmation classes are arranged with candidates, please contact the Vicar.)




There are a number of young people's uniformed organizations meeting in church or in the Scout Hut on Hill Road South. These are independent of St Leonard's but join us at the Family Service on the second Sunday of the month.






For girls aged 5 - 7, 3rd Middleforth Rainbows meet every Tuesday from 6.15pm - 7.15pm in the small Church Hall. They have lots of fun and do lots of activities including, cooking, crafts and games. Rainbows recently celebrated their 21st birthday with a party and a float in Penwortham Gala. For more information about Rainbows visit For details of Rainbows at St. Leonard's contact






The Brownies, an organization for girls aged 7 - 10, meet on Tuesdays in the Church Hall from 6.15pm - 7.15pm. Brownies do all kinds of cool things and earn badges for them too! Some of the things we have done include learning about World cultures and tasting food from India and making crafts from around the world. We do painting and cooking, sports and games, sleepovers and barbecues. There are outings and trips and a Pack Holiday too. Above all Brownies make new friends and have fun. For more information about Brownies see To find out more about Brownies at St Leonard's, please contact






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For boys and girls aged 6 - 8. They meet in the Scout Hut on Hill Road South on Tuesdays from 6pm - 7.15pm.







There are two Cub groups, for children from 8 - 10½. Hurricanes meet in the Scout Hut on Hill Road South on Wednesdays from 6pm - 7.30pm and Spitfires meet there on Mondays from 6.15pm - 8.15pm.







For young people aged 10½ to 14, they meet on Thursdays in the Scout Hut on Hill Road South from 7pm - 9pm.






Explorer Scouts

The Air Scout Explorer unit for young people aged 14 - 18 years meets in the Scout Hut on Hill Road South on Tuesdays from 7.30pm - 9.30pm.

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