St Leonard’s Parish Church is a busy, welcoming church.
Young people are catered for in a flexible manner to fit evolving situations. JIGSAW (Jesus is Great, Super and Wonderful), the St Leonard’s Sunday School, meets during morning worship each Sunday during term time.
Recently FUNd Club has been set up for P6 age group upwards, to meet the needs of older children leaving the Sunday School. FUNd meets once a month during morning worship with the aim of having fun and raising money for good causes.
On a Sunday morning, we operate a crèche, a transport to church group, ‘Sheila’s Wheels’ transport for wheelchair users, a flower rota and a tea/coffee rota. A Fair Trade stall also runs weekly. There is an active branch of the Guild and social groups include a thriving Bowling Club, and an Under Fives Group, as well as a Thursday Afternoon Chat group for older members.
Members of the Visiting Group visit the housebound and elderly and organise entertainment and trips during the year.
Our halls and coffee lounge are available to local community groups to use.
St Leonard’s Church: cont.
St Leonard’s has a choir some 20 strong who, with a gifted organist and choirmaster, sing introits and anthems (most frequently in four-part harmony) each Sunday for nine months of the year.
We have four formal communion services per year interspersed with occasional informal communion after Sunday worship using the common cup.
Our congregation is self-financing and in 2016 we contributed over £76,000 to the Church of Scotland Mission and Aid fund. We ran very successful Stewardship campaigns in 2006 and 2013 but are not complacent and are constantly looking for ways of improving the giving of our time, talents and money. We finance part-time Ministerial assistance, donate regularly to Christian Aid and recently donated £20,000 to the Leprosy Mission Hospital at Anandaban in Nepal.