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St Thomas Leesfield


Tuesday 10am - BCP
Sunday 11am - Eucharist
Sunday 10.50am - Sunday School 

St Thomas' Church is open to visitors every Tuesday and Saturday morning from 10.30 am to 1 pm, subject to occasional variations for weddings and funerals. 

Everyone is welcome to explore the lovely building, spend time in private prayer or to simply sit in a calm and peaceful space.


Sunday services are well-attended, and the Eucharist is celebrated every week. Due to our strong links to the school we have a large number of young families attending, and there is also a faithful and long-serving core of slightly more mature worshippers.

Throughout the Church year services are adapted to reflect the season, and on days such as Mothering Sunday and Harvest Festival we hold all-age services so that the children can be in 
Church for these special occasions.

Our Tuesday morning services are held in the small St. James’ Chapel within St. Thomas’ Church, and follow the Book of Common Prayer.

Full details of services can be found on our Parish Calendar by clicking here

Sunday School

Please come along and join us at St. Thomas’ Leesfield Sunday School.  We are a friendly bunch who welcome all children from birth to Year 6.  We have an amazing and dedicated team of Sunday School helpers who are happy to get stuck in and encourage the children in their learning.  There are songs, stories, crafts, quizzes, games and activities which we start in the school hall immediately after the first hymn in church.  Sunday School lasts for about 40 – 50 minutes then we return to church to take Communion and be blessed and join the congregation singing the final hymn.  A normal Church service usually finishes about 12.15am.

The older children enjoy reading during a service and at an all age service the younger ones are also encouraged to take part, including singing and leading prayers.

We enjoy special events together such as Whit Walk, Sunday School Nativity on Christmas Eve, Easter Egg Hunt and our Parish Sponsored Walk.

Children should be signed in using the book at the back of church at 10.55am to ensure an orderly start to the service at 11am.  Signing in your child is very important for Health & Safety reasons, so that we know who is here in case of a fire and so that we have a record of your child’s attendance for your future reference.

Please note that the admissions criteria for the local C of E Primary and Secondary schools include parental attendance at Church in addition to children’s attendance at Sunday School.

For further information please contact Karen at and check out their Facebook Page by clicking this link St Thomas Leesfield Sunday School on Facebook

Harvest Queen/King

Each year a Harvest Queen/King and her/his retinue are chosen from our Sunday School children based mainly on their attendance.  The Queen/King is crowned shortly before the Harvest festival service and attends various services and social functions within the Community  throughout the year. Whilst the emphasis is on family social gatherings with other local Churches, there is also an important fundraising aspect.

At the end of September 2017 our new Harvest Queen Ella was crowned at a lovely service in St Thomas' Church, followed by refreshments and fundraising stalls in the school hall.

Lots of exciting events are being planned for the coming year, and we wish Ella and her retinue all the best for her year.

Harvest Queen Molly Mae and her retinue

Harvest Queen Molly Mae was crowned in October 2016 and is looking forward to a year full of exciting events.

Harvest Queen Amy and her retinue

In October 2015, our former Harvest Queen Lucy crowned Amy during a beautiful service attended by many well wishers.  Amy and her retinue, Lucy, Cody, Catherine, Ella, Annie and Logan have already had a few fundraising events including a Disco, a Nearly New Sale and the Christmas Tree display and there are many more to come.  Currently they are enjoying representing St. Thomas’ Leesfield Church at the many Rose Queen events within the Community.  

Ladies of Leesfield

The Ladies of Leesfield hold regular monthly meetings on a Thursday evening at 7.30. These meetings always have a topic, and there are often guest speakers. They are held in the new Community Room at St. Thomas’ Church.

Coffee mornings at the homes of the members are also held monthly on Saturday mornings, and during the summer months Tea and Toast are served in St. Thomas’ Church. Occasional coach trips are arranged to places of interest, and all are welcome to come along.

For further details e-mail Audrey at Ladies of Leesfield meetings and events are included in our Parish Calendar by clicking here

If any Ladies feel that they would like to know more about our group, please come along to a meeting and see if it would suit you. Then if you like it, you could come along permanently. We are a group of Christian Ladies who meet for companionship, friendship and hopefully - FUN.
Our programme is published in the church magazine and the topics are varied.
Although we usually start with a prayer, we are not a prayer group. We have guest speakers, quiz nights (just fun - not Mastermind), and coffee evenings. Please don’t be shy - just ask one of our ladies in church or just turn up. You will be made most welcome.

Bell Ringing

Ringing for Sunday Service 10.30 a.m.
Practice night - Alternate Tuesday evenings 7.30 p.m. 
Contact Brian Hayes:

New members are always most welcome to join us, why not pop up and have a look?

Community Room

Opened in 2016, St Thomas' Church now has a Community Room which can comfortably seat up to 40 people. There are also kitchen facilities and accessible WC.

To make enquiries about hiring the room please telephone Audrey on 0161 652 2987 or email

Uniformed Organisations

Monday 6-7pm                
Contact Angela Williams
Tuesday 6 - 7.30pm
Contact Nicola Twiname

Tuesday 7.30 - 9pm
Contact Nicola Twiname

Wednesday 6-7pm
Contact Kingsley Wood
Wednesday 7-8.30pm
Contact Kingsley Wood
Wednesday 7-8.30pm
Contact Kingsley Wood

Bowley Scout Camp

On the 3rd of February 2017 I went to Bowley Scout camp. It was probably the most memorable camp I've ever been to as I was invested into scouts at the top of Jacobs ladder.

I have loved cubs but I couldn't wait to take on some new challenges in scouts, like knife and axe training, the leap of faith, crossbows and even going on a 4 mile night hike to the chip shop and back. It was great getting to know the other scouts too.