We are a welcoming Christian community with a vibrant community life. We offer a variety of worship services throughout the week.
Details can be found on the Worship page of this website.
St Leonard's Church on the hillside above the town centre is the ancient parish church of Hythe. Our parish covers the whole town of Hythe, and includes the church of Holy Cross in Palmarsh (west Hythe), and also includes a sharing arrangement with the Hythe Methodist church (St Michael's Methodist-Anglican Church Centre).
At St Leonard's we also offer services for weddings, baptism and funerals, details of which can be found on the Life's Big Events page of our website.
Music, bells and other events - getting involved
in parish life:
St Leonard's Church itself is home to a programme of music and other cultural events, details of which can be found on the Friends of St Leonard's Church website. There are choirs at St Leonard's for adults, boys and girls; details of these can be found on the Choirs page, including information about how to get in touch if you or your children would like to sing with us.
There is also an active team of bell-ringers at St Leonard's. Click here if you'd like to know more about our bells, and to find out about ringing with us, or learning to ring.
There are also many other ways to get involved in community and social life through our parish. We have a social committee who organise and cater parish events as well as offering hospitality at our parish communion services. Teams of volunteers help to welcome and guide visitors to the ossuary and St Leonard's Church, and also look after our beautiful churchyard. Many of our congregation are involved with local charities and voluntary organisations as part of our response to God's call to us to love our neighbours. If you'd like to know more about any of these, come and join us for a Sunday service or get in touch with our parish office.
The Friends of St Leonard's Church also offers opportunities to help with our programme of music and other events.
The Parish of St Leonard, Hythe