As usual the parish church of St Leonard is open every day but the Crypt and ossuary are now closed for the winter but will reopen next Easter and then on Friday 1st May 2020 until 31st September 2020.
Our church services in the summer will all be at the usual times, in October and November, with the following exceptions:
Sunday November 10th - no morning service at StMMACC to allow the congregation to join the town Remembrance service, which takes place at the War Memorial at 10:45am.
In St Leonard’s church, we celebrate the festival of St Leonard’s Day in the morning, with a special Choral Evensong for Remembrance at 6:30 pm.
The Festival of St Leonard
The Festival of St Leonard, our patron saint, falls on November 6th each year, and so this year we celebrate on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th. In the evening of Saturday 9th, we’ll have our annual St Leonard’s party, at which we celebrate and give thanks for all that the church means to everyone in Hythe. We always invite everyone who is involved in the many aspects of church and community life, and if you’re not already part of one of those groups, and would like to come to meet us, please get in touch with our parish office and let us know you’re coming. You’re welcome, and we’ll be pleased to see you! On Sunday morning 11th our 9:30 service will be a Festival communion to mark St Leonard’s day.
News from the Diocese of Canterbury... we have a new Bishop! You can read more about the about the appointment of Rose Hudson-Wilkin as Bishop of Dover here and if you'd like to learn a bit more about Rose, you can listen to her Desert Island Discs here.
The Parish of St Leonard, Hythe