Lent 2021


St Leonards Church is now open 8.30am – 5.30pm for Private Prayer. Please observe the current Covid regulations.

Lent can often seem an unsettling season, filled with the disciplines of self -examination, penitence, repentance and self-denial.  It is also a wild place; a place to grapple with God, a place to relearn dependence on him as we choose to strip back to the essentials and travel out into the desert places this season offers.

For all of us Lent 2021 is going to feel different from other years as we live through the challenges and restrictions of a third lockdown.  For some of us this Lent will be a time of static waiting as we are obliged to shield within the confines of our own homes.  For others Lent will be a time of immense turbulence, hard work or precarious uncertainty.  However and wherever this Lenten season finds us, we may commit to living it with refreshed intentions and renewed imaginations, finding inspired ways to journey towards Easter, catching unexpected glimpses of the sunlight of God’s grace along the way.


Live Lent’ is a booklet guide through the 40 days of Lent to encourage us all on our Christian Pilgrimage. We hope you will find this helpful. 


We are now able to live stream services from a fixed point camera in the church. This means that you can join the service as it happens from the web browser on your computer. To join a  service click here

We are livestreaming our Sunday services as we recommence public worship. You can join a service as it happens, but it is not recorded for later viewing.

For details of our online services click here

The Parish of St Leonard, Hythe 

Oak Walk 



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