Welcome to the parish of Hythe, in Kent, with its parish church of St Leonard,
Holy Cross church, and St Michael's
Methodist-Anglican Church Centre.
We are pleased to announce that The Rev. Michael Darkins, currently Assistant Curate in the Wantsum Benefice in the Thanet deanery, has been appointed to the post of Priest in Charge, Hythe. Michael will be licensed on 3rd March 2022 by Bishop Rose in a service that will comply with government guidelines at the time.
Use the quick links on the left for online church.
St Leonard's Church is currently open from 8.30am to 5.30pm.
The Crypt is now closed until Easter.
Our services on Sunday are Parish Communion at 9.30am and Evensong at 6.30pm which are livestreamed. There is a said Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) on the first Sunday of the month at 8.00am; this service is not streamed.
Live streaming services
We livestream services from a fixed point camera in the church. This means that you can join a service as it happens from the web browser on your computer. To join a service click here and the order of service for Parish Communion is here and for Evensong is here.
St Leonard's is
known as the church with the bones, and is famous for its
ossuary (or crypt). For details and opening times click on the menu below
Please use the menu links on the left to find out more in general about our churches, our services, and our programme of music and events, promoted by the Friends of St Leonard's Church.
If you are anxious about being isolated and alone, or in any kind of trouble, please get in touch with one of the Churchwardens by phone or email.
Many of our church members are working with the Hythe Hub to co-ordinate help and support for anyone who needs it. If you or anyone you know needs practical help and support, please do get in touch with the Hub, which is a wonderful example of partnership and community support. Phone 01303 269602.
The Parish of St Leonard, Hythe