|Rector||1 Becmead Avenue, SW16 1UH|
(020) 8769 4366
|[Please note that Thursday is the Rector’s day off.]|
|Curate||49 Aldrington Road, SW16 1TU|
(020) 8677 8941
|[Please note that Monday is the Curate’s day off.]|
|Reader Emerita||3 Parkside Mansions, 9 Fishers Close, SW16 1JN|
(020) 8769 3241
|Reader||Henry Fergusson||40 Barker Walk, SW16 1AT|
(020) 8769 6471
|Churchwardens||213 Valley Road, SW16 2AF|
(020) 8677 4503
|69 Runnymede Crescent, SW16 5UE|
(020) 8679 6121
|Director of Music||48a Oakdale Road, SW16 2HL|
07713 265 734
|Sacristan||74C Auckland Hill, West Norwood, SE27 9QQ|
(020) 8761 2855
|Verger||1351a London Road, Norbury, SW16 4BE|
Parish Office - Clergy Hour - Weddings, Baptisms and Banns
If you would like to book a Baptism or a Wedding, arrange Banns of Marriage or talk to a member of the clergy on a routine matter such as a school reference or passport application, please come to Clergy Hour in the Parish Office from 10.30 to 11.30 am on a Saturday, where a member of the Clergy will be able to help you.
The Parish Office is in the church; enter by the west door, go through into the nave, walk towards the altar and through the door on the right.
Telephone: (020) 8769 1216 or email .
Baptisms are performed during our main Sunday services. Please download this document for our Baptism Policy and List of Dates for 2013.
If you are planning to get married at St Leonard’s, we have a booklet with helpful information, including fees and suggested music and readings. Copies can be obtained from the Parish Office or downloaded Here: [PDF].
NB - Please note that there will be no Clergy Hour on Holy Saturday, 30 March 2013.
Parochial Church Council
The PCC is comprised of the Rector, assistant clergy and churchwardens (ex-officio) plus up to 15 elected members (who normally serve for three years with a third being elected each year) and 5 Deanery Synod representatives.
PCC Members: Ransford Bowen-Wright, Louise Engleman, Moyra Heggie, Andrew Hicks (Treasurer), David How, Hermione Mba, Sarah Parry (Secretary), Fiona Turnbull, Anna Watkins, Emma Whittaker, Jim Yarlett.
Deanery Synod Representatives: Alice Hicks, Caroline Leveaux, Elizabeth Ridout, Christine Segal, Nici Yarlett.
Here is a list of the main activities and groups at our Church. If you would like to get involved or find out more, please contact the person whose name is given below.
|Bellringers||The bells are rung for the Sunday morning service and the ringers practise on Tuesday from 8.00 to 9.30 pm. We are always pleased to welcome new recruits: experienced ringers, lapsed ringers or absolute beginners.|
(020) 8761 2855
|Choir||The Church Choir sings at the 10.00 am and 6.30 pm services on Sundays, and rehearses on Wednesday evenings between 8.00 and 9.30 p.m. The music covers a wide range from mediaeval to modern, both a capella and accompanied.|
|Director of Music:|
07713 265 734
|Confirmation Classes||These are held periodically to help people learn about the Christian faith and become full members of the church. Please speak to any of the clergy if you are interested in being confirmed. There will be a course in the Autumn of 2012. Please see the News page for details.|
(020) 8769 4366
|Flowers||The Flower Arrangers meet on Saturday mornings to create the wonderful flower arrangements for all church services. New members welcome.|
If you would like to sponsor a flower arrangement in church for an anniversary, birthday or any special occasion, please contact Mary.
(020) 8335 0890
|Freedom Group||A group for those who have acquired their Freedom Pass, which meets for worship and fellowship every two months from 12.30 to 3 pm. There is always a Communion service (said) followed by a light lunch and either a talk or discussion activity. The group has an annual outing in the summer. New members are always welcome.|
(020) 8671 8037
|Prayer Group||The Prayer Group was formed in 2011 principally to pray for our church and for the local community. Meetings take place fortnightly, normally at 53 Ellora Road, and consist of about an hour of meditation, contemplation and intercessions.|
|Servers||The Servers assist at the Altar at the 10.00 am and the 6.30 pm services. They can be (almost) any age and will serve on a rota basis.|
|Head Server & Sacristan:|
(020) 8761 2855
|Spires||This is a day centre for homeless and disadvantaged people, based in St Leonard’s Church Hall. Please see the Spires website for more details.|
(020) 8696 0943
|Activities for Young People|
|Crèche||There is a crèche for babies and small children during the 10 am service. The crèche room is on the first floor above the narthex. [More...]|
|Sunday School||The Sunday School, for children aged 3 to 8, is held in the Church Hall during the first part of the Sunday morning service, rejoining the congregation for Holy Communion. [More...]|
|Sunday School Co-ordinator:|
|9-13s Group||A group for older children (9 to 13) meets in the Chapel of Unity. [More...]|
|9-13s Group Co-ordinator:|
(020) 8769 7577
|14+ Group||This group usually meets on a Sunday outside the times of church services. [More...]|
|14+ Group Co-ordinator:|
(020) 8769 6575
|Toddler Church||This is a service especially designed for babies and pre-school children. Toddler Church meets in church from 10.30-11.30 am on Mondays during the school term. [More...]|
|Parent Time||An informal group for parents of young children. [More...]|
(020) 8682 2778
|Uniformed Organisations||St Leonard’s Scout and Guide groups (including Brownies, Cubs and Beavers) cater for boys and girls from the age of 6 upwards. There are weekly meetings during term time, providing a fun and stimulating environment for all who attend. [More...]|
|Group Scout Leader:|
(020) 8679 2854
(020) 8672 2823
(020) 8769 1242
If you have young children you may find our Parents Handbook useful. Copies can be obtained from the church or downloaded here: [PDF].
St Leonard’s CE Primary School
|Headteacher:||Mr Simon Jackson||School Admin Officer:||Ms Maria Gayle Rogers|
|Address:||42 Mitcham Lane, Streatham, London SW16 6NP||Tel:||(020) 8769 2712|
Our church school, founded in 1813 by the Rector, the Rev’d Herbert Hill, still maintains close ties with the parish and priority is given to children from families who are regular worshippers. [Admissions information...]
Hire of the Church
The Church is available for hire for concerts and other events including, if required, use of the Walker organ or the grand piano.
Terms and Conditions plus Booking Form may be downloaded here: [PDF].
Contact: (020) 8769 8193
St Leonard’s has a Facebook Group “St Leonard’s Church Streatham” that we will be using as an extra way to communicate about upcoming events and church news. If you are a regular worhipper or occasional visitor to the church and have a Facebook account we encourage you to join the group, and if you know anyone else with an interest in the work of St Leonard’s please extend the invitation to them.