Churches Celebrate Life Events
Churches are relevant in the daily lives of all people in Leyland. This is especially true for the saddest and the most joyful times of life: deaths, marriages and births.
All the churches are welcoming, open to everyone and offer differing styles of worship and activities for all age groups. The churches provide support for those in need.
Leyland Baptist Church
What would you expect if you called in for Sunday service?
Well, to join a group of about 50 people of various ages and abilities, including some families and small children, for an informal style of worship led by a band of musicians or occasionally via ‘iSing’ worship.
We always seek to be as inclusive as possible, giving time for an all age, all ability item with a story, drama, science demo or activity. The children then head off to their Powerpack groups and adult sung worship continues including opportunities for all to contribute by praying or sharing a story or a word you believe the Lord would have you speak out to encourage others.
This is followed by a 30 minute message from the Bible often with pauses to discuss with one another and feedback to the speaker the topic that has been covered. During the week we also run a free ‘Community Café’, mid-morning until lunchtime for conversation, crafts and lunch, which is dementia friendly, and all welcome.
See website for times and further details.
247 Leyland Lane, Leyland, PR25 1XL
Leyland Methodist Church
Leyland Methodist Church is in Leyland town centre. You are very welcome to join us for a full programme of weekly all age activities and varied Sunday acts of worship.
Leyland Methodist Church is a thriving Christian community in the heart of Leyland town. A Methodist presence has been on the site on Turpin Green Lane for more than 150 years, since the Methodist Day School was planted there in 1868.
There continues to be a very strong commitment to Leyland Methodist Schools, now on Canberra Road. Our church exists to ‘Link Lives Through Jesus’ by Encountering God, Enjoying Life Together, Enabling Giving, Embracing the World and Equipping Disciples.
As well as our Sunday services, activities take place throughout the week, including Messy
Church, a Community Cafe, Little Fishes, (our parent and toddler group), MADMOB music and drama group, bible study, Alpha and other courses and groups for all ages.
See website or our Facebook page for full details.
Turpin Green Lane, Leyland, PR25 3HA
Orthodox Church of the Holy Apostles
We are part of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain and in communion with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
We are a parish of all age groups. Our main service is the liturgy on Sunday morning. A warm welcome is waiting for you and we hope you feel at home.
Although part of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, our members include people from many nationalities including Greek, Cypriot, Russian, Romanian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Indian, Malaysian as well as British. To cater for our multi-national membership our services are therefore mainly held in English with about 10% of the liturgy in Greek. Refreshments are served after the liturgy.
We have received a number of new people into the Orthodox Church over the years. We offer prison visits, funerals, baptisms and weddings. We have Sunday School and several social occasions during the year.
See our website for further details or to get in touch with our Priest.
403 Leyland Lane, Leyland, PR25 1TA
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Midge Hall Methodist
Small Church – Big Welcome
Come and join us to experience how the love of Christ is shared at Midge Hall.
Midge Hall Methodist Church is an active and growing church with a big heart and open arms. We meet at Sunday worship, in small growth groups, at Messy Church and on many social occasions to explore our faith and worship God.
Midge Hall is on the edge of town and bridges the gap between it and the countryside. Much of our heritage comes from dedicated farmers and rural folk who were committed to providing the love of God in our local area.
Midge Hall Methodist Church is constantly looking at how we are following God’s calling and are willing to try new things as the Spirit moves. A new housing development is going up behind our church and we will be involved in the new community. Our desire is to serve God and the community in this place called Midge Hall.
We find that this gets lived out in many ways as we are open to the Spirit and continue to seek God’s guidance in this place.
Longmeanygate, Midge Hall, Leyland, PR26 6TD
Leyland United Reformed Church
You will find us at the centre of town offering a warm welcome to all, with a Family service, on Sundays and various activities during the week for children and adults.
Although our congregation is small, we strive to follow Jesus’ example to bring the kingdom of God to our community. As well as our Sunday worship, additional services at special times of the year are advertised on our notice board.
We are a Dementia friendly church and are signatories of the South Ribble Dementia Charter welcoming people living with Dementia and their carers. Members of our congregation work to support Amnesty International and the Unicef Mite scheme,
which supplies re-hydration sachets to the needy in war zones or natural disasters.
Our cellar is the local base for Tools for Self Reliance and we help with the work of the local CTL food bank. We have a Mother and Toddler group and have Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers plus Rainbows, Brownies and Guides.
Following worship once a month, we share a soup lunch and we offer a hot lunch on the first Tuesday of each month.
All are welcome.
Quin Street, Leyland, PR25 2TA
Church of England
St Ambrose is a place where differences in catholic and evangelical theology are reflected and celebrated within ‘the bridge church ethos’ of The Church of England.
Saint Ambrose Church is part of ‘The Inclusive Church’ movement. We host an ‘Open Table’ every month where members of the LGBQTIA community and supporters of an inclusive church can worship in a safe sacred space. It is here we hope each person, regardless of ethnicity, belief, religion and sexual orientation will feel valued.
We welcome the honest seeker after truth and the curious, into a greater understanding of discipleship. Will you help us to achieve this?
We are a traditional church where ministers wear vestments and the choir is robed. See the website for Sunday service times, monthly services, Church Brigade and Mini Church (formerly Sunday School) details.
We also have the following groups; Mothers Union. Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides.
Bible Studies, Spirituality group, and study groups are also held.
Please see notices on the website for times.
Moss Lane, Leyland, PR25 4XA
Church of England
We are a family of all different backgrounds and ages, seeking to be a church that follows Jesus, hears the Bible and loves people.
At St Andrew’s Leyland we seek to be people who love Jesus and who love God’s Word. On a Sunday we meet together as 4 separate congregations, with a traditional Book of Common Prayer service, family services with children’s work and a service with a relaxed feel.
Anyone is always welcome at any of our services, which are usually followed by refreshments. As well as busy Sundays, there are also a number of other ministries which run throughout the week, including our Luncheon club for older folk, our Good News Group for Adults with Learning Disabilities, and our Friday Litany prayer service.
We have a number of ‘Growth Groups’ meeting each week to study the Bible in people’s homes around Leyland and further afield, as well as various mid-week children’s and youth groups, and sports groups for older or younger folk!
Church Road, Leyland, PR25 3EL
Church of England
We warmly welcome people of all ages and stages of life. Our Sunday worship varies in style, is Bible focused and aims to be engaging for all.
St John’s is a welcoming, informal, and active evangelical Anglican church.
We’re a family united by our faith that Jesus Christ is good news and abundant life for all who follow him. We’re passionate about sharing this good news in Leyland and beyond while serving our community by showing God’s love in action.
Everything we do at St John’s is centred around God’s true and life-giving words found in the Bible and this is reflected in our various services and activities. Our
main worship service is on Sundays where we sing, pray, listen to God’s word and have fellowship together.
We have supervised children’s groups and once a month we celebrate communion. On Wednesday evenings we have a more alternative and contemporary service called Wednesday Night Worship. Throughout the week we have a variety of different groups for all ages.
See our website for details.
Leyland Lane, Leyland, PR25 1XB
Church of England
St James’ is a church in the Liberal Catholic Tradition of the Church of England and focused on the Eucharist.
All are most welcome to all our services. We strive forward on our journey with God, going boldly where he leads us and seeking to spread the Good News of His Son.
Faith is the final frontier and we seek out new souls for Christ. In the power of the Spirit we hope to bring the Love of God to our community.
We have thriving Sunday School, uniformed organisations, a large Parent and Toddler group, a Mother’s Union, an altar guild, servers, a choir, bell ringers and many other organisations all of which welcome enquiries.
We do all we can to welcome all those who enquire of us for Baptism and provide a wider wedding welcome.
Slater Lane, Leyland, PR26 7SH
Built in 1963 /1964, with a circular, award winning design, St Mary’s is the catholic church in the town.
St Mary’s is a Benedictine parish served from Ampleforth, which aims to be a community that is open and welcoming to all, with prayer and worship at the centre of what we do.
Within the parish boundaries are two prisons, two primary schools and a high school. The parish is vibrant with over 30 parish groups, catering for all age groups; several for children and young people. some for the not so young, social and charity groups also.
Others groups reach out and visit those in need.
The parish aims to have the spirit and joy of the Good News visibly present in all our actions, open to change and led by the Holy Spirit.
The parish fosters the unity of the Christian churches and the building of good relations with people of other faiths. Evident as the parish runs the town’s foodbank helping those in need.
Broadfield Drive, Leyland, PR25 1PD
Churches Together in Leyland works alongside and in conjunction with other denominations and religions in Leyland.
The two prisons in the Leyland area, HMP Garth and HMP Wymott are served by multi-faith chaplaincy teams, providing pastoral care to all prisoners.
For information contact Chaplain Calum Crombie, email@example.com