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St Thomas Leesfield







Services
Tuesday 10am - BCP
Sunday 11am - Eucharist
Sunday 10.50am - Sunday School 








Church

Sunday services are well-attended, and the Eucharist is celebrated every week. Due to our strong links to the school we have a large number of young families attending, and there is also a faithful and long-serving core of slightly more mature worshippers.

Throughout the Church year services are adapted to reflect the season, and on days such as Mothering Sunday and Harvest Festival we hold all-age services so that the children can be in 
Church for these special occasions.


Our Tuesday morning services are held in the small St. James’ Chapel within St. Thomas’ Church, and follow the Book of Common Prayer.

Full details of services can be found on our Parish Calendar by clicking here






Sunday School

Please come along and join us at St. Thomas’ Leesfield Sunday School.  We are a friendly bunch who welcome all children from birth to Year 6.  We have an amazing and dedicated team of Sunday School helpers who are happy to get stuck in and encourage the children in their learning.  There are songs, stories, crafts, quizzes, games and activities which we start in the school hall immediately after the first hymn in church.  Sunday School lasts for about 40 – 50 minutes then we return to church to take Communion and be blessed and join the congregation singing the final hymn.  A normal Church service usually finishes about 12.15am.

The older children enjoy reading during a service and at an all age service the younger ones are also encouraged to take part, including singing and leading prayers.

We enjoy special events together such as Whit Walk, Sunday School Nativity on Christmas Eve, Easter Egg Hunt and our Parish Sponsored Walk.

Children should be signed in using the book at the back of church at 10.55am to ensure an orderly start to the service at 11am.  Signing in your child is very important for Health & Safety reasons, so that we know who is here in case of a fire and so that we have a record of your child’s attendance for your future reference.

Please note that the admissions criteria for the local C of E Primary and Secondary schools include parental attendance at Church in addition to children’s attendance at Sunday School.

For further information please contact Karen at karen.jakeman@mad-mutts.co.uk and check out their Facebook Page by clicking this link St Thomas Leesfield Sunday School on Facebook



Harvest Queen/King


Each year a Harvest Queen/King and her/his retinue are chosen from our Sunday School children based mainly on their attendance.  The Queen/King is crowned shortly before the Harvest festival service and attends various services and social functions within the Community  throughout the year. Whilst the emphasis is on family social gatherings with other local Churches, there is also an important fundraising aspect.

In October 2015, our former Harvest Queen Lucy crowned Amy during a beautiful service attended by many well wishers.  Amy and her retinue, Lucy, Cody, Catherine, Ella, Annie and Logan have already had a few fundraising events including a Disco, a Nearly New Sale and the Christmas Tree display and there are many more to come.  Currently they are enjoying representing St. Thomas’ Leesfield Church at the many Rose Queen events within the Community.  



Ladies of Leesfield

The Ladies of Leesfield hold regular monthly meetings on a Thursday evening at 7.30. These meetings always have a topic, and there are often guest speakers. At present they are held in Lees Library, but on completion of the new Community Room they will be held at St. Thomas’ Church.

Coffee mornings at the homes of the members are also held monthly on Saturday mornings, and during the summer months Tea and Toast are served in St. Thomas’ Church. Occasional coach trips are arranged to places of interest, and all are welcome to come along.

For further details e-mail Audrey at aatkinsons@yahoo.com. Ladies of Leesfield meetings and events are included in our Parish Calendar by clicking here






Bell Ringing

Ringing for Sunday Service 10.30 a.m.
Practice night - Alternate Tuesday evenings 7.30 p.m. 
Contact Brian Hayes: brianhayes55@yahoo.co.uk













Uniformed Organisations

Rainbows
Monday 6-7pm                
Contact Angela Williams
 william.2@sky.com
Brownies
Tuesday 6 - 7.30pm
Contact Nicola Twiname

Guides
Tuesday 7.30 - 9pm
Contact Nicola Twiname

Beavers
Wednesday 6-7pm
Contact Kingsley Wood 
kingsley.wood@yahoo.com
Cubs
Wednesday 7-8.30pm
Contact Kingsley Wood 
kingsley.wood@yahoo.com
Scouts
Wednesday 7-8.30pm
Contact Kingsley Wood 
kingsley.wood@yahoo.com