Swithland St Marys Tower
Swithland St Pauls
Swithland Tower
Swithland St. Leonard
Swithland St Marys
Swithland St Pauls Snow
Swithland St Leonards Altar
Swithland St Marys
Swithland St Pauls Church
Swithland St Leonards Snow

Benefice Church Services

Sunday 4th September 2016

St. Mary-in-the-Elms

11:15 a.m.
BCP Holy Communion by Extension
Preacher: Dawn Daly

St. Leonard’s

8:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist Book of Common Prayer

9:30 a.m.
Sung Eucharist- Revd. Lisa

St. Paul’s

9:30 a.m.
All Age Worship
Preacher: David Clarke

Swithland Revd Lisa

‘Come and see’ .........

the church that is here for you........

Welcome to our united benefice website. We believe that every single person is unique and valued whoever and what ever they are. You can be sure of a very warm welcome at any of our three local churches where we hope you will come and find a home with us and become part of our living communities. 

Within our benefice we believe that there is something for everyone within our variety of styles of  worship.We believe in being thoroughly inclusive of all people and being a warm and welcoming church that meets people where they are.

This Benefice has three Churches covering three parishes and we are here to serve you and walk alongside you whoever you are. As rural parishes of Leicestershire, we have the gift of working and worshipping together with our brothers and sisters from the Baptist, Methodist and Roman Catholic Church families and this is a gift that we cherish and wholly support. 

Our Church buildings are very old where worship and spiritual growth have been taking place down through the centuries and we are proud of our historic roots.

If you would like to know any information on baptisms, weddings and funerals please do browse through our website or contact me by email or telephone. Or if you would someone just to simply listen, to pray with or just be alongside you then please do contact me or any member of our benefice ministry team.

As the parish church in the parishes of Woodhouse Eaves, Woodhouse & Swithland we are committed to serving you, being a vital part of our community and making the love of Jesus known.

Just come as you are ..... See you there .....

Revd. Lisa

The Rectory
165 Main Street
LE12 8TQ

Telephone: 01509 890972


Father, with so much bitterness abroad in the world, this poor world, stumbling from blunder to blunder, hard with hate, hollow with graves - may we who own the name of Christ shed abroad your love.

We pray for a broader vision of the needs of everyone and a deeper compassion to fill those needs.

Help us to live together as a people who have been forgiven a great debt.

Help us to be gentle, walking softly with one another.

Help us to be understanding lest we add to another’s sorrow or cause to flow one needless tear.

Help us to stand for what is right.

Help us be as anxious that the rights of others shall be recognised as we are that our own shall be established.

Help us to be as eager to forgive as we are to seek forgiveness.

Help us to know no barriers of creed or race, that our love may be like yours - a love that sees everyone as your children and our brothers and sisters.


Prayer by Peter Marshall chaplain to the US senate 1947/49