Welcome to St Nicholas’ Church, Leeds
Address: Lower Street, Leeds, Kent, ME171RL
Directions: see map below
Mr. Brian Hardy, tel.01622 842915
Mr. Chris. Saunders, tel.01233 663365
Leeds is a village some five miles south east of Maidstone. It has some 600 dwellings, a primary school, two pubs and a village hall. Leeds Castle falls within the parish. The church forms a single parish with Broomfield.
The church has some Saxon elements, a notable Norman tower with 10 bells and a mainly 15th century nave and chancel. The large churchyard is open and in use. Financial upkeep is supported by the Friends of Leeds and Broomfield Churches.
Monthly pattern of services at Leeds:
1st Sunday: no service (service within the parish at Broomfield)
2nd Sunday: 11am Family Service
3rd Sunday: no service (Communion within the parish at Kingswood)
4th Sunday: 11am Sung Eucharist
5th Sunday: Benefice Service
Other church activities include a Thursday “café in the porch” drop-in for school parents (Leeds & Broomfield School is opposite the church), benefice-wide groups for bible study and Lent study, fundraising events including concerts and a massive annual book sale, free parish magazine, bellringing.
There is a separate village hall in Leeds, but the church is nevertheless used for a number of village events such as the annual village flower and vegetable show, the meetings of the U3A choir and the meetings of the parish council.