** Click for one of our previous Psalm Sunday Service above.**
All activities at the Church are postponed until further notice
following government guidelines. 
Everybody Stay Safe and Stay Home.
God Bless. **


Welcome to St Leonard's Church.
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St Leonard's Church
is a Scottish Charity (SC005094) based in Forres, Morayshire with something for everyone.
During the Sunday worship there are crafting activities to do for the younger children at the front of the church, teas, coffees and cakes to go with a chat for after the service.


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St Leonard's Church in  Forres is taking the Church of Scotland's mission seriously to engage more actively with the community rather than wait for people to come in. This is sometimes called fresh expressions.


*Peer Support* 

Other projects include a Living Well peer support group on Monday mornings 10am-12 noon. This has benefited people with long term conditions and provides educational support and a chance to meet people in the same or similar situation.


*Parenting Support*

On Wednesday mornings there is still the parent and baby group Step by Step. A good place for a chat & reassurance by trained staff/volunteers while encouraging children to play in a safe environment.’

*Meditation Space*

The Minister of St Leonard's is keen that people have the opportunity to learn the art of meditation, contemplation and direct prayer or even to ask questions about what prayer actually is and how it could help your life.  All Are Welcome. You don't need to be a member to join in.

Keep a look out in the Forres Area for our notices outside the Church and any updates on meetings and timings. For further information on any of these, please contact 07519-558508

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~'Have I not commanded you? Be Strong and Courageous.
Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.'
Joshua 1:9



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   Breakfast Church
Hoping to encourage more families to join our discussions in the New Year!
What would you like the Church to be like for you? 

Join us in informal all age worship with food and special activities laid on for the children.
~Fun for all~

Find Us On Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/Breakfast-church-Forres-423520227845383/

~ ' And you will feel secure, because there is hope.
You will look around and take your rest in security.
You will lie down, and none will make you afraid.'
Job 11:18-19
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Messy Church


Families take part in a variety of activities, listen to a bible story, sing songs and finish off enjoying fellowship and food together.
Takes place in St Leonards Hall and led by:
Rev Dr Hamilton Inbadas
messychurchforres@gmail.com
01309-672856
@MessyChurchForres
https://www.facebook.com/MessyChurchForres/



~ ' You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you'
Isaiah 26:3 ~


~ ' I have said these things to you, that in me
You May Have Peace.  In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.'
John 16:33 ~
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      History of St Leonards Church
St Leonard's is named after the Chapel of Chapelton dedicated to St Leonard.
All that remains of the Chapel is a few foundation stones now overgrown with grass along St Leonard's Road.

The congregation owes its origin to the famous Disruption of 1843 when many across the land broke away from the established church to form
The Free Church.
The original Free Church in Forres was situated at the south end of Cumming Street and was opened in February 1844.
The congregation continued to worship in this building for the next 60 years until Forres High Church was opened in 1903 on its present site on the High Street.
A further seven ministries later the High Church became St Leonard's through union with Castlehill Church at the other end of the High Street.

More detailed information about the history of
St Leonard's can be found in a book published in 2003 to mark the centenary of the building.


~ ' Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things, Love Never Ends.'
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          Who's Who
Minister ~ Rev Donald Prentice
Rev John Morisson
Session Clerk ~  Roy Anderson
Clerk to the Congregational Board ~  Chrissie Suttie
Treasurer ~ Derek Charteris
Gift Aid ~ John Carson
Church Organist ~ Angus Hull
Flower convener & Tape Ministry ~ Audrey Gordon
Hall Bookings ~ June Machray
World Mission ~ Rev Alasdair Morton
Guild Secretary ~ June Machray
Guild Team Leader ~ June Machray
Amos Cards ~ Joan Paterson
Life & Work magazine ~ Joan Paterson
Christian Aid Coordinator ~ June Machray
Website ~ Lina Cancino


~ ' Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you'
1 Peter 5:7 ~

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Community 
If you require a visit Please Contact Us under reference:
Community Service.


Volunteer With Us
Would you like to make a difference in someone's life?
Why not give some of your time for the elderly?
Or perhaps you enjoy the sound of laughing baby's and children?
Do you love arranging flowers?
Are you a very organised individual waiting to be hands-on?
Please send us a message, telling us about yourself and your talents!

Email us on:
Stleonardsforres@gmail.com
Minister Rev D. Prentice
The Manse, Forres
01309672380
dprentice@churchofscotland.org.uk
Session Clerk R. Anderson
01309671595
royand@btinternet.com




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Must Click Links & Posters:
Christian Festival:
 http://refuelscotland.org.uk


Roarlight for the youth!

Paul Syrstad, director at Roarlight, made these great video's re-telling the parables of Jesus under the name 'The Parables Retold'. Watch the Good Samaritan now on their page!
Via their YouTube channel you can find many other video's like; 
* Spoken/word poetry, each about a different topic of faith, life and bible. 
* Ask The Pastor, find out answers on tough or common questions about the Christian Faith.
* The Challenge, this can be to study a particular book of the bible to going on a 5k prayer run.
* and Other Specials.
If this has got you excited too, go and check out their website and if you can support them.
http://www.roarlight.com

 THOUGHTS FOR ANYONE READING THIS WHO IS NEW TO FAITH. THIS IS SOME OF THE GOOD NEWS WE WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU!
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For anyone needing some inspiration or motivation to lead happy lives see : 

www.actionforhappiness.org