Saint Leonard’s , Yarpole
- Road reference: Off A4103 Hereford/Worcester
- OS Grid Ref: SO 735 472 Ordnance Survey Explorer 190.
- Street parking – off-street for special events.
- Disabled access (but not yet to gallery).
- Open 8am to 7pm (dusk in winter) daily. Shop open daily.
- Café open mornings, Monday to Friday.
- Visit the website.
Saint Leonard’s Church was built in the early 14th century.
The detached bell tower has been dated to the end of the 12th century – the earliest so far dated in the county.
The chancel was rebuilt in the 1860s and a new north aisle added, designed by George Gilbert Scott.
The interior of the church is quite plain, but the nave has an impressive crown post roof with scissor braces and the choir is a good mid-Victorian ensemble.
In 2009 the church was substantially re-ordered, incorporating the Yarpole community cooperative shop in the west end, with a gallery café over, and new vestry and toilet accommodation. The building which is run on behalf of the parish by a management group is used both for worship and for a variety of secular uses, including music, drama, seminars, exhibitions and private parties. For more information including booking details go to the website www.saintleonards.talktalk.net.