St Matthew's Church Leyburn

St Matthew's ChurchBuilt in 1868, Leyburn Parish Church remained as a daughter church to the parish of Wensley until 1956. It is the only church built by the architect Christopher George Wray but he also designed the Docks Offices, now the Maritime Museum, in Hull and the Cairo.

The church is light and airy and many visitors comment on its peaceful atmosphere and its simple beauty. A small Prayer Chapel offers opportunity for private prayer and you may light a candle or leave a request on the prayer board for the prayers of the parishioners. Information on church and town is displayed and the building is usually open every day from Easter to the end of September.

We have drawn up ambitious plans to extend and develop the church to serve the community in the 21st century. For more details, click on Leyburn Church Reshaping

Following on from the completion of the car park, toilet and upgraded kitchen facilities, the old choir stalls were removed to make room for a hospitality area. We are now focusing our attention on raising funds in this to pay for the next part of our re-development project. In the meantime why don’t you drop in and see the progress that has already been made, or even join us for one of our soup & pud lunches on Mondays?
We are also planning significant repair work required to refurbish our landmark clock tower as well as replacement of the main slate roof. Separate grant applications have been submitted in connection with this work.

If you would like to support this work you are invited to click on the following link;- Re-Ordering Project or visit;-

The warm and friendly congregation is growing and aims to be fully involved in the life of the town, supporting the local police, medical centre and farmers as well as residents, businesses and visitors. You are assured of a warm welcome at the services.

To find us, click on MAP  

Every Sunday at 10:30 AM we have a Parish Communion, although there are occasional exceptions when we have a combined Benefice Service with St. John's,

3rd Sunday at 3pm there is an informal service at St Matthew's

On Wednesdays at 0900 there is Morning Prayer for Revival at St Matthew's

 Please check the CALENDAR for changes or special services

Funeral Collection Policy

St Matthew's Church is open daily


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St Matthew's Re-ordering
Planned re-structuring of the church

St Matthew's Flower Festival
A very successful Flower Festival

Mothers Union Re-Launch
The Leyburn and Bellerby Branch of Mothers Union was relaunched
Open Mothers Union Re-Launch