St Leonard’s Church supports a number of causes through volunteering, giving and through prayer. Some of the local causes in recent years have included:
As a church, we support Traidcraft.
We recently raised awareness and aimed to twin our 2 church toilets with 2 overseas. We had an overwhelming response and are now looking to twin 8 toilets in total - the 2 in church and 6 in the St Leonard's Community Centre. Thank you to all! Several people have also sought to twin their own toilets too! 2.3 billion people around world do not have access to a safe and hygienic toilet. Flushing away Poverty. See www.toilettwinning.org
St Leonard's Community Centre
The centre is situated at the heart of Wollaton Village and of the community. It offers excellent and flexible facilities for a wide range of activities.
In the Main Hall there is seating for up to 185 people and the Small Hall can accommodate 80 people. A partition separates the halls but when removed the space generated can be used for larger events. There is also a combined office and meeting room that is available to hire and will take up to 15 people.
There is a well-equipped kitchen and kitchenette which service the two halls. The car park has spaces for nineteen vehicles and there is wheelchair access at both the front and rear of the building.
For bookings and information about hire charges the Administrator, Kerry Pashley can be contacted:
Wollaton Care Group
The Wollaton Care Group was established in 1974. It is community based, but a large number of the volunteers are connected with churches in Wollaton. The Care Group seeks to serve lonely, elderly and disabled people in the area, helping clients to stay in their own homes as long as possible. It has four main areas of work:
- Visiting lonely or housebound people and keeping in touch by an occasional phone call for a friendly chat.
- Running two weekly Luncheon Clubs, on Wednesdays in St Leonard's Community Centre, Bramcote Lane and on Thursdays in the Wollaton Vale Community Centre. Social Services provide the meal which clients pay for.
- Organising a number of outings each year to local places of interest.
- Holding two fund-raising coffee mornings each year.