Welcome to our church

Photo of St Mary's Leake from the air

St Mary’s Church Leake is a beautiful grade 1 listed church in the shelter of the North Yorkshire Moors. It is a place of calm next to the busy A19 as it connects York to Teesside.

The church was once in the deserted Medieval village of Leake; it now serves the two thriving nearby villages of Borrowby and Knayton. We strive to be an inclusive Christian presence at the heart of our local communities.

Our prominent location is known by many who use the A19, and we warmly welcome them as our “second congregation” who also love this special place. If you have driven past but never stopped, please do consider visiting. Whether you are drawn here as a place of quiet, to pray, or to learn about our rich history, you are welcome. We are open daily during daylight hours and we have services most Sundays.

If you can’t visit us regularly, you can still keep in touch with us. Become a friend of St Mary’s by signing up for our occasional email newsletters. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and X (previously called Twitter).

We are part of the Diocese of York in the Church of England, but we welcome people of all backgrounds.

If you appreciate our work, please consider making a donation. We are a small local charity and we rely on your support.

We take our responsibilities to safeguard children and vulnerable adults very seriously. You can read our safeguarding policy here and if you have any safeguarding concerns, you can contact us here.

St Mary's Church, Leake