Friends of St. Leonard’s

Who Are We?

The Friends of St Leonard’s was inaugurated in September 1984 to support the church. We now have 169 members.


Friends of St Leonard’s was established to:

  • Promote wider interest in the ancient church of St Leonard’s, Bengeo
  • Assist the Parochial Church Council of Holy Trinity Church, Bengeo, in the continued preservation of St Leonard’s Church, and to
  • Provide for the enrichment and continued use of St Leonard’s Church.

We are a group of volunteers working to keep St. Leonard’s church open and available as a centre for Christian worship and a place of peace for the people of our community. We have been entrusted with the care of the oldest building in Hertford, and over the years our fund-raising efforts have purchased a new organ, a portable keyboard, chairs for the church, the lighting and sound reinforcement systems, choir stands and hymn books, funded conservation work on the paintings of Moses and Aaron, as well as providing for the survey of the wall paintings,restoration of the funeral hatchments, and most recently, installed a water supply direct to the church.

We have no formal constitutional link with the PCC. The Friends of St Leonard’s promote interest in the church and raise funds to keep it in good order. We elect our own committee and control our own finances. However, we work in co-operation with the PCC and endeavour to have a PCC member on the FOSL committee.

You can join Friends of St Leonard’s by downloading the form below and sending it to: 
The New Members’ Secretary,
The Friends of Saint Leonard’s Church, Bengeo,
Flat 11, Bengeo House,
Bengeo Street, SG14 3TJ.

Please join us in our work and become a Friend of this ancient church. The annual subscription includes a newsletter and discounted entry to many of our excellent concerts and other events

The minimum annual subscription is:
Single Members: £5
Family Membership: £10

Join us!

Download an application form here


The Chairman of Friends of St Leonard’s is the Rev. Robert Thompson, The Rectory, Byde Street, Bengeo, Hertford.


Your kindness is much appreciated. Please donate using the form below

Friends of St. Leonards Donation Form