Parochial Church Council

In 2011, the Parochial Church Council appointed Mrs Penny Ash as St Mary’s Church Warden until she left for retirement in Alderney. Since then there has been no Church Warden appointed with members of the Parochial Church Council taking individual responsibility.

The members of the Parochial Church Council (quarterly meetings) are as follows

Rev Carol Brennand became our Priest-in-Charge in October 2018

Linda West
Pat Moore
Alan Crosthwaite
John Saunders
Jenny Saunders (Secretary)
Richard Martin
Hugh West (Treasurer)

West Leightonstone Benfice

St Mary’s Leighton Bromswold is part of the West Leightonstone Group of Parishes which consist, in addition to Leighton Bromswold, The Parishes of Brington, Bythorn, Catworth, Keyston, Molesworth and Old Weston all are clustered around both sides of the A14 between Huntingdon and Thrapston.

Each church has a minimum of 1 service a month with Catworth (the largest in the group) having one every week and there is a small contingent who travel from parish to parish each week. Worship is broadly mid-range Anglican.

Services in St Mary’s Leighton Bromswold

2nd Sunday of every Month – 11.00am, alternating family service (café Church) and Holy Communion.

Events Held in St Mary’s Church

Annual ‘Music and Verse’ Festival’, organised by Alan Crosthwaite
Dawn Easter Sunday Service - in 2018 it takes place at 8.00am on Sunday 1st April 2018
Annual Communal Harvest Supper in Nave
September outdoor service in the village marquee

Ad Hoc Sinfonia – July 2013
Group Carol Service
Memorial Service
Life Group Services and Meetings
Start of ‘Gidding Pilgrimage’ - every year at 10.30am, lunch served at 12.00pm followed by the walk to Gidding - 2018 is on Saturday 12th May, between 60 and 120 people attend the service and the walk
September Village Weekend, including film show, community breakfast and evening events


Occasional Events

2010 – Fitzwilliam Quartet, organised by Ed Stonestreet
2013 - Ad Hoc Sinfonia organised by Brenda Stewart

Village Matters

Representatives from all seven parishes and the late Rev. Duck (Leighton Bromswold) launched a community magazine in July 2008 entitled Village Matters. This monthly magazine details the services across the villages each month and includes reports from each village correspondent and a foreword by the vicar. It carries advertising and is distributed free of charge to all 600 households in our villages. For special events a flyer can be inserted into the magazine.

The Leiighton Bromswold pages are further down the site - any information to

or 01480 891053


Up to 2018, they made grants to community projects of £3,700 and there is currently a fund of at least £1,300 for further grants.