Welcome to St Leonard's, Yarpole.

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Welcome to the on-line home for St Leonard's Church, Yarpole, North Herefordshire.

The North Herefordshire venue, situated mid way between the market towns of Leominster and Ludlow. ideal for -

  • Conferences and Meetings                                                                               
  • Parties                                                                                   
  • Drama Groups
  • Rehearsals
  • Exhibitions
  • Concerts
  • and much more

St Leonard's Church underwent a £250,000.00 regeneration project in 2009 of which £37,000.00 was raised by the Parish. A Parish of 700! The scheme meant that the church was closed for 6 months while the work was carried out. It involved installing underfloor heating and a new, greener wood pellet boiler. The church now qualifies for the Government's Green Deal reimbursement scheme. The church roof was insulated. Two toilets were installed; one being suitable for wheelchair users. A seperate room was created for a vestry with the future possibility of it beng used a consulting room. Provision was made for Yarpole Community Shop to operate from specially constructed premises in the back of the church. A Gallery was created using the roof of the Shop building ensuring that the overall floor area of the church remained the same. This now houses the Gallery Cafe. Later, community participation resulted in the fitting of a stair lift able to cope with a wheelchair. The interior of the church was painted so that the building is now light and airy.
The church is now managed by a Building Management Group comprised of local residents.
Further work is still needed to incorporate the Chancel area into the church’s underfloor heating system and also to insulate the Chancel roof. Plans are underway for this and grant funding is being explored. It is hoped that this work will be completed within the next couple of years. However, extensive repair work is also needed for St Michael’s and All Angels Church at Croft Castle. The church at Croft Castle is not part of the National Trust. This work needs to be undertaken before further work can be undertaken at St Leonard’s.

For more information about St Michael’s please watch the video below –

croft church

St Michael's and All Angels Church at Croft is in urgent need of repair. The small church is situated in the grounds of Croft Castle, owned by the National Trust. The church, however, is still a working church and is looked after by the Parish.
At the end of last year the lead lining the cupola roof was noticed to be in a bad state of repair and water was entering and damaging the structure of the roof. Emergency repairs were carried out costing £7,000.
It is estimated that the complete repair will cost in the order of £60,000. A major cost being the scaffolding required in order to access the roof.