St Edward's Church Leek

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R Giansanti
Staffordshire, UK26,064 contributions
Lovely views
Nov 2019
St. Edward's Church holds Holy Communion at 8 am, and Morning Worship at 9:30 am on Sunday. We visited St. Edward's after their Morning Worship Service. There were still a few people left from the service. They were all incredibly welcoming and warm. We got into a converstation with one of the members for about 20 minutes. What a delightful gentleman. The church is small but worth a look, there are beautiful stained glass windows and embordery pieces displayed throughout the church. The scenery around the church is beautiful. In the back there are some stunning views of the countryside fields, especially now with the fall colours.
Written November 7, 2019
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pamela c
Leek, UK21 contributions
stunning church
Sep 2019 • Couples
My husband and I have today visited St Edwards church Leek open day. We have both lived in Leek all our lives visited the church many times but this was different. we took a guided tour of the tower with stunning views over Leek. We also went in the underground tunnel they have more recently found. A wonderful fascinating insight to a really old church .The members of the church were really friendly and welcoming. Thanks to Robert for his tour up the tower very enthusiastic guide. Pam and Ken Clowes
Written September 14, 2019
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Andy-S60
London, UK1,834 contributions
Eerie, even in daylight...
Aug 2019 • Couples
As visitors to the town, we wandered around the churchyard, and enjoyed reading the family histories engraved on the hundreds of 18th- 20th century headstones. The church building was very imposing; dark, almost uninviting, and, sadly, locked, so we couldn’t get inside at 4pm on a Friday afternoon, which was a shame. Whatever internal treasures were to be seen, were, unfortunately, let unseen. There were no information boards anywhere so we could not read anything about what, where, why or when. So overall. A lovely looking building with surely a huge history, but unless I now google it, I will never know. Will I? Well probably yes, but for all those who can’t/ won’t, then St Edward’s, you could do better.
Written August 23, 2019
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vivEngland
Preston, UK712 contributions
Enjoyed wandering round it
Jun 2019 • Couples
It is certainly worth calling in to see this lovely old church with gorgeous stained glass windows, including two big round ones. There is a font in alabaster and marble and an Eagle lectern. Also, a lot of very nice embroidery in different parts of the Church.
Written June 20, 2019
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Daveshent
Leek, UK916 contributions
History
Mar 2018 • Friends
Lovely church overlooking the town and Brough park, steeped in history relating to the former abby and Bonnie Prince Charlie
Written October 28, 2018
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Saraki
Trentham, UK165 contributions
There is another church!
Aug 2018 • Couples
I have visited St Edwards many times and it is indeed interesting, particularly the embroideries. However, I am surprised at no mention for Leek’s other outstanding church, All Saints at Compton. They are open Saturday mornings, welcoming volunteers on hand to talk to you and the church is a beautiful example of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood’s work along with the Oxford Movement’s beliefs. Windows designed by Burne-Jones and walls painted with exquisite art work.
Don’t miss it!
Written August 11, 2018
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JXXXR
4,893 contributions
Well worth a visit if you're in the town
Apr 2018 • Couples
St Edward's Church is fantastic in Leek town centre which is free to enter. It's well worth going for a few minutes if you're in the area as the interior is quite impressive.
Written April 25, 2018
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steve3pam
Whitley Bay, UK143 contributions
A worthwhile visit
Mar 2018 • Couples
Whether we missed something but could have done with finding a factsheet summarising the history of the church. Some interesting articles on display but was that it?
Written March 16, 2018
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Diane S
Staffordshire171 contributions
A lovely family church
Jan 2018 • Friends
Lovely Church with loads of character. The oldest Church in Leek, the mother Church. Well looked after by a deciated team and loved by so many. The stain glass windows are amazing and a must to see.
Written March 4, 2018
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Jonathan C
11 contributions
Great history
Aug 2016 • Business
I went on a organised visit with a group of us.
Loads of history at the back of church you can see where they sharpened arrow heads years ago. Also on one of the very old crosses in the grave yard you can see musket ball marks where it had been used for target practice.
If you can get a booklet on the history and then go and look at what it is saying it is great. Some of the stones were moved as the best cannon in the UK was used to get the last people out or try, also rumours of tunnels from there to the abbey have never been proven though talked about a lot, you can clearly see a pathway fro the church to the abbey, the only tunnel was found under the alter, we were not allowed to look at it due to safety, they think it was just a place to hide as it does not seem to go anywhere just under the alter and part of the church. Seem like the other tunnels to the abbey were just local legend.
Great history, if you can get a booklet or book 1st or even get a group of you and go on a guided tour like we did it is great as the man who told us the history was fantastic and made it even more interesting. I want to go again as we ran out of time and we had 3 hours, though half hour was inside having a brew and biscuits. If you like historic things you will love this (with the right information even better).
Great for all I could have spent the day half a day outside and half inside very easily.
Written July 11, 2017
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