St Leonards Church

  • About
    St Leonard's, Shoreditch is the ancient parish church of Shoreditch, often known simply as Shoreditch Church. It is located at the intersection of Shoreditch High Street with Hackney Road, within the London Borough of Hackney.

    The current building dates from about 1740. The church is mentioned in the line "When I grow rich, say the bells of Shoreditch" from the nursery rhyme Oranges and Lemons and is noted as being the resting place of many actors from the Tudor period.

    Whilst the church has had bells for many centuries, as evidenced by its inclusion in the Oranges and Lemons nursery rhyme, the current ring of 12 bells (plus a "sharp second" to allow a lighter ring of eight bells using 1, sharp second and 3–7 to ring a true octave), hung for change ringing, dates from 1994 when the bells were cast by John Taylor Bellfounders (now part of Taylors Eayre & Smith Ltd) of Loughborough

    This church is on the junction between Kingsland Rd, Hackney Rd and Shoreditch High St. (The nearest tube is Old Street on the Northern Line or Liverpool St on the Central or Metropolitan Line)

    Limited parking is free in some surrounding streets and available subject to some restrictions.
  • Built in
    1740
  • Address
    Shoreditch High Street
    London
    E1 6JN

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