Visit Flamstead & St Leonard's

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On this page is some information to help you plan a trip to VISIT St Leonard’s church or Flamstead village.

St Leonard’s is a mediaeval church building dateing from c. 1120. It was spared a Victorian makeover, although this did leave the 20th and 21st centuries with a lot of restoration work. There is a range of TREASURES with regionally important WALL PAINTINGS and mediaeval GRAFFITI along with an 3.2 ha (8 acre) CHURCHYARD in the centre of the picturesque VILLAGE.

For further information about St Leonard’s, see the RESOURCES area of this website or DOWNLOAD some of the interpretative materials.

St Leonard's towerChurch opening hours

St Leonard’s is open every day (7 days per week) from about 10:00 am to about 5:00 – 6:00 pm (or dusk in winter).

For times of services visit the church website.


There is a WC in the church for those visiting or attending services.

There is step free access and a hearing loop.

In Flamstead Village (including Trowley Bottom) there are currently two pubs and a village shop, all open 7 days per week. There is a post-office in the shop. Regular concerts and other events are held in the church.

Finding us

St Leonard’s Church
High Street

By road: about 1 mile from Junction 9 on the M1
Bus numbers: 34 and 46
Nearest railway station: Harpenden

Please note that there is no dedicated parking available at St Leonard’s, but there is plentiful parking in nearby streets and (free) car parks. During festivals and other events, special arrangements are made for parking around the village. Please consult promotional material and temporary signage on the streets.

For further information

You can view (and hence download) PDFs of the printed materials about the church and village created by Flamstead Heritage on our DOWNLOADS page.

Visit the church website for further details about the church and for contact information, e.g. should you wish to hire the venue. Visit the Parish Council website for more about the village.

Completing your visit

We hope you enjoyed your visit. If you have valued it, please consider:

  • completing our visitor survey (online visitors’ book – opens in new tab/window)
  • making an entry in the visitors’ book in the church
  • posting something on social media about your visit.
  • contributing to the upkeep of the church; it costs £150 a day to run.