This is the third of the churches in Wallingford that I wanted to visit. It is also the oldest one in the town. Even though the church is the oldest in the town there is little history on Wikipedia about it being just a mention. The history I found came from Britain Express a site I find very useful for facts I need.
"St Leonards is the oldest church in Wallingford and stands on the Thames Path, just a few steps from the River Thames. There has been a church here since at least the late Saxon period, though it is possible that the first church on the riverside site dates back as early as the 6th century. Before the Norman Conquest it appears to have been known as Holy Trinity the Lesser.
You can easily make out the distinctive late Saxon stonework, with stones laid in a herringbone pattern. The Saxon stonework is most easily seen in the north wall and over the round-headed windows. The oldest part of the current structure is the tower, much of which is 11th century.
The church was heavily damaged in the 1646 siege of Wallingford, when Parliamentary troops used the church as a barracks. It took repairs in 1656, 1695, and 1700 before the church could finally be reopened for worship. From 1849 the church was rebuilt in Gothic Revival style, under the direction of Henry Hakewill. Thankfully, Hakewill's restoration preserved sections of the original Saxon building. Hakewill's efforts were not universally appreciated; architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner bitingly declared that Hakewill had not restored St Leonard's, he had 'mistreated' it.
Above the South side of the church and Left part of the churchyard
More of the churchyard
This part seems to be fro cremations
Around the West end are a few more headstones
above one of the headstones and a couple of graves with head and foot stones with a slab between them
Around the North side of the church. The churchyard is no longer in use but is well maintained.
Above the chancel arch with the Saxon carving in it.
Left the altar
Six candles and crucifix
Above a reminder that Remembrance day has just gone
Left looking to the back of the church
This photos were taken with my DSLR on the tripod.
Above the nave and Right the North aisle
Couple more views of the chancel arch and apse
Unusual in that there is no Pulpit but a lectern.
Left a view to the South aisle
There are quite a few memorials in the church
If the church is locked then you are given a key to the south door which I did not realise was not that old
Which will show up in the sunlight
Small memorial under the south window.
Right the murals by artist George Leslie
The all show angles
and are very revivalist in their looks
Found it quite hard to get a good shot of them.
another view of the small window and memorial. Right a Madonna and Child
Towards the South aisle again
The Lectern where the pulpit would normally go
Above one of the choir stalls
Right the altar in the South aisle
Above a tubed font with rather nice cover