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Leigh Culture


Leigh-on-Sea is enriched with variety of historical buildings,art galleries,music festivals and lots of community events. 

Leigh Community Centre

Leigh Community Centre is in the heart of the community in Leigh-on-Sea. This over hundred years old building is full of life with a variety of different classes and various events for any age group.

A community cafe Cup of Leigh is situated withing the centre, where daily specials are provided along with hot drinks and food.

The Centre is a Town Council run facility welcome to be used by everyone, with the Leigh-on-Sea Town Council offices on site.

As well as running their own events on a periodic basis they have many regular users that hire the rooms throughout the Centre for their sessions. There are eight rooms available to hire including our Lower Hall which is ideal for fairs or celebrations.

To visit their website, please click here

Leigh Library

A much loved building in the Town, built originally as the Rectory in 1838 with the walled Library Gardens enhancing the building with its small play area for youngsters, beautiful and characteristic trees and Garden for the Blind.
Location: Broadway W, Leigh-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 2DA
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 9:00-17:00

Leigh Heritage Centre & Trail 

Located in the Old Town the Leigh Heritage Centre run by the Leigh Society is well worth a visit for interesting displays that guide you through the area's history, buildings and natural heritage. The Leigh Heritage Trail guides you through historical points in the town, you too can walk in the footsteps of the Elizabethan mariners, artists and open-air preachers. For details of the trail click here

St. Clements Church


The oldest part of the church is the circa 14th century North Aisle which resembles the inverted hull of a ship and is thought to have been constructed by the old boat builders of medieval Leigh. Look out for the churches frequent community events by clicking here

Endeavour Trust

The Leigh-on-Sea Endeavour Trust is a charitable organisation set up in 2001 in order to restore and maintain a historic fishing boat from Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England in its former glory.

There are two moorings in Leigh that are available to us; one to the east of the Two Tree slipway provided by Richard King, and the other just off Old Leigh, level with the east end of the bridge, provided by Reta Cocks. For more information click here

Maybe you would be the lucky one to spot the red sails graciously floating in the Leigh Estuary.

Fishermen's Chapel

New Road Methodist Church takes its foundation from the first visit of John Wesley to Leigh in 1748. The current building sits just beside the railway line in Old Leigh, across the railway tracks behind The Crooked Billet pub.

Fishermen's Chapel provides different services:

  • Wednesday Morning Coffee
  • Radio production company Folded Wing are based in their Studio
  • Dave Walker – cartoonist (video of Dave talking about his work, and working in the Chapel)
  • A Gospel choir meet every Tuesday evening
  • A variety of different classes and groups meet regularly
  • The Daisy Bowlers hold fundraising concerts

To visit their website, please click here