Historic Leith Church

The Friends of Leith Church invite you to attend the many events and concerts planned for this year. Proceeds and donations will be used for the continued restoration and maintenance of this 'Auld Kirk'. 

Donations to the Friends of Leith Church and the Leith Summer Festival will be deposited with the Community Foundation Grey Bruce, “Leith Summer Festival Flow Through Fund” and tax receipts will be issued by the Foundation. Cheques should be made out to the “Leith Summer Festival.” Use mailing address at bottom of this page


For more information on the history of this fine church, click on the "History" tab above.

We have purposely retained our traditional low-ticket prices in order to build an audience for the Leith Summer Festival, which continues to feature some of the finest artists performing today in Canada.

From CEILIDH to CHRISTMAS we present a menu of services, performances and activities that will provide a wonderful introduction to the outstanding acoustics and beauty of our heritage church and its surroundings.

Leith Church Open for Visits:

Leith Church will be open July and August Sunday afternoons from 2 - 4 pm or by appointment. 
For further information please email info@leithchurch.ca


May Events:


Car Rally has been RESCHEDULED to Summer 2019

May 20 ~  

Cemetery and Decoration Day ~ Church Open  

2:30 to 4 PM



June Events:

Concert #1 ~ June 30, 7:30 PM


Robert Kortgaard...

...a favourite collaborator for many of Canada's finest musicians, accompanies Julie Nesrallah.


Julie Nesrallah...

...actress and broadcaster who dazzles audiences with her engaging personality and her rich and deeply expressive voice.


July Events:

Concert #2 ~ July 14, 7:30 



Botos and Novotny

JUNO nominated bass player Paul Novotny and JUNO winning pianist Robi Botos are musicians who make their music with deeply passionate, melodic improvisations. Rare new jazz with an old soul, yet sounds fresh and timeless. Two of the most in- demand jazz artists in Canada.



Concert #3 ~ July 28, 7:30 PM

The Penderecki String Quartet...

...One of the most celebrated chamber ensembles of their generation. They champion music of our time, performing a wide rage of repertoire from Haydn to Zappa as well as premiering over 100 new works to date.

August Events:

August 4    10 AM - 3Pm

Annual Outdoor Country Market

August 4    7 PM - 9 PM

Annual Ceilidh with Celtic Music, Pipers and Dancing.  FREE WILL OFFERING

August 5    11 AM

Anniversary Church Service followed by lunch under the Old Oak Tree.

Concert #4 ~ August 11, 7:30 PM

Jonathan Crow

Youngest concertmaster in a North American Orchestra.

Philip Chiu

A pianist who turns every musical idea into a beautiful array of colours.

Gabe Radford

Awarded the Queen Elizabeth ll Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.

Concert #5 ~ August 25, 7:30 PM



Ensemble Made in Canada...

...Rapidly gaining recognition as Canada's premier piano quartet, this ensemble is leading the next generation of classical musicians. 



September Events:

Sweetwater Music Festival ~ September 21 - 23


There is a Sweetwater performance at the Leith Church on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 at 8 PM. 

 October Events:

Max Clark   ~   October 6  ~  7:30 PM


Max Clark plays "A Sentimental Journey".  Max makes the Leith Church sparkle with his piano playing and his lively banter.

 December Events:

Annual "Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols"

SUNDAY DECEMBER 16 at 7:30 PM


Collection only

Join us in the lamplit beauty and warmth of Leith's 'Auld Kirk' to hear again the story of the birth of Christ in word and song. The lessons will be read by members of the North Grey community and there will be congregational carol singing of many old favourites.

This is a very popular event and as seating is limited to 150 persons, we suggest an early arrival to ensure a place. Tickets are not needed.

Donations to the Friends of Leith Church and the Leith Summer Festival will be deposited with the Community Foundation Grey Bruce, “Leith Summer Festival Flow Through Fund” and tax receipts will be issued by the Foundation. Cheques should be made out  to the “Leith Summer Festival.” Use mailing address below.