(519) 371-5308 petetelford@sympatico.ca


May 2020


To all Patrons, Supporters and Subscribers of the Leith Summer Festival:

It is with regret, but with a sense of civic responsibility (and common sense), that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 season of the Leith Summer Festival.  We have delayed this announcement until now in hopes that somehow all or some of our concerts could still be staged – but it is not to be. Our five concerts, the Ceilidh, Country Market and Anniversary Service are all cancelled for 2020.

Our intention is to mount a full program of five concerts in the Summer of 2021, bringing you the high-quality performances that characterize our Festival. Hopefully, our other events will also be reinstated.

While we will not SEE you during this summer, we shall strive to stay in touch as much as possible by email, our website, and Facebook page, so that you can be fully informed about our planning for next season.

As a charitable organization that relies on donations and ticket sales (we do not receive government grants), we always appreciate financial support.  Should you wish to contribute to the maintenance and upkeep of the Historic Leith Church (built 1865), donations can be made by e-tranfer to our treasurer at leithfestival@noesgaard.ca.  No password is required. Cheques may be mailed to  Historic Leith Church, 419134 Tom Thomson Lane, Leith, ON, N0H 1V0. Tax receipts will be forwarded in due course for amounts over $20. 

Your generous support is greatly appreciated!

We wish you all the best, and good health!


Pete Telford
Henrik Noesgaard
Mary Reynolds


Interested In Learning More About Our Community?

Since its formal inception Historic Leith Church has been a centre of our communities ministry on the southern shore of Owen Sound Bay. To learn more about our fascinating church, community, and history, visit the page below.

ALL Up Coming 2020 Events ARE POSTPONED UNTIL 2021


Annual Outdoor Country Market

Dates: Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM "Under The Tent": Annual Outdoor Country Market - CANCELLED Seasonal produce, local crafts, writers, visual Artists, "Second-Time-Around" booth, and refreshments all at the Leith Church. For Vendor Application, click here...

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Anniversary Service

155th Anniversary Church Service followed by " Luncheon Under the Oak Tree",  - CANCELLED , 11:00 AM Guest Minister: Rev. Michael Brooks This service celebrates the formation of the Friends of Leith Church, the restored Leith United Church building, and its...

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Lessons and Carols

Date: Sunday, December TBA, 2020 - CANCELLED Time: 7:30 PM Historic Leith Church Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Join us in the lamp-lit 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...

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