Afternoon Luncheon Teas @ 1:00 pm
Every Wednesday afternoon in July & August between the hours of 1:00 and 3:00, our Summer Afternoon Teas, Talks & Entertainment will return to the Historic Leaskdale Church. The cost for a five-course luncheon tea with entertainment is $25.00.
Please call ahead to reserve seating @ 905-862-0808
Wednesday, July 6 - Off to Vimy Ridge – Uxbridge Secondary School teacher and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal winner, Tish MacDonald, joins us with a presentation entitled, “Off to Vimy Ridge”
Wednesday, July 13 – Through the Looking Glass – Bonnie Thomson of Through the Looking Glass will speak on her work and the patient restoration of the stained glass windows at the Historic Leaskdale Church
Wednesday, July 20 - Maud of Leaskdale – The play, Maud of Leaskdale, will be performed in a shortened version to accompany the luncheon tea
Wednesday, July 27 – Fibre Art – Rosemary Oliver invites you to enjoy the visual and tactile artistry of Fibre Art, where two and three dimensional pieces are created by stitching and sculpting with fabric, fibre and thread.
Wednesday, Aug. 3 – Maud of Leaskdale – Your second chance to attend the play, Maud of Leaskdale, complete with our 5-course luncheon tea
Wednesday, Aug. 10 – Anne of Green Gables, Movie producer, Kate Macdonald Butler – L. M. Montgomery’s granddaughter, Kate Macdonald Butler offers her first-hand production experience in the production of the new movie, Anne of Green Gables, starring Martin Sheen and Ella Ballentine
Wednesday, Aug. 17 – Downton Abbey – The much-anticipated Downton Abbey luncheon tea returns. This tea books quickly, so call early to reserve your seating
Wednesday, Aug. 24 – A Celebration of Poetry - Uxbridge resident, Kathy Clulow, will share the poetry connection between L. M. Montgomery and her aunt, Jessie Findlay Brown.
Maud of Leaskdale
Thursday, August 18 thru Sunday, August 28
The acclaimed one-woman play about the life of Lucy Maud Montgomery in Leaskdale is back in 2016 for 6 shows only on Thursday evenings and Saturday and Sunday matinees. Tickets and show dates will be available online in the coming weeks
Maud’s Island Dinner and Entertainment
Thursday, August 25
Maud’s Garden of Quilts Show
Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4
Both floors of the Historic Leaskdale Church will bloom with beautiful handiwork. Lunch will be served.
Saturday, October 29
This full day event at the Historic Leaskdale Church celebrates Lucy Maud Montgomery and her contribution to Canadian literature. The Day includes speakers, a luncheon, coffee and snacks. More details to follow closer to the date.
Maud’s Favourite Things Gift Show
Saturday, November 12 & Sunday, November 13
The Historic Leaskdale Church becomes a treasure house of beautiful gifts, home furnishings, decorations, confections, handmade accessories, paintings and crafts.
Community Christmas Concert
Saturday, November 26
Community talent takes the fore in an evening of music, dance, recitation and skits. All the family can join in the carol singing and fun, and enjoy a visit from Santa.
Community Church Service
Sunday, December 11
Our annual service will be held at the Historic Leaskdale Church at 1:00 p.m. and everyone is welcome to attend.
Discover Maud in the Garden
After two years of hard work, our statue of Maud is installed in the garden, unveiled on June 20th by The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. A beautiful work of art by local artist, Wynn Walters, she is seated in the garden looking across the fields she loved. Visit Maud in our church garden, sit and take your picture with her and finish with a tour of the home where she lived and wrote.
We are proud to bring Maud to the garden with the help of The Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Discover L. M. Montgomery’s Life in Leaskdale
Tea & Tour package – Available October to May by appointment only
Cost: Tea & Tour: $12.00 per person Tour only: $7 per Adult, Children under 12 free
Take a journey back in time to The Leaskdale Manse and Historic Leaskdale Church. Discover, nestled in our scenic garden, the only full-size bronze statue of Canada’s beloved author. Gain insight into Maud’s life with a historic video before walking in her footsteps on a guided tour through the church where her husband preached and the lovingly restored manse where she lived and wrote. After a photo-op in the garden beside the statue, enjoy tea and scones in our interpretive centre before perusing the gift shop for a book or two.
For directions to the site, please click on the following link, then the Get Directions button on top of the page:Directions to Leaskdale Manse National Historic Site
Bus Tours and Group Tours are always welcome – please call and book in advance.