Eligibility Criteria

  • Residential Care 
  • Respite Care
  • Retirement Living


Residents will be over 65 years of age for residential and respite care and over 60 years of age for retirement living.


Residents will be in active agreement with our Protestant Christian ethos and have a personal testimony consistent with our basis of faith.

Introducing Leonora Home

Chippenham is a traditional English market town in the heart of Wiltshire.  Many attractive villages nestle in the surrounding countryside, notably Castle Combe and Lacock - both within easy reach by car.  The city of Bath lies 13 miles to the west, also within easy reach by car. Chippenham has a good infrastructure, with a variety of shops, a library and other services.  The town is built either side of the River Avon, and there are lovely walks along the banks.

Leonora is an imposing old stone house. Its position at the top of a hill ensures there are special views over Chippenham and the Wiltshire countryside. A patio overlooking the pretty garden to the front is a sun-trap and a popular seating area in good weather, where lovely sunsets can be enjoyed. 

The main lounge is situated on the ground floor, together with the dining room and a smaller lounge. There are bathrooms with assisted baths and a walk-in shower. Facilities at this home include a garden, laundry and activities rooms.

A Wellbeing Package is also available for residents of the retirement flats. Please enquire from the home.

In keeping with our Christian ethos, there are daily devotional times taking a variety of forms, including two services a week, bible study, prayer meetings and communion. These are led by staff, residents and volunteers from the local churches. The home is well supported by the local Friends Group who befriend the residents and visit them on a regular basis. In addition, residents benefit from the involvement in the life of the home from like-minded Christians residing in the Retirement Living units on site.

We enjoy showing visitors around the home, but request that if this is the purpose of your visit you call us first to arrange a suitable time. This allows us to allocate a member of staff to answer your questions. Relatives and friends are welcome to visit at any time during the day, and there is the opportunity to purchase a meal in the home if they wish to do so, by prior arrangement.


20 residential care places

8 single apartments for retirement living

Other facilities

  • Assisted Bathrooms 
  • Large Garden 
  • Wheelchair Access 
  • 2 Large Lounges 

Further Information

  • You can personalise your room
  • Close to Local shops and Public Transport
  • The apartments are in a separate wing attached to the care home.

Online Tour

Take a brief tour around our Leonora Home by clicking the youtube video below.



Manager - Gaie Marshall, RN, BSc

Gaie is a Registered Nurse and a committed Christian, who has been in the caring profession for over 30 years. Gaie leads a dedicated and professional care team, and strives to deliver the highest quality and standards of service for all our residents.

Gaie has been managing the Leonora Home for many years and runs a tight ship, with christian love and care.

Business Manager - Jackie Bridgen

A committed Christian and with over 20 years experience in business, including three years at Leonora Home, Jackie compliments the management team well at the Leonora Home.

Contact & Location

Leonora Home, Wood Lane, Chippenham, Wiltshire  SN15 3DY

Tel:  0300 303 1445        Fax:  0300 303 1449


Situated in a residential area with a helpful car park in the front of the home.

How to find us:

By Car

Chippenham is about a 10 minute drive from the M4, Junction 17

By Train/Bus

Leonora is about a 5 minute taxi ride from Chippenham train station and a 15 minute walk from the bus station.

Governance Information

In order to reduce the charities' governance and administration costs, on 21st December 2016 we re-registered our care homes with CQC under the name of Pilgrims' Friend Society.  Previously this home was registered under the name of Pilgrim Homes. None of our staff, management or ways of working in the home changed as a result.

The results of the most recent inspection by CQC under the old registration of Pilgrim Homes can be seen by clicking on the CQC link and looking at the “old profile”.