The Leigh Bell-Ringers
The bell-ringers of St Bartholomew's Church practise each week on Thursdays (7.30pm to 9.00pm). Bell-ringing is a way to meet people from every walk of life and is suitable for anyone from ten to ninety years old. One does not have to be musical, though a sense of rhythm is helpful. As far as is known, we, in Leigh, are the only bell-ringers in the world who ring from a tiered gallery, standing on the pews.
Ringing for the "midnight" service - Christmas 2004
Taking part in the ringing for the midnight service were: AVH on the Treble, AG on 2, HVH on 3, AG on 4, GG on 5 and LB on Tenor.
The bell ringers' web page is:- http://www.surreybellringers.org.uk/towers/leigh-st-bartholomew-great
and has a contact email address. Alternatively see the Leigh Post or the notice in the Church. If you are interested or just curious drop in on a Thursday evening.
Young bell-ringers are always welcome, those aged 10 or more tend to learn quickly.
Usually the young bell-ringers begin by coming on Thursdays, 7-8pm. It is a sign of progress when they are able to join in Sunday ringing and then for weddings. Several young ringers have learnt bell-ringing as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Contact information: The Leigh Post or the notice in St Bartholomew's Church.