Bluebell Service 2022

After a two year absence, it was a real joy to gather in Swithland Woods for our annual Bluebell Service.

The service was led by our Acting-Rector, Revd Colin Resch and the Bible Reading given by the Deputy Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jenni Tillotson. It was a beautifully warm and sunny afternoon and members of the Syston Band (pictured above) and a few of our choir members led the singing of our hymns. There was a fabulous turnout and people generously donated £190 to the work of The Children’s Society for which we are truly grateful.

The first Bluebell Service was held in Swithland woods on 20th May 1928 and has continued annually ever since.


  • Anne Scott

    Please could you send me the date for the 2023 Bluebell Service – not sure if it is 22nd May as advertised on your front page as it is a Monday.

  • Alison Snelling

    Could you tell me please where the bluebell service is actually held within Swithland Woods – thank you

    • kdu8fgk

      The Bluebell service takes place near the great pit roughly in the centre of the woods. If you are a user of what3words, you can find the location at after.calls.clip.
      We suggest parking in the North car park on Swithland Road and following the signs. As you get nearer, you may hear the sound of the brass band playing to welcome you in. The walk is about 20-30 minutes. Well behaved dogs are welcome (but we do suggest you keep them on a lead during the service itself).
      After the service, cakes and drinks are on offer at St Leonard’s Church.

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