Bell Ringing at St Leonard’s Church

Looking for a new hobby? Why not try Bellringing at St Leonard’s?
If you’re looking for a fun new hobby, then Bell Ringing at St Leonard’s is fun, rewarding and sociable.

We welcome people of all ages who have a musical ear and a desire to learn. Bell ringers practice at Swithland on a Thursday evening at 8pm. When you first start, we’ll take you through the basics and whilst it can take some time to learn, it won’t be too long before you are joining in properly and learning ’rounds’.

On Sundays, the group ring at Swithland, Woodhouse and Woodhouse Eaves on rotation.

When required and available they ring at weddings.

To find out more contact Jan Beeby.

ST LEONARD’S CHURCH SWITHLAND BELLS
A CELEBRATION WEEKEND
Saturday 11th/Sunday 12th June    
Following a long delay due to the pandemic, we are at last able to celebrate the refurbishment of our ring of six bells which took place in 2019. Please join us at one or all of the following events:

 Saturday 11th June 2pm – 5pm  
As part of Open Church, there will photographic displays of the Bell  Restoration Project from the initial fundraising, followed by the removal of the bells from the tower and finally the return of the bells in June 2019.  Tea, coffee and cakes will be served and you are welcome to visit the ringing chamber.  
5pm – 7pm
We are celebrating the return of the bells with drinks and nibbles, to thank all who gave so generously to the  project, raising a magnificent £25,000.  This includes individuals as well as various organisations who made donations and those who supported our various fundraising events.  

Sunday 12th June 9.30am
Our Annual Bell Ringers service during which we will give thanks for the success of the project and return of our bells.              We hope you are able to join us on this special occasion.
RSVP to Janet Beeby, Tower Captain.   
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