There is plenty going on in South Leigh and all are welcome to join in.

If you have a club, activity or committee that would like to welcome new participants, please contact to discuss the details.
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  • Baby & Toddler Group

    Hello everybody!

    I'm looking for some playmates in South Leigh. If you would like to help me restart the village Baby and Toddler Group please contact my mummy, Rachel.
    Thank you!

    Matilda Murphy, 14 months
    07980 913822
  • Bell Ringers' Society


    What's Bell Ringing all about?

    Bell ringing is a team activity that stimulates the brain and helps to keep it fit... it also makes a glorious sound! Many consider ringing to be their contribution to church life, others do it for the pure pleasure it brings. Ringers come from all walks of life and range in age usually from ten to those in their eighties.

    Why learn to ring?

    A global group of friends
    Lifelong learning experience
    Maintain a traditional skill
    A service to the church and community
    Team activity
    A great mental workout
    Opportunity to visit amazing places

    Come and see

    Listen for the bells at a church near you, or visit
    this website to find a tower in your area, then go along to see what bell ringing is all about.

    Change Ringing

    The origins of change ringing lie in the sixteenth century when church bells began to be hung with a full wheel. This gave ringers control of their bell, which allowed sets of bells (rings) to be rung in a continuously changing pattern.

    Music is created by moving bells up and down the ringing order to a defined sequence of changes known as a method. Learning a few simple methods allows ringers to join in with other bands in towers around the world.

    Could I become a ringer?

    Ringing is a well within the capabilities of most people. The initial teaching takes several weeks, after which a learner can begin to ring with the rest of the band. Most ringers practice once or twice a week and ring before or after church on Sunday.

    How to find out more...

    For ringing at St. James the Great, South Leigh, practice night is on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.00pm and ringing for the Sunday Service 9.00am to 9.30am.

    For more details, please contact:-

    Tower Captain: Les Curwood - 01993 705981
    Deputy Tower Captain: David Smith - 01993 702727


    Visit a tower near you when you hear the church bells
    Look for posters in church porches listing ringing activities


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    Ringing to celebrate Malcolm & Sue Osmundson's wedding (1st August, 2012)

    © Keith Chandler

  • The Village Book Club
    The village book club continues to meet regularly throughout the year. If you enjoy reading and meeting with others to share your thoughts on a shared book then this club could be for you.

    We read a range of books and all members have the opportunity to choose a book to read. We read a variety of genres and usually have 6-8 weeks to read the book. We will be reviewing the current book and choosing the next one on 4th July at 8:00pm. New members welcome.

    If you would like to come please contact Karen Wilson on 01993 771346 / for up-to-date information.

    We look forward to seeing you.
  • Church flower arranging
    I would like some help with the church flower rota please. The Sunday morning worship is at 9.30am and so flowers may be put in the church any time to suit you on Thursday, Friday or Saturday. You do not need to have any 'flower arranging' skills. There are plenty of pots and vases in the cupboard in the vestry. Flowers from the garden or market with a bit of greenery will look lovely. Please look at the St. James flower rota to choose a date, perhaps in memory of someone dear on a birthday or anniversary. The rota can be found here or on the notice board in the church porch.

    Please contact Liz Ashwell - or 01993 703534.

    FLOWER ROTA 2018

    February 3July 21Wedding
    February 10July 28
    February 17August 4
    February 24August 11
    March 3August 18
    March 10August 25
    March 17September 1
    March 24September 8
    March 31EasterSeptember 15
    April 7September 22
    April 14September 29
    April 21October 6
    April 28October 13
    May 5October 20
    May 12October 27
    May 19November 3
    May 26November 10Remembrance
    June 2November 17
    June 19November 24
    June 16December 1
    June 23December 8
    June 30December 15Christmas
    July 7December 22
    July 14December 29
  • Gardening Club (South Leigh United Gardeners)
    Next meetings:
    • December 19th ~ Garden related quiz and social event.
    • February 20th ~ Snowdrop visit.
    • March 20th ~ A review of garden plans for the year ahead, questions, ideas etc. Plus: Seed swap – bring those unwanted, surplus or special seeds to exchange for something different.
    Open to anyone interested in his or her garden. Meetings are at 7.30pm in the village hall, unless otherwise indicated.

    Annual membership fee is £10. Most events are free to members, £2 for non-members; trips, external speakers etc. may incur a further charge for all attendees.
    NOTE: SLUG members are available to do garden work for any villager who is unable to manage their garden themselves, in return for a donation to SLUG funds.
    For more information and enquiries, please contact Richard Law – 01993 773355 or

    SLUGS enjoy their summer barbecue on Wednesday, 20th July 2016. It might have been a warmer evening but hey! this is England, and at least it didn’t rain.
  • South Leigh Children's Playground
    Calling all families...
    This summer, the 2nd renovated springie has been reinstalled in the playground. The playhouse has been renovated and the cradle swing frame painted.
    Next Spring there is more work to be done and we will need to have a working party to help with the work. The plan is to clean and lift the safety surfacing tiles from beneath the swings and to re-lay the tiles to minimise the gaps. Wet pour repair kit will then be used to fill any gaps. This will need a team of people to do the work but it will save thousands of pounds that would otherwise be spent on new safety surfacing. The flat swings will be replaced and the frame painted.
    We will also need to apply for grants as playground equipment is very expensive. We are looking to raise around £5000 to add to our existing balance to have new adventure climbing equipment.

    We would like to thank the Summer Fayre committee for their donation of £1000 which will be put towards adding a new piece of equipment in the playground. We have three quotes and some ideas of what we could add. If you would like to know more and see the designs, please contact Karen Wilson on 01993 771346 or
  • Scrap-Book & Card-Making Craft Group
    Crop, paper, scissors.
    A monthly crafting group that will consist of scrap-bookers and card-makers, but you are welcome to bring along any type of crafting.
    The cost is £15 for the day, which runs from 9.30am to 4.00pm in South Leigh Village Hall on the Saturdays listed below. The price includes drinks and refreshments. Basic paper-crafting tools will be available to use on the day such as a die-cutting machine but please bring anything else you’d like to use as well as your lunch. We will be on hand throughout the day with our expertise to give help if needed. Each month you’ll have also have the chance to take part in a raffle to win some new craft stash.

    18th February
    18th March
    22nd April

    20th May
    24th June
    22nd July

    30th September
    21st October
    25th November

    We require pre-booking and payment a week before. For any further information and to book a place please contact:

    Sharon Sanderson: / 07733 360310
    Louise Griffiths: / 07702 111955
  • South Leigh Football Club
    Chairman: P. Catling​ ~ Secretary: Vacant​ ~ Treasurer: M. Wilson

    South Leigh Football club would like to thank the outgoing secretary, Steve Johnson, for undertaking the role for many years now.
    We do not have a replacement, so the Football Club would be pleased to hear from anyone who might be interested in taking it on.
    Please contact Martin Wilson on 01993 771346 or Pamela Catling on 01993 775607 for more information.

    On a separate matter, we are thinking of holding a “fun five-a-side” competition for the village so would be pleased to hear from anyone with relevant experience who could help organise and run an event this summer.
  • The W.I.
    The South Leigh Women's Institute meet once a month.  Not only is the WI a chance to meet new, and old, friends, we have a wide range of activities, talks and lectures, trips and opportunities to try new skills in our annual programme.   All meetings are held in the village hall, on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7.30pm except January, February & March when we meet at 2.30pm. We would really like to see you there.
    Liz Ashwell: 01993 703534 or

    For more information and news about the South Leigh WI group go to
    Women's Institute