Leigh, St Bartholomew the Great
Practice Night: Thursday
Ringing Times: Sunday Service: 9.30 - 10.00am. Practice: 7.30 - 9.00pm
Entry: Entrance is through the main church door and, turning immediately left, go up stairs to first floor gallery ring
Contact: Please send an email to the firstname.lastname@example.org Southern District Secretary
The church dates back to Saxon times, with part of the building remaining within the additions that have been made over the years. The aisles are 14th century and the Tower was added in the 15th. The ring of 8, dates from 1816, with a Leigh church dates back to the 13th century, but most of this building fell down and was re-built in the 16th century. It was extended by the Victorians and at the end of the 19th century the bells were re-cast, augmented to six and set in a new frame. In the early 60’s this frame required further strengthening with the bells tuned and re-hung in 1982. Ringing before 1965 was from the ground floor, but is now unusual in being rung from a tiered gallery. The church has some exceptional glass in the Chancel and three damaged but interesting brasses. The setting is very much of a country Parish Church.