What’s on in Leigh on Mendip



Click here for all your regular events in the Hall
here for the Hall Diary
St GILES’ CHURCH is open daily. Services.

See the Church page for weekly news and readings.
THE BELL INN – support your local pub !
See the Bell Inn Website or Facebook for opening hours, menu, specials, events etc.


Collections start from 6am
Recycling: Sat6, 12, 19, 26 (every Friday)
Refuse Bin: 19 (every 3rd Friday)

Garden Waste: Sat6, 19 (fortnightly Fridays)

NB Check the dates of collections after a bank Holiday
(1 day later after Easter Monday)
Monday 8th 7:30pm
WI MEETING (Memorial Hall).  The speaker will be Mary Cross from Organic Matters who will give a talk and slideshow on all aspects of willow with a demonstration of a plant support at the end. Ladies please come and join us.  Contact Caroline on 01373 812889 for more information or see our blog: http://leighonmendipwi.blogspot.com
Friday 12th
THE LEIGH LUNCH (Memorial Hall)  Open from 11.30am for coffee with table service. £6 for a 2-course hot lunch, including hot drinks. Email v.l.higginsfox@btinternet.com or call 01373 812087 to book by Tuesday 9th at the latest. Dietary needs catered for – just let us know when you book. Everyone is welcome.
If you would like help with transport please let us know when you book.
Saturday 13th
10:00am to 1:00pm

MEMORIAL HALL MAINTENANCE DAY We have our annual hall clean up day planned to catch up on any small jobs that may need doing. All volunteers are welcome, tea and coffee will be provided. The hall is a great village facility so please do come and get involved.
Monday 15th 7:00pm PARISH COUNCIL MEETING (Memorial Hall) Agenda – see Village Parish Council Noticeboards, 3 days before the meeting. Parishioners welcome to attend.
Saturday & Sunday 20th & 21st 10:am to 2:00pm
ST GILES CHURCH SPRING CLEAN The ‘Friends of Leigh Church‘ have organised a Spring Clean for our beautiful Grade I-Listed Church of St Giles. Between 10am and 2pm on both days, we will be giving the inside of the church a spruce-up. Also, our brilliant Village Rangers will be tidying outdoors, around the building and churchyard, weather permitting. Tea, coffee, cake and biscuits will be on offer to helpers. If you can spare an hour or two, inside or out, we would love to see you. Equipment will be provided, but you are welcome to bring some, too.
Thanks in advance for your support!
Monday 22nd 10:30amACTIVE LIVING CENTRE (Bell Inn) Open to the over 50’s. Full details on the LOMCA page.
Tuesday 23rd 6:30pmANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING (St Giles Church) This is an important meeting, open to all, and a great opportunity to find out more about the life and work of the church in our village and to consider getting involved. We look forward to seeing you there.
Wednesday 24th
12:30pm to 1:00pm

Stops by the old Telephone Box (every 4 weeks) from 12:30pm to 1:00pm. 2024 schedule is here.
Saturday 27th 2:00pm
WALK IN AID OF ACWW (from Memorial Hall) The WI are arranging to Walk in aid of ACWW (Associated Country Women of the World). We invite everyone (men, women, children and dogs!) to join us.  We plan 2 walks of different lengths (longest no more than an hour).  Refreshments, of course, back at the Hall.  Served from 3pm – all welcome – not just for those who have walked. All donations going to the work of ACWW. For more information see: https://acww.org.uk/fundraise-for-acww
Saturday 27th 4:00pm to 5:00pm (note change of time)
NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING TEAM VISIT (Memorial Hall) Our Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) will be offering advice and answering any questions. Please call in and have a chat. https://www.facebook.com/aspmendip
If you see the police car anytime outside the church it means they are in the cafe and happy to have someone to chat to, so do please go in and say hello.
Other Future Events
Friday 10th May
THE LEIGH LUNCH (Memorial Hall) On the second Friday of every month.
Saturday 11th May 10:am to 12:00 noon
PLANT SALE (Memorial Hall) FOLS, helping raising funds for Leigh on Mendip School. Details here.
Saturday 11th May 2:00pmRECREATION FIELD AGM (Rec Field) Outside in warm sunshine with any luck. Come along and have your say.
Monday 13th May 7:30pm
WI AGM (Memorial Hall).  More than just our AGM. We will also be discussing and voting on the latest WI Resolution “Dental Health Matters” as well as having our Archive Documents (interesting historical scrapbooks of not just the WI but Leigh on Mendip village life) on display. Ladies please come and join us.  Contact Caroline on 01373 812889 for more information or see our blog: http://leighonmendipwi.blogspot.com
Thursday 6th June at sunset (about 9.25)
LIGHTING OF THE BEACON (Rec Field) Part of a national event to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day . Come along to pay your respects. More details to follow.
Saturday 8th June from 12:00 noonOPENING OF CORONATION PARK Formal opening of Coronation Park. Those who remember the pump track opening will know the sort of thing – a PARTY! BBQ & bar – ribbon cutting 1pm
Sunday 7th July 11:00am to 4:00pmOPEN GARDENS Do you love your garden? Could you share your front or back garden with jolly visitors for a few hours on Sunday 7th July? It’s not too late to register for Friends of Leigh Church‘s popular ‘Open Gardens and Heritage Trail’ event. This is NOT a competition – more a celebration – to share the beauty in our village gardens with others – be they big or small, manicured or wild, traditional or modern or a ‘work in progress’! Chat about plants, get ideas and inspiration, discover new varieties, share tips and meet new people from the village and beyond. If you would like to find out more and join in with this happy occasion, please drop the Friends of Leigh Church team an email to folcleigh@gmail.com or call Lally on 07500480430.
Supporting FOLC – Registered charity number (England and Wales): 1174913.
Saturday 20th JulyVILLAGE DAY (Rec Field) Details to follow.
Please submit your planned event dates & details here. (Help to prevent a clash of village events!)