churchFriends of Leigh Church – Leigh on Mendip Village Heritage Trail – Guided tour

Saturday 23 November – Register at St Giles church, Leigh on Mendip (BA3 5QJ) at 2pm and collect tour leaflets.  We aim to be back at the church and café around 3.30pm, depending on visitor numbers and the weather.

 

Sunday 24 November – Register at St Giles church (BA3 5QJ) at 11am and collect tour leaflets.  We aim to be back at the church and café around 12.30pm, depending on visitor numbers and the weather.


Click here for Heritage Trail Leaflet 


To gain access to the event a lottery ticket is required – see below for details

 

 

We’re saying #ThanksToYou to National Lottery players with a special offer

This year is the 25th Birthday of The National Lottery, and we’re excited to be a part of the celebrations by joining in the #ThanksToYou campaign, which celebrates the contribution of National Lottery players in supporting good causes over the past 25 years!

 

Since the National Lottery's first draw took place on 19 November 1994, more than £40 billion has been raised for good causes in the areas of arts, sport, heritage and community – that’s £30 million a week making a difference to lives of people and communities throughout the whole of the UK.

 

To thank National Lottery players for their support, we will be offering a guided Village Heritage Trail walk on Saturday 23rd November at 2pm and Sunday 24th November at 11am, with free refreshments (drink and cake) in the café to the first ten participants at the end of the trail on each day. Anyone who presents any National Lottery ticket on these dates will be able to take up this special offer. Please check our full terms and conditions below for further entry details

 

As a recipient of National Lottery funding, The Parochial Church Council of St Giles church, Leigh on Mendip, working with the Friends of Leigh Church, gained Lottery grants providing a total of £200,000 to help repair the high-level structure of the Nave of St Giles church and install key facilities to support the new community room and café under the church bell tower.

 

The village trail around the centre of our historic linear village starts at the magnificent Grade I listed St Giles church where volunteers will provide the printed trail leaflets with two-page supporting detailed Heritage Information Sheets for each of the areas of interest – the church and churchyard, and the thirteen village properties involved. 

 

The trail was developed as part of a National Lottery Heritage fund project which also supported the development of a range of other heritage projects providing information to the visitor.  Details of some of these can be found in the café.

 

Guides from the Leigh Heritage group will accompany the group on each day of the tour and describe what is known about each of the properties.  All the properties can be viewed from the road – there is no access to the village properties but the church will be open for viewing.

 

 

Terms and Conditions

 

To gain access to the event a lottery ticket is required – see below for details

 

• One National Lottery ticket provides free entry for one family of up to two adults (and any children) to the guided Leigh on Mendip Village Heritage Trail on either day.  The first ten participants each day will be offered free refreshments (drink and a piece of cake) in the community café immediately after completing the trail.

• All National Lottery games qualify for free entry, including tickets from any National Lottery draw based game or National Lottery Scratchcard. Proof of ticket can be paper or digital.

• The offer is valid on the weekend of 23 & 24 November only and registration and the guided trail starts at 2pm on 23 November and at 11am on 24 November

• Pre-booking is not required but entry requires the presentation of a lottery ticket. Friends of Leigh Church (the hosts) have the right to refuse entry in the unlikely event of venue reaching capacity, as well as unforeseen circumstances.

• Tickets to be shown at the Trail desk inside St Giles church when visitors arrive with their National Lottery tickets to take up this offer.

Friends of Leigh Church has the right to refuse entry in the unlikely event of venue reaching capacity, as well as unforeseen circumstances.

• Tickets to be shown at the Trail desk in St Giles church when visitors arrive with their National Lottery tickets to take up this offer.