St Giles Church    

Choir    Bells    Clock

2014 Christmas Services

CHURCH OF ST. GILES

LEIGH-ON-MENDIP

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PRIEST-IN-CHARGE

Reverend Anthony Dickson

Nunney Rectory, Nunney, Frome BA11 4LZ

E-mail: nunney.rectory@gmail.com

( 01373-837337)

 

CHURCHWARDENS

      Stephen Britten                         Alastair Weston

   (01749-880412)                               (01373-812654)

SERVICES

     1st Sunday in Month   11.00 am    FAMILY SERVICE   

     2nd Sunday in Month   6:00 pm           EVENSONG    

     3rd Sunday in Month                                           No service at St Giles

   4th Sunday in Month          9.15 am    HOLY COMMUNION

 

 

For Festivals, Fifth Sunday, and Services at other churches in the 
Benefice, see notice in Church Porch.

 

ALL  ARE  WELCOME

Click here for the Service of Welcome and Licensing held on 12th November 2011.

Finances

Those of you who regularly attend our Annual Parish Church Meetings will be aware that for many years now our regular income has not been enough to cover our church running costs and our reserves, which came from a substantial bequest in 1998, have now almost gone. In order to make sure that the work of the church in Leigh-on-Mendip can continue we would appeal to everyone in the village to consider whether they would be prepared to offer their financial support. I have prepared a breakdown of the church’s regular income and running costs, which is now displayed in the church porch and there are some Pledge Forms in the church for anyone willing to make a regular contribution to church funds.

I appreciate that most people in the village lead busy lives and are not able to attend church services whenever they are held, but hope that you will consider how much the work of the church means to you and support us in whatever way you can.  

Thank you for your support – Margaret Loten, St Giles’ Church Treasurer  

August 2010

Church Choir

The Church Choir, although having many members from the village, is not actually 'the' Leigh-on-Mendip Church Choir. It has members from LonM and the surrounding villages and performs at all three churches within the Vicar's Parish. They have been together as a choir since 2000 and are growing in stature and numbers. They would like to hear from any 'singer' who would like to join, what is fast becoming a very professional outfit under the auspices of Simon Francis. Practice is normally on Thursday evening between 7.30 & 9pm at either St Giles (Leigh-on-Mendip) or St Michaels (Stoke St Michael). Simon can be contacted on 01749-840260.


Carol Service, December 2006



Late fifteenth century west tower

Bells

Six bells: Tenor 12cwt, 1qtr, 5lb in F sharp A new ring of 6 bells was installed by Thomas Bilbie in 1757 . Rehung in 1858 with a recast second bell. Rehung again in 1910 with a recast third bell.

Inscriptions Treble Mr CLARK KNG & Mr WM FINNIEAR CH W 1757 T B

2 CAST B Y JOHN WARNER & SONS LONDON 1858 (Royal arms) PATENT

3 J.E. HONNYWILL VICAR H. CARY G.H. BANTING CHURCHWARDENs LLEWELLINS ~ JAMES LTD BRISTOL RECAST 1910 FROM OLD BELL 1756

4 Mr CLARK KING & Mr WM FINNIEAR CH W 1757 T B F

5 Mr CLARK KING & Mr WM FINNIEAR CH W 1757 T B F

Tenor Mr CLARK KING & Mr WILLIAM FINNIEAR CH WARDENS
1757 T BILBIE FECITI TO THE CHURCH THE LIVEING CALL
AND TO THE GRAVE DOTH SUMMON ALL

See bell ringing


Clock

The Faceless Clock has been refurbished and fitted with electric winding as a "Millennium Project". Click here for more details.