Being a church with it’s community at heart, there are a number of groups run from and in the church. Below is a sample of what is going on, to keep up to date follow us on Facebook  or Twitter.

Bell Ringing

Hello, we are the bell ringers of St Mary’s Leigh, we are friendly bunch of local people who meet every Monday 7.30pm till 8.45pm to practice the historic art of full circle bellringing. Bellringing dates back to early medieval times but in its current form from the late 17th century.

We also ring the bells for church services, weddings, civic events, and other special celebrations.

We are in a joint partnership with Tlydesley, whose ringers join us on practice nights, and we also affiliated to the Lancashire Association of Change Ringers, a body which brings ringers from far and wide together for  training and social events.

You are most welcome to join us, ringer or non ringer even if it’s just for a look round and see what it’s all about and see our historic bells in their chamber and if you are more daring perhaps you will look to and have a ring.

If you wish to contact us then feel free.



St. Mary’s Guild

St Mary’s Guild was formed “To Promote fellowship among the ladies of St Mary the Virgin Leigh Parish Church, during through various activities be they spiritual, social, cultural or music.”

The group meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month in the church vestry at 7.30pm.  We enjoy speakers, theatre trips, meals and helping throughout the church. A small membership fee and meeting fee is charged.

The Crafty Crew

The Crafty Crew is a children’s craft group deigned for children aged 1 year and over. We meet every Tuesday morning from 9am for breakfast and crafts start at 10am and finishing at 11am. The group runs for 50 weeks of the year only closing for 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year. The cost is £1.00 per child and this includes breakfast and crafts. For more information please visit out Facebook page.

Craft and Chat

Craft and chat group  is a group that meet on a Monday evening between 7.15pm and 8.30pm. This is an opportunity to bring along your own project to work on or just pop in for a chat. This is a free drop in session all we ask for a donation towards refreshments.