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  • No More Shoulds - Yoga in South Leigh Village Hall
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    NEW YOGA CLASSES IN SOUTH LEIGH
    Wednesdays 7:00-8:00am and 11:30am-12:30pm - South Leigh Village Hall

    Absolutely all ages and abilities welcome.
    Calming meditation, energising flow and simply gorgeous relaxation.

    £10 per class (inc. drop-in). Class packs available (£95 for a block of 10 classes).
    I’d love to hear from you - call me, Amy, on 07799 755977 to book or
    visit my website.

    "I love Amy’s classes. I don’t know how she does it, but the relaxed feeling lasts for hours afterwards…"
    Sarah, mum of 2, Standlake.

    "What is unique about this class is that, no matter what your ability, […], you are encouraged to be kind to yourself and embrace the 'now'. It is a truly special experience.”
    Gemma, new to yoga, Standlake
  • Baby & Toddler Group

    Hello everybody!

    I'm looking for some playmates in South Leigh. If you would like to help me restart the village Baby and Toddler Group please contact my mummy, Rachel.
    Thank you!

    Matilda Murphy, 14 months
    07980 913822
    rachelrmurphy@hotmail.com
  • Bell Ringers' Society
    BECOME A BELL RINGER - JOIN A TRADITION DATING BACK 400 YEARS

    What's Bell Ringing all about?
    Bell ringing is a team activity that stimulates the brain and helps to keep it fit... it also makes a glorious sound! Many consider ringing to be their contribution to church life, others do it for the pure pleasure it brings. Ringers come from all walks of life and range in age usually from ten to those in their eighties.

    Why learn to ring?
    A global group of friends
    Lifelong learning experience
    Maintain a traditional skill
    A service to the church and community
    Team activity
    A great mental workout
    Opportunity to visit amazing places

    Come and see
    Listen for the bells at a church near you, or
    visit this website to find a tower in your area, then go along to see what bell ringing is all about.

    Change Ringing
    The origins of change ringing lie in the sixteenth century when church bells began to be hung with a full wheel. This gave ringers control of their bell, which allowed sets of bells (rings) to be rung in a continuously changing pattern.

    Music is created by moving bells up and down the ringing order to a defined sequence of changes known as a method. Learning a few simple methods allows ringers to join in with other bands in towers around the world.

    Could I become a ringer?
    Ringing is a well within the capabilities of most people. The initial teaching takes several weeks, after which a learner can begin to ring with the rest of the band. Most ringers practice once or twice a week and ring before or after church on Sunday.

    How to find out more...
    For ringing at St. James the Great, South Leigh, practice night is on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.00pm and ringing for the Sunday Service 9.00am to 9.30am.

    For more details, please contact:-
    Acting Tower Captain: Alison Merriweather-Clarke
    Local ringer; Evadne Vallance - evadnevallance@hotmail.co.uk
    Local ringer: Heather Horner - 01993 357389

    or...

    Visit a tower near you when you hear the church bells. Look for posters in church porches listing ringing activities

    and...
    Visit:
    The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers
    Visit:
    The Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers
    Visit:
    The Witney & Woodstock branch of Bell Ringers
    What's Bell Ringing all about?
    Bell ringing is a team activity that stimulates the brain and helps to keep it fit... it also makes a glorious sound! Many consider ringing to be their contribution to church life, others do it for the pure pleasure it brings. Ringers come from all walks of life and range in age usually from ten to those in their eighties.

    Why learn to ring?
    A global group of friends
    Lifelong learning experience
    Maintain a traditional skill
    A service to the church and community
    Team activity
    A great mental workout
    Opportunity to visit amazing places

    Come and see
    Listen for the bells at a church near you, or visit this website to find a tower in your area, then go along to see what bell ringing is all about.

    Change Ringing
    The origins of change ringing lie in the sixteenth century when church bells began to be hung with a full wheel. This gave ringers control of their bell, which allowed sets of bells (rings) to be rung in a continuously changing pattern.

    Music is created by moving bells up and down the ringing order to a defined sequence of changes known as a method. Learning a few simple methods allows ringers to join in with other bands in towers around the world.

    Could I become a ringer?
    Ringing is a well within the capabilities of most people. The initial teaching takes several weeks, after which a learner can begin to ring with the rest of the band. Most ringers practice once or twice a week and ring before or after church on Sunday.

    How to find out more...
    For ringing at St. James the Great, South Leigh, practice night is on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.00pm and ringing for the Sunday Service 9.00am to 9.30am.

    For more details, please contact:-
    Acting Tower Captain: Alison Merriweather-Clarke
    Local ringer; Evadne Vallance - evadnevallance@hotmail.co.uk
    Local ringer: Heather Horner - 01993 357389

    or...

    Visit a tower near you when you hear the church bells. Look for posters in church porches listing ringing activities

    and...
    Visit: The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers
    Visit: The Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers
    Visit: The Witney & Woodstock branch of Bell Ringers
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  • The Village Book Club
    The village book club continues to meet regularly throughout the year. If you enjoy reading and meeting with others to share your thoughts on a shared book then this club could be for you.

    We read a range of books and all members have the opportunity to choose a book to read. We read a variety of genres and usually have 6-8 weeks to read the book. New members welcome.


    If you would like to come please contact Karen Wilson on 01993 771346 / karen@harbourviews.co.uk for up-to-date information.

    We look forward to seeing you.
  • Church flower arranging
    I would like some help with the church flower rota please. The Sunday morning worship is at 9.30am and so flowers may be put in the church any time to suit you on Thursday, Friday or Saturday. You do not need to have any 'flower arranging' skills. There are plenty of pots and vases in the cupboard in the vestry. Flowers from the garden or market with a bit of greenery will look lovely. Please look at the St. James flower rota to choose a date, perhaps in memory of someone dear on a birthday or anniversary. The rota can be found here or on the notice board in the church porch.

    Please contact Liz Ashwell -
    liz@southleigh.info or 01993 703534.

    FLOWER ROTA 2019

    Mar 23Aug 10
    Mar 30Aug 17
    Apr 6Aug 24
    Apr 13Aug 31
    Apr 20EasterSep 7
    Apr 27Sep 15
    May 4Sep 21
    May 11Sep 28
    May 18Liz AshwellOct 5
    May 25WeddingOct 12
    Jun 1Liz AshwellOct 19
    Jun 8Oct 26
    Jun 15Nov 2
    Jun 22Nov 9Remembrance
    Jun 29Nov 16
    Jul 6Nov 23
    Jul 13Nov 30
    Jul 20Dec 7
    Jul 27Dec 14
    Aug 3Dec 21Christmas
  • Gardening Club (South Leigh United Gardeners)
    Next meetings:
    A new challenge: plant a single potato in a black bucket. Winner - the best yield - to be dug up at the September meeting.
    Open to anyone interested in his or her garden. Meetings are at 7.30pm in the village hall, unless otherwise indicated.

    Annual membership fee is £10. Most events are free to members, £2 for non-members; trips, external speakers etc. may incur a further charge for all attendees.
     
    NOTE: SLUG members are available to do garden work for any villager who is unable to manage their garden themselves, in return for a donation to SLUG funds.
     
    For more information and enquiries, please contact Richard Law – 01993 773355 or
    ralaw1984@gmail.com

    SLUGS enjoy their summer barbecue on Wednesday, 20th July 2016. It might have been a warmer evening but hey! this is England, and at least it didn’t rain.
  • South Leigh Children's Playground
    Calling all families...
     
    This summer, the 2nd renovated springie has been reinstalled in the playground. The playhouse has been renovated and the cradle swing frame painted.
    Next Spring there is more work to be done and we will need to have a working party to help with the work. The plan is to clean and lift the safety surfacing tiles from beneath the swings and to re-lay the tiles to minimise the gaps. Wet pour repair kit will then be used to fill any gaps. This will need a team of people to do the work but it will save thousands of pounds that would otherwise be spent on new safety surfacing. The flat swings will be replaced and the frame painted.
    We will also need to apply for grants as playground equipment is very expensive. We are looking to raise around £5000 to add to our existing balance to have new adventure climbing equipment.

    We would like to thank the Summer Fayre committee for their donation of £1000 which will be put towards adding a new piece of equipment in the playground. We have three quotes and some ideas of what we could add. If you would like to know more and see the designs, please contact Karen Wilson on 01993 771346 or
    karen@harbourviews.co.uk
  • Scrap-Book & Card-Making Craft Group
    Crop, paper, scissors.
     
    A monthly crafting group that will consist of scrap-bookers and card-makers, but you are welcome to bring along any type of crafting.
     
    The cost is £15 for the day, which runs from 9.30am to 4.00pm in South Leigh Village Hall on the Saturdays listed below. The price includes drinks and refreshments. Basic paper-crafting tools will be available to use on the day such as a die-cutting machine but please bring anything else you’d like to use as well as your lunch. We will be on hand throughout the day with our expertise to give help if needed. Each month you’ll have also have the chance to take part in a raffle to win some new craft stash.

    18th February
    18th March
    22nd April

    20th May
    24th June
    22nd July

    30th September
    21st October
    25th November

    We require pre-booking and payment a week before. For any further information and to book a place please contact:

    Sharon Sanderson: sanderson79@hotmail.co.uk / 07733 360310
    Louise Griffiths: louisegriffiths16@yahoo.co.uk / 07702 111955
  • South Leigh Football Club
    Chairman: P. Catling​ ~ Secretary: Vacant​ ~ Treasurer: M. Wilson

    South Leigh Football club would like to thank the outgoing secretary, Steve Johnson, for undertaking the role for many years now.
    We do not have a replacement, so the Football Club would be pleased to hear from anyone who might be interested in taking it on.
    Please contact Martin Wilson on 01993 771346 or Pamela Catling on 01993 775607 for more information.

    On a separate matter, we are thinking of holding a “fun five-a-side” competition for the village so would be pleased to hear from anyone with relevant experience who could help organise and run an event this summer.
  • The W.I.
    The South Leigh Women's Institute meet once a month.  Not only is the WI a chance to meet new, and old, friends, we have a wide range of activities, talks and lectures, trips and opportunities to try new skills in our annual programme.   All meetings are held in the village hall, on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7.30pm except January, February & March when we meet at 2.30pm. We would really like to see you there.
     
    Liz Ashwell: 01993 703534 or
    liz@southleigh.info

    For more information and news about the South Leigh WI group go to
    Women's Institute