Follow by Email - Register to follow our posts by entering your email address in the box below

Social & Fundraising

In Leesfield Parish we have an extremely active social calendar, where people of all ages join together for companionship and to raise funds for our own churches and other charities.
Everyone is welcome to join us at any of these events, and you can be assured of a warm welcome.

Details of forthcoming and previous events can be found below on this page, or by viewing our calendar


*********************************************************************

Ladies of Leesfield


The Ladies of Leesfield hold regular monthly meetings on a Thursday evening at 7.30. These meetings always have a topic, and there are often guest speakers. They are held in the Community Room at St. Thomas’ Church.

Some of our Ladies
Coffee mornings at the homes of the members are also held monthly on Saturday mornings, and during the summer months Tea and Toast are served in St. Thomas’ Church. Occasional coach trips are arranged to places of interest, and all are welcome to come along.

Ladies of Leesfield meetings and events are included in our Parish Calendar by clicking here calendar

If any Ladies feel that they would like to know more about our group, please come along to a meeting and see if it would suit you. Then if you like it, you could come along permanently. We are a group of Christian Ladies who meet for companionship, friendship and hopefully - FUN.

Our programme is published in the church magazine and the topics are varied.

Although we usually start with a prayer, we are not a prayer group. We have guest speakers, quiz nights (just fun - not Mastermind), and coffee evenings. Please don’t be shy - just ask one of our ladies in church or just turn up. You will be made most welcome.





*********************************************************************







Easyfundraising - help raise funds for the parish and it won't cost you a penny!
You can help St Thomas St Agnes St Hugh - Leesfield to raise money whenever you shop online.

It's very simple - just visit http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/leesfieldparish/ to register and shop with over 2000 well known retailers like Amazon, Argos, M&S, eBay and many more. Whenever you buy something, the retailer makes a donation to St Thomas St Agnes St Hugh - Leesfield. They've helped other causes raise over £2,000,000 so it really does work.

How it works - Every time you shop online you visit the easyfundraising site and log in. Then pick your chosen retailer from the easyfundraising site and you will be directed to the retailer. Shop as normal and easyfundraising will donate to our parish. It won't cost you a penny extra to shop through easyfundraising and you can even save money with special offers and voucher codes

So please make a difference to St Thomas St Agnes St Hugh - Leesfield and take a look at easyfundraising - http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/leesfieldparish/

Thank you





*********************************************************************



UPCOMING EVENTS




*********************************************************************

Tickets (£10 each) are now on sale for this year’s Cheese & Wine Evening at 7.30 pm on Friday 17th August. Please come along and join us at St Thomas’ as we sample cheeses and wines from around the world. Everyone who came last year had a great time, so please get your tickets now to avoid disappointment as numbers are limited. 
Donations of wine and other items are most welcome, there is a list of items required at each church so if you are able to donate anything please add your name to the list. 




*********************************************************************

PAST EVENTS



Rose Queen



The new Rose Queen Ella Spence will be crowned at St Agnes’ on Saturday 12th May at 2 pm. 

Lots of fun activities and refreshments will be available after the ceremony.

Family tickets (price £2.50) are now on sale, please see the Rose Queen and retinue mums.

 Even if you can’t make it to the crowning, please buy a family ticket,

 as all tickets will be entered into a draw to win a £50 cash prize.





*********************************************************************




Big Brekkie






From 9 to 11 am on Thursday 17th May

Bacon butties or beans on toast

with unlimited tea, coffee, squash, toast & jam 

Tickets £5 adults - £2 children


*********************************************************************


Tea and Toast




The Ladies of Leesfield warmly invite you to join them

on Saturday 19th May from 10.30 am until 12 noon for Tea and Toast

Admission £3 including a raffle

Please come along to enjoy the company, and bring a friend!


********************************************************************* 


Royal Wedding Tea Party




Saturday 19th May, 11 am to 5 pm at St Agnes'

Come along and join the celebrations as we watch the whole event live on big screen

There will be lots of activities to keep the youngsters entertained throughout the day

Adult tickets are £5 and include afternoon tea, a glass of fizzy to toast the happy couple, 

and unlimited tea and coffee all day long

Children's tickets cost £3.50 and include a lunchbox, non-alcoholic fizzy for the toast, 

and unlimited cordial 

Other refreshments will be on sale during the day, such as breakfast barms and hot dogs,

and there will be various beverages to purchase including Prosecco and Pimms





*********************************************************************









*********************************************************************



White Hart Dinner Dance

This year's White Hart Dinner Dance will be a joint Rose Queen and Harvest Queen event.

Friday 16th March 2018



The tickets have arrived for the St Agnes Church Rose Queen Annual Dinner Dance. Tickets are £35 each. Tickets are available from St Agnes Rose Queen Retinue mums. This year we have chosen to share this special evening with St Thomas and their Harvest Queen so please buy a ticket and come along make this annual event a memorable occasion.💙 tickets can be reserved with a £5 deposit so no need to worry about the costs until after Christmas 💙

 




*********************************************************************

Harvest Queen Easter Events





Also for Easter, Harvest Queen Ella and her retinue invite you to


Name the Easter Duck




Entries are 50p per guess, and the winner gets to keep the duck!









*********************************************************************



Dressing the Christmas Trees

Saturday 2nd December 2.30 pm at St Thomas' Church




St Thomas' Harvest Queen Ella and her retinue invite you to join them as we dress the sponsored Christmas Trees at the back of church.

The Ladies of Leesfield will be there as well, serving seasonal refreshments including mulled wine and mince pies.

Afterwards we all go to Lees centre (opposite Legends) for the switch-on of Lees Christmas Lights at 4.30 pm. Lees Band will be playing some festive music, and there may be a visit from a very special guest, if he can take some time out of his busy schedule at this time of year!

And if you're still keen to continue with the festivities, Milan Bar will be open for drinks and mince pies. Children are permitted to be in the bar at this time, so it can be a real family evening.




*********************************************************************


Carol Singing around Leesfield

Monday 18th December

meet at St Thomas' Church at 6 pm



This is a really special evening when we take Christmas out to the people who live around Lees.

Adults and children sing Christmas Carols on the streets, and on our way we collect house-to-house for the Booth Centre charity for homeless people in Manchester.

You don't have to be a church member to come along, and it really doesn't matter if you're not a very good singer. Everybody is most welcome to join us, especially accompanied children because they always get the biggest donations!

Even if the weather's really bad, please still come along - we'll sing at the Co-op instead.


*********************************************************************







Parish Trip to Chester Christmas Markets

Saturday 18th November







*********************************************************************


Ladies of Leesfield

Bygone Days (Part 2)




We had a lovely evening sharing our photos and memories from the 1960s onwards.


*********************************************************************



St Agnes' Rose Queen Emilia Grace Harris-Jones

Everyone had a great time at Emilia and her Retinue's 'At Home' on Saturday 7th October.

Here are some of the photos, courtesy of Karen Jakeman.









*********************************************************************





Harvest Queen Ella's Crowning

Here are some of the great photos from Ella's Crowning on Saturday 23rd September
More can be found on the parish facebook page Leesfield Parish












******************************************************




Strawberry Cream Tea

Saturday 26th August 


What a lovely afternoon with the Ladies of Leesfield and many friends.








*********************************************************************


Bygone Days (Part 1)

Thursday 24th August 



Lots of great photos and memories from Lees up to around the 1960s.

Can't wait for Part 2 in October!




*********************************************************************



The Leesfield Parish Sponsored Boundary Walk

Saturday 12th August 

We had a great time on this year's Boundary Walk, and didn't get too wet! 18 of us walked altogether, and all completed the whole distance.

Sponsorship money is still coming in, and we'll give an update when we have the final amount. There will be a write-up in the next issue of "Voice", and lots more photos can be found on our facebook page.

Many thanks to everybody who walked, sponsored us or manned checkpoints, especially Philip who brought chocolate biscuits!





*********************************************************************






Parish Trip to Liverpool

Saturday 15th July





A great day out in Liverpool!



*********************************************************************




Cheese & Wine Evening






Friday 7th July, 7.30pm at St Thomas'







Thank you Lesley for organising this brilliant fundraising event.





We had plenty of excellent wines and cheeses from around the world, almost all of which were generously donated.






Everyone had a fantastic time, and lots of people are already asking when we'll have another one!








*********************************************************************


Harvest Queen At Home






Saturday 8th July

2 pm at St Thomas' Church, West St, Lees








There was a lovely service in church, followed by refreshments and stalls in the school hall.








Queens and their retinues from all around the area came to join us:-






Many Thanks to all who made this event so very special, from Emma, Liz, Nicola and Ella and of course the girls themselves Molly-Mae, Clara, Evie, Jenna and Libby xxx











*********************************************************************


Explore St Thomas' Church

Saturday 27th May, 10.30 am to 1 pm






St Thomas' Church will be open on Saturday 27th May to allow people to explore the rich heritage and symbolism of our wonderful church building, using the recently published Guide book.

The event is open to all, members of the local community who may have wondered what the inside of the church is like, visitors from further afield, and of course our own congregation members who may have been attending church for many years without ever having the opportunity to really look at all the historic detail.

We welcome visitors with limited mobility. There are a few shallow steps to access the building, but we have movable ramps and will provide assistance as required. Once inside the building most of it is accessible with help, with the exception of the tower, ringing room and gallery, but lots of photos of these areas are available. There is also an accessible WC.

Light refreshments will be available, and there will be knowledgeable people on hand to guide you around the church and answer any questions which you may have.

The guide book is on sale at £2.50 per copy, but don't worry if you are unable to or prefer not to purchase one, someone will gladly show you around.  





*********************************************************************

  









Many thanks to all who collected, donated and otherwise helped with this year's Christian Aid Week effort.

We raised £613.28 in total, £273.28 from house to house collections, £140 from donations received in both churches, and £200 from the Big Brekkie. Well done everybody!





*********************************************************************



Crowning of Rose Queen Emilia Grace


Saturday 20th May 2 pm at St Agnes'

Congratulations Emilia on becoming our Rose Queen for 2017. You did a great job today. Well done. 

Thanks to everyone who put the time and effort into making this a special day and thanks to everyone who came along and showed support - even thought the weather wasn't the best. 
Good luck for the next 12 months to Emilia and her retinue and all mums, dad's and grandparents. 








*********************************************************************



Boundary walk – 17th September

This year’s Sponsored Parish Boundary Walk will take place on Saturday 17th September, starting from the car park at the end of Station Road,  Grotton at 10 am.

Please join us in this fun event, which also raises lots of money for Parish funds.

As well as walkers and sponsors we will need marshals to man the checkpoints. Any volunteers please see Paul or Liz. 

Sponsor forms, walking guides and maps are available from both churches and schools, or contact lizzy.dent@googlemail.com .







To join the walk and get your own Fundraising page to collect sponsorship online, click the link go to https://mydonate.bt.com/events/boundarywalk3/340050 and select the pink "Start Fundraising" button. You will have to register, then when asked to select a charity event choose this one. during the process you will be asked if you want to link your page to a fundraising team, answer yes and the reference number you need is 817595721. Hope you can join the team!







Teddy Bear Parachute Jump Fundraiser