Ringing the changes – celebrating 20 years work to improve lives in West Leeds

On Wednesday 29 October 2014, the bells of St Peter’s Church in Bramley will ring to celebrate the 20th anniversary of two organisations who share a birthday, and a birthplace – Barca-Leeds, who work to overcome health and social issues stemming from social deprivation, with children, young people and adults; and Bramley Elderly Action who work to improve the lives of older people in Bramley, Swinnow and parts of Stanningley.

Both organisations began at St Peter’s Church 20 years ago this week and have grown and developed to provide vital services for children, adults and older people. Their work in the last 20 years has helped thousands of people to live happier, healthier, more fulfilled lives – whatever their original circumstances.

A celebration service will be held at Bramley St Peter’s Church at 2.00 on 29 October – to which the public are welcome. To further celebrate the occasion, bell ringers from St Peter’s Church will ring the bells at 7.30-8.30pm – and residents in the area are encouraged to open their windows or step outside to hear the now-rare sound of church bells, marking a day celebrating the difference social, health and community workers have made to people’s lives.

Mark Law of Barca-Leeds and Lee Ingham of Bramley Elderly Action – will help bell-ringers mark the moment by learning to ring the church bells.