Les went to a Church called Mission Hall in Stonebridge. He attended Mission Hall from the age of 10. Les’ parents were prominent members of the church.
He first met his partner, Beryl, at Sunday school when they were 10. He became a Christian at his youth club. There was a sense of friendly competition within the Sunday school as all of the children were grouped into different teams and had to answer different Biblical questions. Les first became aware of Beryl from a young age as she was very clever and always knew all the answers.
They first got together when they were 15 years old at youth club. Since then, Les and Beryl have been Sunday school teachers together and the church has played a huge role in Les’ life, where he has been a church administrator and trustee. He joked that he keeps trying to retire from church life but keeps getting roped into new positions.