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Bell Ringers

Centuries ago, our country was called the ‘Ringing Isle’. Handel said “….. the bell is the English national instrument”. Today there are over 5,000 towers with five or more bells which every week are rung by enthusiasts. All Saints has eight bells – the heaviest being just over 13 hundredweight.

Change ringing is a uniquely English sound. Its origins date back to the sixteenth century when church bells began to be hung with a full wheel. This allowed ringers to have complete control of their bell enabling bells to be rung in a continuously changing pattern.

Why learn to ring?

  • Make Friends
  • Lifelong learning experience
  • Keep alive a traditional skill
  • A service to the Church
  • Team activity
  • Keeps the brain active
  • A welcome in every bell tower

Could I become a ringer?

  • Yes
  • Patience and the ability to count is all that is needed

If you are interested in learning to ring please contact Jamie Welbourn at jwelbs@hotmail.com.

If you would like to find out more about what goes on in a bell tower, you are welcome to come and see.

Practice night is Tuesday 8pm – 9pm

Sunday Service ringing is 10am – 10:45am