St. Mary's Bellringers

St. Mary's has 10 bells ranging in weight from 4 cwt (200kg) to 18 3/4 cwt (950kg). The oldest bell dates from 1682, the newest from 1973.

The bells are rung for morning services every Sunday from 9.30am to 10.00am and for services to mark celebrations in the Church year, such as Easter and Christmas. We also ring for weddings throughout the year.

Some of the band are experienced ringers, who have been ringing for many years, but we also have a number of learners at various stages from learning the basic techniques of bellhandling to those starting to ring methods such as Grandshire Doubles.

Our practice night is on Thursdays from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Anyone who is interested in learning to ring or would like to see how it is done, is welcome to drop in to practice night or to contact Jonathan Thompson, Tower Captain on 01376 346484 or Linda May, Secretary on 01376 345290.