Bell Ringing

St Mary’s church has one of the finest rings of bells for many miles. Ringing for Sunday services starts at 9.45am and 5.30pm. Practices are held on Tuesdays at 7.30pm.

We are always on the lookout for suitable candidates to learn this fascinating art and join the band. All you need is a sense of rhythm and tone, and an ability to grasp the fundamentals of mathematical permutations. You will be a member of a really friendly group of people and be part of an essentially English tradition which is well known and practised all over the world.

St Mary’s has a ring of ten bells, cast by Gillett and Johnston, eight in 1919 and two smaller ones in 1946. The tenor, the heaviest bell of the ring, weighs 24 cwt (1237 kg) and is in the key of E flat. In addition to the ten bells there is another small bell cast in 1704.

If you would like to know more about bell ringing, please get in touch and we will be pleased to show you round and answer any questions you have.

Tower Master: Richard Hunt

Secretary: Christine Clifford

Please contact: dukeofwellington@ntlworld.com