Bellringing Information

St Mary’s Bells

St Mary’s has 8 bells (tenor 10½ cwt in G) and an active band of ringers.

The Tower is affiliated to the Surrey Association of Church Bell Ringers and the ringers are also in close liaison with the ringers at other nearby towers.

Practices

Visiting ringers are always welcome. If you are interested in joining us or learning to ring please email the Tower Captain

Friday – Main Practice
7.30 – 9.15 pm (following the QP attempt at 6.30).  All abilities from doubles to spliced surprise major.

Saturday – Beginners’ Practice
9.15 am – Simulator and handling practice (most weeks but check the Captain’s Corner or with the Tower Captain).
10.30 am to 12.00 noon – Open practice

New Recruits 
Individual handling tuition at 9.15 on Saturdays and by arrangement on other days

Quarter Peals and Peals

There is at least one Quarter Peal attempt every Friday at 6.30 pm prior to the general practice.

We allow up to 6 peal attempts a year.  Please email the tower captain if you would like to request the bells for a peal. See below for links to the current Quarter Peal rota and to the Quarter Peal and Peal records held online.

For service ringing times, finding out how to join and to listen to our bells view the Introductory Page

Training

 

We currently have two bell handling teachers accredited by the Association of Ringing Teachers and our training follows the progressive learning scheme for bellringers.   Our trainers and a number of others in the band are all DBS checked for Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

 

Quarter Peal Rota

View the current QP rota

Useful links