An Introduction to Bellringing at St Mary’s

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Service ringing

Join the Band


Visiting ringers are always welcome.

If you are interested in joining us or learning to ring please contact Wendy Archibald via [email protected]

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Service Ringing

Every Sunday:
9.20 for 10 am Parish Communion

and some Sundays by arrangement:
11.00 for 11.30 occasional Informal Service
5.30 for 6.00 Evensong

Special Services, Weddings and Funerals

Arrange some dedicated ringing

In support of St Mary’s fund raising efforts, the bell ringers offer to dedicate Sunday service ringing (and/or the Friday quarter peal attempt where requested) to special requests in return for a donation. This could be for a special event (anniversary, birthday, wedding, baptism, memory of a loved one etc).

A relevant announcement will be made in the pew sheet and the dedication will be included in the pre-ringing prayers. A commemorative card will be presented to the donor after the ringing has taken place.

For a successful Quarter Peal, the dedication will also be printed as a footnote in the Ringing World, in the Tower quarter peal book, and published on the Ringing World Bell Board site.

Please contact [email protected] for further details – and remember to give plenty of notice to secure dates! An application form can be collected from the ringers in the tower, or can be downloaded here.

Who's Who in the Bellringing Band?

Wendy Archibald

Wendy Archibald

Tower Captain

Tower Captain:
Wendy Archibald

Deputy Captain &Treasurer:
Trisha Hawkins

Steeple Keeper:
Andrew Howard-Smith