The Church of England in Your Community
The band are a diverse group of people with a range of backgrounds and ages. Friendly and encouraging, we enjoy welcoming new people whatever their level of experience and helping each person to progress at their own pace.
We ring on Sundays before the morning service and also for weddings and other special occasions. Practice night is every Wednesday 7.30pm – 9.00pm, followed by an optional social drink at The Star. Apart from regular ringing duties and practice, we enjoy visits to other towers to broaden our ringing experience and various social events.
Visiting ringers are warmly welcomed, but would be advised to check with the tower captain before travelling, just to ensure practice is on.
Bell ringing is well within the capabilities of most people. If you can count you have all the maths you will need, and the only musical knowledge required is a sense of timing.
The initial teaching takes several weeks, after which you can begin to ring with the rest of the band.
For many people, ringing is a great hobby that allows them to meet friendly new people. It provides a lifelong learning experience and helps to maintain a traditional skill. As well as providing gentle physical exercise, it is a great mental workout.
Once you have learned the basic technique you will always be made welcome when you visit other towers. There are more than 5,000 church towers in England which are suitable for change ringing, so lots of interesting places to visit.
If you are interested in learning to ring, or simply fancy having a go, please contact Allen Crisp the tower captain on 01435 813128 or email. He can arrange for you to come along to one of our Wednesday evening practices.
New recruits, including complete beginners, are always welcome, have a look at our video!