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The Ringers

We are an enthusiastic and sociable band of bell ringers and have a range of experience and capabilities. Our tower captain, Brian Bull has been a regular ringer at St Mary’s for over forty years. At present we have ten regular bell ringers in the band.

We ring as part of worship on Sunday morning from 10 to 10.30 am. We also meet for practice on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00pm. We ring for weddings, also to celebrate births and special events both local and national.

It is always our aim to ring the bells to the best of our ability to the Glory of God. We hope that those who hear the bells each Sunday will be stirred into thinking about God and His Church and that those who are not able to come will draw comfort from their sound.

We regularly welcome ringers from other towers, either visitors passing through or ringers from neighbouring parishes. During the year we take part in outings to ring elsewhere and there are regular monthly ringing meetings at other towers in the diocese.

Contact

We are very keen to encourage more people to join us in this very rewarding pastime so if you would like to learn more about bell ringing and maybe learning to ring or visit the tower please contact Brian Bull on 0115 9333674. 

The Bells

  • We have eight bells, ranging in weight from the treble of about 4cwt (approx 210kgs) to the tenor, the heaviest bell at over 14cwt (approx 725kgs). The bells were all cast locally by Taylor’s Bell Foundry at Loughborough.

Below is a picture of some of the members of the band:

Some of the current ringers

 

'THE BELLS OF ST MARY'S CHURCH':   This illustrated booklet gives a fascinating history of our bells and bell ringers over many years.  It is available, price £2.50, from any of the bellringers. 

 

Tom Goodwin Tropy