A tradition dating back 400 years
Bell ringing is a team activity that stimulates the brain and helps keep you fit – it also makes a glorious sound! Many consider ringing to be their contribution to church life, others do it for the pure pleasure and the company it brings.
Ringing is well within the capabilities of most people with ringers coming from all walks of life and ranging in age from ten to those in their eighties.
There has been a church on this site since before 1070. We know that by 1593 the building had a wooden tower with four bells, and these had been increased to five by 1610. In 1719 the five bells were recast into six. Three of these six still exist in our present ring of eight bells. In 1834, when the present church was under construction, the six bells from the old building were installed and augmented to eight by the addition of a new treble and tenor. In 1934, all eight bells were re-tuned and re-hung on ball bearings.
Visitors are always welcome so if you would like to give it a try then please visit the belfry on practice night, Tuesdays between 8pm and 9pm. Alternatively you can contact the Tower Captain – Tina Ruff – on 01628 475925.
Ringing for the services takes place on Sundays between 8.45am and 9.15am.