BELL RINGING ACROSS THE BENEFICE
Each of our churches has a band of ringers, but did you know the correct terminology for this traditional practice, believed to have started as far back as AD900 at Crowland Abbey, Lincolnshire?
We have a band of ringers, a ring of bells, and what you hear ringing is a peal.
In Bromham, the eight bells at St. Owen's are normally rung every Sunday morning prior to the 10:30 am service, occasionally for Evensong, and on special occasions.
Practice takes place on Tuesday evenings between 7:45 and 915 pm.
All visitors welcome whether they merely wish to ascend the tower, watch ringing taking place or try their hand, under STRICT supervision, at the end of one of the ropes.
We have an annual outing followed by dinner and opportunities are available to ring at other towers in the area.
For further details contact: Robert Jones on
In Oakley, the bells are rung on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday from 09:00 to 09:30 prior to the service. On the 2nd and 4th Sunday the service starts at 10:30 and the bells start at 10:00 (subject to the service being at Oakley)
Ringing practice is on Friday at 20:00 -21:15. The Oakley Guild of Change Ringers band covering all ages from 13 upwards.
St Mary’s Bell Ringing Tower Captain; Bill Sellars should be contacted in the first instance. Tel 07980 745292 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Stagsden there are six bells, and ringing practice is on Wednesdays at 8pm. There is currently a vacancy for The Tower Captain..
And finally, to show that bell ringers have a sense of humour, here is a set of rules taken from a bell ringing website!