Bell Ringers

 

Bell ringing is a centuries old tradition and it is one that we are passionate about keeping alive here at St. Benedict's Church.  Unlike most modern churches, we are very fortunate to have a peal of six bells and have a tenor weighing 3-2-20(31/2 cwt).  They were cast by John Taylor of Loughborough in 1987.  After their dedication by the Bishop, the first peal was rung on 21 January 1988.  Ever since then we have been ringing our bells to call people to our Sunday morning services and to celebrate special events at our church - such as weddings.

 

We practise each Monday starting at 7.30pm (except normally for Bank Holidays).  Visitors are always welcome to our practices, though it is worth checking first if possible.  If you would like to learn to ring, and you are aged 11 or over, you are really welcome.  We have a bell handling practice from 7pm to 7.30 pm, by arrangement (see contact details below).  It takes a while to learn to handle a bell but once you’ve mastered it you can join the main band in ringing together and developing your skills.

 

We ring on Sunday mornings starting at 9.30am to call people to our main 10am service.

 

We also ring at special services, such as weddings, when requested.

 

So, please do come and join us and find out why bell ringing is such fun and a great way to make new friends!

See also; Meet us; Bellringers

 

If you are interested in learning to ring our bells or would like to find out more about bell ringing, you should call Anne England on (01604) 766303.

 

We also welcome visiting bands, so please call Anne if you would like to visit St. Benedict's to ring our bells.

 

St. Benedict's Church is affiliated to the Peterborough Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers.  There is a link to their website on the left-hand side of this page.