We are an enthusiastic and sociable band of bell ringers covering a wide spectrum of ages from school children to the over-sixties. Our tower captain, Brian Bull has been a regular ringer at St Mary’s for nearly forty years; whilst our newest recruits have been ringing for only a few weeks.
At present we have fourteen regular bell ringers in the band and four learners.
We ring as part of worship for Sunday morning and evening services. 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.