St Mary's has an enthusiastic band of ringers covering a wide age range from youngsters up to adult.
We regularly ring for Sunday services and for special occasions like weddings and times of celebration.
We also practice regularly on a Tuesday evening.
We are always pleased to welcome visiting ringers to the tower either on a practice night or to ring with us on a Sunday.
In addition we are always looking for new recruits to our band of ringers.
If you would like to find out more about ringing then please do get in touch.
Come and be part of the peculiarly English tradition that goes back several hundred years and is part of our way of life.
We would be pleased to welcome you to the tower on a Tuesday night. Ringing is a very pleasant and social past time,
but once you start it does have a habit of becoming addictive!! There is quite a lot of ringing activity in the North Somerset area.
|Practice Night||Tuesday||7:00pm - 7:45pm||Beginners|
|7:45pm - 9:00pm||General|
|9:00pm - 11:00pm||Butchers Arms|
|Sunday||Morning||9:00am - 9:30am|| |
|Evening||5:15pm - 6:00pm||1st Sunday - generally a ¼ peal|
|4th Sunday - by arrangement|
|2nd Saturday||Special Advanced Practice
||7:30pm - 9:00pm||See Bath & Wells for details|
Other times by arrangement.
St Mary's has a fine peal of 8 bells with a tenor weighing some 24 cwt in the key of D.
The bells vary in age from 1451 (7th bell) to 1992 (4th bell) but blend very well to produce an excellent sounding peal amongst one of the best in Somerset.
The bells have been looked after over the years by the well known Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London.
The bells are much sought after by visiting bands of ringers from other towers around the country and are regularly used for
quarter peals and a number of peal attempts (usually limited to 4 per year).
|Treble||Mears & Stainbank||1950||5-3-8||D|
|2nd||Mears & Stainbank||1950||6-0-11||C#|
|3rd||Mears & Stainbank||1950||6-3-21||B|
|5th||R Purdue, Bristol||1622||11-1-18||G|
|6th||Mears & Stainbank||1903||12-2-11||F#|
If you are arranging a wedding at St Mary's, we would be very pleased to ring following the service as a celebration of the occasion.
Please get in touch with us as soon as possible to make the necessary arrangements.
There is a fee payable for wedding ringing.
We are affiliated to the Bath & Wells Diocesan Association of Change Ringers and more details about ringing in this area can be found on their
For more general information on bells and bell ringing please go the website of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers
or the website of The Ringing World
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