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Bellringing is a lifelong activity enjoyed by everyone from young children to people in their 80s and 90s. It provides mental stimulation and gentle physical activity – the most strenuous thing that most ringers do is climbing the belfry stairs.
As well as being an active group within the church, the band at All Saints is a part of the wider community of ringers with links worldwide.
Bellringing is part of our cultural heritage, the sound of English style ringing is known and loved by the wider community even though most have little idea of the skills, the people or the heritage behind it. In the modern world, bellringing is a point of reference – rooted in previous centuries and still being developed by modern ringers.
Bellringing is a performance art. Some aspects are easier than conventional music, for example no need to read music, pitch a note, or control intonation. The key skill is a sense of rhythm. Learning to control the heaviest of musical instruments accurately, with a delicate touch, has its own unique satisfaction.
All Saints has for many years had one of the leading local ringing bands and is an excellent place to learn. We have experienced teachers, and we use modern training aids – currently four ringing simulators. Beyond your initial teaching we offer a supportive environment for you to develop as a fully fledged ringer.
For information see:
The rewards of ringing
Learning at All Saints
Please contact us if you would like to know more, would like to visit the tower to see what ringing is about or would like to discuss learning to ring.
If you can already ring but gave up regular ringing some while ago then we would be delighted to welcome you back and to help you blow away the cobwebs and experience again the unique rewards of ringing .
Bellringing – part of our heritage
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