There are 17 ringable towers and one tower with unringable bells in Sonning Deanery. They are shown on the map and then listed in the tables below.
Select a tower from the map, or from one of the lists, or go straight to the tower details . To contact a tower, go to tower prefixes
Towers by location
Alphabetic listing below, with full details,
Grouped by practice night
Grouped by number of bells
Ringing times (Sundays & practices) – Some towers don't ring every week. The numbers in brackets after ringing times are week numbers – eg Thu 19.30 (2) means only on 2nd Thursday. Practice times may vary, so it is advisable to check with the Tower Correspondent before turning up. See also Weekly Practice notices.Sonning & Wargrave practise alternate weeks but not a fixed week each month, so it is best to check.
Details of access & other facilities are included, particularly for disabled ringers. (P) indicates parking. (CP) indicates a car park for Church users. (Take care not to be blocked in if ringing for a service.) (T) = toilet may be available to visitors (possibly by prior arrangement). DT = Disabled-friendly toilet (though others may also be).
Map links – Click on the OS grid reference for a map (3km square) around the tower. Click on Detail (PW) to see individual buildings, with the church marked PW (Place of Worship).
Contact details – Contact details are given for each tower, where available. All towers have an e-mail address. You can click the appropriate [email] to send a message to the tower correspondent Alternatively you can send a message in the normal way from your e-mail software, by putting the tower prefix in front of @sdb.odg.org.uk as the address for your message.
|Tower||Dedication||Bells||Details||Sunday ringing||Practice||Contact||Map Ref||Access & facilities|
|Arborfield||St Bartholomew||6||11-2-24 in G||09.00||Fri 19.30||0781 136 4855||
|Spiral. DT/T: In adjacent hall. P by entrance or on road|
|Barkham||St James||4||4-2-0 in C||18.30 (4)||(most) Wed 19.30-21.00||0118 977 1667||SU784664 Detail (PW)||Near-vertical ladder when ropes set to ring from upstairs; level access when set to ring from ground floor. CP|
|Binfield||All Saints||6||9-3-1 in G||09.30 (1,2,4,5),||Tue 20.00||0118 978 8530||SU845721 Detail (PW)||Level access to church; two steps up to ringing room. Chair lift to DT downstairs. CP (via drive to right)|
|Easthampstead||SS Michael & Mary Magd||8||6-0-9 in C||09.00||Thu 19.30||01344 459978||SU863676 Detail (PW)||Medium spiral: clockwise ascending, with rope. Gravel & concrete path from road. DT CP (unsurfaced, via drive 100m to right)|
|Finchampstead||St James||6||7-1-7 in A||10.30||Wed 19.45||0118 973 3747||SU792637 Detail (PW)||Medium spiral: clockwise ascending. CP|
|Hurst||St Nicholas||8||14-1-16 in F||10.30||Mon 19.30-21.00||0118 969 8723||SU794729 Detail (PW)||Level access to church and ringing room. P on street|
|Sandhurst||St Michael & All Angels||6||7-2-20 in A||08.55, 17.55||Mon 19.30||01344 773507||SU825618 Detail (PW)||Sloping path then level access to church and ringing room. CP by hall to left|
|Sandhurst||Immaculate Conception||6||1-2-14 in Ab||10.00, 17.30||Tue 20.00 (2)||-||SU837615 Detail (PW)||Level access to church and ringing room. CP|
|Shottesbrooke||St John Baptist||6||10-0-4 in F#||09.00||Fri 19.45 (1,3)||-||SU841771 Detail (PW)||Spiral . CP Security gate at entrance to park. Details|
|Sonning||St Andrew||8||20-1-4 in Eb||10.00, (17.15 quarter peal by arrangement)||Thu 19.30 alternate weeks with Wargrave, (please check)||0118 969 5967||SU755755 Detail (PW)||Steep spiral: clockwise ascending with central rope. DT/T: in adjacent hall. CP by entrance or P on street|
|Sunninghill||St Michael & All Angels||3||3-2-0 in E||(unringable)||(unringable)||-||SU940686 Detail (PW)||Vertical ladder at present. CP|
|Twyford||St Mary V||8||12-0-10 in F#||10.00||Friday 19.30-21.00||07764191556||SU788758 Detail (PW)||Spiral (27 steps) anti-clockwise ascending with central rope. CP|
|Waltham St Lawrence||St Lawrence||6||12-0-0 in Ab||09.30||Mon 19.45||0118 934 3313||SU829769 Detail (PW)||Short spiral (1 turn): anti-clockwise ascending. Gravel path from road. P on street|
|Warfield||St Michael Archangel||10||13-2-27 in F||10.30||Tuesday 19.30||01344 422796||SU880721 Detail (PW)||Short spiral (1 turn): anti-clockwise ascending. Tarmac path from road. DT/T: in adjacent hall. P opposite|
|Wargrave||St Mary||8||17-2-10 in F||10.00||Wed 19.30 .30 alternate weeks with Sonning, (please check)||0118 940 2937||SU782784 Detail (PW)||Medium spiral: clockwise ascending. CP by entrance from Station Road|
|White Waltham||St Mary||6||12-0-9 in G||10.15||Fri 19.30 (2,4,5)||-||SU854775 Detail (PW)||Medium (40 step) spiral: anti-clockwise ascending, no rope yet. P by barn opposite, or on street|
|Wokingham||All Saints||8||15-2-11 in E||08.50, 17.50 (not Aug)||Mon 20.00-21.30||0118 996 8438||SU815688 Detail (PW)||Short spiral (1 turn): anti-clockwise ascending, with central rope. T/DT: in adjacent hall. CP in Norreys Avenue or on street or public CP. Details|
|Wokingham||St Paul||8||15-2-7 in F||09.00||Tue 19.45||0118 978 6554||SU805690 Detail (PW)||Medium (40 step) narrow spiral: clockwise ascending, with rope. CP by hall to right|
To e-mail a tower correspondent, put the appropriate tower prefix before @sdb.odg.org.uk
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