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.
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||09.30||Fri 19.30||0118 976 2413||SU757678
|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 (Occasional weeks only),||Mon 20.00||0784 2165456||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||Currently no ringing except by arrangement||Currently no practice (was otherwise Mon 19.30-21.00||0118 327 2742||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 772678||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 19.15 - 20.45||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||Fri 19.00 - 20.30||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||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||9.15||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)
Service ringing currently disrupted so check tower diary
|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
To send a message to all tower correspondents, put the prefix towers before @sdb.odg.org.uk
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