Weekly Ringing

See also Calendar of Extra Ringing.

From 16th March 2020 until further notice, all ringing is suspended at both churches due to the coronavirus pandemic.

From 15th September 2019 until further notice, all ringing was suspended at St Nicolas' Church pending tower repairs. All Tuesday practices are at St Helen's Church.

Sunday Service Ringing

9:45 - 10:30am

10:40 - 11:15am


St. Helen's Church

St. Nicolas' Church

Crown & Thistle Hotel

Tuesday Practices

7:30 - 9:00pm

St. Helen's Church - 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesdays

St. Nicolas' Church - 2nd & 4th Tuesdays

Learners' Friday Practices

4:15 - 5:00pm
(term time only)
5:00 - 6:30pm

St. Helen's Church - confirm in advance with the Teaching Team Leader

About once a month, on a Sunday evening, we arrange to ring a Quarter Peal. This takes about fifty minutes before the 5:30pm Evening Service at St Helen's.

We ring for Weddings at both churches. Sometimes visiting ringers come or occasionally there is an attempt to ring a full peal. All these are usually on a Saturday.

We also arrange silent practices at St Helen's for learners using a simulator.

Extra ringing is arranged for special occasions like an event of  national importance (such as a royal birth, marriage or death), local importance (bun throwing, royal visit, civic funeral) and at the request of the church congregation. The bells are half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday.

If you would like to come and see us ring, please contact us. Potential learners are welcome to have a try.