Weekly Ringing

See also Calendar of Extra Ringing.

Note that the practice at St Helen's on Tuesday 30th January 2024 is cancelled (due to a service in the church that evening).

Sunday Service Ringing

9:45 - 10:30am

10:40 - 11:10am


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 - 6:00pm

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.