The Bells of St Peter's Church - Introduction

The tower has eight bells dating from 1734; the heaviest bell (tenor) weighs just over one ton. We ring the bells regularly for Sunday morning services, usually from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Practices are held on Monday evenings, including virtually all Bank Holidays, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. We also ring for weddings, religious and civil occasions, and, half-muffled, on Remembrance Sunday. The bells rang to celebrate the new millennium, adding their music to the noise of New Year revellers gathered around the Town Pump.

We are always extremely happy to welcome anyone who may be thinking about learning to ring, and, of course, visiting ringers are always heartily welcome. We ring a fairly broad range of methods, from Grandsire and Plain Bob to Surprise Minor, by way of Oxford Bob Triples, and whatever else happens to take our fancy at the time.