Bell Ringers

Who are we?

People who enjoy meeting together in order to ring our church bells.

The members of the ringing team come principally from within our own church family: Tom and Christine Langton, Murray and Bronwyn Smith, Lesley Hill, Judith and Richard Portwood.

We also have help with our practice nights and ringing for special events from other ringers within the local deanery.

Who are we for?

“Every church shall be provided with at least one bell to ring people to service.”
(Canon ‘F8’ of the Church of England)

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What do we do?

Ring the bells for services.  Recruit and train other ringers.  Maintain the bells. Encourage the art of change ringing.  Ring for weddings and other special occasions.

When and where do we meet?

At the bell tower on Friday evenings at 7.30pm for a 90 minute practice and teaching session.  We also attend Nottingham Guild Ringing events on a regular basis to gain experience of ringing in other towers.

Please contact Murray directly if you are interested in joining the team.
B
eginners are especially welcome, as full training will be given.

Names of leaders/contact information:

Murray Smith (Tower Captain) Tel: (0115) 925 4933
Liaison with the church, Incumbent and PCC over ringing matters such as weddings, services, and communicate with the ringers.

Christine Langton (Ringing Master) Tel: TBA
Organisation of ringing education.

Lesley Hill (Secretary/Treasurer) Tel: (0115) 916 4328
Contact for other bellringers.

Tom Langton (Steeple Keeper) Tel: TBA
John Wells (Steeple Keeper) Tel: (0115) 925 0836

Toni Thorncraft-Smith (Social secretary) Tel: (0115) 925 4933

Bronwyn Smith (Attendance Register) Tel: (0115) 925 4933
Judith Portwood (Attendance Register) Tel: (0115) 752 5879

Richard Portwood Jnr (Spider man and Shutters) Tel: (0115) 752 5879