Introducing bell ringing

Bell ringing is great fun! It requires skill and concentration and a commitment of time to learn, but in return, it's a great social activity and way of meeting new people and can give a life-time of satisfaction and achievement.

Bell ringers all have different reasons for getting involved - here are some of the most common:

  • An act of Christian witness
  • The social side - ringing tends to go hand-in-hand with a visit to the pub!
  • Achieving performances they can be proud of - quarters and peals
  • The satisfaction of visiting new places and towers and experiencing different bells
  • It's free entertainment and you may even earn a few pounds through wedding fees
  • To keep fit - maintaining a healthy body and an active mind...plus much more!

 

To get a better idea of what learning to ring involves - take a look at the video below. 

Getting started

If you're interested in finding out more, or keen to get started on your career as a bell ringer, you can discover your local active tower through the tower directory. Alternatively, get in touch and we'll ensure someone from your local tower contacts you.

If you want to know more about the steps you need to take to learn, there's an excellent guide here.

Finding out more

  • The Discover Bell Ringing website is one of the best resources on the Web, with information about learning, the history of the art, how bells are cast and an explanation of the unique bell ringing music (known as "methods").
  • The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers is the national charity promoting bell ringing and supporting ringers.
  • Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers. The definitive guide to rings of bells in the United Kingdom and across the world.
  • The website of Taylor's bell foundry - one of the key bell founders in the UK.