Address: Church Road,
Brewood, Staffs, ST19 9BTimage

Number of bells: 8
Tenor Weight: 21-2-12

Sunday Service:
9:30-10:00. 17:30-18:00 

Practice night:
Tuesday 20:00

Ground floor ring: No

Tower Entry Details: Access is via a stone spiral staircase of 16 steps up to an open mezzanine style ringing platform with an open view into the church. There is ample space and seating on the ringing platform. 

Tower Contacts:
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07860551830

History

The large church of St Mary & St Chad is a mixture of 13th 14th and 15th century architecture; and the spire on top of the tower at 169 feet is a point of reference for miles around.
The present peal of eight were made by Taylors of Loughborough in 1896 following a bequest of £1000 from Charles Docker, a wealthy Brewood resident. The new eight replaced a much older peal of six bells that were melted down to provide some of the metal required for the new eight. The inscriptions of the original six were replicated on bells 2-7 of the new eight (in addition to the inscription of Charles Docker on every bell). The new peal of eight were one of the first “Simpson Tuned” peals produced by Taylors, and at 21cwt are one of the heavier eights in Staffordshire. The original plain bearings were replaced with roller bearings in the 1950s.

Transport

By Car: The church is in Church Road, Brewood. Post code ST19 9BT. There is parking along Church Road, or at Church House, opposite the church on Church Road. There is also a Village Car Park off Stafford Street on the other side of the Market Place.
There are infrequent bus services from Wolverhampton and Stafford.
Brewood is on the Shropshire Union Canal.

Facilities

There is a toilet in the Church.
There are a number of local pubs. “The Swan” is recommended for real ale. Food is available at “The Lion”. Both of these pubs are in the Market Square.
Food is also available at a number of coffee shops in and around the market square.

Other information

We are a friendly and enthusiastic local band and on a practice night or on a Sunday we will typically ring call changes on all eight, plus doubles, minor and triples methods from plain hunt up to Stedman and the occasional touch of surprise.
We welcome visitors at any time. Please feel free to come along.