Bell Ringers


Saturday March 2

Quarter Peel of Bells 2.30 to 3.30pm

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Bell Ringing Practice

Monday, 6:30 – 8:00pm

Weekly on Monday, starting June 5 2023

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For the first time in a great many years, we managed to ring the church bells on Christmas Day.  Our aim is to ring regularly on Sundays and build our own band. Bede and Georgie Northcote have been teaching bell ringing to two trainee ringers throughout the autumn.  These training evenings restart on Monday 10th January at 6.30pm in the Church Tower.  We are being ably supported by some wonderful ringers from the Middlesex Guild and would welcome anyone else who is interested in finding out about bell ringing. Children are welcome over the age of 13 accompanied by their parents.  Please email towercaptain@chelseaoldchurch.org.uk  if you would like to come along.

Recruitment 

BELL RINGING

Have you ever wanted to ring the bells here at Chelsea Old Church?

We are keen to teach new ringers and are building up to have regular ringing on Sundays. If you would like to try, please come on Monday evening. We meet from 6.30pm and finish by 8.00pm.

If you have any questions call or email Bede (bede@northcote.co.uk or 07971 224732). If you do come and the door is shut, please ring Bede on 07971 224732

Children under 18 have to be over 14 and accompanied by a parent.

July 7 2019: Bell Ringing demonstration after the Family Service: For nine months before there were four young people learning to ring the bells. They hosted a short demonstration of their skills in the tower. There was also some hand bells and ringing the main bells.

The Bells   

The Tower contains a ring of 8 bells installed in 1977 by the Whitehall Bell Foundry .The weight of the tenor is 10¼ cwt. The metal for seven of the bells came from Immanuel Church, Streatham; the remaining bell number 3, cast from metal which may date from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, was already in the tower.