Bell Ringers

stjohnsbellringers

There are ten bells at St. Johns.

The team of bell ringers here are an all-age friendly and welcoming team.
They range from absolute beginners to more experienced peal and quarter-peal ringers. They practice on Thursday evenings from 7.45 pm until 9.15 pm and also ring for weddings. They meet at 10 a.m. on a Sunday morning to ring for 45 minutes before the 10.45 a.m. Sunday service. Outings are arranged to other towers during the year.

 

The tower dates from the 13th Century, and was finished off in the late 14th Century, the delay being caused by the Black Death. The bells are mentioned as a ring of eight in the 1804 Rudhall catalogue, and were augmented in 1816. They were rehung by Eayre & Smith in 1983-4 in a new metal frame. The bells go fairly well, but some (notably the 7th) are very odd-struck. The tenor was the only bell weighed by Avery’s while the bells were rehung, to provide the solution to the "Guess the weight of the tenor" fund-raising competition and it weighs in at 17cwt-1qu-17lbs.

 A narrow drive leads up to the church from the east end, and there is some parking at the base of the tower on weekdays, or for disabled only on Sundays. The door to the tower is inside the large west entrance, and on the right. The 50 steps to the ringing room are refurbished, but are somewhat uneven in height, so care needs to be taken when climbing up or down.

 (Information derived from David Bagley <www.ringing.demon.co.uk/towers/worcs.htm>.)

 The ringing room has been recently redecorated and looks very smart with a purple carpet!

"If you are interested in visiting, or joining the bellringers, or learning to ring, then please contact Sharon, the Secretary, by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."

 

 

This Weeks Services

18Oct
Funeral |HR
Thu Oct 18 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
19Oct
Funeral |RK
Fri Oct 19 @ 2:15PM - 03:15PM
20Oct
Wedding | Craner/ Carter
Sat Oct 20 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
21Oct
All Age Worship Harvest RK
Sun Oct 21 @10:45AM - 11:45AM
24Oct
Holy Communion
Wed Oct 24 @11:00AM - 12:30PM

Upcoming Events

23Oct
Road Resurface
Tue Oct 23 @ 8:00AM - 06:00PM
24Oct
Road Resurface
Wed Oct 24 @ 8:00AM - 06:00PM
25Oct
St John's Sch Rehearsal
Thu Oct 25 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
26Oct
St Johns Harvest Service
Fri Oct 26 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
27Oct
Coffee and Cake Concert
Sat Oct 27 @ 9:00AM - 12:30PM