I want to learn to Ring
Bell ringing is a team activity that stimulates the brain and helps keep you fit ... it also makes a glorious sound! Many consider ringing to be their contribution to church life, others do it for the pure pleasure and the company it brings.
In the Diocese of London there are over 100 churches or buildings with bells hung for full circle ringing. On a typical Sunday the bells of around 70% of these can be heard being rung either by the local band or by ringers from other towers. The remaining 30% are silent because there simply are no ringers to ring them or the bells are in need of restoration.
The Association is constantly seeking ways to address this situation. Contact with these ‘silent’ towers is made to first ensure that the bells are maintained and kept safe to be rung. Secondly, to support any opportunity to train a local band.
If you would like to find how you can participate in or support this living heritage we look forward to hearing from you or got to http://www.bellringing.london/learn-to-ring/ the website of the Middlesex County Association and London Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers.