Learning Bell Ringing

Why learn to ring?

Bell ringing is a team activity that stimulates the brain and helps keep you fit … it also makes a glorious sound!

Some consider ringing to be their contribution to church life, others do it for the pure pleasure and the company it brings.  Ringers come from all walks of life and range in age from ten to those in their eighties.

Being able to count is all the maths you’ll need and you can become a very good ringer without knowing a thing about music.

Could I become a ringer?

Ringing is well within the capabilities of most people. If you can ride a bicycle you can ring! The initial learning takes several weeks, after which you can begin to ring with the rest of the band.  Most ringers practice once or twice a week and ring before or after church on Sunday.

What is bell ringing?

To find out more about the mechanics of bell ringing – how the sound is produced and how bell ringers change the position of the bells relative to each other click here.

Why bell ringing?

  • A lifelong learning experience
  • Maintains a traditional skill
  • A service to the church
  • A team activity
  • A great mental workout
  • An opportunity to visit amazing places
  • Make friends around the world

Come and see

Listen for the bells at a church near you or ask the secretary to find a tower appropriate for you. Then go along and see what ringing is all about.

Contact us to learn more about opportunities to ring near where you live.