In The Parish of Kingswinford, St. Mary


Bells Bells Bells
St Mary's has eight bells, the eldest four where installed in 1687.  Although there were bells even before these.  Two more were installed in the 18th century, and the two most recent were installed in 1923.  The bell tower dates back to the 12th century.

There is a band of eighteen enrolled bell ringers, led by tower captain Steve Hill.  We meet on Tuesday night for practice, and if you would like to learn, come along any Tuesday from 7.45pm, all are welcome.
We are a very friendly sociable group, and apart from the practising, we like to have a chat and a laugh.

We ring twice on Sundays for the 10am morning service and the 6.30pm evensong.  We also ring for weddings and other special occasions.   We are members of The Worcestershire & Districts Change Ringing Association, Northern Branch.
We occasionally visit other churches in the district, and this is a good opportunity to ring other bells, which is good experience, and an excellent social outing.  And of course, we do extend a warm welcome to any other visiting band that wishes to come along and ring the bells at St Mary's.