|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
|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,
|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.