The origins of what we call change ringing lie in the sixteenth century when church bells began to be hung with a full wheel enabling the bell to swing in a full circle and back again. This gave ringers control of their bells, which allowed sets of bells to be rung in a continuously changing pattern. Music is created by moving bells up an down the ringing order ro a defined sequence known as method.
Bell ringing is a team activity that stimulates the brain and helps to 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 it brings.
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