Bell Ringing at St. Peter's

St Peter's church tower has 12 bells and are regularly rung for services and special events.  In addition the bells are rung by visiting teams from other towers from across the country.  The Bell captain is Sam MacMahon.  

What is Bell Ringing?

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.