Bell Ringing

St Cyr Stinchcombe

St Cyr has six bells hung for Change Ringing. A number of us from Stinchcombe are now learning to ring our bells. The bells are rung at the following times:
 
•Sunday mornings: 10:30 to 11:10 am (by arrangement)
•1st Sunday of each month for the evening service
•Thursday evenings: 7:30 to 9 pm
•Weddings and special occasions
 
We form part of the Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers and are helped out by ringers from St George, Upper Cam and other local towers.
Visitors are always welcomed to our ringing sessions and we always need new recruits. 

 

St George Cam

St George has six bells that are hung for Change Ringing and one tolling bell. We have a small band of ringers, with a wide range of experience, and are helped out by a number of regular local ringers.
We ring at the following times:
•           Sundays: 9.00 for 9.30 am service
•           Tuesday evening practice: 7.30 until 9.00 pm by arrangement
•           Weddings and other special occasions
We form part of the  Wotton Branch of the Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers and help out at our sister church St Cyr, Stinchcombe.
Full details of Quarter Peals and Peals that have been rung here are being added to the Campanophile website  listed under ‘Upper Cam’.
Visitors to our ringing sessions are always welcomed and we always need new recruits. 

 

St James the Great Dursley

The present ring at St.James's is a splendid 8, cast and installed by John Taylors of Loughborough in 1904, with a Tenor of 19cwt in E-flat. This replaced an 1824 ring of eight by Mears of Whitechapel which, in turn, replaced a ring of 6 bells.
 
Ringing at Sunday Services
Morning from 9:00 until 10:00
Evening by arrangement, dependent on services and quarter peals.
 
Practice
Thursdays from 19:30 until 21:00 (except Holy Week)
All stages up to Spliced Surprise Major
 
Secretary Elizabeth Byrne 01453 543536
Ringing Master Ian P Unsworth 01453 549229
 
All ringers are welcome to join us for ringing for any service or on practice nights.
We are always keen to recruit new ringers. If you would like to learn the ancient art of church bellringing, please contact the Secretary or Ringing Master. Come along to a practice and see what it is all about and join us for refreshment afterwards.