St Mary’s tower houses a ring of six bells with the oldest three being cast in 1635.
The heaviest (tenor) bell was cast in 1701, and the lightest (treble) was cast in
1964 as part of the re-hanging project that augmented the then five bells to the
This re-hanging project saw the present fifth bell re-cast, to repair a crack that
occurred in the late 1920’s, and also moved the ringers from the West porch of the
church, upstairs to the present ringing chamber.
The bells are regarded as some of the most easy to ring and have some of the most
tuneful peals in the area - having been judged the ‘best kept’ in the Bristol Diocese
on more than one occasion.
We usually practice on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 pm and we also ring for
Sunday services, under the watchful eye of our Captain, David Miles. We welcome visitors
of all abilities, as we cover a range of ringing from well-struck call changes to