Bell Ringers

Who are we?

People who enjoy meeting together in order to ring our church bells.

The members of the ringing team come principally from within our own church family, including: Tom and Christine Langton, Lesley Hill, Richard Phipps, Richard Portwood Jnr, Anne Sladen, Richard and Denise Black, Rhiannon Black, Fiona Maxwell, Sarah Wharmby, Leon and Chloe Smart, Murray Smith, and Sue Oldfield.

We also have help with our practice nights and ringing for special events from other ringers within the local deanery.

Who are we for?

“Every church shall be provided with at least one bell to ring people to service.”  (Canon ‘F8’ of the Church of England)

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What do we do?

• Ring the bells for services               
• Recruit and train other ringers
• Encourage the art of change ringing 
• Maintain the bells and tower
• Ring for weddings and other special occasions

When and where do we meet?

At the bell tower on Friday evenings at 7.30pm for a 90 minute practice and teaching session. We also attend Nottingham Guild Ringing events on a regular basis to gain experience of ringing in other towers.

Please contact Christine directly if you are interested in joining the team. Beginners are especially welcome as full training will be given.

Names of leaders/contact information:

Richard Portwood Jr (Tower Captain) towercaptain@bramcoteparishchurch.com

Liaison with the church, Incumbent and PCC over ringing matters such as weddings, services, and communicate with the ringers.

Christine Langton (Ringing Master) 0115 8779439
Organisation of ringing education.

Lesley Hill (Secretary) 0115 9164328 Contact for other bellringers.

Sarah Wharmby (Treasurer)

Tom Langton (Steeple Keeper)

Fiona Maxwell (Social Secretary)

Richard Portwood Jr (Spiderman)