Postlebury ringers ring on a Sunday before services and meet on a Thursday evening alternating weekly practices between our three churches with bells – Marston, Nunney and Wanstrow.
Ringing is a team activity well within the capabilities of most people. Ringers come from all walks of life. Age is not a barrier and the young (from age 12) progress most quickly to whatever skill level they chose. To become a ringer, you need not be musical, and you gain a great mental workout. Physical strength is not an issue – there’s a bell for you in every peal. Ringing is an all-inclusive activity and importantly is an exportable past-time which can be taken on holiday- you will always be made most welcome by the local ringers wherever you are, and they are likely to invite those “of age” to their pub after practice.
There are only six bells in the tower in Nunney Church and we are raising the money currently complete the project to augment these with an additional two bells to commemorate the ending of the First World War. The bells have just been taken down for renovation. The project was started in the 1920’s and should be completed in 2023.
For more information see DONATE/bells
Why learn to ring?
“Learning to ring is much like learning to play any musical instrument – it takes practice and there are countless levels of skill to explore”
- Develop a lifelong learning activity.
- Maintain a traditional skill – church bells have been around since the 11th Century.
- Provide a service to the church and the general community, as well as for those getting married, celebrating other special occasions, and at funerals and memorial services.
- Become a member of another social circle – including ringing “away-days”.
Beware! Once you’ve got the bug, you may find it hard to give up.
For more information, contact Mary Hooper on 07732 948311
Note: Leaders have DBS checks and must complete safeguarding modules.
Phone: 01373 837337
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