Bell Ringing

St Chad's Bell Ringers play a very important part in the life of the Church: they call people to worship. The sound of the bells can be heard across the town on Sunday mornings, and during the Tuesday evening practice. Revd Mark Coleman the Vicar says: "We are so thrilled to have such a fine team of bell ringers, making joyful sounds echo across the town. When you hear the bells think about the good efforts of our ringers".

Plans are afoot to renew the bells in 2018-2020.

If you would like to try out bellringing please contact us.

 

Bell Ringing Calendar

The Branch Calendar has now been printed. It includes every tower in the branch. Debra, our Tower Captain says " We had fun arranging 19 towers over 12 pages. We hope you will enjoy the result. It costs just £5 and the profits from the proceeds are in aid of the LARC Bell Restoration Fund. Copies are available directly from Belltowers@bamfordprint.co.uk And don't forget the calendar will be an ideal Christmas present for your family and friends."

 

 

 

The Bells

The church possesses a ring of eight bells in the approximate key of E as follows.

 

Bell

Diameter

Strike

Note

Approx.

Weight

Date

Founder

Tenor

3’-10”

*321 c.p.s.

15-1-23

1812

John Rudhall, Gloucester

7th

3’-5⅛”

359¼ (2ᵇ)

11-2-0

1752

Abel Rudhall, Gloucester

6th

3’-2”

404½ (3#)

9-0-0

5th

3’-0⅛”

427 (1ᵇ)

7-3-19

4th

2’-9½”

478½(3¼ᵇ)

6-3-18

3rd

2’-8½”

537¾(2½#)

6-1-23

2nd

2’-6⅝”

607 (4¾#)

6-1-25

1787

John Rudhall, Gloucester

Treble

2’-6”

642 (¼ᵇ)

6-0-18