Bell Ringing Team
Our bell-ringing team meet for Practice every Monday at 7.15pm (excluding the 4th) in the church tower. We also ring for services, weddings, funerals, national events and pleasure.
Full details of our ringing schedule are published in advance at visit St Mark's Bellringers
Church bells are the biggest and loudest musical instruments in the world. Bells are rung to call people to worship, celebrate happy occasions and commemorate important events. They are also rung simply for the enjoyment of hearing their sound.
At St Mark’s we have participated in this tradition since 1885 when 5 of our existing bells were first installed. In 2007 as part of a restoration programme we added three new bells to complete the octave. See a Video of the bells in action
Could I be a ringer?
Yes! If you want to meet new people, try something challenging and help make the loudest call to worship then ringing is for you! Ringing brings together people from many different backgrounds and interests. Ringers enjoy the physical activity, teamwork and intellectual challenges that are involved in making our unique form of music. To be a ringer you do not need to be tall, fit, musical or good at maths! All we ask is a willingness to learn as part of a team and to be able to attend our practices on Monday evenings and eventually attend on alternate Sunday mornings. Being a ringer also means having an active social life and our team enjoy numerous social events outside the tower!