Bellringing in the Polden Wheel

Two of our six churches have six lovely bells which are rung on a regular basis for Sunday services and for weekly practices on a Friday evening alternating between Ashcott and Shapwick (see calendar for location and times)

Currently, by joining our two teams together, and with a little help from our friends, we are able to maintain our ringing but we are always in need of new recruits to learn this ancient art and to help us to keep our bells ringing, which they have done for so many years.  This year, to mark 100 years since the end of the first world war, there is a project to get 1,400 new bellringers across the country to honour the 1,400 ringers who lost their lives in the conflict.  You can find out more about the project by following the link to to Ringing Remembers.

The bells in each tower are easy to ring; Ashcott 12.0.21 in F has a ground floor ring and Shapwick 11.1.8 in F has a short flight of stairs to the first floor ringing chamber.

As well as ringing for worship, the bells are often rung on other occasions such as weddings and state occasions and we enjoy a social side too, which includes an annual outing in the summer and a Christmas meal.

We are always pleased to welcome visiting ringers and new recruits.

Contacts:

Ashcott  

e-mail: ashcott@bath-wells.org or

Shapwick  

e-mail: shapwick@bath-wells.org.