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 desperately 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.

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.


Keith Prime (Ashcott) 01458 210485 e-mail: or

Ken Wade (Shapwick) 01458 210885 e-mail: