Bellringing in the Polden Wheel


Two of our six churches have rings of six bells which are rung on a regular basis for Sunday services and for weekly practices on a Friday evening.  Please contact Ken or Henry to confirm where practice will be.

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.

Currently, by joining our two bands together, and with a little help from our friends, we are able to maintain our ringing but we are always in need of new people to learn this ancient art.  If you would be interested in learning to ring contact either Ken or Henry.  You can also find out more about bell ringing in the diocese here or see what you are letting yourself in for here.

Link to Dove's guide for Church Bell Ringers which lists all bells can be found here.

As well as ringing for worship, the bells are often rung on other occasions such as weddings and state occasions.  We often ring as part of a wider community and get together socially.

We are always pleased to welcome visiting ringers and people who would like to learn to ring.

Contacts:

Ashcott  

e-mail: ashcott@bath-wells.org or

Shapwick  

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