Bell Ringers

The bells below Almondsbury’s famous crooked spire have been ringing out over the village for at least four hundred years.

We ring the bells regularly for Sunday services (8.45 am to 9.15 am), weddings and notable events both local and national. You’re very welcome to join us for Sunday Service ringing or at our practice from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm on Mondays (except public holidays).

The art of ‘change ringing’, as well as serving the Church, its congregation and the community, provides mental stimulation and a most enjoyable form of physical exercise.

Almondsbury Bell Restoration Project (ABRP)

The project is almost complete. The bells were returned to the belfry by John Taylor & Co in February 2019 and reinstalled over a 3-week period completing on Friday 15 March 2019. We rang for a wedding the following day and our first Sunday service the day after that. Our first Practice followed on Monday 18 March 2019. Find out more about the project and the progress of the ABRP at Project News.

Find out more about the restoration project…

Our bells and our ringers

The tenor bell, which weighs more than 22 cwt, bears an inscription that includes the date 1601, and the steps of the spiral staircase giving access to the ringing chamber are well worn by the feet of the many ringers that have climbed them to ring the bells. About the bells and the history…

The current band range in age from early teens to over eighty, with one family having been ringers at Almondsbury for at least three generations.

 

Ring with us

We’re always keen to welcome experienced ringers, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your level of expertise. Feel free to contact us in advance of your visit if you prefer.

New to ringing?

Great fun and mentally stimulating, Church bell ringing is a highly sociable and rewarding activity!
Read our introduction…

If you’ve never rung a church bell, but would like to give bell ringing a try, pop along to the belfry on a Sunday morning or a Monday practice evening and meet the band.

Young or mature, you can be sure of a warm welcome and the beginning of a lifelong friendship.