Bellringing

We have started to ring and are following the CCCBR guidelines

However local rules are

  • We will ring with the window and door open, and use a fan to aid airflow
  • Hand sanitizer will be encouraged, though to speed gaps between ring it should be applied when you finish ringing a touch
  • Masks will be mandatory when teaching face to face and when standing behind somebody
  • Masks will also be encouraged when not ringing as this will help reduce aerosol buildup
  • Masks when ringing will be optional
  • Visitors should check with the tower captain (see below) so that numbers can be managed

St Mary's has a peal of 8 bells, tenor 19-1-4 in E

There is a strong band of ringers, which regularly ring on a  

Thursday 20:00-21:30 for practice

Sunday 09:00-09:30 for morning worship

Contact Tower Captain

The bells were cast by various bellfounders between 1590 and 1768.  Note: for weights of bells the foundries and ringers continue to use hundredweights (cwt.), quarters (qtr.) pounds (lb.).  The tenor, the heaviest bell of the ring, weighs 19cwt.1qtr.4lb. (1000 kg). 

Ringing links:

The Ringing World (the bellringers’ weekly journal) www.ringingworld.co.uk

We are part of the Hertford County Association of Change Ringers www.hcacr.org.uk/homepage.html

Hemel Bells www.hemelbells.org.uk