St Mary's Radcliffe on Trent

Working in love to glorify God
and proclaim Jesus Christ as Saviour

Bellringers

The Ringers

We are an enthusiastic and sociable band of bell ringers covering a wide spectrum of ages from school children to the over-sixties. Our tower captain, Brian Bull has been a regular ringer at St Mary’s for nearly forty years; whilst our newest recruits have been ringing for only a few weeks.

Group photoAt present we have fourteen regular bell ringers in the band and four learners.

We ring as part of worship for Sunday morning and evening services. We also meet for practice on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00pm. We ring for weddings, also to celebrate births and special events both local and national.


It is always our aim to ring the bells to the best of our ability to the Glory of God. We hope that those who hear the bells each Sunday will be stirred into thinking about God and His Church and that those who are not able to come will draw comfort from their sound.

We regularly welcome ringers from other towers, either visitors passing through or ringers from neighbouring parishes. During the year we take part in outings to ring elsewhere and there are regular monthly ringing meetings at other towers in the diocese.

Young Ringers

 Contact

We are very keen to encourage more people to join us in this very rewarding pastime so if you would like to learn more about bell ringing and maybe learning to ring or visit the tower please contact Brian Bull. 

Latest News and Events:-

Once again the bellringers, thanks in particular to work by David Hancock, Jan & Brian Bull, and Val Weston,  were able to display a memorable float at the Radcliffe Carnival parade on 14 July. The theme of the parade this year was storytime and our float illustrated Dorothy L Sayers' classic bellringing whodunit 'The Nine Tailors'. Our efforts were rewarded by gaining second prize in the 'Motorized Float' category.

 Carnival float

Steve Sugden, member of the Carnival Committee, handing Dave Townsend, Bellringers' treasurer, with other bellringers, a cheque for £50. We received this prize for coming second in the adult motorised float category of the Carnival. It was very pleasing to have all our hard work recognised, particularly David Hancock who provided much of the inspiration and perspiration for our float this year. 

Cheque presentation

The handbell ringers perform at the 6:30 Service on Easter Day, 8 April.

Easter

A band of ringers from St Mary's (helped by one outside ringer) won this impressive 'Tom Goodwin Trophy' in the in the annual Bingham District Striking Competition held at St Mary and All Saints, Willoughby-on-the-Wolds, Saturday 14 April.
The team comprised:-
Treble. David Hancock
2. Joan Reynolds
3. Val Weston
4. Lyn Sugden
5. Margaret Left (conductor)
6. George Dawson (Willougby-on-the-Wolds) 

Tom Goodwin Tropy