Learning to Ring
Why Learn to Ring ?
For many people ringing is a great hobby that allows them to meet friendly new people. It provides a lifelong learning experience and helps to maintain a traditional skill. As well as providing gentle physical exercise and a good excuse to get up from the telly and out of the house, it's also a great mental workout.
Bellringers of all abilities are encouraged to visit other towers and are always welcome to join practice nights throughout the country. As such its an opportunity to visit many interesting places.
Could I Become a Bellringer ?
Ringing is well within the capabilities of most people. The initial learning usually takes a few weeks, after which you can begin to ring with the rest of the band. Most ringers practise once or twice a week and ring before or after church on Sunday.
There is no fixed upper or lower age limit, although most learners are over 11 so that they are tall enough and able to take instructions. This means everyone is welcome to try their hand. You don't have to be strong to be a ringer, it is the technique that makes it happen.
The first step is to find a local tower that can teach you. Take a look at our towers page to find somewhere close to you and contact them, or just call in on a Sunday or practice night. Alternatively, simply email our association secretary for further information .