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When do we ring?

The bells are currently being repaired and retuned but when they return in November 2020,
we will again ring regularly on Sunday mornings
from 9.15 – 10.00.  
Our weekly practice is on Tuesday evenings
from 19:30 - 21:00. We also ring for weddings, funerals, other services and for special community or national occasions. You can see our ringing calendar here: ledbury bellringers.
When viewing the calendar, you can click on an event for more information.

We love to welcome visitors of all levels of experience to our Tuesday practices, so please come and say hello.  If you ring Tower Captain Tim Keyes in advance (01531 579021) we will be able to give you a better experience.
If you're interested in learning to ring, join us on a Tuesday and we can then arrange a time to show you the bells and let you have a go.  From November 2020, we will have a training bell, simulator and a range of resources designed to make it easier to learn this historic skill.

The Bells

The bells date back to 1690 when a new ring of 8 bells was installed in the tower.  Over the years, a number of bells have needed to be recast, but two of the original set survive. They were re-hung in a steel frame in 1951 in a project led by the poet John Masefield.  
They are a heavy ring with a lovely old-fashioned sound.  From November 2020 there will be 10 bells.  Four of these will be new, two being replacements, and two being additional bells. They will have been repaired, retuned and refurbished, ready for the next 100 years of ringing out over the town.   

We are very grateful to the National Lottery Heritage Fund

for a grant of £100,000 towards this project.

The Clock

The clock was installed in 1900 and has a carillon, which in this case at least is more correctly described as ‘extended clock chimes’.
It chimes the quarter hours, the hours
and at 9am. Midday, 3pm and 6pm
also plays a hymn tune.

There is a different hymn tune for each day of the week, as follows:

O Worship The King All Glorious Above
Ye Choirs Of New Jerusalem
Conquering Kings Their Titles Take
O Holy Spirit Lord Of Grace
Jesu Our Hope Our Hearts Desire
Thy Way Not Mine O Lord
Through The Night Of Doubt And Sorrow