Bell Ringing

The current Fownhope bellringing band started in October 2013 following a piece in the Flag from Denzil Biggs looking for new bellringers.  Denzil and his family had been ringing at St Mary's church for years but for several reasons the numbers had diminished and Denzil felt it was time for new blood!

Most of the new trainees that turned up on the first Wednesday evening practise are still ringing over 18 months later:

Robin Peers; now Tower Captain
Claire Braybrook; tower secretary
Lydia Russell
David Russell
Toby Wright

In addition, Caroline Priestley has joined us as an experienced ringer after moving into Mount Pleasant from Suffolk.

Our dedicated instructors, Nicky Aubrey and Nick Fisher have tirelessly coached us to a point where we have all passed our Level 1 certificates and can reasonably ring for St Mary's services and weddings.  We even managed to come second in a recent striking competition that we hosted at Fownhope which was followed by a BBQ and lots of beer!