Eastbourne Bells

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Eastbourne in East Sussex has five churches with bells that are hung for change ringing:

St Mary the Virgin, Church Street, Old Town BN21 1BW

8 bells in F 15-2-22 Dove entry

Practices are generally held at the parish church on Tuesday evenings 7.30-9.00.*

Enter via the north door. If arriving late please call the tower phone on arrival 07398 495919. Email the tower

Sunday ringing is 9.15-9.45 am. Church website

Access via spiral staircase located inside the church adjacent to font.

* Please note that St Mary's, Christ Church and St Saviour's hold quarterly joint practices in rotation on the 1st Tuesday of every month.

Otherwise, St Mary's and Christ Church hold joint practices on the first Tuesday at St Mary's and the last Tuesday at Christ Church.

Visitors are most welcome at all our towers. Please contact tower to confirm ringing.

Christ Church with St Philip, Seaside BN22 7NN

8 bells in G# 8-3-0 Dove entry

Practices are generally held on Tuesday evenings 7.30-9.00.* Email the tower

Sunday ringing is 10.00-10.30 am. Church website

Access via spiral staircase located outside at base of tower.

All Saints', Grange Road, Meads BN21 4HE

8 bells in E 18-1-0 Dove entry

Practices are held on Monday evenings 7.30-9.00. Email the tower

Sunday ringing is 9.30-10.00 am. Church website

Access via spiral staircase located outside at base of tower.

Please donate to All Saints' bell restoration fund to ensure that the bells continue to ring out over Eastbourne into the next century

St Saviour and St Peter, South Street, Town Centre BN21 4UT

10 bells in D 24-1-23 Dove entry

Practices are held quarterly (Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct) on 1st Tuesday evenings 7.30-9.00. * Email the tower

Sunday ringing is on the last Sunday every month 10.00-10.30 am. Church website

Access via spiral staircase located inside church porch.

St Mary the Virgin, Church Street, Willingdon BN20 9HT

6 bells in Ab 10-1-14 Dove entry

Practices are held on Thursday evenings 7.30-8.30. Email the tower

Sunday ringing is 6.00-6.30 pm. Church website

Ground floor ring, entrance located outside at base of tower.

Additionally, the following towers are within striking distance of Eastbourne:

Alfriston, St Andrew

Hailsham, St Mary

Pevensey, St Nicholas

Seaford, St Leonard

Westham, St Mary the Virgin

See all Sussex towers at SCACR