Bells


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The use of bells to announce church services has a long and distinguished history. Church bells were introduced as long ago as AD 400, by Saint Paulinus, who was Bishop of Nola in Italy. Their use spread first throughout northern Europe and then further afield.

Our bell tower, in common with many other English bell towers, practices ‘change ringing’. This is an art form that was developed in 17th century England, and involves ringing a set of tuned bells in a series of changing sequences. Each bell requires its own ringer, so change ringing means working together collaboratively with others.

There are ten bells hung for ringing in our tower. Men, women, and young people at secondary school, are welcome to learn to ring. It’s more about technique than about strength. To get involved, please complete the form below.

The Wirral Branch of the Chester Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers maintains its own website, available here. Our bell tower also has its own website, available here.