Ever been bored at home one evening? Nothing on TV? Or just fancy doing something different? Ever thought about change-ringing?
‘What, bellringing? That’s all old people in churches swinging from ropes isn’t it?’
Not entirely true. There are old people who ring bells, but one of the many beauties of ringing is that it is done by people of all ages. There are some as young as five or six who ring, but many kids start at around nine or ten and it has been known for people to still be ringing in their 100th year! There're no hard or fast rules on age – if you’re able enough you’re young/old enough! It is open to ALL, whether individuals, a family or a group of mates.
By becoming a bellringer you will be entering an interesting, fulfilling and sometimes exciting world full of ready-made friends around the globe, involving travel and discovery. You never stop learning and unlike other pastimes you can join in ANYWHERE. And in these tough times, you’re not obliged to pay anything!
Want to know more? Well you’ve come to the right place. The Suffolk Guild has linked bellringers across the county since 1923 and can start you on the way into this life-changing hobby. Check out the list of towers (that’s basically churches with bells) to find where near you has bells and who to contact about learning there. Failing that, get in touch with any of the Guild’s contacts. Please explore this site to find out more about what is going on in Suffolk ringing – you’ll be surprised!Top
If you would like to learn to ring, please contact:
For full details please see What's On
SW District Practice.Kedington
Central Council Meeting.Guildford.
No Practice.St Mary-le-Tower
NE District Surprise Major Practice.Halesworth
SE District Meeting.Barking & Coddenham
1st Sunday Surprise Practice.Great Barton
NE District 10 Bell Practice.Beccles
NE District Walk, Ring and Picnic.Between Tannington & Monk Soham
NW District Striking Competition.Rickinghall Superior
2nd Tuesday Ringing.Ardleigh & Higham
Bacton Monthly Practice.Bacton
Open Tower Day.Helmingham
Ridgman Trophy.Surfleet, Lincolnshire
Guild Management Committee.Stowupland
NE District Beyond Plain Bob Minor Practice.Worlingham
Helmingham Monthly Practice.Helmingham
National Twelve-Bell Final.Ripon
SW District Striking Competition.HartestTop