Gransden Church Bells & Training Centre



Updated 2nd March 2017  - Blog



Welcome  


 
 St.Bartholomew's Church
Great Gransden

   
Bells: 6  13-2-11
Map Ref: TL271556
Practice Night Thursday 7.30pm
- 9.00pm
  Video link:-    http://youtu.be/RP8272EbxI8
 

Church bells are an important part of our community in Great Gransden, being rung for church services, village events and national occasions. Visiting ringers are welcomed. We are strongly supported by our priest the Revd Catharine Furlong and parishoners.

Ringing is intellectually challenging, sporty, healthy exercise, sociable and noisy. In short - GREAT FUN!

Our ringers are involved in many other village activities and come from all walks of life. We particularly welcome youngsters to join our team and we enjoy very busy and fun-filled practice nights.

The tower is equipped with cctv and a ringing simulator used during training, which is given by accredited teachers. Training is continuous and takes place during weekly practices and at frequent 1:1 training sessions. Nationally developed training programmes are followed.

Church bell ringing is a fascinating and exciting activity and we welcome all new ringers and those who have learnt to ring elsewhere.

Contact us!
If you would like to know more about church bells, or learning to ring please contact us on bells@nutbells.plus.com or feel free to leave a comment in our Guest Book



Ringing Times
  Other Ringing Times    
       
 March 2017
   
 Thursday 2nd
 Practice    
 Sunday 5th  9.15am
 
 Thursday 9th
 Practice    
 Sunday 12th
 No ringing
   
Thursday 16th
 Practice    
Sunday 19th
 8.45am  
Thursday 23rd
 Practice


Sunday 26th  5.15pm
 

For more details of church services please see Gransden Churches

For more details on ringing in the area please see the Huntingdon District Bell Ringers' website.


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Ringing Fees

Our fees are reviewed every year. Fees charged go towards minor maintenance and improvement such as bell ropes, training materials. Major works are carried out by the PCC. From the 1st January 2016 our fees will be as follows.

  • Weddings: £150 (£15 per ringer and £60 into the bell fund)
  • Peals: £24 (£4 per ringer)
  • Quarter Peals: No fixed charge but donation (min £10) requested
  • Visiting Ringers: No fixed charge but donation (min £10) requested
  • Teaching how to ring a bell - bell handling and control £10. Includes introductory booklets.














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