Gransden Church Bells 

Updated 2nd November 2017  - calendar.


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 St.Bartholomew's Church
Great Gransden

Bells: 6  13-2-11
Map Ref: TL271556
Practice Night Thursday 7.30pm
- 9.00pm
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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.

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Ringing Times
  Other Ringing Times    
October 2017
Thursday 2nd
Sunday 5th
Thursday 9th
Sunday 12th
No ringing
Thursday 16th
Sunday 19th

Thursday 23rd
Sunday 26th
   Note, change to winter schedule for evening service
Thursday 30th

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.

News (See also our News Archives)


14th October 2017
Sheila and Phillip recently celebrated their 45th wedding aniversary, so to mark the occasion a date touch was composed of 1972 changes (the year they were married), and this was successfully rung on the 14th with some longtsanding ringing friends. The methods rung were an extent each of Ipswich and Norwich Surprise, and a 532 of Cambridge and Ipswich Surprise. The ringing was very good throughout and took 1hr and 7 minutes.

In Gransden tradition a photograph was required afterwards and the band is seen here tired but pleased with their efforts. Tea and doughnuts were enjoyed at Nutbells afterwards.

Details of the date touch can be found here.


 Back: Phillip, Russell, Hannah
Front: Sheila, Charlotte, Anthony








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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