Bell Ringing at All Saints’ Church Staplehurst
|Sue Bassett||Tower Captain||(01580) 891917||Sue Bassett|
|Sue Gullett||Joint Assistant Tower Captain||N/A||N/A|
|Adam Brady||Joint Assistant Tower Captain||N/A||N/A|
|Roy Barclay||Tower Secretary||(01580) 890247||Roy Barclay|
|Chris Bassett||Steeple Keeper||(01580) 891917||Chris Bassett|
|Sallyann Barclay||Treasurer||(01580) 890247||N/A|
Further details are available on our website : bells.allsaintsstaplehurst.co.uk
Staplehurst Bell Ringers are a friendly band and enjoy ringing together for services, special occasions and practice nights. After Covid-19, the band is currently somewhat depleted in number and expertise, but we are doing our best to keep the bells ringing. We are very happy to welcome new recruits and pass on our skills to keep this traditional skill going forward. Our glorious 10 bells are well maintained, easy going and enjoyable to ring. We hope you enjoy hearing them too!
Ringing church bells can be learned by people of all ages from about 10 upwards but you will need to be able to climb the spiral staircase first. Unfortunately, there is no lift access to the tower so ringers must be reasonably fit. Ringing is a great activity for the whole family and stretches both mind and body in ways you never thought possible!
The regular practice night is from 19.30 to 21.15 every Tuesday evening, service ringing 10:15-11:00 on Sundays and at other times by arrangement. There is no obligation to attend services after ringing. For a small fee, the bells at Staplehurst can also be rung for weddings, funerals, celebration of life or any other special occasion or anniversary.
You are welcome to come up to the tower and see what we do on a Tuesday evening (but please contact the Tower Captain in advance to agree a time) or join us in the Kings Head after ringing from 21:15. Don’t be afraid of coming and having a chat with us over a glass of something refreshing after ringing the bells!
If you would like any more information, please contact – Sue Bassett – Tower Captain