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TIMETABLE

  NEW RINGERS ALWAYS WELCOME

Note:  Please click here to check our calendar for the venue as we vary where we ring, and see below for more details on the different churches.

Tuesdays

 15:00 [3pm] to 16:00 [4pm] -  Learners' practice (on simulator)

Fridays

18:30 hrs [6.30pm]-19:00 [7pm] for learners

19:00 [7pm] - 20:30 hrs [8.30pm]

 for all abilities

 

 

Churches

Chesterton

St Andrews, CB4 1DT, (01223) 303469

Website

Fen Ditton

St Mary the Virgin, 16 Church St, Fen Ditton, CB5 8SU, 

01223 441900  

Website

Horningsea

St Peter's Church, St John's Ln,     

Website

Landbeach

All Saints, Green End,, Landbeach, CB25 9FD  

   

Stretham REC [Ringing Education Centre]

St James’ Church, Stretham, Ely, Cambs, CB7 3LD.

Manager:  Barbara Le Gallez

Website

  

 

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QUARTER PEAL ATTEMPT

Saturday 16th July

 from 11.35 am

to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Landbeach Village Hall

followed by a bar-b-que on the playing fields

 

 

Contact

Secretary: Barbara Le Gallez - email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We ring the bells in the tower of All Saints' Church Landbeach. We also ring methods on handbells.

For tune ringing on handbells, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the Cottenham Handbell Ringers - Gerald Walker, or the Bottisham Handbell Ringers, Mary Batten, (01223) 811654

More info about our bells

Reports

Bell Ringing in the News

Article in Readers Digest on 10 incredible church bell cover songs

Article in Cambridge News on Friday 22 November 2014 about ringing in late 1990s early 2000

Article in Cambridge News on Sat 30 March 2013 about us restarting open practices

Learning to Ring

Ringing lessons

Contact: Barbara Le Gallez (as above) to arrange a trial lesson without obligation. Or drop in to the church when we are ringing. Or pick up one of our information leaflets from the back of the church.

Lessons are available for adults and children over 8 and cost 50p per session. We teach you at a time to suit you. Or you can join one of our group practices, listed above under Timetable.

Once you have reached a reasonable standard, you will be encouraged to join us in ringing the bells of All Saints' church prior to services.

More info about learning to ring

 

Worksheets

Click on a number to download that numbered worksheet: 1 2 3 4 5 5 answers 6

Photo Gallery

 

Stedman singles canine appreciation

Tobi listening to our service ringing 

 

Congratulations to the Landbeach band who rang in the Ely District Striking Competition on Saturday 14 May 2016

The band was:  Laurice Suess, Owen Johnson, Sarah Alexandra, David Waterhouse, Barbara Le Gallez (C) and Roger Gooding

Ely District Striking Competition

Learning to Ring Handbells

Learning to play Handbells

Quarter Peal Band

QP band

St George's Day Ringing

St George's Day ringing

Ringing Handbells during Open Day 2014

Ringing handbells at Landbeach Open Day

Making the Decorations for the Waterbeach Feast 2014

Reece, Ollie & Zac decorating the letters

Crib Service 2014

Crib service 2014

Links to other Ringing Sites

Ely DA logo

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Fbook logo for Ely DA

A Poem about Bell Ringing

Found in the ringing room at St Mary's, Greaseley, Notts, author unknown:

First, may your ringing give you joy
And those outside may not annoy.

So mind you strike your very best
Then leave the bells do all the rest.

When standing in to ring a touch,
The method matters not so much

As mind and eyes and ears and hands.
With these are made the best of bands.

Video of bellringing

Thoughts on Ringing by Ringers

We asked some of our ringing friends why they enjoy bell ringing. Here are their answers:

It's a team activity that unites the generations. DC

It's better fun than watching television. CS

Not only is it a community based activity but also it’s a physical and mental skill. JW

It's challenging like chess or golf, but is cooperative rather than competitive. GC

It's a very English activity that you don't find in many other places. JBC

When ringing, I can't think about ANYTHING else; all other worries and troubles are forcibly expelled from my mind; it's the most wonderful release! FW