What we do 


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Above and below: Bell ringing in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.

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Bell Ringing in the Parish

St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, has 10 bells (25-1-20 in D). We practice Tuesday evenings (7:30pm - 9:00pm). Our dedicated team of ringers ring for all Sunday services. We are available to ring for weddings if required. We welcome visiting ringers to come and join us if you are in the area. We offer tuition to anyone wishing to learn how to ring.

St Mary the Virgin Church, Thorpe Arnold, has 5 bells (6-2-19 in Bb). This is a ground floor ring. We practice on Wednesday evenings (7:00pm – 8:00pm). We ring for Sunday morning services and weddings. We welcome ringers of all abilities. Anyone wishing to learn is welcome.

St James' Church, Burton Lazars, houses two bells that are for chiming only.

St Bartholomew’s Church, Welby, has a single bell that is usually chimed for services and weddings, although this is hung for full circle ringing. 

St Leonard's Church, Sysonby, also houses one bell. 

 

Handbell Ringers

Melton also has a Handbell Ringing team. We ring the “good old fashioned” tunes on a 3 octave chromatic set of handbells. We practice in the tower on Tuesday evenings (6:30pm – 7:30pm). There are 54 steps to the ringing chamber, where we practice. We can be available to ring for groups and organisations. If you have a function you would like us to attend, please get in touch via the contact details below.

Anyone wishing to find out more about bell ringing can contact us on:
Melton Tower Captain – William Saywell. Email:w.saywell@gmail.com
Melton Handbell Ringers – Wendy Saywell. Email:w.saywell@gmail.com
Thorpe Arnold Tower Captain – Martin Hansen. Email:martinhansen1954@gmail.com
 
Further information about bells in this area can be found on the local bell ringing society websites:
The Society of Framland Ringers: https://framlandringers.wordpress.com/
Leicester Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers: http://leicesterdg.org.uk/joomla2/

* To listen to bell ringers from St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, click on the pictures below:


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Lovely surprise for dedicated John
When John Sutton went to St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Tuesday night (September 20th) he thought he was going to celebrate the birthdays of four members of the bell ringing team. Find out what actually happened by reading on... More ...