Archives for May 2023

Westminster, The Queen’s Tower, Imperial College London

Tower Details Westminster, The Queen’s Tower, Imperial College London, SW7 2DD (TQ266792) 10 bells — 38- 1-15 in Db.   Ringing usually takes place for an hour, typically from 1300, on a limited number of dates each year but is currently suspended whilst work takes place on the tower.  This is not expected to finish until January 2026! When ringing takes place visitors can usually be accommodated but we ask that you make contact in advance. You should bear in mind that with 239 steps to the … [Read more...]

Westminster, St Stephen

Tower Details Address: St Stephen, Rochester Row, SW1P 1LE (TQ295790) Bells: 8 Weight: 23-0-00 in C# Service Ringing: 1st Sunday 9.30–10.00 am; 2nd and 4th Sundays 11.15–11.45 am; 5th Sunday please check Practice Ringing: Occasional practices on Fridays; please contact to confirm A restoration of these bells was completed in 2016 by John Taylor & Co. Tower contact: Andrew Hodgson Tower Location … [Read more...]

South Hackney, St John of Jerusalem

Tower Details Address: Lauriston Road, E9 7DH (TQ356842) Bells: 8 Weight:19-0- 11 in Eb.                                                            Toilet: Available in church Parking: Off road in front of church. Tower Access: Via main door Service Ringing:  Sunday 09:15-10:00 but ring to check.  Other ringing by arrangement. Tower contact: Guy Wells, 07983 500954 Tower Location … [Read more...]

Shoreditch, St Leonard

Tower Details Address:  High Street E1 6JN (TQ335826) Bells:  13 (inc sharp 2nd) Weight:  25-1-11 in Eb Service Ringing:  Sunday 9.45-10.30 am by arrangement Practice Ringing:   no regular practice. Contact:   Michael Crockett To view the tower calendar to see when the bells have been booked Click Here To book bells through the Society of Royal Cumberland Youths Click Here Tower Location … [Read more...]

Cranford, St Dunstan

Tower Details Address: Cranford, St Dunstan, The Park, TW5 9RZ (TQ101781) Bells: 6 Weight: 7 cwt in B. All ringing by arrangement. Toilet: Yes Tower contact: Michael Palmer, 07587 207213 Tower Location … [Read more...]

Bushey, St James Apostle

Tower Details Address:  High Street, Herts WD23 3BD (TQ130952) Bells:  8 Weight: 13-0-11 in F# Service Ringing:  Sunday 9.30 - 10.00 am Practice Ringing:  Thursday 7.30 - 9 pm Tower Contact: Stuart Brant, 35 Raglan Gardens, Watford, Herts WD19 4LJ,, 07749 708988 Tower Location … [Read more...]

N&E Striking competition

On Saturday afternoon we held the N&E district striking competition at St Mary Magdalene, Enfield. The local band hosted a fabulous selection of tea, coffee and cakes and the sun shone so it was easy to enjoy listening to each band with the open doors of the church hall. Dylan Thomas listened from the quietest corner of the churchyard and commented that the bells were very clear, and therefore very unforgiving with every clip noticeable. Here are the all important results: Jersey … [Read more...]