The bells are rung on Sundays before the Family Communion service, and also for some evensong services. The sound of the bells calls people to the service and is also heard by people across the town, for some of these it is an important link to their church. We also ring for special and commemorative services, for weddings, and also for some funerals

St. Mary’s has a ring of twelve bells in the key of E, with the largest (Tenor) bell weighing  17cwt 16lb. There is also an additional bell which allows the front eight bells to be ring in an octave in the key of B.

We have a thriving band of ringers and ring regularly for Sunday services, weddings and special events. We also have a regular practice evening on Mondays.

Volunteering to Ring


We are always happy to welcome existing ringers or to train new volunteers who are interested in carrying out this traditional art.

For further details please send an email to and one of our ringers will respond.


Except when special services occur, we are open for all visitors from 9 am until dusk in winter or 5 pm in Summer. Morning prayer will be said at 9 am. on Mondays to Thursdays only

Please note: There may be no entry at these times where this coincides with weddings or funerals, maintenance, or any unforeseen events. If so, this will be indicated by signs outside the main doors. Do check with the Parish Office well ahead if you are making a special journey.


We would love to meet you, why not pop along to one of our services, or get in touch.