White Waltham Church
St Mary the Virgin
Shottesbrooke Church
St John the Baptist
We seek to be a community of love and worship, sharing our faith in the crucified and risen Christ

Bellringers

The bells in both church towers are rung to call people to worship on Sunday mornings, and the ringers also meet to practice on Friday evenings.

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We welcome new ringers.  If you would like to find out more click to email White Waltham Tower or click  to email Shottesbrooke Tower.  Alternatively you can Contact Us.

You could also visit our Facebook page White Waltham Bell Ringing


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The Ringers' Aims


  • To call people to worship by the sounding of the bells. 
  • To ring at Shottesbrooke and White Waltham each Sunday. 
  • To ring quarter peals for festivals. 
  • To practice Friday evenings. 
  • To operate as a combined band. 
  • To have fun!

White Waltham

White Waltham tower houses a ring of six bells which were re-cast and re-hung in a new frame by Whitechapel Bell Foundry in 1989. We are fortunate to have an excellent set of bells which make it very easy for teaching. The ringing chamber is cosy, and shared with the clock mechanism, which is over 100 years old. We are always keen to recruit more ringers!  To find out more about ringing at White Waltham click  and send an email.

Bell Weight
(Cwts, Qtrs, Lbs)
Note
 Treble 4-0-0 E 
 Second 4-3-24 D 
 Third 5-3-3 C 
 Fourth 6-3-1 B 
 Fifth 8-3-25 A 
 Tenor12-0-9 G 

Shottesbrooke

The six bells are in good working order and are of some antiquity. Three of the bells date from the first half of the 17th century, with the newest (the treble) being added in 1964. The frame and fittings are in good order and the ropes are fairly new. The ringing chamber is spacious and has the benefit of electric light, unlike the rest of the church. Like White Waltham we are always ready to recruit new members.  To find out more about ringing at Shottesbrooke click  and send an email.

Bell Weight
(Cwts, Qtrs, Lbs)
NoteDate
 Treble 4-1-8 D sharp 1964
 Second 4-3-5 C sharp 1964
 Third 4-3-27 B  1634
 Fourth 5-3-20 A sharp 1634
 Fifth 6-3-4 G sharp 1904
 Tenor 10-0-4 F sharp 1634

Practice Nights

The Practice nights are on Fridays between 7-30pm and 9pm. On the first and third Fridays we are at Shottesbrooke Tower and on the second, fourth and fifth Fridays we are at White Waltham.

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