Bell Ringers

11th November 2018 - One Hundreth Anniversary of the Armistice 1918-2018

The bells of St Mary’s Willingdon rang out with the bells of Cathedrals and Churches across the Nation to mark this 100th Anniversary  

St Mary's Weekly Practice is held every Thursday 7.30 to 8.30pm. Our ringers range in age from 16 to 80 years. We welcome visiting ringers. If you would like to learn the fascinating art of bell- ringing or would like more information about learning and what is involved, please speak to our bell ringers' secretary, tel: 01323 500192  Young people from approx age 11-12 are particularly welcome to learn this fascinating hobby and it can be one of the skills for the Duke of Edinburgh Award.                                                                                 

'RINGING REMEMBERS' was a Nationwide initiative to recruit 1,400 new bell-ringers in 2018. This year saw the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice of World War One when the bells rang out across the country, on  11 November 2018, from cathedrals and churches in our cities,  towns and villages as they did on 11 November 1918. 

During the war many bell-ringers enlisted and 1,400 lost their lives in the conflict. As a memorial to those ringers it was intended to recruit 1,400 new ringers this year thereby linking the past with the present and the future of this traditional art of ringing bells.

The bells of St Mary’s Willingdon we’re rung at 12.20 pm and 7.05 pm as part of the National Ringing events to mark the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day.

If you are interested in learning please look at this link:

or contact our secretary

The Bells and Ringers at St Mary's -  to view click here