Bell Ringing

Eastington, Haresfield, Moreton Valence, Standish and Whitminster all have a peal of six bells. The bells ring out on a regular basis calling worshippers to Church. New members, beginners and visitors are always welcome. For more information about how to join or visit a tower, please contact the local tower secretary.

Bell ringing is rich in tradition and history, and has been an integral part of parish worship for hundreds of years. Bell ringing is both mentally and physically stimulating. It involves a wide variety of techniques and methods. For more information about Bell Ringing, please check out the G&B Bell Ringer's Association Website.

St Michael and all Angels, Eastington

Sunday Service ringing takes place from 10am to 10.45am on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Sunday's of the month.

A weekly practice is held on Mondays from 7.30pm to 9pm.

Eastington has six bells, with the tenor 11cwt in F sharp. The bells used to hang in St Peter's Frocester. The Church was demolished in 1954, and the bells were moved to Eastington Church. They were rehung in the 1980's. The ringing chamber is accessed inside the Church, up a short ladder and through a trap door.

  1. W Whitmore, 1639, 4-2-12
  2. Mears & Stainbank, London, 1892, 4-0-25
  3. W Whitmore, 1639, 5-1-12
  4. Mears & Stainbank, London, 1892, 6-1-17
  5. W Whitmore, 1639, 8-0-11
  6. Abel Rudhall, Gloucester, 1743, 11-0-4

St Peter's Haresfield, S Peter, 6 bells, Tenor 11cwt

Sunday Service ringing is by arrangement.

The tower has no practice night.

Haresfield has six bells, with the tenor 11cwt in F sharp. The tower currently has no band of ringers. Neighbouring bands ring the bells for weddings and special occasions. The ringing chamber is accessed outside through the tower door, and is up one flight of steps.

  1. John Warner, London, 1887, 5-1-19
  2. Abraham Rudhall II, Gloucester, 1725, 5-2-5
  3. Thomas Mears, Gloucester, 1846, 6-0-8
  4. Abraham Rudhall I, Gloucester, 1702, 6-3-13
  5. Abraham Rudhall I, Gloucester, 1702, 8-2-6
  6. Thomas Mears, Gloucester, 1842, 11-2-13

St Stephen's, Moreton Valence

Sunday Service ringing is by arrangement.

A weekly practice is held on Fridays from 7.30pm to 9pm. The tower alternates its practice nights with Whitminster and Standish. Please check with the tower secretary.

Moreton Valence has six bells, with the tenor 10cwt in G. The ringing chamber is a ground floor ring, and can be accessed through the main body of the Church.

  1. Thomas Mears, London, 1840, 4.5 cwt
  2. Abraham Rudhall I, Gloucester, 1696, 5 cwt
  3. Abel Rudhall, Gloucester, 1739, 5.5 cwt
  4. Abraham Rudhall I, Gloucester, 1696, 6 cwt
  5. Mears & Stainbank, London, 1899, 7-2-6
  6. Abraham Rudhall I, Gloucester, 1696, 10 cwt in G

St Nicholas, Standish

Sunday Service ringing is by arrangement.

A weekly practice is held on Fridays from 7.30pm to 9pm. The tower alternates its practice nights with Whitminster and Moreton Valence. Please check with the tower secretary.

Standish has six bells, with the tenor 12cwt in F sharp. The ringing chamber is accessed outside through the tower door, and is up one flight of steps.

  1. Llewellins & James, Bristol, 1897, 3-3-27
  2. James Wetmore, Frocester, 1656, 5-0-7
  3. Gillett & Johnson, Croydon, 1930, 6-3-11
  4. John Pennington I, Monmouth ?, 1651, 7-1-1
  5. Abel Rudhall, Gloucester, 1748, 9-3-13
  6. Robert Hendley, Gloucester Foundry, 15th C, 12-0-23

St Andrew's Whitminster

Sunday Service ringing is by arrangement.

A weekly practice is held on Fridays from 7.30pm to 9pm. The tower alternates its practice nights with Standish and Moreton Valence. Please check with the tower secretary.

Whitminster has six bells, with the tenor 15cwt. The ringing chamber is accessed through the back of the Church and up the tower staircase.

  1. Gillett & Johnson, Croydon, 1888, 5-2-23
  2. Gillett & Johnson, Croydon, 1888, 6-1-17
  3. Abraham Rudhall II, Gloucester, 1722, 6.5 cwt
  4. Abraham Rudhall II, Gloucester, 1722, 7.75 cwt
  5. Nathaniel Bolter or Roger Purdue, 1634, 10 cwt
  6. Gillett & Johnson, Croydon, 1924, 15-0-5 in F