The DRC have arranged for the bell tower at St Mary’s, Rotherhithe to be open for visitors on Saturday, September 17th 2011 between 10 to 12:30 and 2:30 to 5:00 as part of the Open House Weekend. We plan to have sufficient ringers on hand to demonstrate some simple methods and also to view the bells. Note that access to the ringing chamber and bell tower is up a narrow, spiral staircase.
An article has been published in the Southwark Cathedral “Bridge” (page 3) giving full details (courtesy of Elizabeth LeMoine)
The DRC are also organising two ‘taster’ events for people wanting to see what bell-ringing is all about on Saturday 24th September and Saturday 1st October both from 10am to 12 noon. We hope that some people seeing the bells might be interested to try their hand at ringing them.
For those that become hooked, these will be followed by a week of evening training sessions 3rd-7th October, after which new learners are invited to join our regular practices. All are welcome to any of these sessions, which are free to attend. For more information or to book a place contact Morag Todd firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call us (or leave a message) on 0845 680 4305.
For information and directions to St Mary’s, Rotherhithe, click here.
If you’d like to hear the sound of the bells at St Mary’s, click below