Ring of Bells is a computer program for printing out methods and hearing what they sound like! We use it at St Wilfrid’s to produce all the “Cheat Sheets” for teaching methods.
If you wish to try it, please visit harrogatebellringers.org/ringofbells/
Our website is undergoing a revamp, so please bear with us over the next few weeks!
Changes so far:
- Consolidation of tower pages
- Weights of Beckwithshaw bells added
- Working on how calendar and news are to be displayed…
- Harrogate’s first ring of bells
- Ringofbells – an application program to print out methods with pretty blue lines!
Please bear with us…
If you want to see what bell ringing is like, then watch our bell ringers in action by clicking arrow below!
We are currently recruiting new members for St Wilfrid’s bell ringing team and we would be interested in hearing from anyone who may like to try their hand at ringing.
Ringing for St Wilfrid’s Centenary Dedication Festival Mass, 11th June 2014
So what’s involved?
- We ring on Sunday mornings before the Parish Mass and practice each week (while we expect our ringers to be available on some Sundays, we recognise that it is not possible for everyone to turn up every week)
- Learners are taught how to control the bell, they then go on and learn to ring with others and then learn the different “methods” (tunes!)
- Develop a hobby of a life time which is good fun, keeps you fit and serves the Church!
- Make history! In recent years we rang for Tour de France, St Wilfrid’s Centenary and we even did a sponsored ring to raise money for our development!
- Ring at weddings and get paid!
- Ring at other churches – in recent years we have had outings to Ripon Cathedral and to the West Tanfield area
- Come to our Christmas Party!
Who can take part?
We welcome both adults and children as new recruits
For children, we suggest from school year 6 and above (age 10/11 or older) is a good time to start. You can take part in the bell club and get badges for your progress and if you are in the scouts or guides, you can do bell ringing for scout/guide badges or even for your Duke of Edinburgh Award!
There is no upper age limit for adults, you just need to be able to enjoy learning and don’t mind climbing the stairs! (there are 83 steps at St Wilfrid’s)
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you to one of our practices or arrange a visit for you to try out