Child Okeford Bell Ringing Group
There is a small but keen band of bellringers who ring at St Nicholas’ Parish Church on a Friday evening at 1930 and for Sunday services as required.
Anyone interested in learning this addictive 500 year old art please contact Rose Shaw (01258 268934) or Bob Crighton (01258 860650). Visiting ringers will be very welcome at our Friday practice, but best contact us first to confirm that we are ringing.
In the Spring we hope to replace the existing rather heavy ring of bells with a lighter, more manageable ring which will comprise 4 redundant bells ,ex All Saints Murston, with the current treble and 2nd retuned to become the new 3rd and 4th. We also plan to install a dumb bell as a training facility which we shall make available to all local bands.
These are the bell mats the group made earlier this year. Not only do they tell us the number of the bell we are ringing but more importantly they prevent the ropes wearing when they strike the tower floor during ringing. They also match the red, white and blue of the rope sallies