St Mary’s Tower Bells
The bells of St Mary's, Winkfield have been ringing out across the fields and villages for centuries calling people to church for Sunday service. They are also rung in celebration of weddings, anniversaries and special occasions for the local community and for the country as a whole when Royal Jubilees and births occur. They are also rung half muffled for sad occasions, marking the passing of members of the villages and for remembrance days.
There are six bells ranging in weight from the treble (the smallest) at 6cwt to the tenor (the biggest) at 13cwt. The oldest bell is the 3 cast in 1597 during the reign of Elizabeth I.
The local band practise on a Monday evening and would be delighted to welcome anyone who would like to learn the ancient art of English bell ringing. Call Tony Bish 01344 886087 or come along at 7.30
Beginners: 7:30 to 8:00pm
Full Practice: 8:00 to 9:15pm
It only takes a few weeks to learn the basics and then you can join in with the band.
Ringing for services
Outings to other towers
Service to the church & the community
Further info attached here