St Winnow Parish Church has an active bell ringing group and work closely with others within the Benefice and beyond.
This includes working with the children and schools in our Parishes. Our aim is to take bell ringing to our five local primary schools to encourage the years 5 and 6 to learn how to ring hand chimes, hand bells, mini ring of bells and tower bells and so involve them, their parents and school in the mission of the church and grow our congregations. You can read more about our schools project by following this link: http://www.bradoc-church.co.uk/bell-ringing.html
A ringing badge has also been developed with the Scouts during 2017.
There are six conserved, historic bells at St Winnow, now with chiming apparatus, four cast by Penningtons, famous local Cornish bell founders around 250 years ago, in the 18th century, the other two being cast by Whitechapel foundry in the 19th century.
Bell ringing is in the early stages of resuming again at St Winnow following the installation of our ten lovely new bells and completion of our internal tower refurbishment in August 2017. St Winnow and St Mary Bradoc meet on Monday and Tuesday nights to practice the ancient art of Church bell ringing. If you are interested in joining any of our practices, please contact us for confirmation of which church we will be at whilst we re-establish our schedules. Similarly, new members to our active and friendly bell ringing group are always welcome and again, please contact us for details.
Ten bells are the most musical combination for any peal of church bells and place St Winnow Parish Church in a unique position. They are the only ring of ten concurrently cast bells in Cornwall and the only ring of ten in South East Cornwall. Visiting towers are most welcome by prior arrangement through our Tower Secretary.
We are currently running an appeal for donations in order to complete our funding gap for our Bells & Tower works. Please see the Bell & Tower Appeal tab on this website for detail of how you can help.
Captain of the Bellringers:
Robert Pearce 01579 343842 firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth 01208 873223 email@example.com