St Peter's Church, Great Berkhamsted

The Church of St Peter Great Berkhamsted

Bell Ringing

The ancient art of bell ringing has been with us for centuries. The sound of church bells provides the audible backdrop of English towns such as Berkhamsted, sounds the call to worship on Sundays, and rings out the sound of celebration at weddings.

St Peter’s bell ringers are a friendly group who welcome new ringers. Whether you are young or old, ringing is well within the capabilities of most people. The group members will (literally) show you the ropes and help you to learn the art of bell ringing.

Bell ringing is an art, physical exercise and a mental challenge all in one, as well as a highly rewarding and social group activity. Come along and try it out!

The Bells

The tower of St Peter’s has a ring of eight bells which have been re-cast in the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London at various dates between 1838 and 1946. The Church clock by Thwaites & Read of Clerkenwell dates from 1838.

 

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See the St Peter's bellringers in action


Listen to the peal of bells rung from midday, 4 June 2012, marking the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, at St Peter's Great Berkhamsted.