Bellringing at St Mary’s, Acton
The sound of ringing church bells is deeply rooted in British culture. Almost everyone in Britain lives within ear range of church bells. These bells throughout the ages have provided the grand soundtrack to mark our most historic moments. Indeed, they ring out during times of celebration ……… or toll in empathy to convey our grief.
At St Mary’s we have 6 bronze bells made by Rudhalls of Gloucester. In 1724 these bells were transported by boat along the river Severn to Atcham Bridge before continuing their 30 mile journey by horse and cart to St Mary’s, Acton.
We are fortunate to have a very good band of bellringers at St Mary’s, Acton – who dedicate their time and skills to continue the tradition of ringing bells for church services, weddings and other important events. A ‘Practice Night’ is held on most Tuesday evenings from 8pm.
If you would like to visit the bell tower or you would like to learn to ring, you will be made very welcome (please contact Carole Sturgess on 01270 623290).