St George’s has a long history of bell ringing: the oldest bell dates from 1605. During 1981 two more bells were added and we now have a ‘light’ ring of 10 bells the heaviest known as the ‘The Tenor bell’ weighing just 8 cwt. We get numerous visiting teams who like to ring 10 bells.
It is not often we have enough support to ring all the bells but we are able to ring either 6 or 8 bells for the main service and for occasions such as weddings and special events.
The ringers meet for practice on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 till 9.00 all are welcome to come along and ‘have a go’ – there are no age barriers!
Bellringing is a very social activity and it is also now recognized as a very good way of ‘keeping fit’ mentally and physically.
We have a simulator bell which is a great asset for giving very young children a ‘go’ – it has a computer programme and can be used by everyone to help obtain ‘good’ ringing.
Locally and within the diocese there are occasional competitions (we have won a few). Please come along any Tuesday or contact Brenda Arscott (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Brian Matthews (email@example.com). We are grateful for the support of the church members, and look forward to a healthy future at St George’s.
1000Communion with a mixture of traditional & contemporary worship
09501st Sunday of the month
Young People's meeting in Hall or Church - for those aged 4 - 14 year.
1600 Evening Worship in church or residential homes – see weekly Newsboard
1000Holy Communion at church
Holy Communion at Mountbatten Nursing Home
Holy Communion at Churchill Way Hall
Holy Communion at Elizabeth House.
Holy Communion at St George's Residential Home