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Bell ringing
Bell ringing at West Ham
 
There are 10 bells at the church. The biggest of them, the tenor, weighs 26cwt. There are records of ringing here going back to 1762. The bells and frame are quite modern, the bells having been recast in 1978 by Taylors of Loughborough.
 
 
The bells are rung for Sunday services and by arrangements on other special occasions, such as weddings. Sometimes there are opportunities to visit the tower on a Sunday morning. Details are published in the church.
When you hear the bells, you will most often hear "change ringing". This is the traditional way of ringing evolved in the 17th century and is still distinctive of Anglican or Episcopalian churches.

One of the bells being re-hung in 1978

 
   

The ringers practise on Friday nights from 7 - 9pm.

New ringers are always welcome.

To find out more contact:

Matthew Rayner
020 8534 6726
matthew.rayner@lineone.net

 

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