Change ringing originated following the invention of English full-circle tower bell ringing in the early 17th century, when bell ringers found that swinging a bell through a large arc gave more control over the time between successive strikes of the clapper.
This culminated in ringing bells through a full circle, which let ringers easily produce different striking sequences - either called out by one of the ringers, known as call changes, or continuously changing sequences following mathematical rules, known as method ringing.
Change ringing is practised worldwide, but it is by far most common on church bells in English churches, where it first developed.
The present ring of eight bells at Christ Church were recast by John Taylor & Co. of Loughborough and installed in a cast iron and steel frame in 1932.
The team ring on Sunday mornings and on other church festivals.
The bells at Christ Church are also often rung for weddings, please see
this page for more information.
If you are interesting in learning to ring, or if you are a ringer and would like to join the team come along to Church on Thursdays at 8pm.
For any enquires, please contact the tower Captain,
Ray Ballard - 01782 785586.
For more information on bell ringing in the area please