We ring from a set of 37 Handbells (3 octaves) which belong to St. Mary and St. Giles Church. Each bell plays a note, which corresponds to a number and we use the numbers to write the music. There are various ways of producing Handbell music, but this method suits our group the best.
Throughout the year we have the chance to ring a full range of music and share it with others in churches, at gatherings, concerts, parties, and fetes. We give ringing demonstrations and are happy to visit groups of all ages to play for them, giving them the opportunity to learn more about the art of Handbell ringing and to try it out themselves, if they wish. Our concerts for the Pipe Organ Fund are listed on this website.
We enjoy the challenges of Handbell ringing. We may look serious while playing, but that is because great concentration is required. Our aim is to have fun! Most people can ring a Handbell. No musical knowledge is required nor previous experience necessary, but a sense of rhythm and a sense of humour are recommended!
We practise at All Saints Church, Calverton on Thursday evenings from 6.30 – 7.15pm. Give handbell ringing a try with our group – use the contact form or phone Lesley Salter on 07789 898847.