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Kellington with Whitley Parish

The Kellington Church Bells

Have you heard the church bells recently?  Our church, St Edmund’s Kellington, has three chime bells in its tower.
All three are of a considerable age; one dating from 1520 and two from the 1600’s.  The tenor bell, the largest of the three is 994lbs or 451kgs in weight.

The Bell Ringers

We are blessed to have these wonderful bells in good working order in our church, however they had not been rung on a regular basis for some time.
A few church members decided it was time for the bells to be heard again and for the past few months have endeavoured to ring them before the Sunday Eucharist Service each week.

Being chime bells they are rung differently from the more commonly found full circle bells, not difficult but definitely improved through practice.
So, as well as ringing on Sundays, the bell ringers also meet and practice on Wednesday evenings betwen 18:00 and 19:00.

Although the ringing of three chime bells will never produce the highly coordinated musical result of a large group of change ringing bells, our aim is to improve and be able to ring out a pleasant sound.

We also contributed to ‘Ring for the King’ for the King’s coronation on May 6th, when bell ringers were being called to keep this fabulous tradition alive and ring every church bell in the country on this day.

If you would like to join the group and try your hand at bell ringing please speak to a church member; you would be most welcome.