Sleaford Parish Church
St Denys Ringers
The tower houses a peal of 8 bells; the weight of the tenor bell being 19 cwt, with a combined weight of 4 ton – 4 cwt-2 qrs-22lb, dating back to 1796. The tower and spire were struck by lightning in 1884 which required some rebuilding.
Prior to 2003, ringing was carried out in front of the great West door. However, a ringing gallery with balcony with access via an internal spiral staircase was then added.
The Rebuilding of the Bell Tower
Anyone from the age of 12 can learn to ring St Denys church Bells. It’s a sociable pastime, good for upper body conditioning, you don’t need to have muscles like Popeye and despite a well-known television advert, your feet will not leave the ground!
St Denys Ringers meet for practice in the church on Friday Evenings 7:30-9:00 pm.
The bells are rung for Sunday Services as well as on special occasions such as weddings, with ringing commencing 45 mins before service times.
To join this group, or to find out more about Bellringing please contact:-
Sylvia Taylor – Ringing master [email protected]