The ringers at St Michael's church in St Albans are a friendly band who are currently looking for new members.
So if you can already ring and are looking for a new tower, if you are a lapsed ringer who
wants to start ringing again or if you have no experience but you are interested in learning
to ring, why not come along?
We ring for service at 8.55am every Sunday and for evensong at 5.55pm on the fourth Sunday of the month,
while our weekly practice night is on Wednesday evening from 8pm until 9.15pm.
We also ring for weddings (for which we get paid!), as well as the occasional funeral and for other church events.
We aim to make our practices varied and interesting for all who attend and, depending on the availability of personnel,
ring a selection of methods from Plain Bob to Surprise Major.
If you are a new ringer, don't be put off by the weight of the bells - the ability to control them is more down to technique than sheer strength.
You will also find that ringers have a language all of their own but you will soon get the hang of it.
Some expressions you hear in everyday conversation have their origins in ringing, such as "go like the clappers"
or "ringing the changes" and you'll be able to find out what they really mean!
Bellringers don't use music but if you come along, you can find out what the diagram on the left is all about.