St George Colegate has an easy-going ring of six bells, which are regularly rung for services, practices and other occasions by members of Norwich’s thriving change ringing community. The bells were installed as part of the restoration, led by Rev Gilbert Thurlow, of the church following neglect in the early twentieth century and bomb damage in the Second World War. Details and some images of the bells can be downloaded by clicking on the link at the foot of this page.
Visiting ringers are welcome to join us for Sunday morning ringing, after Holy Communion service, so from around 10.30, or at our Wednesday weekly practice 19.30 – 21.00.
Entrance on a Wednesday evening is via the small south door, which is locked at 20.00, so please contact us in advance if you are likely to arrive after this time, using the contact details that can be found here: http://ndar.org.uk/towers/norwich-colegate/
The first half hour is dedicated to allowing our novices to practice.
Bellringing is a team activity that stimulates the brain and helps keep you fit… it also makes a glorious sound! Many consider ringing to be their contribution to church life, others do it for the pure pleasure it brings. More information can be found on the website of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers. If you think you might be interested in learning to ring and would like a taster session, please get in touch via: http://ringingteachers.org/people/directory/contact/208 or use the link above for alternative contact details.