Our Church Bells


The Church of St Leonard in the village of Wortley has a ring of 8 bells with a Tenor of 11 ½ hundredweight (586 kg) hung for full-circle ringing by experienced tower bell ringers. There is an active team of bell ringers at the church who are members of the Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers.

The bells were cast by John Warner & Sons in 1893.  They were fully overhauled and tuned by John Taylor & Co. in 2016.  We welcome enquiries from visiting teams wanting to visit and from anyone interested in learning to ring church bells.

The bells are rung regularly at the following times:

10.30am to 11am on Sunday mornings on the first, third and fourth Sunday of the month.

7.30pm to 9pm for practice on Thursday evenings throughout the year.  Occasional practices may be cancelled, check before visiting.  [email protected]

There are occasional weddings and special events that the bells are rung to celebrate throughout the year. Examples are weddings, village celebrations and visiting teams of bell ringers.  We allow 2 Peals (3 hours) per year.


The tower clock was installed in 1893, manufactured by Potts of Leeds.  It strikes the hours and quarters in the Westminster (or Cambridge)  chimes order.


Our Tower Captain is Andrew Beevers, he can be contacted by email: [email protected]

The bell ringers have a website, please use this link: http://www.wortleytower.org.uk