St Paternus Bells and Bellringing Group

We benefit at North Petherwin from a highly praised peal of six bells which weigh between 4cwt (treble) to 7cwt (tenor). 

They were rehung in 1952 with roller bearings on a steel frame and are easy to ring. The oldest bells date from the 18th century and were probably cast in a field alongside the church.

Number 3 bell cracked and was recast in early 1990’s at the Whitechapel foundry in London, which is now no longer in operation.

From 2017, after many years of struggling to encourage new members, the number of ringers has increased significantly by new people keen to learn this fascinating skill. The church has just had a new set of six ropes fitted, red, white and blue to commemorate the Jubilee of our late Queen Elizabeth II, and we are all ready to expand our existing band of ringers. If you are interested in learning more about the bells, how to ring or are just curious, please contact me and I will help all I can.

Bill Willis 07581 418230 or [email protected] for more information. 

Experienced ringers are always welcome to join us via the same source. Have a look at our team in action ringing in the 2022 St Paternus Carol Service.

For further information on everything bell ringing within the Diocese of Truro, please refer to the following website:

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