Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford North Ockendon

Bell Ringing

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ringing is not taking place at this tower at the moment.

The tower contains 6 bells hung for full circle change ringing. The heaviest bell weighs 9½cwt. The bells are rung from the ground floor and are hung anti-clockwise.

Sunday service ringing is 10:00-10:30am.

Practice night is Monday evenings 7:45-9:00pm (not Bank Holidays).

Visitors are always welcome to join us for service ringing and for practices on Monday evenings.

If you are interested in learning to ring, why not come and see us on our practice night (Monday 7:45-9:00pm, excl. BH).
If you live in the Ockendon's, Upminster or surrounding areas and would like to know more about bellringing, or maybe you or a friend are interested in learning to ring, why not come along on a Monday night to meet the ringers and see what it involves - new learners are always welcome.
When starting to learn bellringing, learners are normally given individual handling sessions on a silenced bell first of all, which is usually on a separate night to practice nights. This way the learner gets one to one concentrated tuition for about an hour at a time. Once bell control is mastered and the learner is able to follow one other bell, they are able to join the rest of the ringers on a normal practice night.

The Bell Ringers are affiliated to the Southern District of the Essex Association of Change Ringers (EACR). If you would like to visit North Ockendon as part of a ringing outing please contact the Tower Captain at the following email address:
[email protected]