The belltower at St Pauls is hung with six bells which are suitable for change-ringing, the largest of the six (the tenor) weighing 8cwt. In addition there is a 'priest's bell' set separately from the main frame, which can be chimed from below in the baptistry of the church. This bell has an interesting history. According to the engraving on the bell, it was presented to St. Pauls in 1864 having been brought to England by Captain Seymour R.N in 1855 from a convent on the White Sea. Further information engraved on the bell confirms that it was cast in Russia and is referred to as the 'Russian bell'. The tower has a band of ringers who meet regularly for practices on Wednesday evenings (7.30) as well as for service ringing on Sunday mornings, and visitors as well as ringers who may be visiting the area are always welcome (subject to current Covid regulations). If you are interested in bellringing please get in touch with Denise - [email protected]