The Church Bells at the time of their Re-hanging

At St Mark’s we have a band of enthusiastic ringers who ring our historic peal of six bells. With three of our bells pre-dating the Reformation it is a tradition which stretches a long way back into Bilton’s history, but we are pleased to say it is still thriving today.

Ringing takes place every week before the main 10am Sunday service, from 9.15am, and sometimes in advance of our evening service. Quarter peals are rung on special occasions for parishioners, celebrating events as varied as a ruby weddings and ordinations. In addition, ringers are also in demand for a number of weddings during the year.

Highlights of the year for Bellringers are Deanery events such as the carol service, Striking competition and Guild event. However, sometimes truly special moments come along, such as witnessing the rehanging of all the bells and the casting of the new tenor bell in 2008.

Ringing practice is on a Monday night, 7.30-9pm, and visitors are very welcome to join us. For more information please contact our Tower Captain Sally Idle at bilton@coventrydg.co.uk.