The Bell Ringers
St Margaret’s has a peal of 8 bells which were rehung in a new frame in the mid-1990s and includes 3 bells from the original peal of 4. We are very grateful to the local and wider community for their generous support for the restoration and making it possible for a full ring of 8 bells to be installed.
We have a regular group of 6 ringers who ring at Crick on Sundays and we usually ring on 5 of the 8 bells. We would prefer to be able to ring all 8 every Sunday but we need another 3 local ringers to do this. We are always keen to recruit new ringers and provide training.
If you are interested in joining us there’s an initial commitment of about 10 hours spread over a couple of weeks and then regular attendance at practices which are held weekly.
On Saturday mornings we practice between 10:00 and 12:00 with the bells sounding openly in the village. We have occasions where there is more “open” ringing on some weekends. We ring ¼ peals some Saturday afternoons or evenings and there are also occasional visits by other ringers such as the Daventry branch of the Peterborough Diocesan Guild. We also practice using a ringing simulator every Thursday morning between 10:30 and 12:30 so that we don’t disturb nearby residents.
The ringing at Crick is now of a pretty high standard which gives plenty of opportunity for recruits to develop their skills as far as their abilities allow.
For more information please contact our Tower Captain Nick Hiams firstname.lastname@example.org