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Bell Ringing Today

Today, St Mary’s Church at Lytchett Matravers benefits from the beautiful sound of 6 church bells which are rung from the ground floor area of the tower.

In 2016 we had an Open Day and have since then recruited 10 new members, many of whom have now passed their Level 1 ART (Association of Ringing Teachers) Bell Handling qualification and some have also passed Level 2. See Below.

We also have 2 qualified ART Trainers.

Information about our Bells can be found on Doves Guide.

We are affiliated to the Salisbury Diocesan Guild of Ringers (SDGR)

The History of our Bells can be found towards the end of our History page.

Toilet facilities are available.

When are the bells rung?

We are now able to ring regularly for our 9:30 Sunday services so ringing for half an hour prior the start of the service. These services are held every Sunday apart from the third Sunday which is a joint service with our Methodist Chapel. See our services page for more information. We are also able to ring for weddings when required and other special occasions.

When do we practice?

Our practice times are 5:00-7:00 on Friday.

If you are interested in coming to learn or join us at a practice please contact:

Debbie – Tower Captain

Annie – Tower Correspondent

Our Learners and how you could learn

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How We Use Our Simulator

A ringing simulator is installed and used for teaching and learning purposes.  All six bells are equipped with sensors and the system can be readily set up to operate using the dedicated laptop running Abel software.  Something the original founders and ringers of our 15th and 17th century bells would have thought impossible.

Where possible we use the simulator for any lengthy learning sessions so as not to disturb our neighbours.

Our Social Events

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Our Outings and Other Ringing

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The ’50 Ringing Things’ Challenge

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Learning to splice a rope.