We hope you find what you need on this site - do come and join us as we always hope to offer a warm welcome to visitors whether you can ring a bell or just want to come and have a look at what we do. This site also has details of some other bells in our larger benefice.
Normal ringing times
Normal Sunday Service - 10.30am for 11am
Practice night - Thursday 7.45 to 9.00pm - note new timings please
Festive Period Ringing Report
Once again a busy Christmas period. We managed to ring at Over Whitacre, Lea Marston, Shustoke and Whitacre services and a group gathered to ring in the New Year welcoming 2019 at St Giles. It was the first such event for our youngest ringer and a poignant time for one of our older friends has who has given up ringing this year. Our best wishes to you all for 2019.
When the bells rang out on 11th November 1918 to commemorate the Armistice the bellringing community mourned 1400 ringers. With the 100 anniversary being this year the Central Council of Bellringers has started a Ringing Remembers scheme which aims to recruit 1400 new ringers to ring for the remembrance services this year and hopefully continue their interest.
Find out more here.
Whitacre has two ringers learning who have learnt and have now received their badges and certificates. Both were able to ring for this years Remembrance service. They have registered to make themselves part of the 1400 new recruits.
St Giles rang half muffled for the morning service and then open at 7.05pm as part of the Battle Over celebrations. Do listen out for the bells which will be half muffled. A most distinctive sound. Listen here and find out more about half muffling here
Have recently found some wax rubbings of the inscriptions taken of the bells before they were installed in 1977. A much easier task then when access was a lot easier. These rubbings were used as part of the advertising display used to raise money to complete the installation. They show the decorative part of the bells including some names and a image of a King George 1 two guinea gold piece which shows up especially clearly on the second bell. Find out more on the bell detail page.
Whitacre's Mini Ring
Have you heard about the other ring of bells in Whitacre? Click this link to view the website to find out more about the second set of Whitacre bells especially if you are mini ring fanatic.
Latest news is that this tower now has the newest ropes after new nylon ropes with sallies have been made up.