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
Fifth Sunday in any month is usually 10 to 10.30am ring and may be at any of the four parish churches.
Over Whitacre's Rededication Service
The tenor bell at St Leonard’s, Over Whitacre, was tolled on Sunday 2nd June, 2019 to mark the occasion of re-dedication of family graves. The church was packed for a simple service of remembrance led by Marjorie Walton. The bell was tolled from 10.45 until 11.00am.
After broken stay got trapped in the frame and stopped the treble bell dead damaging the wheel repairs have been taking place. The damage was confined mainly to two main spokes but has still lead to one half of the wheel being completely dismantled to just a rim and the rest in parts. The wheel has now been refitted after repairs and is looking set for many more years of service.
You can see our latest pictures here.
We will soon be back to ringing on all six.
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.
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.