Welcome - Happy Christmas
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 - 10.30 am for 11am
No ringing Sunday December 16th at Whitacre
Practice night - Thursday 7.45pm to 9.00pm
Festive Period Ringing
Come and join us for ringing any Sunday but especially over the festive period we shall be ringing for the following events and services.
6.30 to 7.00pm Friday December 14th - Lea Marston Carol Service
10.45 to 11.00am Sunday December 16th - Over Whitacre Carol Sevice
6.30 - 7.00pm Tuesday December 18th - Nether Whitacre Carol service
6.00 - 6.30pm Sunday December 23rd - Shustoke Carol Service
TBC 3.30 - 4.00pmChristmas Eve Shustoke Christingle service
11.00 - 11.30pm Christmas Eve - Nether Whitacre Midnight Holy Communion
10.30 - 11.00am Christmas Day - Nether Whitacre Family service
11.30pm - 12.15am New Year's Eve - Nether Whitacre Midnight celebrations
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
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.