Scarning Bell Ringers
The Scarning band rings the church bells on Sunday mornings and for special services such as Remembrance Sunday and at Christmas. There are also occasional weddings and funerals and important civic occasions. We take primary responsibility for the maintenance of the bells, some of which are over 300 years old.
We have a weekly practice evening on Wednesdays, from 18.30 to 20.30, and have good facilities for teaching learners, including a simulator system. We are a friendly group, of all ages and abilities, and are actively looking for new people interested in taking up this fascinating hobby.
You need to be in good physical health and aged between 12 years old and early retirement. But church bell ringing is about technique more than strength so an active mind and a willingness to learn are more important than physique. Young people need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian/responsible adult, but it’s an ideal opportunity for mum or dad to learn as well and do something together as a family.
You don’t need to be a churchgoer to become involved, and if you join us you will be helping to continue an English tradition that goes back hundreds of years.
So if you are young at heart and fancy trying something totally different, please contact Tim at Tim@FarnhamFarms.Co.UK or ring Tricia on 01362 687493.
During the current coronavirus pandemic, all ringing has been suspended, so we are unable to welcome new people for the moment. But as soon as we start up again we will publicise it in The Scarning Beacon as well as here, and in the meantime feel free to contact us anyway.
We also have our own Scarning Bell Ringers website if you would like to find out a bit more first.