About Bellringing Society
During COVID we cannot ring in towers so will only be ringing handbells till restrictions ease to a level where we can. We still hope to have regular handbell practices and socials where we can
The main aim of the Bellringing Society is to ring bells! We ring at many towers across the city and practice a variety of methods, from the very simple to the very Stedman. Our members are at various different stages of ringing experience, making practices busy but rewarding. We also do handbell ringing sessions where we ring tunes and methods.
We regularly meet up with other university associations, particularly at the annual NUA weekend (which we hosted in 2018) and organise ringing outings to various towers in the area.
Elsewhere, there’s a lot going on outside the tower. We hold at least one social a week, on themes from scavenger hunts to Mario Kart, and usually head to the pub after our towerbell sessions. Later in the year we put on our annual Dinner Day, where society members past and present converge on York for a weekend of ringing and celebrating.
James College – 7.30-8.30PM
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St Lawrence's - 3.30-5.00PM
Spurriergate Centre - 3.00-4.30PM
Check emails for where we are each week
Bellringing may seem like a mysterious, esoteric past-time (we certainly like to think so), but it’s open to everyone! Experienced or not, religious or atheist, if you’d enjoy participating in a great team exercise, with multiple opportunities for personal development - not to mention a great way to keep fit - please do get in touch!
Our e-mail address is [email protected]; alternatively, feel free to come along in person one weekend. Just knock on the door and we’ll be down in no time!