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Upton St Leonards ('USL') Church Bell Ringers.

Welcome to the Upton St Leonards ('USL') Bellringers page where information about the practice schedule, progress and quality of ringing and other ringing activities can be viewed.

Ringing for Service.

There is an Evening Service at 18H00 this (19 Feb) and every 3rd Sunday of each month

(refer to 'Events' page).

Because of numbers and ringing at Barnwood on Sunday mornings the Evening Service is the only time that we can currently ring at USL Parish Church which does not clash with Barnwood’s monthly Evening Services (4th Sunday each month).
I, for the sake of the bells and bell ringing, would be very gratefu if you could come along to this (and any subsequent Services).

New ringers - Sept 2017

September 2017 has been extremely encouraging. We now have 5 new ringers to teach. With the co-operation and co-ordination of teaching schedules of St Lawrence, Barnwood and its Tower Captain we are able to bring some new people to Church bell ringing.

The USL-8 may soon have its own local team !!

This means that it may possible that regular ringing for Service could begin at some time in the next few months. Training bell handling continues at a pace with a busy schedule.

2017 ringing:

To ensure that consistency is created in terms of regularity of ringing - we have decided that from the beginning of February 2017 - USL ringing practices will be arranged to be re-established to take place EVERY Wednesday of each month (19H30-21H00) - please refer to the calendar on the 'Events' page for updates.

This will enable local residents to hear the bells more often and we hope that the regularity of church bell ringing will be a source of invitation to anyone wishing to become a ringer or to encorage 'returning' ringers and other association/branch members to come along.

For your information please read our 'Tower Objectives'.

We look forward to seeing you at our practice evenings in 2017 - and beyond.

Re-establishing the USL Ringing Practices.

There has been a re-organisation of the Upton St Leonards bell ringers. The handover is still in progress. Roger Fry the previous Tower Captain supported by his wife has now agreed for others to take responsibility for the tower and its bells.

A particularly wonderful sound produced by the eight bells having a 15cwt tenor in E.

We have established a need for a regular practice night to take place on the first Wednesday of each calendar month (19h30-21h00) from October 2016 until February 2017 (see next tab below).

New and returning ringers, to form a local band, will be most welcome for which supporting practice will take place at Barnwood, St Lawrence CofE nearby on each Friday evening 18H00 to 19H00.

Contact for the USL tower band has now changed to Charlie 07971 566 589 and the e-mail address in the footer, or, Jo on 01452 506480. Also use the linkto the 'Contact' page to leave a message/request.