St Mary's (Beddington) Society of Change Ringers

Bells at St Mary's, BeddingtonThis society was formed in 1869. In its early days, it was responsible for some very innovative ringing, and several members were among those who founded the Surrey Association.

After the Second World War, the band grew in strength and until the 1970s, enjoyed an enviable standard of ringing.

As for most bands, fortunes change and numbers and skills fell away for a few years. However, recruitment for the Millennium was successful and now we have a sizeable band of loyal members. Following the rehang in 2005 we gained five more recruits.

We are a very sociable group and all visitors are warmly welcomed - new recruits / lapsed ringers doubly so!

St Mary's has 10 bells, tenor 18cwt, and we usually ring all 10 on Sundays. Our bells were rehung in January 2005, click here to read about this major project.

Sunday ringing times are as follows:

  • Morning - 8.55 to 9.30 (Sung Eucharist with robed choir)
  • Evening - 5.55 to 6.30 (Evensong, fully choral)

Practice night:

  • Thursday, 7.45 to 9.30

Well-paid weddings; annual outing; social events; good integration with church life.

For information contact:

Richard Fitch
Tel:  020 8647 5304

Director of MusicMusic at St Mary's

St Mary’s has a strong musical tradition. Built around the regular weekly services of Sung Eucharist and Choral Evensong, our highly-regarded choir of boys and adults sings a wide variety of music. St Mary's Ladies Choir lead the Sunday worship and perform an anthem once a month. During the summer months a 'scratch' choir operates, open to all.

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