Welome to the All Saints' Marlow Bellringers Web page

Bell ringing is a team activity that stimulates the brain and helps keep you fit - it also makes a glorious sound! Many consider ringing to be their contribution to church life, others do it for the pure pleasure and the company it brings. Ringing is well within the capabilities of most people with ringers coming from all walks of life and ranging in age from ten to those in their eighties.


Ringing Times

Sunday Service Ringing
Morning - 8.45am till 9.15am
Evening - 6.00pm till 6.30pm

Practice Night - (Tuesday)
8.00pm till 9.00pm

Weddings
On request

Visitors are always welcome

Not a ringer? Would you like to try? If so, please visit the belfry on pratice night or contact one of the ringers.

If you would like information about the art of bellringing click here "What is Change Ringing?"

A Brief History of The Bells of All Saints Church - Marlow

There has been a church on this site since before 1070. We know that by 1593 the building had a wooden tower with four bells, and these had been increased to five by 1610. In 1719 the five bells were recast into six. Three of these six still exist in our present ring of eight bells. In 1834, when the present church was under construction, the six bells from the old building were installed and augmented to eight by the addition of a new treble and tenor. In 1934, all eight bells were re-tuned and re-hung on ball bearings.

 The present tower contains:-

Bell Diameter Weight (cwt) Note Date
Treble 2' 5" 4 F 1834
2 2' 5" E 1827
3 2' 5" D 1934
4 2' 7" 6 C 1719
5 2' 9" 7 Bb 1719
6 3' 0" 8 A 1719
7 3' 4" 11 G 1978
8 3' 8" 15 F 1834


The present eight first rang together on 25th February 1835 and the first peal was rung on 5th June 1843.