St Salvator’s Society of bell ringers


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We meet usually twice a week during term time, in the medieval tower of St Salvator’s, to ring the bells.

On Sunday mornings we ring before chapel service for half an hour.
Sunday Service ringing: Sunday, 10.15 to 11.00 am, in University terms only

On Tuesday evenings we practice. This is an important part of being a bellringer; beginners practice handling the bell (swinging 1/4 of a ton of bronze high above your head at the end of a rope needs some practice to get it right!). More advanced ringers develop their skills by learning new methods, or combinations and patterns of ringing the six bells together.
Practice nights: Tuesday, 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm, but not necessarily in University vacations. If visiting, check with the tower correspondent. If you arrive after the start of the practice, call the ringing chamber at 01334 46 22 22, extension 14133

After the practice we go to the pub and drink beer. This is also an important part of being a bellringer.

We also ring for University occasions such as Royal visits, Graduation, and for other chapel events such as weddings. For more information contact bellringers@st-andrews.ac.uk. Wedding bells bookings are made through the University; Click here for more details.

Sometimes we do special extended length ringing: click here for details of our first quarter peal.

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