Bell Ringing at St Tudy
NO RINGING AT THE MOMENT
On the 13th March the St Tudy tower bells fell silent for a while as essential repairs are carried out.
For the technically minded, each bell is attached to a headstock which rotates on a bearing each side mounted on the bell frame built into the church tower. On number 3 bell one of the gudgeon pins which are attached to the headstock and rotate in the bearings is loose and the entire headstock needs to be removed from the tower and sent away to a specialist to be rectified.
We are also taking the opportunity to renew the bearings in all the six bell clappers, which also need to be sent away for this work to be carried out.
This is the first time since 1974 that major work has been required for the bells. If anyone would like to donate towards the cost of this work, please talk to the church Treasurer.
With luck we should be ringing again for Easter Day, and then for many years to come.
Every cloud has a silver lining, because while we have bells without clappers anyone who would like to learn bellringing can do so without making a sound! Please contact me if you are interested.
Sunday before the service 10:30 to 11:00 am
Thursday Practice Night 7:00 to 8:30 pm
(Please check with the Ringers Notice Board below for any variations)
All welcome, ringers and non-ringers.
Why not join us and learn to ring?
Paul Tucker 01208 851119
If you are interested in learning about bell ringing, we invite you, and any friends you know of who are interested, to come along to our Thursday Practice Evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm to talk to us.
Then, if you want to take it further, we will work out the best way forward for you.
If you can’t make Thursday evenings, please let us know and we will see what we can do for you.
We would particularly like to invite young people to think about learning to ring. Maybe a group of friends would be interested in learning together?
St Tudy Ringers visit to Altarnun Saturday 10th February 2018
Eight St Tudy Ringers visited Altarnun Church to ring the bells and afterwards have lunch in th nearby Rising Sun inn.
This was the first time the present Ringers had rung eight bells, and we were thankful for the help and advice provided by the two Altarnun Ringers present.
St Tudy Ringers 'on tour' at St Kew 28th October 2017
Seven St Tudy Ringers started again the long standing practice of visiting other towers to ring their bells with a trip to St Kew.
Many thanks to Ken for the warm welcome, and help with our ringing.
After ringing, we had an excellent lunch in the St Kew Inn next door to the church.
St Tudy Ringers
St Tudy Ringers around 1910
No.6 Our Tenor Bell
The bells at Michaelstow are not ringable, but are chimed before services using an Ellacombe Chiming Apparatus.
This apparatus allows a single person at ground level to chime all six bells by pulling on ropes which are attached to hammers in the belfry. The hammers strike the stationary bells.
This is the Ellacombe Chiming Aparatus at St Breward for information only
Ringers Notice Board
The bells are silent for maintenance.
We hope to ring again by the end of April.
Truro Diocesan Guild — Northern District.
Improvers Practice: 10:00 to 12:00