Sunday, 6 March 2016

Ringing the bells

To The Angel pub (left) by the riverside tonight for the annual general meeting of the St James Society of Bellringers and the St Mary's Society of Bellringers, covering our own parish of St James, and our neighbouring parish of St Mary, Rotherhithe.

As well as hearing of activities in the past year and considering future plans, the meeting gets to appoint officials with splendid sounding names such as the 'Tower Captain' and (my favourite), 'the Steeple Keeper.'

It's 25 years since the bells were restored at St James's and started ringing out over Bermondsey again. That milestone will be marked later in the year. During that time over 100 people have trained as bellringers in the St James's tower.

New ringers are always welcome to join. To find out more about the Dockland Ringers click here

In the meantime, a big thank you to our dedicated team of ringers for all they do week in, week out, calling the people to worship with the ringing of bells.

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