No ringing tonight jan 10th or Sunday 12th due to building works impeding access
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Happy new year to you all. Hensingham practices resume on Tuesday 7th January 2020.
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Tower practices are on Tuesdays at 19.30. Beginners session are at 19.00.
If you would like to learn bell-ringing or just want to see what we do please click on the "contact us" page and leave a message
Handbell practices are on Monday evenings at 18.30.
All are welcome to learn tune ringing. Click on the "contact us" page to get more information
St John's, Hensingham is part of the Western Branch of the Carlisle Diocesan Guild of Bellringers.
The Hensingham bells are fitted with Hastings stays used by the Taylor's foundry between 1895 and 1960.
The Hensingham tower has a restored Ellacombe Apparatus meaning the bells can be rung with out the need for ringers.
In England church bells are rung by swinging them through nearly a full circle, this gives them their unique tones as the ringing bell is moving backwards and forwards.
St John's Church website
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