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Meet the Bellringers

COVID-19 Restrictions: Sunday Morning ringing is currently restricted to six people (on a rota basis) and we are not able to accommodate visitors at this time. We hope to be able to resume at the end of June, depending on any changes to the Government's roadmap for coming out of lockdown.


Melbourne Parish Church has one of the only two rings of twelve bells in the Derby Diocese and are rung from the chancel crossing. The history and details of the bells are given here.

Sunday Service ringing: 10.00 -10.30 am and 6.00-6.30 pm. Practice Night: Tuesday 7:25pm - 9.00 pm. The handbell ringers meet at 6:30pm in the church vestry.

At the Tuesday practice night we have a wide variety of levels of ringing, from rounds and call changes to Cambridge minor / major. You would be most welcome to join us, what ever your level or expertise. After the practice, we "retire" to the Bluebell for a sociable drink or two.

The Derby Diocesan Association holds a Twelve Bell Practice on the second Thursday each month. The bells are also available for peals, quarters and general ringing.