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Meet the Bellringers

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 -10.25 am and 6.00-6.30 pm (when there is an evening service). Practice Night: Tuesday 7:25pm - 9.00 pm.

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 "Spirit Vaults" 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.


Here is a short clip that we have uploaded to YouTube. It was taken before one of the Sunday evening services. We are ringing on the back eight of the twelve bells. As it is linking to YouTube, it may take a few moments to load.

We also have a short clip of the handbell ringers, which we have also uploaded to YouTube. We practice in the church vestry at the same time as the tower bell ringing, which is why you can hear tower bells in the background!

Upcoming Events

Thu 02 Dec 2021
09:15AM - 10:15AM
Holy Communion
Sun 05 Dec 2021
08:00AM - 09:00AM
Holy Communion
Sun 05 Dec 2021
10:30AM - 11:30AM
Parish Eucharist 10.30am
Sun 05 Dec 2021
03:30PM - 04:30PM
Baptism at Melbourne
Tue 07 Dec 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Bell ringing practice
Wed 08 Dec 2021
07:30PM - 09:30PM
Choir practice
Thu 09 Dec 2021
09:15AM - 10:15AM
Holy Communion
Thu 09 Dec 2021
06:30PM - 09:00PM
12 bell practice