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Saturday April 4th 2020

St Mary’s Church has Two New ‘Bells’

Bletchingley Church Tower contains what are often said to be the finest ring of 10 bells in Surrey! We are now also one of the leading towers in Surrey, for bellringing teaching and training facilities.

In the last few months we have been installing two “training bells” together with computerised simulation facilities. The training bells will make it easier for a beginner to learn to handle a bell-rope, while the bell above swings in a complete circle and back again. The simulators are used to synthesize the sounds of the other bells and the actions of other ringers, enabling a learner to practise keeping in time with those bells. They can also simulate some of the more advanced ringing sequences on up to 10 (or more) bells.

Do look in for a demonstration (and to try them?) while the ringers are practising between 7.30 and 9.15pm on any Wednesday evening, (Visitors are always welcome).

The Church Tower with full use being made of the Simulators.

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