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The annual bell ringing trip 2012

Olympic ringing 2012 - broadcast live on Radio Cumbria.


Weekly practice ringing May 2009
Dinner to celebrate 150th anniversary of the bells - 2008
New Year , St. Bees ringers have traditionally been well-dressed at New Year. Ring is by candle light and there is a reading of "Ring out Wild Bells" by Tennyson whilst the muffles are taken off the bells New Year

Top hats are not obligatory, but have been seen.


Dressed to ring

New Year - The Priory ringers have a long tradition of ringing out the old year, New Year.

There is "open House" to the village.

There were over 60 people in the belfry for the Millennium ringing 1999-2000.



St Bees Priory Bells 1999



Ringing the "back bells" in the 1960's.

Visitors are welcome at any time into the tower. Should you wish to see what we do, then come up the tower when we are ringing, or ring the Tower Captain, Doug Sim, on 01946 824898 to arrange a visit. Entry is by the door to the spiral stair in the graveyard by the lych gate. The stairs date from the 13th century.

Steps to belfry