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  • Change Ringing Society Standard Membership£5.00

Who are you and what do you do?

We are a society for ringers (also known as campanologists, if you're fancy with words). We ring church bells at local towers as well as handbells on campus every week as well as extra socials such as curry nights, pub trips, ringing outings and our Annual Society Dinner every year in February. 

What is Change Ringing exactly?

Change ringing is "the art of ringing a set of tuned bells in a controlled manner to produce variations in their sounding order". That basically means we make nice sounding patterns with church bells and we're a bit more modern/less insane than that Mars Bar advert - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQNVZlZyKyM.

Church bellringing is a quintessentially British pasttime with a long, illustrious history and we're keeping the tradition alive in the 21st century. We welcome people of all abilities to our society as we help teach beginners on practice nights whilst the more experienced can develop their skills.

Want to see what it's all about and give it a go?

We have a practice night on tower bells every Wednesday evening from 7:30-9pm at St. David’s Church (just next to Exeter College) and then (if you manage to get up!) ring for the Sunday services at 8.45-9.30am followed by breakfast at the Imperial. Also, we practice hand bells every Wednesday lunchtime from 12:30-2pm, usually in Harrison 171. Trips to the pub, curry nights, ringing trips and outings and an all manner of social things happen with and around these usual practices as well!

Who can I contact to find out more/ask any questions?

You can send us an email or check out our website for more information (there's a hyperlink to it around this page somewhere).

Hope to see you there!


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