We hope you find what you need on this site - do come and join us as we always hope to offer a warm welcome to visitors whether you can ring a bell or just want to come and have a look at what we do. This site also has details of some other bells in our larger benefice.
Normal ringing times
Monthly Normal Fourth Sunday St Giles Nether Whitacre 10.30 for 11am
St Giles Practice night - every Thursday 7.45 to 9.00pm
Other Sunday ringing towers
First Sunday St Johns Lea Marston 9.15 for 9.30am
Second Sunday St Cuthberts Shustoke 9.00 for 9.30am
Third Sunday St Leonards Over Whitacre 10.45 for 11am
Fourth Sunday St Giles Nether Whitacre 10.30 for 11am
Please check especially for the towers other than St Giles to confirm
Due to quite a few of us being missing practices on Nov 3rd, 10th and 1th 2023 have been cancelled. Apologies if you will be expecting to hear the bells but we just do not have enough people to ring them. If you want to change this please contact us. The bells will be ringing as usual for Remembrance Sunday if we can raise a band.
Once again we have rung out for Remembrance with the bells half muffled. Despite the church being cold our warm mellow ring was to be heard welcoming people to church.
Find out more in our news section here.
Shustoke's ringing records
Have been researching the ringing records at St Cuthbert's church as the earliest known quarter was the quarter peal board in the tower for 1973. However after a large search of the online Ringing World pdf files the data now contains all the peals registered on Felstead and quite a number of quarters dating back to the mid 1950's so far. Check out the data here
Whitacre's Mini Ring
Have you heard about the other ring of bells in Whitacre? Click this link to view the website to find out more about the second set of Whitacre bells especially if you are mini ring fanatic.
Have found some wax rubbings of the inscriptions taken of the bells before they were installed in 1977. A much easier task then when access was a lot easier. These rubbings were used as part of the advertising display used to raise money to complete the installation. They show the decorative part of the bells including some names and a image of a King George 1 two guinea gold piece which shows up especially clearly on the second bell. Find out more on the bell detail page.