New bellringers turn up to have a go

The Lenborough Bellringers who ring at Padbury and Hillesden at St Mary's Church,Padbury.'120414M-A212
The Lenborough Bellringers who ring at Padbury and Hillesden at St Mary's Church,Padbury.'120414M-A212

TWO new trainee bellringers signed up following a ‘have a go’ session at St Mary’s Church, Padbury.

The open morning on Saturday, April 14, was held as a chance for people to find out about bellringing and have a go themselves.

There was an exhibition on the history of bellringing and most of the village bellringing team were on hand to demonstrate.

Tower captain and ringing master Richard Stanworth said a young couple who are new to the village are now being taught to ring the bells.

He said: “They were pleased to come and get involved with village life a bit.”

And he added: “At the rate they’re going, give them a month or two and they’ll be able to support the rest of the ringers.”

Anyone else interested in joining the team can call Mr Stanworth on 01280 814172.

Mr Stanworth said: “The good thing about bellringing is, once you know how, you can join straight in anywhere.”