Campanology, the art of ringing
church bells, is practiced throughout the Lambfold benefice. All five of our churches have bells but unfortunately Maidford’s
and Adstone’s are only hung for chiming.
Blakesley and Farthingstone have 'young teams' of bellringers,
who have starting ringing to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalger in 2005, after a break of nearly
a whole generation. Both Towers need some major work doing to them to bring them up to a good standard, but that does not
stop the faithful bands that have been formed. The
bells in Litchborough are in excellent condition with a long established team
Practice Times vary in time and place around the benefice but are
generally at the following times in one of the churches.
Monday Morning at 10:30am
Wednesday Evening at 7:30pm
Saturday Morning 9:15am.
To contact the bellringers to confirm practice times and locations or to seek the vicar's permission
to ring the bells during a visit please contact the Tower Captains:
Blakesley - Nigel Williams Tel: 01327
Farthingstone - Richard Hartley Tel: 01327 831162
Litchborough - Christine Rodhouse - 01327 830350