Bells on Sunday from St Mary’s, Bitton this Sunday

BBC Radio 4 have confirmed that Bitton will be broadcast on Bells On Sunday on 27th June

“Bells on Sunday comes from the church of St Mary’s, Bitton in Gloucestershire. In 1821 the Vicar, the Reverend Henry Ellacombe, devised and installed a novel apparatus enabling the six bells of St Mary’s to be chimed by a single ringer that can still be seen today in the church porch. In 1936 the old bells were retuned and augmented by Taylors of Loughborough to become a ring of eight bells with a tenor weighing fourteen and a quarter hundredweight and tuned to E. We hear them ringing Call Changes on eight bells.”

The recording will be available afterwards on BBC Sounds to listen again.

Vicki Chapman
Public Relations Officer

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