Sherborne Abbey Bellringers

Information for Visiting Bands

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Restricted Ringing

As Sherborne Abbey is a busy community ringing by visiting bands is severely restricted.  Any requests should be made in plenty of time, in writing or by email, to the tower correspondent who will have to liaise with the Incumbent and Parish Secretary before being able to respond.


Peals: £56.00

Quarter Peals: £20.00

Visiting Bands (E.g. Tours): £20.00

Available Peal Dates

There are no Peal dates remaining in 2017 or 2018. When dates are released for 2019 they will be listed here.

8 July 2017Booked (David Salter)
5 August 2017Booked (Oliver Cross)
7 October 2017Booked (Paul Feast)
18 November 2017Booked (John Martin)
14 April 2018Booked (Matt Young)
25 August 2018Booked (Chris Jenkins)
27 October 2018Booked (Roy Le Marechal)
24 November 2018Booked (Andy Mead)

Please note that as there are only a limited number of slots available, the Peal charge will still be levied if the Peal is not completed. Exception will be made if the failure was mechanical.

Conditions of Ringing

Visitors are not permitted to alter the length of ropes.

Visiting bands are responsible for arranging their own insurance.

As there is limited parking in the Abbey grounds, visiting bands are requested to use public car parks during their visit.

Several years ago the Abbey architect set an advisory limit of 25 people in the ringing chamber at any one time, so we therefore suggest that you do not exceed this number in your band.