Wanborough and Liddington Bell Ringers


New Bell Ringers

We are looking for new ringers, and welcome learners of both sexes from aged 9 years upwards.
If you are a lapsed ringer, please consider joining the band.

Tower Captain

Tony Pullan
2 The Beanlands, Wanborough, SN4 0EJ
01793 790904
0774 5011 788

Regular Practices

Fridays, 7.30 – 9.00 pm
1st, 3rd & 5th at Wanborough
2nd & 4th at Liddington

Learners Practices

Learners Practices are held at either Wanborough or Liddington churches,
on a day and at a time that is convenient for learners, usually of an evening.
However, weekday, daytime practices are also available,
including intensive training sessions, at Wanborough and Liddington.
Learn to ring a bell in a week!

Service Ringing at Wanborough, Bishopstone, & Liddington

1st Sunday:  Liddington, 9.45 – 10.25am

2nd Sunday:  Bishopstone, 9.45 – 10.25 am

3rd Sunday:  Wanborough, 9.45 – 10.25 am

4th Sunday:  No Ringing 

5th Sunday:  By arrangement. 

(last updated 19 April 2024)

The Diocese of Bristol DAC Awards 2017

The DAC Awards Scheme recognizes the huge amount of work that is done in parishes around the Diocese, and the Committee decided that the Bells Project at Liddington was worthy of an award this year. In considering this, the Committee felt:
Perseverance over many years has produced a bold and imaginative solution to achieve a new ring of bells, while preserving the historical bells and frame. A good team effort which will mean that the bells will ring for services for years to come.

The DAC made awards to four parishes at a reception and presentation ceremony on 4th May 2017 at All Saints Church, Sutton Benger. David Knight of the Church Buildings Council commended the DAC for acknowledging the work of the parishes, and Rev Christine Froude, Archdeacon of Malmesbury presented the awards. A large contingent of supporters from Liddington travelled to witness the presentation.


Casting the New Bells of All Saints Liddington


Tuned Bells
Bell Frame

New Bells Cast on Wednesday 11 May 2016

35 people comprising donors, representatives from church, village, and local bell ringers travelled to the John Taylor Bell Foundry in Loughborough to witness the casting of the six new bells for Liddington. This was preceded by a very informative history of the company and an explanation of how and with what the bell moulds and bells are made, as we toured the tuning workshop, ropewalk, carpenters workshop and the museum.

The casting was viewed from the purpose built gallery overlooking the busy foundry floor. The bell moulds had earlier been lowered into the sand filled casting pit. The furnace was roaring away heating the bronze to 1100⁰C, and creating a haze that enveloped the foundry, and at 3.30 pm, the master founder started proceedings. The treble bell was cast first followed by the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and tenor. Some 20 minutes later, it was all over and our guide led us down onto the foundry floor to take close up pictures.

The ringers amongst the group, some 14 of us, headed to the Bell Foundry tower where we rang for 30 minutes on the delightful peal of 12 bells. For some, this was the first ring on 12 bells and the first on such a light and easy going peal of bells. Well done.

The bell castings were left to cool down for about a week, and then the moulds were broken open and the bells moved to the tuning shop. Ropes, wheels, clappers, and other bell parts were manufactured over the next 6 weeks before they were all delivered to Liddington on Friday 1 July.

Tour Group
Tour Group
Viewing Gallery
Viewing Gallery
The Ringers
The Ringers
Main building
Main Building
Pouring metal
Casting treble
Casting Treble
Casting tenor
Casting Tenor