We have working rings of bells at Brome, Oakley, Palgrave, and Thrandeston churches and a ringing team based at Palgrave, with the help of colleagues from Gislingham church. Palgrave bells are rung regularly for Sunday worship once a month and for special occasions. Bells at the above towers can be requested for weddings.
Having been refurbished and rehung in 1997, Palgrave’s bells are easy to handle and ideal for beginners. We have a practise night on the first Thursday of each month, attended by ringers of varying abilities from around the locality. There is expert tuition on hand and encouragement to new ringers. The sessions start at 7.30pm for beginners and carry on to 9.00pm for more advanced ‘method’ ringing. New faces are always welcome but learning to ring well and safely takes time, so stick with it; ringing is a rewarding accomplishment at any level.
At St Peter’s, Palgrave, we have eight bells and will assemble a full team when requested for weddings. We like to ring to call parishioners to church on a regular Sunday whether we are three, four or six ringers.