St Peter & St Paul: the bells and the bellringing team 

The bells in Tonbridge Parish Church are rung twice each Sunday – for morning and evening services, and on Friday evenings which is practice night.  In addition we ring them for special occasions such as weddings and to mark national events.

 

The ringers are members of The Kent Association of Change Ringers and belong to its Tonbridge District whose 29 towers extend to Sandhurst. Various ringing meetings are arranged for training and social purposes and these also generate much needed funds for bell restoration projects throughout Kent.

Much support is given to us from ringers at neighbouring towers, a support given by bell ringers country wide.  The ringers at Tonbridge often go on to ring for services at other churches after Tonbridge on Sundays.
We are always seeking new recruits to join our band – ringing is fun, good exercise both physical and mental, and a means of joining a country wide activity.  Unfortunately, our bells are rather heavy and therefore not suitable for the very young – from age around 15 to 90 is ideal.  Contact  Steve Newlands steve.newlands4468@gmail.com

The church have always been most supportive and we will continue to be the audible message throughout the town that the church is here.

Please do come to visit us in the “Room at the Top” we would love to demonstrate our ringing and show you the bells.  Any Friday evening, or on Sundays.
 

More on the history of the bells