Information about Learning to Ring

Learning to Ring

Bell ringing is a team activity that stimulates the brain and helps keep you fit and it also makes a glorious sound! 

Ringers come from all walks of life and generally range in age from eleven to those in their eighties. Many different ringing societies have been formed, bringing together people from the same areas or similar interests.

You don't have to be strong, religious, musical or clever!  All that is expected is that you try your best while learning.  You can just come along and watch if you are unsure.

If you would like to learn to ring, or come along to watch, simply send email using the email link below::

Please include in the email the following information, and we'll do the rest!

1) Your full name.

2) The town in which you'd ideally like to watch or learn.

3) If you have any special needs or have access issues (many towers ring in listed buildings up spiral stairs).

4) Which days/times you are usually available.


When you can ring alone safely Walsoken tower will sponsor your application for acceptance to the Ely Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers which is recommended but not mandatory.


Learning the Ropes is a structured, progressive scheme to learn the art of bell ringing – similar to music grades or karate belts.

Ringers get an individual Personal Progress Logbook and at the completion of each Level are presented with a certificate of achievement from the Association of Ringing Teachers.

To read what you need to achieve to get a Level 1 up to Level 3 Certificate use this LINK

To see the overall ART LtR scheme use this LINK