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Durham Cathedral Durham, St Oswald Durham, St Nicholas Shincliffe, St Mary Brancepeth, St Brandon

Welcome to bell ringing in and around the City of Durham

Durham's vibrant ringing community supports four towers in and around Durham as well as nearby Brancepeth, home of the Durham University Society of Change Ringers.

Want to find out more?

Bellringing is an open and sociable community, and ringers age from 10 to their mid-80s. Ringing is a great mental and physical work-out, with a strong social dimension too. There are over 6000 towers in the UK, so chances are you're not too far from a bellringing church.

If you're interested in finding out more about bellringing or having a go yourself, you can look up your nearest north-east tower by clicking here. We are always keen to welcome new recruits. If you're from elsewhere in the UK, check out the Central Council's information by clicking here.

Towers in and around Durham

You can find a practice on most weekdays in Durham and, with some forward planning, fit in four or five rings on a Sunday.

You can find more information about the towers by clicking the image links below.

Practice Nights

Monday: Durham, St Oswald (8)

Tuesday: Shincliffe, St Mary the Virgin (6)

Wednesday: Durham, St Nicholas (6)
                     Brancepeth, St Brandon (8)
                     (DUSCR practice)

Thursday: Durham Cathedral (10)
                     (1st, 3rd and 5th)

If you are a student (past, present or future), more information about the University Society (DUSCR) can be found on its website at www.duscr.org.uk.

Durham Cathedral Durham, St Oswald Durham, St Nicholas Shincliffe, St Mary Brancepeth, St Brandon
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