Visiting Ringers

Visiting Ringers

Wanborough welcomes visiting ringers and because of its location, just 1.8 miles from Junction 15 of the M4 motorway, it is a convenient tower for visiting ringers.

Should you wish to visit Wanborough please can you give at least 6 weeks notice so that that notice of all additional ringing can be put in the Parish Magazine.

We do not charge for visiting ringers but do ask for a voluntary donation to cover wear and tear of ropes, future maintenance, etc.

Peals and Quarter Peals

Two peal attempts are permitted each year, on Saturday mornings in January / February / March and then again in October / November.

The bells are only available in early 2018 and bookings for further peals will not be considered until after the Wanborough Bells Project 2018 has been completed.

There is no restriction on quarter peals, but it is best to contact the tower captain first to check availability.

We suggest a minimum voluntary donation of £64 for peals, and £24 for quarter peals.    

 

Wanborough Show

For Community and Local Heritage
Saturday 19 August 2017
I regret that the tower of St Andrews Church, Wanborough will not be open for tower tours on Show days in the future.
Health & Safety guidelines introduced by the church insurer, Ecclesiastical Insurance, has resulted in the tower not conforming to their requirements, and tower tours are no longer permitted.
The ringers of the tower have opened up the tower for 27 years without incident, and we would like to thank all of you for visiting.  Not only have tower tours been enjoyed by many visitors, they have been a useful source of income to the church.
Tony Pullan - Tower Captain