The St Winnow and St Mary Bradoc Bell News
We were very grateful to the PCC of St Winnow and the Deanery Synod Education Fund to receive funding for our schools project, which supports our Doing Church Differently scheme aimed at growing our two churches, the others churches in our cluster and those across the Diocese.
We have been able to purchase a 2-octave ring of tone chimes, and every Friday three volunteers use them with the years 5 and 6 in our pilot with Lerryn Church of England Primary School.
The pupils will move on to learn to ring the mini ring and then the tower bells at Bradoc where the bells are lighter and easier to ring. They can then go on to ring at other cluster churches.
When the project is evaluated we hope to introduce this to other primary schools associated with our churches.
There is an article about primary school children being taught in Cambridgeshire on lightweight ring of 8 bells in The Ringing World 10 April 2015
St Winnow and St Mary Bradoc meet on Monday and Tuesday nights at Bradoc to practice the ancient art and science of Church Bell Ringing.
Bell ringing as we practice today was developed after the reformation of the church. If anyone from the civil war were to appear today we would find that they would fit in with any of the three different styles of ringing practiced in our cluster.
If you would like to learn please contact the Captains of the ringers at any of the cluster churches with bells, Lanlivery, Lostwithiel, St Winnow, Bradoc or St Veep.
Captain of the Bell Ringers at St Mary Bradoc and St Winnow