Merry Christmas from the band

Last Sunday, and after the morning service ringing we decamped for mince-pies, Christmas cake and mulled wine.

Some referred to this as ‘breakfast’ although it was a snack for most!

We turned out to ring for the annual Norbury Christmas Carol Concert in the evening and rang a quarter peal:


1280 Yorkshire Surprise Major

Treble: Joyce Gardner
2: Rebecca Glen
3: Simeon W Farrington-Newman
4: Clive R Calton
5: Angela Gardner
6: Alan McFall
7: Geoffrey R Gardner (C)
Tenor: Andrew C D Mayes


There will be no ringing on Thursday evening being Christmas Eve, however we will ring for the Christmas Day service at 9.45 on Friday morning.

Merry Christmas to you all.

June already?

Well I must admit that 2015 has been rattling through but having realised the last update on the page was in 2014 it has galvanised me into action.

Ringing at Norbury is going pretty well at the moment with a small number of learners all getting to grips with the art of change-ringing. The band itself is a wide mixture of abilities going from the early stages of learning all the way through to seasoned peal ringers.

We pride ourselves on being a warm and welcoming tower. As such if you are a ringer visiting from elsewhere, or perhaps you learned in the past and would like to take up the hobby again, or even if you’ve heard the bells and wondered what it’s like to ring a church bell, all are welcome.

Our practice night is Thursday, we meet at 8pm and the practice goes through until about 9.30pm. We normally ring for Sunday service at 9.45am (the service starts at 10.15am) and welcome visiting ringers to join us.

Come along and see what it’s all about!

A history of our bells

As part of a project for the Church, our very own Peter Broadbent has prepared a short history about the bells at St Thomas’ church, Norbury taking his details from a number of historic records about the bells.

This has been added to the site – visit the page ‘The Bells at Norbury’ for more details. Many thanks for Peter for allowing his history to be used on the website.