Oadby Bellringers

St Peter's church, Oadby, Leicestershire


St Peter's church, Oadby, Leicestershire

8 Bells

Tenor          12-3-15

Sunday Service

Morning     9:30 to 10:00

Evening by arrangement

Practice night

Tuesday     7:30 to 9:00

The Bells

The bells are a very pleasant and easy going ring. The ringing chamber is up a short, easy stair case.
Until 1901 there were four bells in the tower, three of them dating from c17. In 1901, these bells were recast into a ring of six bells, by Taylor's of Loughborough. In 1988, two trebles, cast by Eijsbout's of Asten (Netherlands), were added by Eayre & Smith.
The bells were originally rung from the ground floor, but in 1980, a new floor was built, and the ringing chamber was moved upstairs.

Ringing at Oadby

There is an active local band, which rings all levels from rounds and call-changes through to surprise major, and we regularly ring quarter peals. Visitors are always welcome.

We are always keen to recruit new ringers. If you think you might be interestes in learning to ring, either come along on a Tuesday evening (7:30 to 9:00), or contact the tower captain (Contact Us)

Oadby Ringing Centre

We normally organise regular training sessions on different aspects of ringing at the Oadby Ringing Centre.

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We are currently not running any training, while the simulator is refurbished
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Find us

Oadby is on the A6, on the south-east outskirts of Leicester.

St. Peter's church is on the junction of London Road and Wigston Road.
Grid reference :     SK 623004
Post code :                 LE2 5QA
Access to the ringing chamber is through the church, normally via the south door.

Oadby Tower

Announcements and forthcoming events

Ringing times:
    Sunday            9:30 to 10:00
    Monday          7:30 to 9:00
We cater for all levels of ringing, from rounds and call changes to surprise, on six and eight bells.

Harborough District

District Practices (2016) 

16 Apr                          Great Bowden (6)

14 May                         Misterton (6)  t.b.c.
                                        Gilmorton (8)
                 Half Yearly Meeting

Surprise Major Practices (2016) 
8 Apr        7:30        Kibworth (8)
12 May      7:30        Kings Norton (8)

Leicester Guild

Guild Half Yearly Meeting and 8-bell contest

30 May                      Ashby Folville

Rising Ringers (Saturday evenings)
19 March 7:00  - 8:30  Oaks in Charnwood (8)
28 May    7:00 (tbc)

Progressing Ringers   (Saturday morning)
26 Mar           Hathern
23 Apr            Anstey
Guild Ringing Course -  Weekend of 9-11 Sept