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 at St Peter's will ring as part of the national "Ringing for Peace - Armistice 100"

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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. Ringers studying at University in Leicster also join us for practice and service ringing.  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.
 
 
 
 

Forthcoming Events

 

Oadby Tower


Ringing times:

    Sunday            9:30 to 10:00
    Tuesday          7:30 to 9:00
 
We cater for all levels of ringing, from rounds and call changes to surprise, on six and eight bells ..... and normally socialise in the Black Dog (over the road) after practice.
 
We are pleased to welcome ringers studying at University of Leicester to join our band.  We have rung a number of quarter peals with a University band
 
We tend a warm invitation to new students coming to University of Leicester to join us ringing at St Peter's.  Please contact the Tower Captain for details.

 

 

Harborough District


District Practices

District practices and meetings are held on the third*  Saturday of the month

 17 Nov   District AGM at MEDBOURNE (6)

Surprise Major Practices

Second * Thursday of the month,
                    7:30 to 9:00

8 Nov       CHURCH LANGTON (8)

Please check with the ringing master to make sure that the practice is going ahead 

 

 

Leicester Guild


Guild AGM - 27th October

At GREAT GLEN 

2:30 to 3:30 KINGS NORTON (8)

Service, tea and meeting at Great Glen Church

Evening ringing GREAT GLEN (8)

 

Rising Ringers
         (Saturday 7:00 to 8:30)

A Guild group for ringers who are in the early stages of ringing.

 

Progressing Ringers

          (Saturday 10:00 to 1:00)

A Guild group for ringers progressing from basic to more advanced methods