Oadby Bellringers

St Peter's church, Oadby, Leicestershire
 

 

St Peter's church, Oadby, Leicestershire

18th Aug, 2017 - Repairs complete, and ringing back to normal

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

Congratulations to bellringers who are coming to University in Leicester. 
We look forward to you joining in the ringing in the area. Please contact Andrew Young to find out about local ringing and meet other ringing student.
 

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


Announcements
The repairs to the bells are now complete, and ringing is back to  normal (18th August, 2017)

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

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

16 Sept 'StrikeFest' at PEATLING PARVA
21 Oct  ILSTON ON THE HILL
                                                  (3:00 to 5:00)

 

Surprise Major Practices

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

14th Sept   KINGS NORTON

12th Oct     OADBY

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

 

 

Leicester Guild


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

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

23 Sept  Venue TBC

 

Progressing Ringers
          (Saturday 10:00 to 1:00)

A Guild group for ringers progressing from basic to more advanced methods
26 Aug  QUORN
 
Guild Ringing Course 
             Weekend of 8-10 Sept