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   Bellringing at Hambleden and Turville

There have been bells in the Hambleden valley for at least six hundred years.  Out of the six churches in the parish, only Turville (6 bells) and Hambleden (8) have bells hung for change-ringing, where the ringing order can be changed.  The oldest is the “Agincourt Bell” at Hambleden, which dates back to the battle of 1415.  There are more than a dozen enthusiastic ringers who give up their evenings to practice at Turville (Wednesdays) and Hambleden (Fridays), so they can properly call the congregation to service, and to ring after weddings and mark other special dates or events.  It is mentally stimulating and a highly social activity.  New ringers are very welcome at both towers and need no prior experience.

watch the bells at Turville

Contact Helen, Hambleden Tower Captain, or
Rachel Wallace, Turville Tower Captain, to join or for more details:

hear the bells of Hambleden

hear the bells of Turville


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