At St. Leonard’s Church, Horringer, we have a ring of eight bells. The heaviest, the tenor, weighs 9cwt and is tuned to the scale of Ab. The oldest three bells have been dated as pre-1553. However, they were all recast and made into a ring of six bells in 1818. In 1912 two new trebles were added to make our present ring of eight bells, and as our tower is not very big, the bells are hung in two tiers, with the third and fourth hung above the rest.
They were re-hung in 1952, and since then have been maintained to allow ringing to continue. The bells are rung on Sundays from 10.30am to 11.00am, and on the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.
Our Tower Captain is Sally Crouch. We have a well established team of ringers but if anyone is interested in joining us we would be happy to ‘teach them the ropes’.
We are affiliated to the Suffolk Guild of Ringers and also the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers