Try the heaviest bell in the Basingstoke District!
Come along to the May practice at Heckfield on Thursday 5th May 7.30 – 9.00 pm. Have some fun on the anticlockwise 5 with tower top tours and a trip to The Leather Bottle, Mattingley after!
Entrance is outside round the back of the tower.
Have a go, you know you want to!
A wonderful time was had by everyone who joined Rotherwick and Heckfield churches last Saturday on their tower outing to Hungerford, Kintbury, Great Bedwyn and Ramsbury, With breakfast at Cobbs Farm Shop, lunch at The Pelican and tea at The Tutti Pole the band were well sustained.
A huge thank-you to Nici and Martin who are past masters at organising and had thought of everything. We also managed to dodge most of the serious rain downpours until teatime.
archPlease note that Odiham’s usual practice night of Wednesday will change this week (for one night only!) to Thursday (21st July) as the church is hosting a choir concert on Wednesday evening. We will be there from 7.30 to 9.00pm. Please feel free to join us. Access is through the church door and bear right.
This Saturday (19th) The Vestey Mini Ring from Suffolk will be at Crondall Village Fête.
Our friends and neighbours are promoting ringing and informing the locals to what it’s all about and we, across the divide, have been warmly invited to come and ‘have a go’.
The Fête is from 2:00 – 5:00 Hook Meadow GU10 5QG
St Michael’s, Heckfield Monthly Summer Practice!!
Thursday 2nd June
7.30 pm – 9.00 pm Ringing
9.00 pm – to The Leather Bottle, Mattingley for rehydration!
5 Bells –Heaviest tenor in the District (15.5 cwt) – Anticlockwise!
The tower entrance is at the rear of the tower
Join us for a light-hearted fun evening
Come and join us at the monthly practice night at St Michael’s church, Heckfield on Thursday 5th May from 7.30 to 9.00pm. The 15cwt is the heaviest bell in the district and the five bells are anti clockwise! The front three are easy to ring and the four and five are a bit more of a challenge! A fun evening ringing concludes at The Leather Bottle at Mattingley!
Tower entry is through a door at the back of the tower.
On the evening of Thursday April 21st 2016, a band of Rotherwick and Heckfield Ringers rang at Rotherwick to mark our Queen’s 90th Birthday.
The photograph shows the band, in patriotic mode, L to R, Tony Walker, Martin Barnes, Nici Collins, Joseph Sharp, Fiona Sayers, Alan Giles.
The normal Wednesday night practice at Odiham All Saints will not take place on 20th April due to the Church hosting The Parish Assembly.
However, on Thursday evening 21st April, we will be ringing from 7.00pm until the normal practice time of 9.00pm in order to be ringing for the Queen’s 90th birthday, around the lighting of Odiham’s beacon in celebration of this momentous occasion! All are welcome to join us.
This is a reminder for all, that the bells of St Michael, Heckfield will be ringing on Thursday 7th. April for practice from 7.30 to 9.00. Thence, on the first Thursday of the month until the clocks change again.
Do come and join us for a bit of fun on 5 bells, anticlockwise ring. The tenor is the heaviest bell in the District but the treble, two and three have recently been rehung and ring themselves!! It is all very informal and fun. You will be very welcome.
Entrance to the tower is at the back of the church. RG27 0JL
St Michaels’ Church in Heckfield will be opening it’s ringing chamber again on April 7th. Practice night will be at 7:30 on the first Thursday in every month until September.
All are welcome and you can try your hand at one of the oldest bells in the country and one of the heaviest in the District.. the irascible Tenor… but we love her.