Category Archives: Heckfield

ROCHRingers covers Rotherwick, Odiham, Crondall (Guilford Guild) and Heckfield. Click to visit the ROCHRingers homepage.

St Michael’s, Heckfield Summer Ringing Times

Start of the summer monthly practices.

1st Thursday of each month – April to October inc.

7.30 – 9.00 and off to the pub after!

Come and have some fun on these great anti-clockwise 5

The tenor at 15.5 cwt is the heaviest bell in the Basingstoke District.

All lighthearted fun with everything from calls & round changes, Plain Bob, Grandsire and Stedman – something for everyone!

Entrance is via the door at the back of the tower.

Rotherwick and Heckfield’s Tower outing on 1st Oct is a great success.

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.

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Learn to ring with ROCHRingers

Learning to ring in this atmosphere is a pleasure. They have quite a few new ringers of all ages ( 7yrs – 70yrs) between them and folks thinking ‘Hmm I would like to give it a go’ are always welcome.                                                                                                                                        Please click on any of the tower links to find their contact details,the days and times that they practice.

See you soon.

ROCH Ringers

ROCH ringers are a ‘cross Guild’ friendly bunch who support and ring at each others towers on practice nights and for weddings etc. They can be found ringing the bells at:

They share bells, friendship, fun, beer and outings

  • Learn to ring with ROCHRingers

    Learning to ring in this atmosphere is a pleasure. They have quite a few new ringers of all ages ( 7yrs – 70yrs) between them and folks thinking ‘Hmm I would like to give it a go’ are always welcome.                                                                                                                                        Please click on any of the tower links to find their contact details,the days and times that they practice.

    See you soon.

Odiham Practice Night Temporary Change

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.

A mini ring comes to village fête.

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

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Come and ring Heckfield’s famous five! (Thursday 5th May)

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.

Odiham Ringing for the Queen and Normal Practice Cancelled 20th April

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.

Heckfield, St Michael, Reminder

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

Heckfield’s ‘old girls’ Will Ring again on April 7th.

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.