Category Archives: Brading

Open Tower 28th March – Brading IoW

The Quiz night on Saturday evening raised £195 for the St Mary’s Brading Bell Restoration Appeal – so a massive thank you to everyone who helped and came along!

We are opening the tower to the public on Easter Monday, 28th March, from 10am – 4pm. All welcome to come along for a chance to have a go at ringing and have some delicious cake and refreshments too! This event is free of charge, but any donations will be gratefully received

Kieran Downer

Quiz Night – No. 1 – 12th March at Brading!

Brading Bell Ringers are holding a


this Saturday (12th March), starting at 7pm in the Church Hall at Brading. Prizes to be won for highest and lowest scores!

Cost will be £5 per adult, £3 for under 16s – teams up to 4 welcome.

Also buffet and refreshments together with a raffle – all proceeds of the evening in aid of the Brading Bell Restoration Appeal.

Also for sale will be bags, mugs and pencils – all with the distinctive Brading Bells motif .

Come along and join us for a fun night out – you know it’s not serious by now!!! That’s because the Quizmaster is… you know who! Ringers and non-ringers all welcome.

Not to be confused with Quiz 2 at Eight Bells in Holy Week – I know, we just can’t contain ourselves!

Brading Ringing Times

  • Sundays: We ring every Sunday mornings at 8:50am to 9:20am. We only ring for evening services on special occasions, and then usually there is a quarter peal attempt, but visiting ringers are welcome for morning ringing always.
  • Practice:  Our practice night is on Thursdays, 7:00pm – 9:00pm and visiting ringers are always welcome to boost our practice.
On a practice night we ring rounds, call changes, Plain hunt doubles and triples, Grandsire doubles and occasionally Grandsire triples. We always aim to ring up and down in peal, usually 4 at a time, or the front 6.
Practices at Brading are always very busy and we have a very young band so expect things to be noisy.

Brading Bellringers have their own site with full details of their bell restoration fund and their regular ringing. Click to Visit.

Congratulations Jane Johnson (Brading) First Quarter Peal

Jane Johnson Brading IoWJane started Bell Ringing at Brading in April of this year and she has already rung her first Quarter Peal – many congratulations to her and to the whole band for her fast progress!

On Monday, 7 December 2015 in 40 mins
Brading, Isle of Wight
St Mary the Virgin
Tenor: 6-2-0 in B
1260 Doubles (2m)
4 Plain Bob, 6.5 Grandsire
1 Tristan Allen
2 Kieran Downer
3 Margaret Downer (C)
4 June Mitchell
5 Barry Downer
6 Jane Johnson
First quarter peal – 6
Rung for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice Lights of Love

Information from Bellboard


Isle of Wight Ringers’ Sunday Nov 15th at Brading

The Isle of Wight Ringers’ Sunday Nov 15th at Brading – an old and much loved custom in the Isle of Wight ringing community.

Ringing from 4.30 to 6.25 (A rolling tea will be available)

Evensong at 6.30. This will be a full choral evensong .

All are welcome to the ringing and the service. Please come for an afternoon of friendship and enjoyment.
Viv Nobbs

14 in a day challenge – Simon Edwards reports

Simon Edwards writes:

Last Saturday (31st May) a group of us attempted – and succeeded – in ringing a quarter peal on each of the Isle of Wight’s 14 towers, the first time all 14 have been done in a day. Aside from the madcap challenge, the idea was to raise some money towards the Brading Bells restoration fund, and at last hearing we had over £750 in the pot for this!! If anyone still wishes to donate to this worthwhile cause, please contact Daniel Graham I have produced a video memoir from a fantastic albeit exhausting day out and hope people enjoy watching. Click here to see details of the quarters

Guild Mid Monthly Meeting Isle of Wight 18th June 2014


11.00 – 12.00 Newchurch, All Saints, GF, 6, 7-0-19, SZ561855.
Parking at Church or in Village Car Park

Lunch The White Lion, Arreton, PO30 3AA
Parking in Car Park


14.00 – 15.00 Arreton, S George, GF, 6, 8-2-0, SZ534867

15.30 – 16.15 Brading, S Mary the Virgin, 8, 9-3-19, SZ606873
Parking in Pay Car Park

Organised by June Mitchell (xxxxxx) and Maureen Kelly (xxxxxx)


All are welcome whether beginner or expert.

A poster in PDF format is here  please display in your tower.

Kind regards