Winchester District

Winchester Cathedral Photograph by Colin Cook
Winchester Cathedral Photograph by Colin Cook

Welcome to the Winchester District

Winchester District is the largest of the eight districts which make up the Winchester and Portsmouth Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers.

The aim of this site is to provide information and news for district ringers and also for visitors, who are always welcome at any event or practice.

The map below shows all the towers in the District where bells are rung full circle.

Winchester District Calendar (includes Guild events)

Winchester District Officers

Chairman:
Contact John Croft - Tel: 01962 774357
Secretary:
Contact Bruce Purvis - Telephone: 01962 885234 Address: 31 Woodgreen Road, Winchester, SO22 6LZ Email: Use Form  
Treasurer:
Contact Anthony Smith - Telephone: 01962 881202 Address: 72 Buriton Road, Winchester, SO22 6JE Email: Use Form
Ringing Masters:
Contact Edmund Wratten - Email: Use Form
Contact Jenny Watson - Telephone: 01962 808167 Address: 5 Branksome Close, Winchester, Hants SO22 5PZ Email: Use Form
Guild Executive Committee:
Contact John Croft - Tel: 01962 774357
District Webmaster:
Contact Andrew Glover - Email: Use Form  
District Newsletter Editor
Contact John Palk - Address: Penlee, Halterworth Lane, Crampmoor, Romsey, SO51 9AN Email: Use Form
Independent Examiner:
Contact John Colliss - Please contact via the District Secretary (link below)

Winchester District Towers

Avington, St Mary

5 bells, 6-1-0 in Bb

Practice:
Ringing by arrangement

Sunday Ringing: None

Dove Map
Awbridge, Clock House Bells

Contact John Dodd - Telephone: 01794 341279 Address: The Clock House, Church Lane, Awbridge, Romsey, SO51 0HN Email: Use Form

Web site
 10 bells, 3-1-2 in E

Practice:
Ringing by arrangement

Sunday Ringing: None

Dove Map
Barton Stacey, All Saints

Contact Nicola Plummer - Address: 3, Gravel Lane, Barton Stacey, Winchester, SO21 3RQ Tel: 01962 760736 Email use form:
6 bells, 7-0-12 in Ab

Practice:
Wednesday

Sunday Ringing:
10.30 (1st and 3rd)

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Bishop’s Sutton, St Nicholas

Contact Heather Saltmarsh - Telephone: 01420 568175 Address: 11 Bernard Avenue, Four Marks, Alton GU34 5DQ Email: Use Form
5 bells, 7cwt in G#

Practice:
None reported

Sunday Ringing:
on special occasions, check with secretary

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Bishopstoke, St Mary

Contact Ann LeMarechal - Telephone: 023 8061 5559 Address: 9 Buckland Close, Eastleigh, SO50 4RD Email: Use Form
10 bells, 11-1-11 in G

Practice:
Thursday

Sunday Ringing:
10:00 – 10:45am except 1st (quarter peal, no general ringing)

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Braishfield, All Saints

3 bells, 3cwt in A (unringable) Dove Map
Broughton, St Mary

Contact Mike Hayward - Telephone: 01794 301346 Email: Use Form
Practice:
Monday (phone to confirm)Sunday Ringing:
9.00am (4th) other Sundays by arrangement
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Brown Candover, St Peter

Contact Carol Herring - Telephone: 01256389387 Email: Use Form
5 bells, 5-3-6 in B

Practice:
Monday 7.15-8.15pm (check with Peter Willis of Ellisfield)

Sunday Ringing:
10.30 (2nd), 9.00 (4th) (check with Peter Willis of Ellisfield

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Bullington, St Michael and All Angels

Contact Nicola Plummer - Address: 3, Gravel Lane, Barton Stacey, Winchester, SO21 3RQ Tel: 01962 760736 Email use form:
3 bells, 5-1-19 in C

Practice: None reported

Sunday Ringing:
9.00 (1st and 3rd)

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Cheriton, St Michael and All Angels

6 bells, 6-1-26 in Bb

Practice: 
Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30

Sunday Ringing:
ringing by arrangement

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Compton, All Saints

Contact Margaret Eltham - Email: Use Form
3 bells, 3-2-9 in D

Practice:
No practice night

Sunday Ringing:
telephone to confirm

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Crawley, St Mary

Contact Amanda Bayford - Telephone: 01962 776861 Address: Cob House, Crawley, Winchester, SO21 2PZ Email: Use Form
5 bells, 6-3-5 in A

Practice:

Sunday Ringing:
by arrangement – ring tower secretary

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East Tytherley, St Peter

Contact Jen Churchill - Telephone: 01794 340600 Address: Bench Mark Cottage, East Dean, Salisbury, SP5 1HJ Email: Use Form
8 bells, 14-1-5 in F#

Practice:
Thursday 2nd & 4th

Sunday Ringing:
3rd only, 9.45am

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East Wellow, St Margaret

3 bells, 7cwt

chiming only

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Easton, St Mary

Contact Sara Janssen - Telephone: 01962 779337

Web site
6 bells, 6cwt

Practice:
Thursday

Sunday Ringing:
ringing by arrangement, phone to confirm

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Farley Chamberlayne, St John

Contact John Rawson-Smith - Address: Churchers Barn, Dores Lane, Braishfield, Romsey, SO51 0QJ Telephone: 01794 368410 Email: Use Form
3 bells, 6cwt

Practice:
None reported

Sunday Ringing:
10.40-11.00 (2nd only), phone to confirm

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Headbourne Worthy, St Swithun

Contact Martin Macpherson - Telephone: 01962 884098 Address: Springfield Cottage, Bedfield Lane, Headbourne Worthy Winchester SO23 7JQ Email: Use Form
3 Bells, 8cwt, swing chime

Practice:
Saturday (1st only) 9.30am

Sunday Ringing:
9.45-10.00

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Hinton Ampner, All Saints

3 Bells, 7cwt (Unringable)

 

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Houghton, All Saints

Contact Bob Gosse - Telephone: 01794 388617 Address: Spindleberry, Chapel Close, Houghton, Stockbridge, SO20 6LS Email: Use Form
6 bells Tenor 2-2-21 (137kg) Dove Map
Hursley, All Saints

Contact Christine Hill - Telephone: 01794 518068 Email: Use form:

Web site
12 Bells, 14cwt

Practice:
Friday

Sunday Ringing
8.50 (1st and 3rd), 10.10 (2nd, 4th and 5th).

Dove Map
Itchen Abbas, St John Baptist


Web site
3 Bells, 2cwt, lever chimed Dove Map
King’s Somborne, SS Peter and Paul

Contact Sue Spurling - Address: Woodlings, Winchester Road, King’s Somborne, Stockbridge, SO20 6NZ Email: Use Form
6 Bells, 10cwt

Practice:
Monday

Sunday Ringing:
9.30am

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King’s Worthy, St Mary

Contact Jonathan Smith - Telephone: 01962883829 Email: Use Form
5 Bells, 9cwt

Practice:
Friday

Sunday Ringing:
9.30am

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Lockerley, St John

Contact Gary Davies - Email: Use Form
Contact Jen Churchill - Telephone: 01794 340600 Address: Bench Mark Cottage, East Dean, Salisbury, SP5 1HJ Email: Use Form
6 Bells, 12cwt

Practice:
Thursday 1st, 3rd, 5th

Sunday Ringing:
9.45am except 3rd

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Martyr Worthy, St Swithun


Web site
3 Bells, 7cwt, Unringable Dove Map
Maybells, Campanile

Contact Peter Blythe - Telephone: 01962 715815
14 Bells, 11lbs

Practice:
Ringing by arrangement

Sunday Ringing: None

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Micheldever, St Mary the Virgin

Contact Juliet Pattinson - Telephone: 01962 774399 Address: 61 Church Street, Micheldever, Winchester, SO21 3DB Email: Use Form
6 Bells, 8cwt

Practice:
Monday 7.00-8.00pm and Tuesday 10.00-11.30am

Sunday Ringing:
by arrangement, phone to confirm

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Michelmersh, St Mary

3 Bells, 9cwt, unringable

Practice:
None – bells being rehung for automatic chiming

Sunday Ringing::
None

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Mottisfont, St Andrew

5 Bells, 6cwt

Practice:

Sunday Ringing:
9.00am (3rd only)

 

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New Alresford, St John the Baptist

Contact Elizabeth Johnson - Address: Kent Cottage, Haig, Road, Alresford, SO24 9LX Telephone: 01962 733266
8 Bells, 16cwt

Practice:
Friday

Sunday Ringing:
8.45am, contact Tower Sec for evening service

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North Stoneham, St Nicolas

Contact Johanna Duquenoy ** New Email Address June 2017 - Address: 3, Brindle Close, Bassett, Southampton, S016 3PJ Email: Use Form
10 Bells, 10cwt

Practice:
Tuesday, phone to confirm

Sunday Ringing:
10am phone to confirm

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Northington, St John the Evangelist

Contact Carol Herring - Telephone: 01256389387 Email: Use Form
3 Bells, 6cwt

Practice:
None reported

Sunday Ringing:
10.30 am (1st and 3rd) check with Peter Willis of Ellisfield for service ringing

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Old Alresford, St Mary the Virgin

Contact Heather Galley - Email: Use Form Telephone: 01962 732326
6 Bells, 10cwt

Practice:
Monday (2nd)

Sunday Ringing:
by arrangement

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Ovington, St Peter

Contact Elizabeth Johnson - Address: Kent Cottage, Haig, Road, Alresford, SO24 9LX Telephone: 01962 733266
4 Bells, 6cwt

Practice:
None reported

Sunday Ringing:
Special services only

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Owslebury, St Andrew

Contact Anthony Manship - Telephone: 01962 777264 Address: The Old Shop, Main Road, Owslebury, Winchester SO21 1LU Email: Use Form
6 Bells, 9cwt

Practice:
by arrangement

Sunday Ringing:
10.30 (check with Tower Contact to confirm)

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Preston Candover, St Mary

Contact Carol Herring - Telephone: 01256389387 Email: Use Form
6 Bells, 4cwt

Practice:
None reported

Sunday Ringing:
9.00 am (2nd), 10.30 am (4th) – check with Peter Willis of Ellisfield for service ringing

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Romsey, SS Mary and Ethelflaeda

Contact Jennifer Herriott - Telephone: 07590 490446 / 01794 501249 Address: Pencae, Mill Lane, Romsey, SO51 8EQ Email: Use Form
8 Bells, 22cwt

Practice:
Wednesday

Sunday Ringing
9.15am & 5.45pm (contact Tower Sec) – usually quarter peal attempt on 1st Sunday.

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Ropley, St Peter

Contact Heather Saltmarsh - Telephone: 01420 568175 Address: 11 Bernard Avenue, Four Marks, Alton GU34 5DQ Email: Use Form
6 Bells, 15cwt (unringable)

Practice:
Unringable at present following major fire.

Sunday Ringing:
Occasional Sundays at Bishop’s Sutton, check with Tower Secretary

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Sherfield English, St Leonard

Contact Martin Daniels - Telephone: 01794 322105 Address: Homelands, Slab Lane, West Wellow, Romsey, SO51 6BY Email: Use Form
8 Bells, 9cwt

Practice:
Tuesday 1st & 3rd, ring to confirm

Sunday Ringing:
10.30am (contact tower secretary)

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Sparsholt, St Stephen

Contact Jenny Watson - Telephone: 01962 808167 Address: 5 Branksome Close, Winchester, Hants SO22 5PZ Email: Use Form

Web site
6 Bells, 8cwt

Practice:
Monday

Sunday Ringing:
9.30am

Dove Map
Stoke Charity, St Michael

3 Bells, 7cwt, chiming only

Practice: None

Sunday Ringing: None

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Tichborne, St Andrew

6 Bells, 8cwt

Practice:

Sunday Ringing:
Ringing by arrangement

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Twyford, St Mary the Virgin

8 Bells, 12cwt

Practice:
Tues 7.30 – 8.30pm (occasional, please ring to check

Sunday Ringing:
10.30 am – 11.00 am

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West Tytherley, St Peter

Contact Helen Vincent - Email: Use Form ,
3 Bells, 4cwt

Practice:
alternately Monday and Thursday (e-mail to confirm)

Sunday Ringing
ringing by arrangement (e-mail to confirm)

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Winchester, Cathedral Holy Trinity SS Peter Paul & Swithun

Contact Bruce Purvis - Telephone: 01962 885234 Address: 31 Woodgreen Road, Winchester, SO22 6LZ Email: Use Form  

Web site
14 Bells, 35cwt

Practice:
Wednesday

Sunday Ringing:
see Cathedral Diary

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Winchester, College St Mary

Contact C Hugh J Hill - Email: Use Form Email: Use Form  
6 Bells, 10cwt

Practice:
Tuesday 4.30-5.30pm (term-time only, contact Tower Sec)

Sunday Ringing:
None

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Winchester, St John the Baptist

5 Bells, 16cwt, unringable (treble cracked)

Practice: None

Sunday Ringing: None

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Winchester, St Matthew, Weeke

3 Bells, 5cwt, lever chimed (treble cracked and not hung)

Practice:

Sunday Ringing:

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Winchester, St Michael

5 Bells, 9cwt, unringable (third unhung)

Practice: None

Sunday Ringing: None

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Wonston, Holy Trinity

6 Bells, 8cwt

Practice:
Sat 10-11.30. (ring to confirm)

Sunday Ringing:
9.30-10.00am (1st) 10.30am (2nd, 3rd and 4th))

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Winchester and Portsmouth Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers