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 - 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

Tower, Bells and Postcode Ringing Times Contact
Avington Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott Avington, St Mary - 5 bells Tenor 6-1 cwt
SO21 1DB
Avington Ringing Times - Sundays: – Practice: Ringing by arrangement
Awbridge, Clock House Bells - 10 bells Tenor 3-1 cwt
SO51 0HN
Awbridge Clock House Ringing Times - Sundays: Practice: Ringing by arrangement
Contact John Dodd - Telephone: 01794 341279 Address: The Clock House, Church Lane, Awbridge, Romsey, SO51 0HN Email: Use Form
Barton Stacey Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott Barton Stacey, All Saints - 6 bells Tenor 7-0 cwt
SO21 3RT
Barton Stacey Ringing Times - Sundays: 10.30 (1st and 3rd) Practice: Wednesday
Contact Nicola Plummer - Address: 3, Gravel Lane, Barton Stacey, Winchester, SO21 3RQ Tel: 01962 760736 Email use form:
Bishops Sutton Photograph by David Forder Bishop’s Sutton, St Nicholas - 5 bells Tenor 7-3 cwt
SO24 0AD
Ropley (band) Ringing Times at Bishop’s Sutton - Sundays: occasional Sundays at Bishop’s Sutton, check with Tower Secretary Practices: Unringable at present following major fire.
Bishops Sutton Ringing Times - Sundays: on special occasions, check with secreatary Practice: None reported
Contact Heather Saltmarsh - Telephone: 01420 568175 Address: 11 Bernard Avenue, Four Marks, Alton GU34 5DQ Email: Use Form
Bishopstoke Photograph by Roy LeMarechal Bishopstoke, St Mary - 10 bells Tenor 11-1 cwt
SO50 6BN
Bishopstoke Ringing Times - Sundays: 10:00am – 10:45 except 1st (quarter peal, no general ringing) Practice: Thursday
Contact Ann LeMarechal - Telephone: 023 8061 5559 Address: 9 Buckland Close, Eastleigh, SO50 4RD Email: Use Form
Broughton Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott Broughton, St Mary - 6 bells Tenor 11 cwt
SO20 8AA
Broughton Bell Ringing Times -
  • Sundays: 9.00am (4th) other Sundays by arrangement
  • Practices: Monday (phone to confirm)
Contact Nick Jarrett - Telephone:   07787567796 Email Use Form:
Brown Candover Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott Brown Candover, St Peter - 5 bells Tenor 5-3 cwt
SO24 9TT
Brown Candover Ringing Times - Sundays: 10.30 (2nd), 9.00 (4th) PLEASE CHECK Practices: Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 pm  PLEASE CHECK To check ringing please get in touch:
Contact Carol Herring - Telephone: 01256389387 Email: Use Form
SO21 3RB
Bullington Ringing Times - Sundays: 9.00 (1st and 3rd) Practices: none at present
Contact Nicola Plummer - Address: 3, Gravel Lane, Barton Stacey, Winchester, SO21 3RQ Tel: 01962 760736 Email use form:
Cheriton Photograph by Caroline Fairley Cheriton, St Michael and All Angels - 6 bells Tenor 6-2cwt
SO24 0PY
Bell Ringing Times at Cheriton - Sundays: ringing by arrangement Practices: Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30
Compton Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott Compton, All Saints - 3 bells Tenor 3-2 cwt
SO21 2AR
Bell Ringing Times at Compton - Sundays: No regular ringing Practices: No practice night Visitng bands are welcome to book the bells but there is no schedule of ringing as there is currently no band.
Contact Margaret Eltham - Email: Use Form
Crawley Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott Crawley, St Mary - 5 bells Tenor 6-1-11 cwt
SO21 2PZ
Bell Ringing Times at Crawley - Sundays: 1st Sunday (and sometimes others) by arrangement – ring tower secretary Practices: Tuesday
Contact Amanda Bayford - Telephone: 01962 776861 Address: Cob House, Crawley, Winchester, SO21 2PZ Email: Use Form
East Tytherley Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott East Tytherley, St Peter - 8 bells Tenor 14-1cwt
SP5 1LG
East Tytherley Ringing Times - Sundays: 9.45am, 1st and 5th Sundays Practices: Thursday 2nd & 4th
Contact Jen Churchill - Telephone: 01794 340600 Address: Bench Mark Cottage, East Dean, Salisbury, SP5 1HJ Email: Use Form
East Wellow Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott East Wellow, St Margaret (Chiming Only) - 3 bells Tenor 7-3cwt (chiming only)
SO51 6DR
Easton Photograph by Sara Janssen Easton, St Mary - 6 bells 6-2 cwt
SO21 1EH
Easton – Bell Ringing Times - Sundays: ringing by arrangement, phone to confirm Practices: Thursday
Contact Sara Janssen - Telephone: 01962 779337
Farley Chamberlayne Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott Farley Chamberlayne - 3 bells Tenor 6cwt
SO51 0QP
Farley Chamberlayne Bell Ringing Times - Sundays: 10.40-11.00 (2nd only), phone to confirm Practices: None reported
Contact John Rawson-Smith - Address: Churchers Barn, Dores Lane, Braishfield, Romsey, SO51 0QJ Telephone: 01794 368410 Email: Use Form
Headbourne Worthy, St Swithun - 3 bells 8cwt (swing chime)
SO23 7JX
Headbourne Worthy Ringing Times - Sundays: 9.45-10.00 Practices: Saturday (1st only) 9.30am
Contact Martin Macpherson - Telephone: 01962 884098 Address: Springfield Cottage, Bedfield Lane, Headbourne Worthy Winchester SO23 7JQ Email: Use Form
Houghton, All Saints - 6 bells 2-2-21 cwt
SO20 6LJ
Contact Bob Gosse - Telephone: 01794 388617 Address: Spindleberry, Chapel Close, Houghton, Stockbridge, SO20 6LS Email: Use Form
Hursley, All Saints - 12 bells 14-0cwt
SO21 2JB
Hursley Bell Ringing Times - Sundays: 8.50 (1st and 3rd), 10.10 (2nd, 4th and 5th). Practices: Friday
Contact Christine Hill - Telephone: 01794 518068 Email: Use form:
SO20 6NU
Kings Somborne Ringing Times - Sundays: 9.30am Practices: Monday
Contact Sue Spurling - Address: Woodlings, Winchester Road, King’s Somborne, Stockbridge, SO20 6NZ Email: Use Form
Kings Worthy Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott King’s Worthy, St Mary - 5 bells 8-3-21cwt
SO23 7QL
King’s Worthy Ringing Times - Sundays: 9.30am Practices: Friday
Contact Jonathan Smith - Telephone: 01962883829 Email: Use Form
Lockerley Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott Lockerley, St. John - 6 bells 12-2cwt
SO51 0JJ
Lockerley Ringing Times - Sundays: 9.45am on 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays Practices: Thursday 1st, 3rd, 5th
Contact Gary Davies - Email: Use Form
Contact Jen Churchill - Telephone: 01794 340600 Address: Bench Mark Cottage, East Dean, Salisbury, SP5 1HJ Email: Use Form
Maybells Campanile Photograph by Andrew G Craddock for TowerBase Maybells Campanile - 14 bells Tenor 11lbs
Contact Peter Blythe - Telephone: 01962 715815
Mottisfont Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott Mottisfont, St Andrew - 5 bells 6-0cwt
SO51 0LL
Mottisfont Ringing Times - Sundays: 9.00am (3rd only) Practices: –
Contact Nick Jarrett - Telephone:   07787567796 Email Use Form:
SO24 9AG
New Alresford Ringing Times - Sundays: 8.45am, contact Tower Sec for evening service Practices: Friday
Winchester District QDM Walk and Picnic – Sat 11th August 2018 - Dear All, The next quarterly meeting of the Winchester District will, as in previous years, comprise a gentle stroll round the lanes of Hampshire – specifically, from New Alresford, by a somewhat circuitous route, to Old Alresford, and then, back by a more direct route to New Alresford, where you can take afternoon tea/go for … Continue reading Winchester District QDM Walk and Picnic – Sat 11th August 2018
Contact Elizabeth Johnson - Address: Kent Cottage, Haig, Road, Alresford, SO24 9LX Telephone: 01962 733266
North Stoneham Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott North Stoneham, St Nicolas - 10 bells Tenor 10cwt
SO50 9NW
North Stoneham Bell Ringing Times - Sundays: 10am phone to confirm Practices: Tuesday, phone to confirm
Contact Johanna Duquenoy ** New Email Address June 2017 - Address: 3, Brindle Close, Bassett, Southampton, SO16 3PJ Email: Use Form
SO24 9TH
Northington Bell Ringing Times - Sundays: 10.30 am (1st and 3rd) check with Peter Willis of Ellisfield for service ringing. No Practice at Present
Contact Carol Herring - Telephone: 01256389387 Email: Use Form
Old Arlesford Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott Old Alresford, St Mary the Virgin - 6 bells Tenor 10cwt
SO24 9DY
Old Alresford Ringing Times - Sundays: by arrangement Practices: Monday (2nd)
Winchester District QDM Walk and Picnic – Sat 11th August 2018 - Dear All, The next quarterly meeting of the Winchester District will, as in previous years, comprise a gentle stroll round the lanes of Hampshire – specifically, from New Alresford, by a somewhat circuitous route, to Old Alresford, and then, back by a more direct route to New Alresford, where you can take afternoon tea/go for … Continue reading Winchester District QDM Walk and Picnic – Sat 11th August 2018
Contact Heather Galley - Email: Use Form Telephone: 01962 732326
Ovington Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott Ovington, St Peter - 4 bells Tenor 6cwt
SO24 0RB
Ovington Ringing Times - Sundays: special services only Practices: None reported
Contact Elizabeth Johnson - Address: Kent Cottage, Haig, Road, Alresford, SO24 9LX Telephone: 01962 733266
Owslebury Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott Owslebury, St Andrew - 6 bells Tenor 9cwt
SO21 1LR
Owslebury Ringing Times - Sundays: 10.30 (check with Tower Contact to confirm) Practices: by arrangement
Contact Anthony Manship - Telephone: 01962 777264 Address: The Old Shop, Main Road, Owslebury, Winchester SO21 1LU Email: Use Form
Preston Candover Photograph by Andrew G Craddock for TowerBase Preston Candover, St Mary - 6 bells Tenor 4cwt
RG25 2EH
Preston Candover Ringing Times - Sundays: 9.00 am (2nd), 10.30 am (4th) – check with Peter Willis of Ellisfield for service ringing Practices: None Reported
Contact Carol Herring - Telephone: 01256389387 Email: Use Form
Romsey Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott Romsey, SS Mary and Ethelflaeda - 8 bells Tenor 22cwt
SO51 8NG
Romsey Ringing Times - Sundays: 9.15am & 5.45pm (contact Tower Sec) Practices: Wednesday
Contact Jennifer Herriott - Telephone: 07590 490446 / 01794 501249 Address: Pencae, Mill Lane, Romsey, SO51 8EQ Email: Use Form
Photos by Rosemary Oakeshott (left) and Rodney Skinner (right) Ropley, St Peter (Unringable since major fire) - 6 bells Tenor 15cwt (unringable following major fire)
SO24 0BX
Ropley (band) Ringing Times at Bishop’s Sutton - Sundays: occasional Sundays at Bishop’s Sutton, check with Tower Secretary Practices: Unringable at present following major fire.
Contact Heather Saltmarsh - Telephone: 01420 568175 Address: 11 Bernard Avenue, Four Marks, Alton GU34 5DQ Email: Use Form
Sherfield English Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott Sherfield English, St Leonard - 8 bells Tenor 9cwt
SO51 6FN
Sherfield Englinsh Ringing Times - Sundays: 10.30am (contact tower secretary) Practices: Tuesday 1st & 3rd, ring to confirm
Contact Martin Daniels - Telephone: 01794 322105 Address: Homelands, Slab Lane, West Wellow, Romsey, SO51 6BY Email: Use Form
Sparsholt Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott Sparsholt, St Stephen - 6 bells Tenor 8cwt
SO21 2NR
Sparsholt Ringing Times - Sundays: 9.30am Practices: Monday 7.30pm to 9pm. Not bank holiday Mondays
Contact Jenny Watson - Telephone: 01962 808167 Address: 5 Branksome Close, Winchester, Hants SO22 5PZ Email: Use Form
Tichborne Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott Tichborne, St Andrew - 6 bells Tenor 8cwt
SO24 0ND
Tichbourne Ringing by Arrangement - Sundays: Ringing by arrangement Practices: —
Twyford Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott Twyford, St Mary the Virgin - 8 bells Tenor 12cwt
SO21 1NS
Twyford Ringing Times - Sundays: 10.30 am – 11.00 am Practices: Tues 7.30 – 8.30pm (occasional, please ring to check
Winchester Cathedral Photograph by Colin Cook Winchester Cathedral - 14 bells Tenor 35cwt
SO23 9LG
Winchester Cathedral Ringing Times - Sundays: see Cathedral Diary Practices: Wednesday details on Cathedral Diary CHECK CATHEDRAL DIARY FOR ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS
Contact Bruce Purvis - Email: Use Form  
Winchester College Photograph by Chris Kippin Winchester, College St Mary - 6 bells Tenor 10cwt
SO23 9LG
Winchester College Ringing Times - Sundays: None reported Practices: Tuesday 4-30 to 5-30 (term-time only, contact Tower Sec)
Contact Alec A H Graham - Email: Use Form Email: Use Form
Wonston Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott Wonston, Holy Trinity - 6 bells Tenor 8cwt
SO21 3PE
Wonston Bell Ringing Times - Sundays: 10.30-11.00am Practices: Sat 10-11.30.(please ring us to confirm)
Contact Paul Fitzgerald - Telephone: 01962 761959 Email: Use Form

Winchester and Portsmouth Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers