The Durham Cathedral Guild of Bellringers is the organisation responsible for ringing the bells in Durham Cathedral.
Bellringing is a superb hobby, which pretty-much anyone can do. All you need is patience and commitment. Learning to ring is challenging and exciting; it's a hobby which incorporates a huge amount of skill, tremendous personal satisfaction, an easy-going amount of exercise, and an awesome social life.
Durham Cathedral's bells are a demanding ring of ten, but the effects are glorious! The sound of the bells pealing out from the two hundred foot tower, echoing around the river and across the valley, is truly wonderful.
All bellringers are just volunteers. Some of us have been ringing all our lives, others for only a few years, or even a few months. Some of us ring at small, three-bell churches in tiny villages in the Peak District, while others may ring at some of the most prestigious and iconic cathedrals in the world: St. Paul's, Westminster, Liverpool, Durham...
However long you've been ringing, and wherever it is you come from, it does not matter... all ringers, from Durham to Dunedin, are made welcome wherever they go.
And one of the highlights of being a bellringer... it is a universal truth that no matter where you are, there will always be a pub directly opposite your church. Perfect.
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