Wellow

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Dedication St Julian
Bells 6, 21-2-11 in Eb.
Practice Night Wednesday, 7:45pm
Sunday Service 10:45 - 11:15am (by arrangement telephone 01225 833348 to confirm)
Grid Ref ST742585
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Contact Jill Tremellen
More Info Bath & Wells Website
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About the Tower

The bells were out of commission for over thirty years owing to Death-Watch Beetle ravages in the oak frame as noted in "From Old England" by L.W.Fussell, Michaelmas 1946. However, between 1946 and 1949 the old frame was removed and a new frame with iron cross members installed with bells being rung again in 1949 by a newly formed band of ringers under the Tower Master Mr. David Rowe.

As part of extensive repairs to the general fabric and roof of St. Julian's, in 1952, the Tower roof was removed and a new louvered, reinforced concrete sounding chamber was added. This improved immensely the quality of sound emanating from the bells and still provides for the joyous sound that wafts over Wellow to this day.

During the year 2000 the bells and bell chamber were extensively renovated by Gordon Hewlett (past Tower Master) and Geoff Pike. Geoff is still a regular member of the ringing band but sadly Gordon died in 2004 and is very much missed. Also repaired and renovated during 2000, by these same members, is the Chiming Frame. This is now in full working order and was rung for the first time in early December 2000 together with a rendition of "Happy Birthday" on Christmas morning prior to general ringing for the morning service.

Ringing

We are an enthusiastic band of ringers but none would profess to be overly experienced. You will have to take us as you find us and we do allow laughter in the tower. If you are looking for ringing to methods then you may be disappointed but you will receive a warm welcome and will probably be able to teach as a thing or two to boot. So do come and join us we are a very friendly bunch.

Practice Nights

Practice night is Wednesdays between 7:45pm to 9:00pm generally, but please contact Richard Holland on 01225 833348 to confirm we have a band available.

Sunday Service Ringing

Sunday service ringing is 10:45am to 11:15am but please contact Richard Holland on 01225 833348 to confirm if the band are ringing on a particular Sunday. Thanks

Access to the Ringing Room

Access to the ringing room is by a typical tower circular stone stairway of 46 steps into the chamber. The door to the tower is from within the church and is below the tower on the south side. Parking is generally available on the highway outside the church.

Visitors Book

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Map

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