Bell Ringing at St Oswald’s

For all enquiries, in the first instance please contact the Tower Captain Jan Alexander (01943 878355).
If you wish to arrange bells for a wedding, please contact a member of the clergy team.

This picture of a bell is part of a window in the ringing chamber at Guiseley. Below the bell, a short inscription is shown:

“Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.”

Last verse of the poem “Ring Out, Wild Bells” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

Guiseley Bells

Guiseley church has a fine ring of eight bells, the board in the tower showing:

The eight bells in this tower were recast and rehung with new fittings in a new cast iron frame in 1946 by Gillett & Johnston, Croydon.

The bells were re-dedicated on the 3rd August 1946, by The Right Reverend Bishop Stanton Jones, D.D.

No. Note Weight
Cwts. Qrs. Lbs.
1 F 4 3 21
2 E 5 0 13
3 D 5 1 16
4 C 6 0 22
5 Bb 8 0 0
6 A 9 1 4
7 G 12 2 17
8 F 16 3 7
68 1 16

The Venerable Sidney E. Lowe, Archdeacon of Bradford and Rector of Guiseley.
W. M. Brooke, R.G. Rawnsley, Churchwardens

Ringing Times

The bells are currently rung on Sunday mornings between 9 and 9.30am and on Monday evenings between 7.30 and 9pm. There is no ringing on Good Friday or on other Public Holidays. Please contact us if unsure.

Visiting Ringers

We welcome visiting ringers at our normal ringing times. At other times outing organisers, quarter and full peal attempt organisers should email (preferably) or write to the tower secretary requesting the necessary permission. This will allow us to check with the Rector for other bookings. Standard fees apply to visiting ringers outside normal ringing times.

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