View of bells

Welcome to the website of the ringers at St Martin's church Brasted in Kent (aka the Brasted Ringing Company).

The photo above shows, in the foreground, the 1580 timber frame and, in the background, the brand new steel frame of 2005. The bells in the timber frame are, left to right, tenor, 7th, 3rd and 4th. The two in the steel frame above are the 6th and the 5th.

The ringers and ringing

The rules on the board in the ringing chamber are dated 1855 (see panel on the left), so we reckon we can reliably trace the origins of the Brasted Ringing Company back to at least that date. Hence also the title of this site.

We currently have a band of about twelve ringers and it is very rare for us not to have enough people to man the bells each Sunday — although we could always do with some more recruits. Visitors, ringers or not, are very welcome at our practice night on Friday or on Sunday morning. We have an anti-clockwise circle of eight bells, with a tenor weighing just over 9½ cwt. The Tower Captain is Catherine Lewis, who can be contacted on 01959 563767 or emailed at cmlewis@btinternet.com.

Most of the current members of the Brasted band are members of The Kent County Association of Change Ringers, the body which co-ordinates ringing activities in the county of Kent. The KCACR has its own website at www.kcacr.org.uk. If you would like to find out more about ringing in Kent, please try this site — it has a lot of information about all aspects of ringing.

Ringing times
Practice night  Friday 7.45-9.30pm
Sundays 9.15-10.00am

Would you like to join us?

Like many towers, we could always do with some more ringers. Click on this link to find out more.