A unique opportunity to have a go at bell ringing in St Peter’s Church Tower and celebrate the Coronation!
The sound of bells is such a traditional English sound. In Berkhamsted, bells have been rung since the reign of Henry VIII, when the bell tower of St Peter’s was completed around 1535-6. The present ring of eight bells dates from 1838, when the clock was installed. The bells are rung as a call to worship on Sundays, to celebrate weddings and mark national events. Last year, the bells were rung to commemorate the passing of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Now is your chance to experience this ancient art – come up to the tower during the Coronation Street Party, and discover how the bells work and have a go at ringing yourself.
No experience is needed. The bell ringers captain will (literally) show you the ropes! You do need to be fit enough to climb the tower steps, but whether you are young or old, ringing is well within the capabilities of most people. Children aged 12 and above are welcome. Entry is free (donations welcome).