Bell ringing practices have been suspended until
further notice because of the coronavirus epidemic.
This Society of Bell Ringers regularly ring the bells for services at St. Mary's Church in the small village of Holme-next-the-Sea
which lies on the north west coast of Norfolk on the edge of The Wash. The parish is in the diocese of Norwich and is one of a group of six coastal
parishes which are known collectively as
The Saxon Shore Benefice.
The church is currently in a period of interregnum awaiting the appointment of a new Rector.
Bell ringing is known by a variety of names - "church bell ringing", "full circle ringing" "change ringing" and even "campanology" - although we tend to think of ourselves as bell ringers rather than campanologists (who are more concerned with the study and science of the bells). Welcome to our web site - we hope you find that which you seek. If you would like to know more about bell ringing, or perhaps you are thinking about learning, please do not hesitate to contact us.
St. Mary's Tower, Holme-next-the-Sea
a moody view with the moon backlighting the tower
Our thanks to Mr. Terry Greenacre, Tower Captain of St. Margaret's, King's Lynn (now King's Lynn Minster) for the following 100
year old news item. We have seen many versions of our village name and Holme-on-Sea is amongst the more interesting... Good to see that the village
ringers were managing to remain 'pious' during the New Year celebrations!