Published On: Thu, Oct 4th, 2012

Get involved in bell ringing with LUSCR

Liverpool Universities Society of Change Ringings is a group of student bell ringers, established in 1960, who welcome students from all Liverpool universities.

They gave LSMedia the latest on their society.

What is bell ringing?

Bell ringing is the art of ringing church bells hung in the English style. A set or ‘Peal’ of tuned bells are rung by one ringer each, who control the timing of the strikes in mathematical patterns called methods. What sets the English style of bell ringing apart from the rest of the world is that the bells swing around a full circle, allowing them to be controlled to a high degree of precision in the hands of a skilled ringer. 

Why should I take up bell ringing?

It is a brilliant hobby to have. It doesn’t take long to learn the basics but is incredibly rewarding as you can ring wherever you are in the country and it’s a great way of meeting new people. Ringers come from all walks of life and are very sociable. We often spend just as much time in the pub as we do ringing. No special skills are required; almost anyone can learn to ring. All that is required is a sense of humour and a willingness to learn. 

How do I find out more?

The best way is to come along to a practice. We practice at 6pm every Friday during term at St Francis Xavier Church, Everton. You can see our website www.luscr.org.uk. Feel free to email me (master@luscr.org.uk) if you have any questions.

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About the Author

- James is a 4th year geology student from Cumbria. He likes hill walking, rocks and punk music. Send me any stories or events, particularly anything happening on campus or locally, to news@liverpoolstudentmedia.com