Region: Kent County Association Change Ringers

Kent County Association Change Ringers

The Kent County Association Change Ringers was formed in 1880. Today the KCACR has some 1300 ringing members and is one of the largest territorial ringing associations in the country. Its aims are: the establishment, maintenance and encouragement of service ringing at churches in its area; the recognition of ringers as church workers; the proper care and use of bells and belfries; and the cultivation of the art of change ringing. The KCACR is one of some 70 ringing associations affiliated to the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers.

(…for ringing in Canterbury please see the: Canterbury Colleges Society)

As in 1880 our primary objective is to ensure that Sunday service ringing is maintained in churches in Kent, and to this end we concentrate our energies on the recruitment and training of new ringers, the encouragement of ringing as a duty and as a hobby, and the repair and maintenance of church bells.

Universities at Medway

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  • Website: Rochester Cathedral: rccbr.co.uk
  • Website: kcacr.org.uk/rochester-district/rochester-district-towers

rochesterAny ringer at the Medway campus of the University of Greenwich, UCA, University of Kent or Canterbury Christchurch University will be made very welcome by the Rochester Cathedral (10 bells, 30-0-14). Sunday ringing is 8:45-9:45, practices are Thursday, 7:30-9:15 and we cater for all abilities.

Bell Ringing in Tunbridge Wells & Tonbridge

Canterbury Christ Church & the University of Kent have a separate campuses, the Salomons Centre (Tunbridge Wells) and the Tonbridge Centre (Tonbridge). Both offer postgraduate study, training and research opportunities. The nearest towers are SS Peter & Paul, Tonbridge (8 bells, 19-1-0) on Fridays, St Mary, Hadlow (8 bells, 12-3-0) on Wednesdays and St Nicholas, Sevenoaks (8 bells, 16-2-10) on Mondays.

SS Peter & Paul, Tonbridge (8 bells, 19-1-0) on Fridays
St Mary, Hadlow (8 bells, 12-3-0) on Wednesdays
St Nicholas, Sevenoaks (8 bells, 16-2-10) on Mondays