Region: Shropshire Association Church Bellringers

Shropshire Association Church Bellringers

The Shropshire Association Church Bellringers was founded in July 1926 at a meeting held in the vestry of St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury. Although ringers from the whole of Shropshire were welcome to be resident members, in practice the Association has been mainly active in the part of Shropshire which forms the Salop Archdeaconry of the Lichfield Diocese and in 2005 the title was changed to reflect this fact to The Shropshire Association Church Bellringers for the Archdeaconry of Salop. This comprises roughly the area north of the River Severn, and stretching from near Wolverhampton in the southeast to Selattyn in the northwest, a distance of nearly fifty miles. The rest of Shropshire is in the Hereford Diocese, and most ringers in this southern part of the County are members of the Hereford Diocesan Guild, with whom we enjoy cordial relations.

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  • Tower: S Peter, Edgmond (8 bells, 9-3-12)

Sundays: 9:55-10:30 & Wednesdays: 19:30-21:00. Students are always welcome: www.sacbr.org.uk/Edgmond/Edgmond.htm.

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  • Website: www.sacbr.org.uk/StChad
  • Website: www.sacbr.org.uk/MeoleBrace

University Centre Shrewsbury (Shropshire Association), affiliated to the University of Chester (see LUSCR), opened in September 2015. St Chad’s Shrewsbury (12 bells, 39-2-7) is the nearest tower to the centre of the town. There is also ringing at Holy Trinity, Meole Brace (8 bells, 7-1-7).

St Chad’s Shrewsbury (12 bells, 39-2-7)
Holy Trinity, Meole Brace (8 bells, 7-1-7)

University of Wolverhampton – Walford campus

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  • Tower: Holy Trinity, Bicton (6 bells, 12½cwt)

The village of Bicton practice on a Monday night at 19:30, have a ring of 6 and welcomes students. Ringing for services on Sunday mornings is at 10:30. For further information, please call Derek Dancey (Tower Captain) on 01743 851446. Some of us also also ring Tuesday evenings at St Chads in Shrewsbury (see above) and adjourn afterwards to the Coach and Horses.