Derek and Mary's Family Web Site

Our Bellringing Activities

The Ringing Chamber, Wellington Cathedral

Old St Paul's, Wellington

Mary learnt to ring at Llandaff Cathedral and with the University of Bristol Society in the 1960's. Derek learnt to ring at Oswestry, Shropshire in the early 1960's. We met while ringing with the University of Bristol Society and continued ringing sporadically when we lived in Gloucester and in Gnosall. On emigrating to Palmerston North, New Zealand, in 1976 we found there were no rings within reasonable distance so our ringing was confined to occasional tower visits on a less than annual basis.

On Derek's retirement, we moved to Wellington where there are two rings, a lovely twelve at the Cathedral and very light five at Old St Paul's. The same band of ringers ring at both places. Old St Paul's is a popular venue for weddings. Other ringing at Old St Paul's is mostly by arrangement to allow visitors to have a ring.

Details of ringing in Wellington can be found here.