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.