This year our bell ringers are celebrating one hundred years since our bells were rehung in 1921 by ringing a full peal on 27 December 2021
At 10 am on Monday 27 December a bell ringing team from the Salisbury Diocesan Guild of Ringers will be attempting a centenary peal to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the casting of the bells. This is very significant as they are ringing exactly 100 years to the day of the first peal on the new bells.
They are attempting a peal of 5024 changes; the method is called Double Norwich Court Bob Major. The composition is by Gabriel Lindoff, the exact same one that was rung 100 years ago. The peal is expected to last about 3hrs 45 minutes
There will be a live-feed from the bell and ringing chambers projected onto the screen in the church so you will be able to watch the team of bell ringers in action.
A full peal is a very tough challenge why not pop in and watch?
All Saints’ Church Westbury has a splendid ring of eight bells cast in 1921 by John Taylor and Co of Loughborough, with the largest bell, the tenor, weighing in at 35 cwt (1.3/4 ton). This makes them the third heaviest ring of eight bells in the world, second in the country to Sherborne Abbey in Dorset. They are known world wide as being one of the finest set of eight bells ever cast. In 2021 the bells of All Saints’ won an online Facebook poll for the best eight in the world.
We hope that you will enjoy this special anniversary with us.