When do we ring?

Kildwick has 8 bells. If you can ring we would love to see you!  We are in the process of training an enthusiastic new band so at the moment we have no fixed practice night.  (Though you may find us around on Monday or Thursday early evenings).

Sunday Service. We are currently ringing the Ellacombe Chimes from 9.30am

Kildwick is a ground floor ring and we have a full set of Yorkshire Ends

Visiting ringers: please contact bells@kildwick.org.uk

Inscriptions on the bells

Kildwick Mini Ringers (ringing club for Kildwick C of E Primary School)

The object of the club is to introduce youngsters to the ancient and very special art of church bellringing.

History of the bells

1400 C Tower was added 3 bells were rung from the ground
1709 Clock – The gift of W. Currer of Steeton, late citizen of London 1709
1772 West doorway enlarged to allow a hearse to be housed in the tower
1779 6 bells, cast by Chapman & Pack, Whitechapel Bell Foundary. Money for the bells was raised by subscription and the bells carried the names of five churchwardens and the tenor (now the 7th) carried the name of the minister.
1780 A floor was laid across the arch which was walled up. Bells rung from new floor.
1825 A gallery was added over the font
1828 Clock renewed by subscription
1830? Hearse found alternative housing
1869 Gallery was removed
???? Bells rung from the ground floor again.
1889 Bells were rehung by W Brown & J Butterfield (Easter)
1901 – 1903 Major restoration of church (was the ringing floor and the bricked up arch removed at this time?)
1914 The old six bells recast and a new smaller and larger added to complete the octave. The whole peal now hung in an iron frame by John Taylor & Co Loughborough
1987 Bells & frame were restored