Welcome to the website of the Knaresborough Guild of Bell Ringers.
In common with many towns in England, the bells & ringers of St John the Baptist Church Knaresborough are an integral part of the local community and its history, marking both local and national events by ringing the bells. Among other occasions, the bells of St. John’s have been rung to celebrate the lives of local figures Blind Jack and St. Robert of Knaresborough, and to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the World War I Armistice.
At weekly Tuesday evening practice sessions the ringers learn and perfect the art of Change Ringing, and at the same time continue the centuries-old tradition of ringing bells to guide traders to the town on the eve of market day. Most importantly, the bells are rung regularly each Sunday; a call to worship at the morning service and the sound of fellowship for those unable to attend.
We hope you enjoy browsing these pages, whether to find information about our bells, change ringing in general, or some snippets about the town in which we live. Thank you.