Bell Ringing at Tadcaster
We have an active band that ranges in ability from novices to a competent Surprise Major Band. We practice on Wednesday nights from 7pm to 9pm and ring for the Sunday service at 9.45am for the 10.30 service and again in the evening at 5.15pm for Evensong at 6pm.
We are a very friendly band and visiting ringers of all abilities are most welcome to join us on Practice Night or for Sunday service ringing. We would, however, recommend that visiting ringers check before attending the Sunday evening services as we do ring quarter peals from time to time for this service.
If you are interested in join us or would like to know more about bellringing in Tadcaster, please contact the Ringing Master, Sue Webb on 0113 2867235
Records indicate that there were bells hung in the tower at Tadcaster as early as 1634. From 1784 we know that there was a ring of 6 bells, which were melted down and used as part of the casting for the existing ring, cast and hung by John Taylors of Loughborough in 1908. The tenor bell weighs 20-3-1 cwt and the eight bells are tuned in the key of E Flat. They are reputed to be one of the best sets of eight bells in Yorkshire.