The Bell Ringers
The Bells and Ringers of St Georges, Douglas, Isle of Man
A ring of 12 traditional English Style change ringing bells - Tenor 18cwt 2qts 24lbs in E
Ringing Times: Sundays 10.00 to 10.30am
Practice: Tuesdays 7.30-9.00pm
Ringing Master: Ernie de Legh Runciman 07624 426654
The bells of St Georges are rung in traditional English style, by rope and wheel. We are always happy to show people the bells, and to let you "have a go". Please contact Ernie (above) for details.
If you would like to find out more about bell ringing, have a look at the Discover Bell Ringing page.
As well as the fine ring of 12 Taylor bells, the tower is equipped with cctv and an Abel ringing simulator.
The Ernie de Legh-Runciman (as chief instructor) has over 40 years experience as a change ringer, and is a member of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers.
In recent weeks, the Abel teaching software installed in the bell tower has been updated to the latest state of the art edition, to enable ringers to be taught using a virtual band of ringers, St Georges is the only tower in the Isle of Man and North West of England to have this virtual band available. See http://abelsim.co.uk/ for details of this software.