Hartlepool church’s bells are set to Ring for England

Hartlepool bellringer Andrew Frost.
Hartlepool bellringer Andrew Frost.
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Bells are set to ‘Ring for England’ to mark St George’s Day tomorrow.

The bells at the Art Gallery and Information Centre, formerly Christ Church, will ring at midday for 30 minutes tomorrow to celebrate St George’s Day.

They will be rung by Hartlepool bell ringers as part of a national celebration “Ring for England” in which thousands of people from around the country, with many from the North East, will ring bells to celebrate England’s national day.

Orgainsers say Hartlepool is now lucky to have a thriving group of bell ringers who call people to church each Sunday at St Oswalds, Stranton and St Aidans.

They also ring to celebrate weddings, for some funerals, and for their own enjoyment. 

The bellringers in the town range in age from 10 to over 70 and there is a good number under the age of 20.

It Is the second time this week the bells have rung out after joining in the Queen’s birthday celebrations.

Anyone who is interested to learn to ring the church bells should contact Andrew Frost on 01429 281767 for more information.