Chelmsford Cathedral
Bellringing at the Cathedral

The Cathedral has a ring of 12 bells that were cast in 1913 in preparation for the foundation of the Chelmsford Diocese and St Mary’s Church becoming a Cathedral.  The heaviest bell weighs 34¾cwt (1763kg) in the key of C.

The Cathedral has a team of some six bellringers, who, augmented by other local ringers, ring for Sunday services, weddings and special occasions.  Our numbers have declined in recent years so if you are interested in finding out more about bell ringing please contact us.

The Tower Captain is Colin Chapman and the Secretary is Vicki Chapman.

Regular Sunday Service ringing commences at approximately 10.30am (between the 9.30 Parish Eucharist and the 11.15 Choral Eucharist).  On the first Sunday of the month a quarter peal is usually attempted after Evensong (at around 4.30pm).  

Monday night is practice night, 7.45pm to 9.15pm, and newcomers are always welcome.   Because of Public Holidays and occasional special services, visitors are always advised to check that the practice is taking place.

The ringers can be contacted by email at, or send a message through the Cathedral Office.  Alternatively follow us on Twitter: @BellsChelmsford 

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