President : The Rt. Rev. Bishop of Chichester
Charity No 268588

Ringing Centre

At St Mary's Hailsham there are eight easy going bells with the tenor weighing 9 ½ cwt. The tower is equipped with a simulator. Arrangements may be made for video camera facilities to be available. A bookstall is available including many of the Central Council publications.

The Centre is included in the Central Council’s Directory of Ringing Centres and has been set up with their guidance and under the auspices of the Education Committee of Sussex County Association of Change Ringers.

Catering and toilet facilities are within the confines of the church. Long stay parking is available close to the centre at no cost and there are a number of eating places within a hundred yards radius.

All Tutors are experienced ringers most of whom have attended Central Council courses on teaching. Teaching will be either in groups or a one-to-one basis depending on the subject.

Weekday and Saturday courses are available consisting of two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Evening courses can be arranged upon request. Emphasis is on bell handling clinics and using the simulator to improve listening skills and ringing by rhythm. Quarter peals to practice a method can also be arranged when a strong band will be available to give the student a good chance of achieving a successful outcome to the attempt.


  • Elementary Methods
  • How to learn a method
  • Listening Skills
  • Raising and lowering
  • Advance Methods
  • Conducting
  • Method consolidation
  • Quarter Peals
  • Handling Clinics
  • Tower Captains’ Course
  • Teaching the Teachers
  • Making use of the simulator
Christine Baldock
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OS Reference TQ591095

The majority of the ringing will take place using the simulator. Please contact Christine Baldock for information on courses.

FEES - Per Person
£10 Two Session Course*
£5 Evening Course*
£2 Quarter Peal attempt

*These sessions will include coffee and biscuits and course papers.