It is with sadness that I have to advise that we lost another faithful band member on Monday 13th who after a short illness lost his battle with cancer in Danetre Hospital.  Chris Woods was a very regular Sunday service ringer who also often turned up early to ring the bells up for weddings.  More at a later date. 

The Branch did eventually find a Ringing Master and Chairman which we were not able to do in January’s meeting.  So things continue but I am sure we will see some changes.  It is our own tower AGM next month which of course will be reported. 

The quarter last Sunday, details below was successful and of a good standard.  You will notice Leanne rang an inside bell which does not sound much but is a great step forward for her.  Well done. 

Peterborough Diocesan Guild

Daventry, Northamptonshire

Sunday, 12 March 2017

1260 Plain Bob Triples

1 Alison Willgress

2 Richard Waddy

3 Carole Pullin

4 Leanne Martin

5 Geoff Pullin

6 Brian Foley

7 James White (C)

8 Ian Willgress

1st inside: 4



bell ringers

Holy Cross has an excellent ring of 10 bells with an 18-3-11 cwt. [958 kg] tenor in E-flat.  There is also a light simulator hung in the ringing room for teaching and practice.

The ring was rehung in 1965 and fitted somewhat lower in the tower from the original anti clockwise 8 and 2 new bells added.   At the same time the old carillon and clock was dismantled, and replaced by an electrically driven mechanism.  The old carillon parts are still in the bell chamber.

The tower has an enthusiastic and friendly band of ringers, and usually enjoys strong practice nights.

image from the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers


Sunday Service Ringing 9.20 to 10.00 am
Practice Night Tuesday 7.30 to 9.00 pm.  (Not Holy Week, and occasionally some holidays).


At either of these times we welcome visitors interested in seeing what goes on up the tower, lapsed bell ringers and anyone who feel that they might like to learn to ring.  Bell ringing is suitable for all from about the age of 11 to well into retirement.  One to one tuition can be provided at any time. There is a short spiral staircase to the ringing room.

Group visits can be arranged if so desired.


Visits can generally be arranged on Friday nights and Saturdays and sometimes also on Sundays.  We ask for at least a months’ notice.

A limited number of peals can be arranged on Saturdays, for which we ask for at least a 3 months’ notice.

There is a disabled toilet on the ground floor.


The church is located in Church Walk, just off the Market Square.  Post code NN11 4BL See also main Church location tab [Find us].  There is generally reasonable free parking near the Church in the evenings and weekends.


Richard Waddy (secretary): to email click here

John Neale  [deputy tower captain]  01327 702160 or to email click here


Daventry Branch of the Peterborough Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers 

The Peterborough Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers  

Dove’s Guide for Church Bell Ringers