Alderney is the third largest of the Channel Islands and can justifiably be called “The Ringing Isle”. We invite you to visit and discover Bell Ringing in this enviably relaxing environment.
Click to listen to the local Sunday Service band ringing all 12 bells
Alderney is just a mile wide and three miles long with just two thousand friendly and welcoming inhabitants, twenty of whom are Bell Ringers.
Whilst being remote, Alderney is surprisingly well-connected with direct scheduled air links from Southampton and Guernsey. Alderney has its own airport and harbour.
Ringing centres around the 12 bells cast by Taylors of Loughborough. These are the finest ring of bells in the Channel Islands, and one of the most magnificent in the Diocese. A new 3cwt peal of 8 are to be installed at Wells House summer 2017 by Higby and Co, so the band will have an additional venue. The “Wells Bells” ringing centre will be the first dedicated secular teaching facility in the Channel Islands.
A greater percentage of the population of Alderney ring bells than anywhere else in the world and we would welcome you to join us, whether you are a ringer or would simply like to “have a go”. But be warned. Having visited, you may feel the urge to stay and never return to the UK!
Alderney is an oasis of calm, with an ancient and varied history, a diverse range of flora and fauna, beautiful beaches and that unique, contagious phenomenon known as “the Alderney Feeling”.