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BBC Radio 4 have confirmed that Bitton will be broadcast on Bells On Sunday on 27th June

“Bells on Sunday comes from the church of St Mary’s, Bitton in Gloucestershire. In 1821 the Vicar, the Reverend Henry Ellacombe, devised and installed a novel apparatus enabling the six bells of St Mary’s to be chimed by a single ringer that can still be seen today in the church porch. In 1936 the old bells were retuned and augmented by Taylors of Loughborough to become a ring of eight bells with a tenor weighing fourteen and a quarter hundredweight and tuned to E. We hear them ringing Call Changes on eight bells.”

The recording will be available afterwards on BBC Sounds to listen again.

Vicki Chapman
Public Relations Officer

Bitton Celebrated the Elacombe Chimes in June 2021, Two of the Bitton Ringers and the camera man,
ringing the chimes was shown on both the BBC and ITV news channels

Quarter Peals Rung to Celebrate the Retirement of Canon Paul Denyer from the Parishes of Bitton, Siston and Warmley
, Gloucestershire
St Mary
Thursday 7 February 2013

1260 Plain Bob Doubles

1 Helen Barton
2 Julie Scudamore
3 Sue Jay (C)
4 Peter Walker
5 Linda Gittings
6 Tony Boulton 

Warmley, Gloucestershire
St Barnabas
Sunday 27 January 2013

1260 Plain Bob Doubles

1 Gloria Wilshire
2 Sue Bampfylde
3 Derek Wilkins-Smith
4 Peter Walker
5 William Liebow (C)
6 Sue Jay
Rung before the last service taken by Canon Paul Denyer, by a local Benefice band.


Siston, Gloucestershire
 St Anne
 Friday 25 January 2013

 1440 Plain Bob Minor

 1 Julie Scudamore
 2 Gloria Wilshire
 3 Sue Jay
 4 Mick Lewis
 5 Ian Smith
 6 William Liebow (C)
 First of Minor  1
 First of Minor inside 4








This picture was supplied by Sue Jay with out information apart from Bitton Ringing Chamber. (20/07/2011)

Bitton held a very successful AGM in November 2009 here are a few pictures on the day.

Striking Competition team 2009

Striking Competition Band 2000
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Practice Nights Millenium Page Striking Competition