St. Mary's Church guided on how to minimize the risks of spreading Covid-19 through Bellringing by the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers (CCCBR) as well as information that may be received from the Chester Diocese. The latest information and current guidance from the CCCBR can always be found on their website: https://cccbr.org.uk/coronavirus/ .
The bells of St. Mary's are usually rung before services on the second and fourth Sundays of each month as well as for weddings, special services, national occasions, celebrations and occasionally for funerals when requested.
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About the Bells at St Mary's, Tilston
In 1925, four bells that dated from as early as 1665 were recast by Taylors of Loughborough and augmented to the current ring of six. The first peal on the new bells was rung on 23 February 1926.
St.Mary's bells are considered to be amongst the most tuneful rings of bells in the county.
They are relatively light; the heaviest weighs 9cwt 1stone and 12lbs (about 475kg) and is tuned in Bb; the lightest weighs 3cwt and 8lbs (156kg). More details of the tuning can be found in what is considered the definitive guide to the Technical aspects of Church Bells - Dove's Guide.