St James Priory
St John on the Wall
St Mark, the Lord Mayor's Chapel
St Mary, Redcliffe
St Michael-on-the-Mount, Without
Ss Philip and Jacob
St Stephen the Martyr
St Thomas the Martyr
Henbury Church contains a 20cwt ring of 8 bells which are now only rung regularly on the first Wednesday of each month between 7:30pm and 9:00pm. This popular practice draws ringers from across Bristol and South Gloucestershire and is targeted at anyone wanting to learn or progress on eight. The aim is to provide a relaxed and supportive environment that gives ringers the confidence to try new things. Methods rung normally vary from Plain Bob Triples to the Standard Eight, but the practice is very much centred around the needs of whoever is present with the emphasis on giving people the opportunity to attempt whatever it is they are learning.
Access to the ringing chamber is via the double door at the base of the tower and then through an internal door. There is a doorbell if you are late. The spiral staircase is a bit uneven in places but the ringing chamber is spacious with plenty of seating, not that you’ll be sitting down much as everyone is encouraged to ring as much as possible! At the time of writing the Church can be accessed from Bristol City Centre using the Number 1, or 76 buses. Cyclists are able to bring their bikes into the Church on a practice night and the recommended parking for cars is in the nearby Toby Carvery, which is also where the ringers tend to go for a swift half after the practice!
For more information the ringers can be contacted at: