The six bells were installed by Mears and Stainbank of London in 1845 after the money was raised by public subscription instituted by Patrick Bronte.
The largest bell (the tenor) carries an inscription to this effect and weighs 10 cwt 3 qtr and 16 lb. (555kg).
After some years of neglect, the bells and their fittings were restored by John Taylors of Loughborough in 1988.
The bells are rung regularly by the local band of ringers (Haworth Guild of Bellringers) and we practice on Monday evenings from 19.30 to 21.00 in addition to ringing for Sunday Service and special occasions such as New Year's Eve. We ring changes on the bells, involving different sequences rather than music as such.
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We are looking for new members to help
ring the bells. You do not have to be musical or good at
maths, you just need to be well coordinated and with a sense
of rhythm. It does not require great strength, its all in
the technique. If you are interested in bell-ringing
please email here...
Captain of the Bells, Haworth Guild of Bellringers.