The late Peter D Wenham, a Life Honorary Member of this Guild, wrote a series of booklets 'Bell Ringing by Installments' which simply and clearly explain many aspects of ringing from first lessons to Surprise Major and everything between!


The titles available to download in .pdf format by clicking the line below are:

1 First Lessons handling rounds striking leading & covering
2 Call changes and Raising & Lowering in Peal
3 Plain hunt and PBD
4 Plain Minor methods
5 Grandsire and Stedman
6 Treble Bob and Little Bob
8 Surprise Minor
9 Handbells
10 Little bits of theory
11 Jargon Busting
12 Fun on 5 bells
13 Surprise Major
14 Tutors Notes 1 Basic to Rounds
16 Simulators

Also 'Disconnected Jottings ..'

1 Starting to Ring
2 Basics Thoughts on Bell Control
3 More Thoughts on Bell Control
4 Take it Easy
5 Blue Lines for beginners
6 To Improve your Striking
7 Introducing Place Bells
8 Symmetry in Methods
9 Teaching to ring

Originally all of these were typed up and printed by a volunteer to be sold for the benefit of the Bell Fund. Before his death in 2015, Peter passed the texts to this webmaster (and earlier to the Leicester Diocesan Guild).  Rather than set up systems to administer a donation to the Bell Fund, I am sure that he would want his efforts made available without hindrance and simply ask that a donation be made to either our Bell Fund or now the newer and more appropriate Training Fund.



There is a considerable volume of other information published in hard copy and on the internet. The rest of this page brings together a few of the very many links to whet your appetite to search the internet.

Please let the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know of any other links that you have found to be particularly helpful, or indeed of any of those above that have now been taken down or moved.


The Guild has a Training Fund to assist with all aspects of learning and improving bellringing skills.  For details, please click here on Guild Training Fund


Abel simulators

ART has produced a series of YouTube videos to show how to set up and use the Abel program.

  1. Getting started.
  2. How accurate is my striking?
  3. Help, I cannot hear my bell
  4. Call changes
  5. Covering by listening