St Mary the Virgin, Maulden

St. Mary's Church in Maulden has a ring of eight bells (augmented from six in 1950), the heaviest of which weighs 10 cwt.  

The bells are occasionally rung for the Sunday morning service and usually for weddings and special occasions throughout the year. 

The ringers practise on Tuesday evenings - anyone over the age of 11 years can learn to ring; you do not have to be particularly strong or mathematically minded. There are about 40,000 bell ringers in the UK so this activity is a great way of making new friends and visiting new places. 

If you are already a ringer or if you would like to find out more about the art of church bell ringing, do come along on a Tuesday evening. For more information or to confirm the practice time, please contact Dean De-Matteis at the email below:-   

We look forward to meeting you!

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On the 7th of May, Maulden ringers and friends rang the bells for an hour before the coronation service. We rang a mixture of methods and call changes, of which included "Kings" to fit the occasion. We welcome George De-Matteis back to ringing for this event and he, along with our other learners will go onto become our home band. The bells were well received by members of the congregation, and I'd like to thank them and the church for being so supportive of our efforts to revive ringing at St Mary's.

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 Information on Maulden's bells. Please click here to see the details



 Maulden's Bells in 1912



 Two of Maulden's bells in situ today