The GSM Bells

The fine twelve in Great St Mary’s were a brand new installation by Taylors, Eayre and Smith in the summer of 2009, replacing a ring with a prestigious history - most notably as the birthplace of Cambridge Quarters, now more commonly known as Westminster Chimes.

Great St Mary’s, as a relatively light, easy-going twelve, should lend itself to some sparkling performances from some of the world’s best ringers on the day of the final.

We ring on the bells several times every week. On Sundays we ring from 8.30am before the 9.30am Parish Communion service, and from 4.30pm before the 5.30pm Choral Evensong. There is often ringing soon after noon, following the 11.15am Choral Mattins service (which includes the University Sermon twice each term).

Every Monday evening there is a practice from 6.30pm until 9.00pm. There is often extra ringing on other weeknights, for instance peal or quarter peal attempts. (Here's an explanation of what a quarter peal is from The Archers!)

The tower’s Dove entry can be found here.