Bell Tower Open Day

St Cuthbert’s Church, Ormesby

Saturday 4th March,1pm to 4pm

St. Cuthbert’s Bell Ringers

would like to invite you to look round our historic church.

Come up into the belfry and watch the ringers at work.

You can even have a go yourself!

If you think you might like to try to learn to ring, or if you have done it in the past, why not come along and talk to us. There will be tea, coffee, cakes and scones for sale as well

It’s free entry, but donations are always welcome.


  1. I remember the bells from 1965 till I moved to Acklam in 1970. I never hear bell like that anymore, all the churches seem to have 1 bell nowadays. I’d love to hear the bells again like I did when I was a child. How many bells are there?

    • There are 8 bells at St Cuthbert’s Ormesby. It is the only one in Middlesbrough with active bell ringers. There are several bell towers in Redcar and Cleveland, St Paul Thornaby and St Thomas in Stockton that have active bands of bell ringers.

  2. Before the parkway was built and most of the houses near the pied piper, there was nothing but corn fields, I spent many an hour playing among the bails of hay on lazy summer evenings, listening to the bells. It looks like I’ve missed the open day for the bell tower (in February) but I’ll be sure to catch the next one.

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