Welcome to the website for the Parish of Spofforth with Kirk Deighton

(including Follifoot and Little Ribston)

All Saints' Church, Kirk Deighton





Kirk Deighton Bells and Ringers

An enthusiastic band rings the six bells for Sunday service, to commemorate national/local occasions, for church events, weddings and for achieving individual and team goals. Some of these rings (or peals) can take up to an hour, but more recently on the 27th July 2012 to celebrate the start of the Olympics, the band rang for Martin Creeds ‘All the Bells’ when every bell across the country rang for just 3mins.


What is bell ringing?

Music is created by altering the order in which the bells ring. This is done in defined sequences of ‘changes’ called ‘methods’. Learning a few simple methods allows ringers to join in with other bands in towers across the country. Local Associations exist to promote the art of change ringing.


 The current peal of bells was cast at Taylors of Loughborough in 1863. More recently work has been undertaken to replace the pulley and main bearings to ease the handling of the bells.


 When do we Practice?


The Kirk Deighton band practice on a Thursday night from 8 – 9 p.m. Experienced and new learners of any age or sex are always welcome. If you would like to join a friendly team, learn new skills and have fun, speak to the Tower Captain: John Burnup on 01937 583809 or come to a practice night to have a look!


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