Morpeth Clock Tower Bellringers



We are a group of volunteers who ring the bells in Morpeth Clock Tower. Founded in 1706, we are the custodians of a 300-year-old tradition of bell ringing in Morpeth in the English Change Ringing style. This is an ancient art that is almost unique to the British Isles.

Located just off the Market Place in the heart of town, the Clock Tower continues to play an integral role in modern civic life. We provide ringing for civic events at both local and national level, including: Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering Day, Morpeth Summer Fair Day, Remembrance Sunday, Armistice Day and New Year.

To ensure the continuation of this English custom, we actively engage with the local community to promote our art and to recruit future generations. We train people of all ages (from 9+) and from all walks of life. We like to maintain good associations with local youth groups such as Scouts, Guides and Boys’ Brigade from which we recruit new band members.

Society Officers 2018-19
Tower Captain: Matt Cracknell 07850 754207
Secretary: Val Cowan 07887 594161