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Parish of Great Missenden with Ballinger and Little Hampden

Verse of the Week

" Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour

( Matthew 25:13 )

Service times

Regular Service Times

19th Nov. 2nd Sunday before Advent

St Peter & St Paul

8am - Holy Communion

10am Parish Communion

6pm Taizé Service: Prayer & Music

(Details of the Music)

St Mary's Ballinger

No service

Little Hampden

No service

Great Missenden Parish Church Belfry

Chiltern Branch of the Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers

Ringing Times

Sundays

We ring for half an hour before the main Sunday morning services. In previous years when we had sufficient ringers we also rang for other Sunday services a practice which would be nice to re-introduce if new recruits came forward.

Special Occasions

We try to ring for special national occasions and on request for weddings again provided we have sufficient numbers and where unfortunately in recent times we have been dependent on “borrowing” ringers from other local Churches.

Practice night

Monday (except Bank Holidays) from 6.45pm to 8.00pm when the full band try to meet and extend their skills. Additional practice sessions or lessons for new recruits are arranged at other times as necessary.

Other opportunities to ring

Many of our ringers also visit other local tower practice nights or join the local branch of the Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers (ODG) which allows them to practice some of the more complex methods for which we have insufficient experience within the local band. In this way individuals improve their own ringing and hopefully help the Great Missenden band to progress.

Visitors

Many towers and ringing organisations arrange outings to other towers and you may therefore hear our bells rung by visitors as they enjoy outings and this social aspect of ringing. Similarly ODG organise regular monthly practices with generally at least one visit during the year