Originally founded in 1995, we used the handbells belonging to the village church and worked from an alpha system. In 2002 we received a grant from the National Lottery Awards for All, followed in 2008 by a grant from the Midland Co-op Community Dividend and in 2011 a grant from the Northants Empowering Councillors Scheme. These grants, combined with funds raised by the group enabled us to purchase our three octave set of Whitechapel handbells and associated equipment.


We now play from staff notation and thanks to recent generous grants from our local District Councillor, we have been able to purchase more sheet music to expand our repertoire.


We now have a 4 octave set of Suzuki Handchimes to complement the bells and will be gradually introducing these to our performances over the coming months


The group is available for booking to play at a variety of functions, you can find full details about this on the site, as well as details about some of our previous engagements. If you think you might be interested in joining us, you are very welcome to visit us on one of our Monday practice evenings. Drop us an email for more details.


Thank you for your interest in our group.


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Our group currently consists of 12 ringing members and we meet and rehearse regularly in the village of Stanwick in rural East Northamptonshire, approximately half way between Peterborough and Northampton. We play a variety of music including popular classics and pieces specially chosen to suit our bells.

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Chairman:-                                                 Sam Chambers

Musical Director/Vice Chair                      Michael Johnson

Treasurer:-                                                  Gill Crowe

Secretary:-                                                   Irene Ross

Bookings Officer:-                                      Marie Allen

HRGB Team Correspondent:-                    Sandra Cox

Website:-                                                     Michael Johnson

Publicity:-                                                     Kathy Franklin

Welcome to the website of the Stanwick Handbell Ringers

The Stanwick Handbell Ringers

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Website launched

17th August 2006

We are now taking bookings for 2022 (from March onwards). Any bookings will be subject to the prevailing situation with the pandemic.