The St. Pierre du Bois peal of 10 bells forms the largest in the Channel Islands.
We have a team of ringers who practice on Friday's between 7:30 and 9:00 p.m. with Service ringing between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. Our ringers also ring for weddings, Liberation Day and Royal Occassions.
Anyone wishing to learn to ring is most welcome! Please contact Phil Le Conte, Tower Captain, on 07781 122622 or Anne Dorey, Secretary on 07781 455654.
The peal of bells originally consisted of three bells. The oldest dated from 1654, the next from 1681 and the youngest form 1828. The 1654 bell bears the Latin inscription "Melior vere non est Campana quam me" (Verily there is no sweeter bell then me). The second bell confirms this "Melio vere non est Campana quam ers" (Verily there is no sweeter bell than he). However despite these bold inscriptions the bells could not be tuned to ring together!
Assisted by the Central Council of Church Bellringers a suitable ring of ten bells, originally installed in St. Catherine's at Feltham in Middlesex, was found and brought to Guernsey in time to ring for the 40th Anniversary of Liberation Day in May 1985. They have been ringing merrily ever since and we believe that there is no sweeter peal of bells then these in Guernsey.