A charming group of change ringers from the United Kingdom visited the bell tower of Trinity Cathedral on April 17th to ring Trinity’s eight peal bells. The visitors numbered approximately 35 ringers, many of whom were from Yorkshire and Essex. They began a 2-week trip on April 2 to visit the bell towers of the southern United States where the art of change ringing is practiced. These included Hendersonville, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; Augusta, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Sewanee, Tennessee; and Houston, Texas.
Miami was the final stop on the tour. All passersby who were interested were able to listen to the ringing of the bells from the garden outside Trinity’s bell tower from approximately 9:30-11:45 a.m. The ringing included a quarter peal which takes approximately 50 minutes to ring from start to finish.
A few members of the UK group were kind enough to join the local ringers on Tuesday to help them advance their skills at their weekly practice. It was our pleasure to host their visit and to share our lovely tower.