Welcome to the bellringing website of St Bartholomew's Parish Church, Colne (SD889401). Here you can discover the history of the bells and bellringing at Colne, the developments and improvements made to the bells in recent years, and of course details of the regular ringing times. In addition there is a list of Colne's current band of ringers together with some info on the ringing and social occasions in which we have taken part, and even an audio sample of the bells themselves.

St Bartholomew's is the easternmost tower in the Blackburn Branch of the Lancashire Association of Change Ringers. It is also the home of Bellringing Bob, as first featured in the 24/31 December 1999 issue of The Ringing World.

Please send us feedback, comments, questions, requests to visit, or just say hello using our feedback form! If you would like to take up the fascinating hobby of church bellringing, either here or elsewhere, please check out the Learning to Ring section.


11/06/15 Updated our Ringing Times page.


The following people or organisations have helped or contributed to the St Bart's website. We are very grateful to them for their assistance and kindness.

  • Ian Benson allowed us to use his photograph of Accrington's visit to Colne

  • Kathleen Foulds gave us details of the Foulds family and the 1908 peal

  • Karl Grave sent us an account of a ringing contest at Colne in the 1820s

  • John Greenhough provided some info on the 1764 re-casting of Colne's bells

  • Karen Hawthorne supplied us with photographs of the Mothers Union ladies

  • C. James Hustler provided initial information about Colne's past peals

  • The Lancashire Evening Telegraph granted permission to use the photograph of us outside the tower on Millennium Eve

  • Elsie Parrington shared with us many photographs of the Foulds family
 people have visited this site since 20th December 2000

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