Oops! It appears that you have disabled your Javascript. In order for you to see this page as it is meant to appear, we ask that you please re-enable your Javascript!
free web counter

An introduction from the Mancroft Appeal300 chairman

Welcome to the Mancroft Appeal300 Project

A Round Two Pass!

I am delighted to be able to post the following message which formed the basis of a press release issued by the Mancroft Appeal 300 Committee today, 29th March.
We have received the vital boost we needed, thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, after the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) awarded the project £260,200.
The Centre has the key aims of –
1 Enabling the public to find out about the rich history of bell-ringing in Norwich, where change ringing was first pioneered over 300 years ago
2 Creating a state of the art training centre for the Eastern counties to train new and existing ringers
3 Taking ringing out to schools and other organisations and hosting a range of events at the Centre for visiting groups.
Fund-raising efforts by local ringers have reached over £150,000. HLF has recognized the project to be an exciting one which brings an ancient art to a wide audience in a fun and innovative way. The grant of £260,200 from HLF will now enable construction work to go ahead later this year, with the Centre opening in summer 2018.
Chairman of Mancroft Appeal 300, Simon Rudd said “The ringers at St Peter Mancroft, their friends, families and ringers from a wide area have worked incredibly hard in the last two years to support and raise funds for this amazing project. The fantastic support from the National Lottery both in financial terms and in advice and encouragement means that the Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre will now become an exciting and unique heritage venue at the very heart of the ‘Fine City’ of Norwich.”
“We are delighted that through the Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre, St Peter Mancroft will be able to share its love of bell-ringing and celebrate the importance of ringing in Norwich with even more people. We are also much excited by the prospect of helping to train new generations of bell-ringers in the Eastern Counties and beyond” said Robert Avery, Vicar of St Peter Mancroft.

We are very grateful for the support of the above organisations and many more individuals




The world’s first documented, true, full peal, rung on 2nd May 1715 at St Peter Mancroft

The church of St Peter Mancroft in Norwich has a unique and unparalleled place in the history and development of change-ringing. Find out more about our plans to bring this rich heritage to a wider audience by following the link below.


The world’s first ever peal of Grandsire Triples, rung on 26th August 1718 at St Peter Mancroft


The world’s first ever peal of Stedman Triples, rung on 25th October 1731 at St Peter Mancroft


An ancient art in a modern context. Find out more about our exciting and innovative plans by following the link below.

Our Patrons

From the left, Caroline Jarrold, The Bishop of Norwich and Marquess Townshend

For Sale

Why not have a look and see what’s for sale at the moment.