Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

Learn change ringing as a member of Tower Bell Band, which rings for worship services, weddings, funerals, civic occasions.

Practice: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm Sundays, Service Ringing 9:50 – 10:20 am & 5:30 – 5:50 pm Sundays. Training provided.

Ringing Schedule

Mon NO RINGING except special events
Tue NO RINGING except special events.
Wed NO RINGING except special events
Thu PRACTICE 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Fri NO RINGING except special events
Sat NO RINGING except special events
Sun PRE-SERVICE RING 9:50 am & 5:30 pm
Call or E-mail the Tower Captain, C.J. Cantwell at (843) 817-8911 for exact information. Peals must be arranged in advance through the Tower Captain. Peal dates are strictly limited.

The Ringers

Historically, The Anglican Church has produced several musical art forms. One of those is change ringing on tower bells. The English derived a method by which bells can be rung in an orderly, rhythmic fashion. At St. Michael’s, the ringers represent all ages and occupations. Neither musical knowledge nor unusual physical strength are necessary and new ringers are always welcome! The eight ringers (one ringer per bell) stand in a circle as shown and watch the relative positions of the colored part of the rope (the sally) as it moves up and down. Each ringer pulls the rope at the proper time. Each ringer learns the sequence of rope pulls. The ringers strive to have the intervals between each bell sound be equal. This gives rhythm and clarity to the sound.

History of the Bell Tower