Our group was founded in 2003 by the late Doug Crooks, who was Tower Captain at St Mary's Church, Halesworth. He was keen to start a local handbell ringing team and asked Bel Rivers, our team leader, to teach them. The new team started to ring using the twelve handbells that Doug had discovered tucked away in the vestry.  They quickly made progress and began to play at various functions and local events. A concert was arranged and the proceeds were used to pay for the handbells to be repaired and refurbished.

In 2005, we were fortunate enough to receive funding from the Awards for All division of the National Lottery, which enabled us to purchase our own set of bells. The old bells were returned and we became independent of the church. We decided to keep the team name because of the support we had from their congregation.

Our musical repertoire is varied and diverse, from more traditional pieces, such as English Country Garden and Ode to Joy, to Puttin' on the Ritz and Moon River.

We meet on Tuesday evenings, normally in St Mary's Church Hall, to practice and learn new music, as well as have a bit of a giggle. We are always happy to welcome new members, please do contact us if you are interested in joining us or if you would like to book us.