Welcome to the Potteries Ringing Centre

Welcome to the Potteries Ringing Centre Trust website. The former St John’s Church houses a ring of ten bells which, along with the rest of the now disused church, had fallen into disrepair. The main fabric of the Grade II* listed building has been restored, and the plan is for the main building to become a restaurant. Structural repairs have also been undertaken on the tower, and plans have been drawn up by a Charitabe Incorporated Organisation (Hanley Bells CIO) to restore the bells and create a supporting training facility. The Potteries Ringing Centre will provide a facility where all bellringers will be welcome, and will enable the bells to once again ring out over Stoke-on-Trent City Centre. The ringing centre will also be available to train people to ring bells, and train ringers to train other ringers. Bellringing is a traditional British pursuit and it is hoped that development of the Potteries Ringing Centre will play a part in maintaining this tradition, encouraging new ringers to “learn the ropes” and providing an opportunity for existing ringers to benefit from the use of a fine ring of ten bells. The Potteries Ringing Centre Trust has been established to initially raise the funds needed to create the Potteries Ringing Centre, and subsequently to organise ringing events, and to encourage use of the bells and training facilities.