St Lawrence, Stratford sub Castle band of Bellringers was formed in 1998 as a consequence of the installation of the new ring of six bells in the church. A number of villagers had learned to ring at St. Thomas` in Salisbury in preparation for "Ringing in the Millennium".
A sufficient number of ringers has been maintained to ring the bells every Sunday and for weddings etc.
Next year it will be 20 years since the new bell installation was commissioned in the church. In all those years the ringers have practised most Monday evenings from 7.30 to 9 pm.
We have recently initiated a ‘learning to ring’ session for beginners. This is very much for new ringers and will be run occasionally on Monday nights from 7 to 7.30 to provide them quality time on the bells with their instructor.