For information on bell ringing at St. Oswald's, organising a visit, checking on ringing times, arranging bells for your wedding, or for any other reason connected with the bells and ringing please contact Chris Mansfield on 07716 307 301 or send an email message to

Alternatively email St. Oswald's Parish Office or telephone on 0191 383 0830. The office is staffed Mondays and Thursdays 9:30am until 1:00pm and Tuesdays 10:00am until 1:00pm.

The local Association which promotes bell ringing in the North East and represents many of the ringers here is the Durham & Newcastle Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers. Information on bell ringing at churches in the area and contact details for officers of the Association can be found on the D&N website .

The international organisation which represents bell ringers who ring bells in the English tradition is the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers . Founded in 1891, the Central Council comprises 65 local societies and associations such as the Durham & Newcastle. Links to much more information may be found on their website.