When the Clangers hand bell ringers got together a decade ago, using the name of the whistling characters in the children’s programme seemed a perfect choice.
The Clangers from St Gregory’s Church, Sudbury, have flourished and on Sunday, July 3, they will be the stars of a celebration of hand bells at St Mary‘s Church, Chilton.
News of the event has reached the ears of actor and writer Michael Palin who is narrating the new Clangers series.
“From all the Clangers in space to all the clangers in Sudbury we say thank you for your wonderful sounds,” said Mr Palin. “May your bells ring out for many years to come, and we hope that the echo will reach across space and remind us all how music brings us together.”
The local Clangers will be demonstrating their musical talents led by their founder and conductor Sue Pollington.
The music teacher will be talking about the group and the techniques she uses.
Canon Lawrence Pizzey, retired Rector of St Gregory’s and former master of the Suffolk Guild of Ringers, will talk about the history of the craft.
The event begins at 3pm. Donations to the church are welcomed.