OUS Towers

Our home tower is St Mary Magdalen,- we only ring during term time.

Occasionally we ring at St Thomas the Martyr, see our termcard for relevant dates

See the map from the left hand menu.

St Mary Magdalen


"Mary Mag" is our home tower. They are a lovely 7cwt ten (augmented in 2002), which can be rung very well and very fast if the band is on form. During term time we hold a learners' practice at 6:30pm followed by a regular practice every Tuesday at 7.30pm until 9pm. The doors are locked from 7:30pm so try to get in contact with someone if you turn up late. We also have service ringing Sunday mornings at 10-10.30am. Mary Mag is to be found where Cornmarket Street meets St Giles, just opposite Tesco.

St Thomas


"St. Thos" has an excellent ring of ten (11 cwt), easy both to hear and to handle. The ring was completed in 1993 from a heavy-going ring of six. During term time we hold both quarter peal attempts and a joint OUS-St Aldates practice on Monday evenings at 7.30pm, see the termcard for which is happening on any given night.


St Mary The Virgin


SMV is a fine 27cwt ring of six. Recently restored and placed on ball bearing they are far easier to ring than previously. The back bells can be hard work, and there is a constant danger of tourists walking through the rope circle, but they are definitely worth it. They are rung for special occasions by the OS. SMV is on the High Street, next to the Radcliffe Camera.

More details of the restoration work are available here.

New College

New College

This 20cwt ring of ten is rung occasionally for quarter peals, but poses quite a challenge. Although they can be rewarding when the ringing is good, they are both hard work for the ringers and painful for the people nearby, being very loud.

St Cross


St Cross is a 10cwt ground floor ring of six.

The church is to be found, predictably, on St Cross Road, which follows on from Longwall Street (off the High Street).

The church has now been closed and so there is no ringing - please click here for more details.