Sutton bell-ringers are swinging their doors open to the public for a good old-fashioned ding-dong.

Anyone can drop in to the All Saints Benhilton Church throughout Give Us a Ring week for a free lesson in the ancient discipline.

The sessions are open to complete beginners and hardened campanologists.

Bell-ringing teacher Sheila Cheesman said: "Many residents tell me how much they enjoy hearing the church bells but are unclear how to get involved.  

"Give Us A Ring week is a chance to find out more and have a go for yourself." 

Four churches across Sutton have working bell towers used for Sunday service and weddings, funerals, and special occasions.

St Dunstan’s Church in Cheam,  All Saints Benhilton in Sutton, St Mary the Virgin Church in Beddington, and All Saints Church in Carshalton, all rely on a team volunteers.

Give Us a Ring week falls between Saturday, August 16, and Friday, August 22.

Bell-ringing taster sessions; All Saints Benhilton Church, All Saints' Road, Sutton, SM1 3DA; Saturday, August 16, 11am-1pm; Sunday, August 17, 2pm- 4pm; Monday, August 18, 7pm- 9pm; Tuesday, August 19, 7pm- 9pm; Wednesday, August 20, 11am- 1pm; Thursday, August 21, 11am- 1pm or 7pm- 9pm; Friday, August 22, 2pm- 4pm.