In the medieval church tower is housed the Holy Trinity Carillon which sounds out over St Andrews before church services. The Carillon is also played as a curfew bell at 8pm each evening.
Fifteen bells were installed in 1926 in memory of Dr. Patrick Macdonald Playfair, Minister of the First Charge from 1899 to 1924, who, shortly after his arrival in St Andrews, set in motion plans for the restoration of the church brought to completion in 1909. Further bells were added in 1938, 1962, and 1998 to give a carillon of 27 bells, now the third largest in Scotland.
Our current Carillon player is Mr Callum MacLeod, who often plays the Carillon for special event and weddings. During the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic, Callum took requests for tunes over Facebook and broadcast his performances to people worldwide!
Bell ringing can be booked for special occasions such as weddings – please get in touch with the church office for details and fees (firstname.lastname@example.org or 10334 478317)