Over the last few weeks Chawton and Bentworth have joined forces, coming together for Sunday ringing and for Monday practices and this has proved greatly beneficial to both bands.
On Monday this week the practice was held in Chawton. Ten people turned up and we rang call changes, plain hunt, plain bob minimus, plain bob doubles and grandsire.
Excellent practice, admirably led by Chris Hurley from Bentworth.
Well, the bells were rung to mark the Wedding of Ophelia Hunter and William Turner on Saturday and again for service this morning but I’m afraid that’s the best I can say about it. A rare visit to the ringing chamber by two of the leading lights of Chawton’s “old” band, Les and Ann Human, enriched the atmosphere this morning.
Andy, Bob, Judy, Liz, Matt and Mike rang Call Changes and Plain Bob Doubles to celebrate the Wedding of Jemma Harris and Richard Larcombe this afternoon.
On Saturday we decided to hold a practice this evening and tonight Bethany, Bob, Imogen and Janice practised ringing up and down in peal and Bethany, Imogen and Janice all conducted full circle changes.
The Greyfriar benefitted from the revival afterwards and we met up with Martin and Janet.
Bethany, Bob, Chris, Janice, Keith and Rachel rang Call Changes for the wedding of Francesca Gill and Matthew Johnson this afternoon.
Bethany, Bob and Janice all turned out to ring some fine changes this morning welcoming the faithful to service at 10:30.
Bob and Tony rang changes for Sunday service at 10:30. Notice in parish magazine so who knows?
Bob and Tony rang for Evensong today.
Ringing up and down in peal is fairly straightforward on two and we both had a go at calling the changes. Post ringing chocolates still available.
Bethany, Bob, Janice and Tony rang call changes from 10 this morning finishing by ringing down in peal in time for the service at 10:30.
Today was the AGM of the Jane Austen Society and St Nicholas surrounds were packed with visitors when ringing commenced for Evensong. Bethany, Bob, Janice, Sarah and Stella rang call changes for 30 minutes to summon and entertain the faithful.