Bell Ringing

What a joy it was to hear the Church Bells being rung so wonderfully well on Thursday morning. We were visited by a team of ringers who rang a quarter peal of Cambridge Surprise Minor. If that leaves you slightly baffled, fear not, as the art of method ringing is a strange deep dark pit of mystery. Suffice to say they rang beautifully and it was a shame the wind was blowing so strongly, otherwise the whole of the village would have heard it.

The ‘powers-that-be’ will be pleased to hear that the visiting band reported that our bells were in tip-top order and that they were very happy with how it had gone. Which then brings me on to mention that I would be very happy to start up another series of sessions on ‘An Introduction to Church Bell Ringing’.
We last tried this over two years ago, pre-Covid, with an aim to ring for the Queen’s Jubilee event, but that couldn’t happen.

It really is a fascinating hobby, anybody can do it, no musical or physical ability is required other than being able to stand upright and pull a bit of rope – well, that’s how it starts. Cambridge Surprise Minor will be an ambition to be fulfilled!

Paddy Parnell