Bell Ringing

Quarter Peals

For each performance, following the tower's name and location are given the number of bells in the tower and the weight and strike note of the tenor (the heaviest bell in the ring). Where the exact weight of the tenor is known it is given in the traditional way using the British imperial units of Hundredweight, Quarters and Pounds (cwt-qtr-lb) in which there are 28 pounds in a quarter, four quarters in a hundredweight, and 20 hundredweight in a ton (one hundredweight is approximately equal to 50.8 kilograms); otherwise it is estimated to the nearest quarter of a hundredweight. If not all of the bells in the tower were used, such as when ringing six bells at an eight-bell tower, unless otherwise stated it should be assumed that the ringing took place on the heaviest or "back" bells. As always, I've highlighted my own name simply to make it easier for you to spot.

Quarter Peals – 1 to 10

1. Saturday, 16th December 2000
St John the Baptist, Frenchay, Gloucestershire (6, 4-1-03 in Eb)

1260 changes of Plain Bob Doubles.

  1. Sheila Clark
  2. John Payton
  3. Alan Freke
  4. Paul W Grainger-Allen
  5. Martin S Pearson
  6. Peter Hawkins

Conducted by John Payton.

To celebrate the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Eileen & Ryan Price. Also to mark the 70th Birthday of Roland Jempson, Churchwarden.

First Quarter Peal: 5


2. Thursday, 27th December 2001
St John the Baptist, Frenchay, Gloucestershire (6, 4-1-03 in Eb)

1260 changes of Grandsire Doubles in 43 minutes.

  1. Martin S Pearson
  2. Didge Freke
  3. Pauline Leggate
  4. Alan Freke
  5. John Payton
  6. Edward G Welch

Conducted by John Payton.

In memory of Mrs Churchill.


3. Monday, 6th January 2003
St Anne Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Siston, Gloucestershire (6, 9-2-12 in G)

1260 changes of Mixed Doubles (4 methods/variations) in 43 minutes.

  1. Gloria Wilshire
  2. Edward James
  3. Gillian M Lees
  4. Kenneth G Weeks
  5. David A Huxford
  6. Martin S Pearson

Conducted by David A Huxford.

4 methods/variations: Southrepps Bob Doubles (360), April Day Bob Doubles (360), Plain Bob Doubles (240), Grandsire Doubles (300)

Birthday compliment to Gillian Lees.

Most methods/variations: 3


4. Sunday, 16th March 2003
St James, Mangotsfield, Gloucestershire (8, 7-1-16 in B)

1260 changes of Mixed Doubles (2 methods).

  1. Sheila Clark
  2. Eileen H Price
  3. Martin S Pearson
  4. Antony J Jefferies
  5. A Ryan Price
  6. Terrence J Jefferies

Conducted by A Ryan Price.

2 methods: Plain Bob Doubles, Grandsire Doubles

To mark the retirement of Reverend Keith Boxall after ten years of ministry at St James.
With best wishes to Keith and Shirley for a long and happy retirement.


5. Thursday, 21st August 2003
St Anne Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Siston, Gloucestershire (6, 9-2-12 in G)

1260 changes of All Saints Place Doubles.

  1. Christine Porter
  2. Angela M Webb
  3. Melanie Bailey
  4. Martin S Pearson
  5. Kenneth G Weeks
  6. Mervyn J Gibbs

Conducted by Kenneth G Weeks.

To commemorate All Saints Day.


6. Sunday, 11th September 2005
St John the Baptist, Keynsham, Somerset (8, 24-3-27 in D)

1287 changes of Grandsire Triples in 52 minutes.

  1. Gemma Weston
  2. Maggie F Willans
  3. Gillian M Lees
  4. Martin S Pearson
  5. William Willans
  6. Michael Hurst
  7. David A Huxford
  8. George T Colbourne

Conducted by David A Huxford.

For Choral Evensong and remembering Ken Weeks and the support he gave to Keynsham Ringers, one year after his passing.
Eric and Jane Webster would like to be associated with this Quarter Peal and its sentiments.

First on eight bells: 4


7. Sunday, 6th November 2005
St John the Baptist, Keynsham, Somerset (8, 24-3-27 in D)

1260 changes of Plain Bob Doubles in 46 minutes.

  1. Bridget Williams
  2. Gillian M Lees
  3. Robert Perry
  4. Martin S Pearson
  5. David A Huxford
  6. Michael W Day

Conducted by David A Huxford.

For the Service of Commemoration of the Departed.

First Quarter Peal: 1


8. Sunday, 29th January 2006
St John the Baptist, Keynsham, Somerset (8, 24-3-27 in D)

1260 changes of Plain Bob Doubles in 45 minutes.

  1. Gillian M Lees
  2. Chris Brock
  3. Philip A Davies
  4. Martin S Pearson
  5. Edward James
  6. George T Colbourne

Conducted by Edward James.

For Choral Evensong.

First Quarter Peal: 2


9. Sunday, 19th March 2006
St John the Baptist, Keynsham, Somerset (8, 24-3-27 in D)

1260 changes of Grandsire Doubles in 46 minutes.

  1. Emma-Jane Nichols
  2. Gillian M Lees
  3. Martin S Pearson
  4. Colin L Crabb
  5. David A Huxford
  6. George T Colbourne

Conducted by David A Huxford.

For the Youth Service.

First Quarter Peal: 1


10. Sunday, 26th March 2006
St John the Baptist, Keynsham, Somerset (8, 24-3-27 in D)

1260 changes of Grandsire Doubles in 45 minutes.

  1. Bridget Williams
  2. Gillian M Lees
  3. Martin S Pearson
  4. Gemma Weston
  5. Michael Hurst
  6. George T Colbourne

Conducted by Michael Hurst.

For Choral Evensong and Mothering Sunday.