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 – 91 to 100

91. Sunday, 7th April 2013
St John the Baptist, Keynsham, Somerset (8, 24-3-27 in D)

1260 changes of Plain Bob Doubles in 44 minutes.

  1. Christopher M Illing
  2. Robert Perry
  3. William J Liebow
  4. Alan J Coombs
  5. Martin S Pearson
  6. Sandra Godwin

Conducted by Martin S Pearson.

For Choral Evensong, and to wish Revd Dr Stephen M'Caw (Team Rector) a speedy recovery.

First Quarter Peal at first attempt: 1


92. Saturday, 13th April 2013
St Peter, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire (6, 14-1-11 in E)

1260 changes of Plain Bob Minor in 46 minutes.

  1. Mary S York
  2. Susan D Alexander
  3. Brian W S Angell
  4. Rosemary A Morgan
  5. David J Clark
  6. Martin S Pearson

Conducted by Martin S Pearson.

For the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Gwenda and Geoff Potter.

First of Minor as Conductor.

No.13 of the "Frampton 50", celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the restoration of the bells.


93. Tuesday, 16th April 2013
St Peter, Marksbury, Somerset (6, 10 cwt in G)

1260 changes of Stedman Doubles in 40 minutes.

  1. Nicola J Williams
  2. Martin S Pearson
  3. Thomas K Cook
  4. Jonathan D Storey
  5. Robert Perry
  6. Alan J Coombs

Conducted by Robert Perry.

To welcome Edward James Cook, son of Tom and Emma-Jane, born 12th April 2013.

Ten different extents.

First of Stedman: 3


94. Sunday, 21st April 2013
St Peter, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire (6, 14-1-11 in E)

1296 changes of Cambridge Surprise Minor in 46 minutes.

  1. Rosemary A Morgan
  2. Susan D Alexander
  3. Andrew R Williams
  4. Peter J Devrell
  5. William J Liebow
  6. Martin S Pearson

Conducted by Martin S Pearson.

For Evening Service, and to celebrate the 87th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

First of Surprise Minor as Conductor.

No.16 of the "Frampton 50", celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the restoration of the bells.


95. Friday, 3rd May 2013
St Peter, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire (6, 14-1-11 in E)

1260 changes of Grandsire Doubles in 45 minutes.

  1. Sheila Lewis
  2. Martin S Pearson
  3. Linda Gittings
  4. Susan D Alexander
  5. Martin Blanchard
  6. Brian W S Angell

Conducted by Martin Blanchard.

For Morning Service.

First Quarter Peal: 1

No.18 of the "Frampton 50", celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the restoration of the bells.


96. Sunday, 5th May 2013
St John the Baptist, Keynsham, Somerset (8, 24-3-27 in D)

1260 changes of Stedman Triples in 48 minutes.

  1. Martin S Pearson
  2. Nicola J Williams
  3. William J Liebow
  4. Nicholas W Bowden
  5. Peter J Devrell
  6. Alan J Coombs
  7. Michael W Day
  8. Thomas K Cook

Conducted by Martin S Pearson.

For Choral Evensong, and to celebrate the birth of Edward James Cook to Tom and Emma-Jane on 12th April 2013.

First of Stedman as Conductor.

Circled the tower to Quarter Peals: 1


97. Friday, 10th May 2013
St Peter, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire (6, 14-1-11 in E)

1260 changes of Grandsire Doubles in 46 minutes.

  1. Martin S Pearson
  2. Gillian H Greef
  3. Susan D Alexander
  4. Brian W S Angell
  5. Christopher P Greef
  6. Adam Mead

Conducted by Christopher P Greef.

For Morning Service, and to celebrate the 90th Birthday of Bristol Opera.

Circled the tower to Quarter Peals: 1

No.19 of the "Frampton 50", celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the restoration of the bells.


98. Tuesday, 14th May 2013
All Saints, Publow, Somerset (6, 21-0-16 in D)

1272 changes of Carlisle Surprise Minor in 50 minutes.

  1. Terry Nicholls
  2. Jane Hooker
  3. Nicola J Williams
  4. Robert Perry
  5. Martin S Pearson
  6. Andrew Mead

Conducted by Robert Perry.

First blows in method: 2, 3 & 5


99. Tuesday, 14th May 2013
St John the Baptist, Frenchay, Gloucestershire (6, 4-1-03 in Eb)

1260 changes of Plain Bob Doubles in 45 minutes.

  1. Edna Cause
  2. Martin S Pearson
  3. John Payton
  4. Robert Perry
  5. Alan J Coombs
  6. Nicola J Williams

Conducted by Alan J Coombs.

Rung half-muffled as a tribute to the passing of baby Evie Louise Coombs.


100. Saturday, 18th May 2013
St Peter, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire (6, 14-1-11 in E)

1260 changes of Mixed Doubles (5 methods) in 46 minutes.

  1. Linda Gittings
  2. Sue H Jay
  3. Stephen J Crane
  4. Martin S Pearson
  5. William J Liebow
  6. Richard J Sleeman

Conducted by William J Liebow.

5 methods: Stedman Doubles (60), St Simon's Bob Doubles (240), St Martin's Bob Doubles (240), Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place Doubles (240), Plain Bob Doubles (480)

Rung by Officers of the Bristol Rural Branch of the Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association on the "Frampton 50" celebration day.

100th Quarter Peal: 4

No.23 of the "Frampton 50", celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the restoration of the bells.