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 – 101 to 110

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

1260 changes of Stedman Doubles in 46 minutes.

  1. Steve J Coleman
  2. Hugh N Evans
  3. Martin S Pearson
  4. Sue Coleman
  5. Hazel T Bridges
  6. Philip Twentyman

Conducted by Steve J Coleman.

Rung by members of the Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association Management Committee on the "Frampton 50" celebration day.

Ten different extents.

No.24 of the "Frampton 50", celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the restoration of the bells.


102. Sunday, 19th May 2013
St John the Baptist, Keynsham, Somerset (8, 24-3-27 in D)

1260 changes of Single Oxford Bob Triples in 49 minutes.

  1. Jonathan D Storey
  2. Nicola J Williams
  3. Thomas K Cook
  4. William J Liebow
  5. Robert Perry
  6. Stephen J Crane
  7. Martin S Pearson
  8. Alan J Coombs

Conducted by Martin S Pearson.

For the Living Water service on Pentecost, and to celebrate the Feast Day of St Dunstan, Patron Saint of bell ringers on 18th May.

First inside on eight bells: 3
First in method: 6 & 7


103. Friday, 24th May 2013
St Peter, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire (6, 14-1-11 in E)

1260 changes of Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place Doubles in 44 minutes.

  1. H Rex Isaac
  2. Peggy Collett
  3. Susan D Alexander
  4. Brynley A Shackleton
  5. Martin S Pearson
  6. Richard Fox

Conducted by Martin S Pearson.

Rung prior to Morning Service for Don Heath, church organist, who died 22nd May 2013.

10th Quarter Peal: 1
100th Quarter Peal: 2
First in method: 2, 3 & 5

No.27 of the "Frampton 50", celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the restoration of the bells.


104. Saturday, 25th May 2013
St Peter, Dyrham, Gloucestershire (6, 14¾ cwt in F#)

1260 changes of Plain Bob Minor in 45 minutes.

  1. Alan J Coombs
  2. Sue H Jay
  3. Martin S Pearson
  4. Thomas K Cook
  5. Jonathan D Storey
  6. William J Liebow

Conducted by William J Liebow.

Rung as a 30th Birthday Compliment to Lucy Liebow, daughter-in-law of the Conductor.


105. Sunday, 2nd June 2013
St John the Baptist, Keynsham, Somerset (8, 24-3-27 in D)

1260 changes of Plain Bob Doubles in 50 minutes.

  1. Alan J Coombs
  2. Emma-Jane Nichols
  3. William J Liebow
  4. Ann Dowding
  5. Thomas K Cook
  6. Elhana N Edmondson
  7. Martin S Pearson
  8. George T Colbourne

Conducted by Martin S Pearson.

For Choral Evensong, and to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on 2nd June 1953.

Rung with 4-6-8 covering.

First Quarter Peal for at least twelve years: 4
First on an inside bell: 2
First on eight bells: 6


106. Sunday, 9th June 2013
St Michael, Twerton on Avon, Bath, Somerset (8, 13-1-07 in F#)

1296 changes of Stedman Triples in 46 minutes.

  1. Jane Hooker
  2. Robert D Bell
  3. Martin S Pearson
  4. Nicola J Williams
  5. James H C Hillier
  6. Thomas K Cook
  7. Robert Perry
  8. Sharon Bradley

Conducted by Robert Perry.

Composed by Robert Kilby (No.14).

First of Stedman Triples: 6
First on eight bells: 8


107. Sunday, 16th June 2013
St John the Baptist, Keynsham, Somerset (8, 24-3-27 in D)

1288 changes of Middlesex Bob Triples in 49 minutes.

  1. Rachel M Walters
  2. Teresa J Humphrey
  3. Ian G Smith
  4. Nicola J Williams
  5. Christopher P Greef
  6. Martin S Pearson
  7. Jonathan D Storey
  8. Thomas N Longridge

Conducted by Martin S Pearson.

Composed by R William Willans.

For the Living Water service, and on the 50th Anniversary of Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova, Soviet cosmonaut, becoming both the first woman and the first civilian to fly in space, piloting the Vostok 6 mission.

50th Quarter Peal: 7
First blows in method: 3, 4 & 6
First Quarter Peal in method: 5 & 7


108. Friday, 28th June 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. Rosemary A Morgan
  3. Susan D Alexander
  4. Brian W S Angell
  5. Martin S Pearson
  6. Philip C Coward

Conducted by Martin S Pearson.

To celebrate the 21st Birthday of Charlotte James.

No.31 of the "Frampton 50", celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the restoration of the bells.


109. Wednesday, 3rd July 2013
St Peter, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire (6, 14-1-11 in E)

1320 changes of Bourne Surprise Minor in 47 minutes.

  1. Brian W S Angell
  2. Nicholas W Bowden
  3. Nicola J Williams
  4. Thomas K Cook
  5. Robert Perry
  6. Martin S Pearson

Conducted by Martin S Pearson.

To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the World Speed Record for steam traction, set by LNER Gresley Class A4 Pacific No.4468 "Mallard" on 3rd July 1938.
As a young boy the Conductor spent a year living in Bourne, Lincolnshire, just six miles from the railway line where the record was set nearly 50 years earlier.

First blows in method: 6
First Quarter Peal in method: 4

No.33 of the "Frampton 50", celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the restoration of the bells.


110. Thursday, 4th July 2013
St Peter, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire (6, 14-1-11 in E)

1260 changes of Single Canterbury Pleasure Bob Minor in 45 minutes.

  1. Adam Mead
  2. Mary S York
  3. Susan D Alexander
  4. Brynley A Shackleton
  5. Martin Blanchard
  6. Martin S Pearson

Conducted by Martin S Pearson.

To celebrate the 80th Birthday of Martin Summers.

First blows in method by all.

No.34 of the "Frampton 50", celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the restoration of the bells.