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 – 181 to 190

181. Sunday, 4th January 2015
St John the Baptist, Keynsham, Somerset (8, 24-3-27 in D)

1260 changes of Grandsire Triples in 46 minutes.

  1. Andrew H Ball
  2. Ian G Smith
  3. William Willans
  4. William J Liebow
  5. David J Clark
  6. Stephen J Crane
  7. Martin S Pearson
  8. Jonathan D Storey

Conducted by Martin S Pearson.

Composed by R William Willans.

For Choral Evensong and Epiphany.

Circled the tower to Quarter Peals: 1


182. Wednesday, 7th January 2015
St Saviour, Coalpit Heath, Gloucestershire (8, 10-0-06 in G)

1260 changes of Mixed Doubles (5 methods) in 41 minutes.

  1. Gary M Haslam
  2. Elaine M Scudamore
  3. Martin S Pearson
  4. Russell N Scudamore
  5. Keith W Scudamore

Conducted by Keith W Scudamore.

5 methods: Stedman Doubles (240), St Simon's Bob Doubles (240), St Martin's Bob Doubles (240), Plain Bob Doubles (240), Grandsire Doubles (300)

For absent friends.


183. Friday, 16th January 2015
St Nicholas, Bathampton, Somerset (6, 7-1-07 in A)

1380 changes of Stedman Doubles in 47 minutes.

  1. Kit Matthew
  2. William Willans
  3. Paul Cammiade
  4. Maggie F Willans
  5. Martin S Pearson
  6. David Porter

Conducted by William Willans.

Ten different extents.

First of Stedman Doubles: 1


184. Tuesday, 20th January 2015
St Peter, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire (6, 14-1-11 in E)

1260 changes of Plain Bob Doubles in 47½ minutes.

  1. June C Curry
  2. David Cutland
  3. Lucy A Bailey
  4. Brian W S Angell
  5. Martin S Pearson
  6. Richard J Sleeman

Conducted by Martin S Pearson.

In memory of Bristol Rural Branch Press Officer Sue Anna Elizabeth Liebow who passed away on 17th January 2015.
Mary York wishes to be associated with this Quarter Peal.

First on an inside bell: 2
First Quarter Peal for 30 years: 3


185. Saturday, 24th January 2015
St John the Baptist, Keynsham, Somerset (8, 24-3-27 in D)

1273 changes of Grandsire Triples in 48½ minutes.

  1. Raymond Haines
  2. Susan P E Bateman
  3. Gillian M Lees
  4. Susan A Haines
  5. Michael J Stubbs
  6. David A Huxford
  7. Michael W Day
  8. Martin S Pearson

Conducted by David A Huxford.

Composed by C Montague Meyer.

Rung prior to the wedding ceremony of Jill & John, good friends of Gillian & David.

Circled the tower to Quarter Peals of Triples: 8


186. Saturday, 24th January 2015
St John the Baptist, Cirencester, Gloucestershire (12, 27-1-16 in C#)

1254 changes of Grandsire Cinques in 50 minutes.

  1. Steve J Coleman
  2. Claire Redstone
  3. Hugh N Evans
  4. Sue Coleman
  5. Jenni Judson
  6. Hazel T Bridges
  7. Keith Murphy
  8. Robert Clive
  9. Derek Harbottle
  10. Martin S Pearson
  11. Roger W Haynes
  12. Malcolm Barnes

Conducted by Hazel T Bridges.

Rung by members of the Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association Management Committee after the meeting to approve the 2014 accounts.

First on twelve bells: 5


187. Sunday, 25th January 2015
Abbey Church of Ss Peter & Paul, Bath, Somerset (10, 33-0-25 in C; anti-clockwise)

1260 changes of Grandsire Doubles in 45 minutes.

  1. Valerie Duff
  2. Martin S Pearson
  3. William Willans
  4. Phillip A Butler
  5. Matthew J Butler
  6. Maggie F Willans

Conducted by William Willans.

Rung on the front six (tenor 10-3-12 in G) for evening service.

Ten different extents.

First Quarter Peal at the first attempt: 1


188. Sunday, 1st February 2015
St John the Baptist, Keynsham, Somerset (8, 24-3-27 in D)

1260 changes of Grandsire Triples in 47 minutes.

  1. June C Curry
  2. Hazel G L Spence
  3. Heather C Banyard
  4. Gillian H Greef
  5. Nicholas C Field
  6. Andrew H Ball
  7. Martin S Pearson
  8. Christopher P Greef

Conducted by Martin S Pearson.

Composed by Michael Hurst.

For Choral Evensong on Candlemas, in celebration of the consecration of Revd Libby Lane as Bishop of Stockport, the first woman bishop in the history of the Church of England, at York Minster on 26th January 2015.
Also in memory of Bristol Rural Branch Press Officer Sue Anna Elizabeth Liebow who passed away on 17th January.

First on eight bells: 1
First in method: 2
50th on the bells: 7


189. Saturday, 7th February 2015
St Peter, Dyrham, Gloucestershire (6, 14¾ cwt in F#)

1260 changes of Grandsire Doubles in 47 minutes.

  1. Antony P J Gay
  2. Mary S York
  3. Lucy A Bailey
  4. David J Clark
  5. Martin S Pearson
  6. David I Lee

Conducted by Martin S Pearson.

In memory of Bristol Rural Branch Press Officer Sue Anna Elizabeth Liebow whose funeral was yesterday.


190. Sunday, 15th February 2015
St John the Baptist, Keynsham, Somerset (8, 24-3-27 in D)

1260 changes of Grandsire Triples in 49 minutes.

  1. Andrew H Ball
  2. Nicholas W Bowden
  3. Teresa J Humphrey
  4. Nicholas C Field
  5. Roger W Haynes
  6. Thomas G A Wareing
  7. Martin S Pearson

Conducted by Martin S Pearson.

Composed by Michael Hurst.

For the Living Water service on Evolution Weekend.
Celebrating Nicki & Kevin Lang's first wedding anniversary.

Rung omitting the 2nd bell.