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 – 201 to 210

201. Wednesday, 27th May 2015
St Matthew, Widcombe, Bath, Somerset (6, 12 cwt in F#)

1380 changes of Plain Bob Minor in 48 minutes.

  1. Helen Button
  2. Roger C Button
  3. Sarah J Quintin
  4. Nicholas C Field
  5. Richard F Curry
  6. Martin S Pearson

Conducted by Martin S Pearson.

Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the foundation of the Bath & Wells Diocesan Association of Change Ringers on 31st May 1890.

Part of the Association's Quarter Peal Month.


202. Saturday, 30th May 2015
All Saints, Corston, Somerset (8, 9-2-25 in Ab)

1260 changes of Stedman Doubles in 44 minutes.

  1. Nicola J Lang
  2. Sheila C Matthews
  3. Nicholas C Field
  4. Robert Perry
  5. Martin S Pearson
  6. Sarah D Foster

Conducted by Robert Perry.

Rung after the wedding of Catherine Alford and Richard Medley.

Also celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the foundation of the Bath & Wells Diocesan Association of Change Ringers, and rung as part of the Association's Quarter Peal Month.

Ten different extents.

First of Stedman: 3


203. Sunday, 21st June 2015
St John the Baptist, Keynsham, Somerset (8, 24-3-27 in D)

1260 changes of Plain Bob Minor in 47½ minutes.

  1. William J Liebow
  2. Sheila C Matthews
  3. Lucy A Bailey
  4. David J Clark
  5. Robert T A Goodwin
  6. Martin S Pearson

Conducted by Martin S Pearson.

For the Living Water service on Father's Day.

Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, won by the Seventh Coalition against Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France on 18th June 1815.

First of Minor: 5


204. Monday, 22nd June 2015
Abbey Church of Ss Peter & Paul, Bath, Somerset (10, 33-0-25 in C; anti-clockwise)

1288 changes of Grandsire Triples in 53½ minutes.

  1. Clare Homfray
  2. Richard W Sweet
  3. William Willans
  4. John J Bissell
  5. Matthew J Butler
  6. Thomas G A Wareing
  7. Martin S Pearson
  8. Maggie F Willans

Conducted by Martin S Pearson.

Composed by R William Willans.

In lieu of practice.

First on an anti-clockwise ring: 1, 4 and as Conductor


205. Sunday, 5th July 2015
Christ Church, Walcot, Bath, Somerset (8, 13-0-04 in G)

1260 changes of Grandsire Doubles in 46 minutes.

  1. Barry R P Quintin
  2. Hazel G L Spence
  3. William Willans
  4. Karen Tyler
  5. Martin S Pearson
  6. Ian Hay Davison

Conducted by William Willans.

For Choral Evensong.

First away from cover: 1


206. Sunday, 19th July 2015
St John the Baptist, Keynsham, Somerset (8, 24-3-27 in D)

1260 changes of St John the Baptist Bob Triples in 48 minutes.

  1. Julia L Crane
  2. Nicholas C Field
  3. Sheila C Matthews
  4. Stephen J Crane
  5. Sarah J Quintin
  6. Alan J Coombs
  7. Martin S Pearson
  8. Adam Mead

Conducted by Martin S Pearson.

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the foundation of Keynsham & Saltford Local History Society.
A 32nd Birthday compliment to the Conductor for 21st July.

First blows in method: 2, 4 & 6
First Quarter Peal in method for all.


207. Sunday, 19th July 2015
St Margaret, Queen Charlton, Somerset (6, 7-1-18 in Ab)

1260 changes of St Margaret Doubles in 43 minutes.

  1. Alan J Coombs
  2. Sarah J Quintin
  3. Sheila C Matthews
  4. Nicholas C Field
  5. Martin S Pearson
  6. Robert T A Goodwin

Conducted by Martin S Pearson.

For the Patronal Festival, celebrating the Feast Day of St Margaret the Virgin-Martyr of Antioch, Patron Saint of childbirth, nurses and exiles.
A 32nd Birthday compliment to the Conductor for 21st July.

First blows in variation: 2, 3 & 4


208. Saturday, 25th July 2015
St James, Mangotsfield, Gloucestershire (8, 7-1-16 in B)

1260 changes of St James Bob Doubles in 42 minutes.

  1. Angela S Robb
  2. Martin S Pearson
  3. William J Liebow
  4. David J Clark
  5. Alan J Coombs
  6. Clive Stallard

Conducted by Alan J Coombs.

Rung to celebrate the Patronal Feast Day of St James, Patron Saint of labourers, chemists, soldiers, and rheumatism/arthritis.

First touch in method for all.


209. Saturday, 8th August 2015
All Saints, Corston, Somerset (8, 9-2-25 in Ab)

1260 changes of Plain Bob Minor in 44 minutes.

  1. Nicola J Lang
  2. Sonia G Field
  3. Nicholas C Field
  4. Robert Perry
  5. Martin S Pearson
  6. Matthew J Butler

Conducted by Robert Perry.

First of Minor: 2


210. Wednesday, 9th September 2015
Abbey Church of Ss Peter & Paul, Bath, Somerset (10, 33-0-25 in C; anti-clockwise)

1277 changes of Grandsire Caters in 54 minutes.

  1. William Willans
  2. Nicola J Lang
  3. Richard W Sweet
  4. John J Bissell
  5. Maggie F Willans
  6. Richard F Curry
  7. Martin S Pearson
  8. Edward Goater
  9. Robert Perry
  10. Thomas G A Wareing

Conducted by William Willans.

Composed by Richard F Deal.

Rung to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becoming our longest reigning Monarch.

First of Caters inside: 6