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 – 271 to 274

271. Saturday, 30th March 2019
Christ Church, Walcot, Bath, Somerset (8, 13-0-04 in G)

1260 changes of Plain Bob Triples in 48 minutes.

  1. Hazel G L Spence
  2. Julie Perkins
  3. William Willans
  4. Martin S Pearson
  5. Karen Tyler
  6. Michael W Day
  7. Maggie F Willans
  8. Michael Brett

Conducted by William Willans.

Celebrating the Golden Wedding Anniversary of John and Djemila, the Lord and Lady Cope of Berkeley.

First inside: 2


272. Saturday, 29th June 2019
Christ Church, Walcot, Bath, Somerset (8, 13-0-04 in G)

1288 changes of Grandsire Triples in 48½ minutes.

  1. Julie Perkins
  2. Hazel G L Spence
  3. Martin S Pearson
  4. Maggie F Willans
  5. Michael W Day
  6. Karen Tyler
  7. William Willans
  8. Michael Brett

Conducted by William Willans.

Composed by William Willans.

Celebrating the 80th Birthday of Michael Brett, belatedly; with prevenient good wishes to Ian Hay Davison for his 88th Birthday tomorrow.


273. Sunday, 19th January 2020
St John the Baptist, Keynsham, Somerset (8, 24-3-27 in D)

1260 changes of Plain Bob Triples in 49 minutes.

  1. Nicholas Bond
  2. Julie Perkins
  3. Gillian H Greef
  4. William Willans
  5. Edric W Broom
  6. Alison M Holliday
  7. Martin S Pearson
  8. Sarah J Quintin

Conducted by Martin S Pearson.

Celebrating 750 years since the founding of the church of St John the Baptist in Keynsham.

Rung prior to the Songs of Praise Service at the launch of the 750th Anniversary Year celebrations.

First on eight bells: 1


274. Saturday, 29th February 2020
Christ Church, Walcot, Bath, Somerset (8, 13-0-04 in G)

1288 changes of Grandsire Triples in 49 minutes.

  1. Philippa Turner
  2. Michael W Day
  3. Hazel G L Spence
  4. Maggie F Willans
  5. Martin S Pearson
  6. Karen Tyler
  7. William Willans
  8. Michael Brett

Conducted by William Willans.

Composed by William Willans.

A tribute to the memory of R James Cook, valued supporter of ringing at Christ Church.