We have a new curate starting at Norbury Parish Church in a couple of weeks and therefore plan to ring a quarter-peal to welcome him to the church.

Listen out for the bells before evensong on Sunday 11 July!

Thursday 24th June – no practice!

Due to the England football match occurring at the same time, we have cancelled this week’s practice due to a lack of numbers.

Everything will be back to normal next week (1st July)

Norbury come second in striking competition!

The annual “6-bell” competition within the area was held at Disley last Saturday and the Norbury band came a very close second to the winners (Macclesfield) with only a single fault separating the results. Nine bands took part in all making the result very pleasing indeed!

Quarter Peal rung to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Norbury Mother’s Union Evening Group

This was rung in 37 minutes by the band below:

1250 Yorkshire Surprise Major

1 Joyce Gardner

2 Stephen Hughes

3 Rebecca Glen

4 Peter Broadbent

5 Alan McFall

6 Simeon W Farrington (C)

7 Rorick Houghton

8 Geoffrey R Gardner

Notice: visiting band on Mayday

If you’re wondering why the bells are ringing between 9:30 and 10:15 on Mayday (May 3rd), we’ve got a visiting band from the Wirral on a tour of this area and they’re starting off at Norbury.

No practice in Holy Week

As you may be aware, this week is Holy Week and it is traditional that church bells fall silent during this period. Thursday, the day of our normal practice also happens to be Maundy Thursday. Therefore there will be no practice this week although service ringing will be as normal on Easter Sunday (11th April).

Peal Scored!

This evening we completed a Peal of “Plain Bob Major” consisting of 5056 changes (rows of of the bells ringing) taking 2 hours 43 minutes. The band was:

1 C Paul Cheshire

2 Claire Bennett (first peal)

3 Stephen Hughes (1st in method)

4 Simeon W Farrington

5 Rebecca Glen (1st for association)

6 Angela Gardner (1st in method)

7 Geoffrey R Gardner (C)

8 Trevor W Marchbank

Thursday 12th February – practice is cancelled!

We are ringing a “peal” on Thursday evening which will start at 6pm and last for approximately 3 hours. Therefore, we have cancelled this week’s practice to make room for this.

Saturday 31st January 2004 – a tour!

Along with friends, we’re off to visit a few towers at the end of January. If you can ring and would like to join us, click here for the tour sheet. Hopefully it will be a grand day out!

Looking for something new for 2004?

So Christmas has gone by for another year and all the decorations are down and routines are back to normal.

You’ve heard the church bells ringing, but have you ever thought of having a go? Maybe you’re looking for something new to try; something fun, challenging and social?

It’s a new year – why not try a new hobby for 2004!

Interested? Click here for details about getting in touch!