Merry Christmas from the band

Last Sunday, and after the morning service ringing we decamped for mince-pies, Christmas cake and mulled wine.

Some referred to this as ‘breakfast’ although it was a snack for most!

We turned out to ring for the annual Norbury Christmas Carol Concert in the evening and rang a quarter peal:


1280 Yorkshire Surprise Major

Treble: Joyce Gardner
2: Rebecca Glen
3: Simeon W Farrington-Newman
4: Clive R Calton
5: Angela Gardner
6: Alan McFall
7: Geoffrey R Gardner (C)
Tenor: Andrew C D Mayes


There will be no ringing on Thursday evening being Christmas Eve, however we will ring for the Christmas Day service at 9.45 on Friday morning.

Merry Christmas to you all.

Cometh the Autumn

Well it doesn’t seem that long since the summer, yet next weekend the clocks go back one hour and the nights will continue to draw in. It’s definitely Autumn now.

It has been a while since I posted any news on here so I thought it was time for an update.

The band has been steady throughout the year, with another two learners having reached a high enough standard to be able to ring for services and weddings. As these are our regular ‘public performances’ it is important that the ringing is good.

Three of the band were away in Northampton on a bell ringing trip last weekend where five 10-bell quarter peals were rung. The other 7 ringers were from the Greater Manchester area, or just a little bit further (e.g. Bristol!).

Practice nights tend to be a jolly affair, with a lot of ringing, and more laughing and chatting. It is also around the time when we start to make plans for the ringing around Christmas, as well as the all-important Christmas curry!

If you are interested in what we do or would like to have a go, you are more than welcome to do so. The best thing to do is to send a message from the ‘contact’ page so we can make sure we know to expect you. We practice on Thursday evening 8pm-9.30pm and ring on Sunday mornings at 9.45-10.15am.