There is no ringing in Southampton now until the new year.
The nature of our local band is that most of us go away from Southampton to see family or friends over the festive period meaning we rarely have enough remaining ringers in the city for sessions to go ahead.
The next ringing with be Sunday 7th January at Bitterne Park.
The next practice will be Monday 8th January at St Mike’s.
On behalf of the SCR committee, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
Vice-Master and Steeple Keeper.
The Southampton City Ringers and friends marked St George’s day today with two quarter peals successfully scored in the city.
1282 Cambridge Surprise Royal was rung at St Michael’s first followed by 1280 Bristol Surprise Royal at St Mary’s afterwards.
Both quarter peals can be viewed on BellBoard;
St Michael’s – http://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=1169932
St Mary’s – http://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=1169898
Well done to all those who took part in marking this special day!
All of the Southampton towers rang out today to mark the official 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 5 quarter peals were successful scored (out of 5 attempted) and there was a fantastic standard of ringing all day.
The successful quarter peals
Quarter Peal 1 – Grandsire Caters at Bitterne Park
Quarter Peal 2 – Plain Bob Caters at St Mary’s
Quarter Peal 3 – Bristol Surprise Major at St Michael’s
Quarter Peal 4 – Doubles at St Barnabas, Lodge Road
Quarter Peal 5 – Yorkshire Surprise Major at North Stoneham
Congratulations to all those who took part and special congratulations to Kristian/Oliver who called their firsts of Bob Caters and Major respectively, to Pip for first of Bristol and Yorkshire, and to Mike for first on 10.
A thoroughly enjoyable day celebrating the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Information regarding peal attempts is now available to view on the website.
Details can be found HERE
It is with great pleasure that I can formally announce that the restrictions on ringing at St Mary’s Southampton have now been lifted following the successful installation of sound control last summer. We have worked with environmental health to come to an agreement with which they are happy.
St Mary’s are now available anytime between the hours of 9am and 9pm.
We are permitted up to 4 hours of continuous ringing per day, with an additional 4 hour slot permitted on Saturdays.
This is good for peal bands, and means we are allowed one peal per day during the hours of 9am and 9pm, and allowed two peals each Saturday.
We really do welcome requests for bells. Obviously all requests will still need to be approved by the church, but they are in agreement of the new schedule.
The peal fees have also been changed to fit in with the new availability, such that the fee is now just £5 per rope, regardless of how many bells you ring (the old £50 set fee has gone).
If anyone wishes to book the bells you can make a request through the website or send me a message and I’ll provide the email address of the secretary.
Vice-Master and Steeple Keeper
Southampton City Ringers
Details and photos of all peal boards that are hung in St Michael’s and St Mary’s churches in Southampton are now available to view on the website.
They can be found in the following locations (click heading to be taken there)
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