Changes to practices during October 2017

Ringing School due to be held at All Saints this coming Saturday, 7th October, is cancelled.
The normal practices on Wednesday 11th will be at All Saints instead of Holy Sepulchre as no key holder is available to allow entry.
The theatre group has booked the church for the last week of the month so there will be no practice at St Peter's on 25th. Instead a practice has been arranged at St Mary, Dallington.

Maintenance course at All Saints and St Peter's.

A course run under the auspices of the Association of Ringing Teachers and dealing with maintenance of bell installations was held at in Northampton on Saturday 23rd September 2017. The course which lasted for most of the day was held mostly at All Saints but a visit to St Peter's was included. Northampton Ringers Society member, Jennie Paul, led the course which was attended by eleven ringers.

PDG Summer Festival

The Peterborough Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers held its Summer Festival in Northampton on Saturday 16th 2017. In the morning a quarter peal of Plain Bob Caters was rung at All Saints by representatives of each branch. Open ringing took place at St Peter's and Holy Sepulchre during the afternoon before members attending congregated at St Giles for an exhibition, tea, a short meeting and the annual 8 bell striking competition. Members representing the Towcester Branch were declared the winners with a team representing the Northampton Branch being placed third. There was open ringing at All Saints in the evening.

Visiting ringers - 2nd September 2017

A band of ringers from North Buckinghamshire rang in Northampton town centre on Saturday 2nd September. Their programme was as follows: St Giles 10 am to 11 am; All Saints 11.15 am to 12.15 pm; St Peter 1.45 pm to 2.45 pm; Holy Sepulchre 3 pm to 4 pm. They then went to SS Peter & Paul, Abington, ringing between 4.30 pm and 5.30 pm. There seemed to be a number of learner ringers in the party as only call changes were rung on ten bells.

Special practices during August 2017

The special practices for August 2017 will comprise the following:
Aug 2nd - Targeted practice - doubles methods - at All Saints.
Aug 9th - Simulator practice / striking and listening All Saints
Aug 16th - 8 bell team practice St Giles and quarter peal
Aug 23rd - Handbells and theory at Holy Sepulchre.
Aug 30th - Social Bake off and Buffet. Venue to be decided.

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