Easter Day 2018

It is pleasing to be able to record that all the bells at the Town Centre churches with morning services, All Saints, Holy Sepulchre and St Giles, were rung on Easter Day. Fifteen Northampton Ringers Society members took part.

Christmas Day ringing 2017

Northampton Ringers Society members ensured that the bells at the three town centre churches having services during Christmas morning were rung before the services. The front six bells at St Giles and All Saints and the back six bells at Holy Sepulchre were rung. Four ringers - Shirley Jones, Nick Parsons, Robin Hickmott and Graham Paul - rang for all the services and Helen Hayward, Steve Hayward, Marian Johnson, Giles Willson, Barbara Starmer, Ray Starmer and Charles Hobson, a regular visitor from Tarporley in Cheshire, also rang at one or more of the churches.

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.

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