Visiting ringers - 22nd July 2017

Members of the Welsh Colleges Society of Ringers attempted to ring quarter peals at all four town centre churches on Saturday 22nd July 2017 but were only partially successful. The attempts at St Giles in the morning and at St Peter's after lunch failed, but 1296 Little Bob Royal was rung at All Saints just before lunch and the final attempt at Holy Sepulchre resulted in 1260 Grandsire Triples being rung.

May's fourth Wednesday practice

Normally the fourth Wednesday's practices are at St Peter's in Marefair. In May however the local theatre group who use the church for their public performances are performing in the church during the week commencing 22nd May so the Northampton Ringers Society practice on 24th May cannot take place there. Instead arrangements have been made for the Society to visit St Mary, Dallington, between 7pm and 9pm.

Holy Week 2017

As is customary there will be no Northampton Ringers Society practice during Holy Week. Members will meet, however, at the Balti King restaurant in Earl Street, Northampton on Wednesday 12th April to have a meal together. All are welcome, and anyone wishing to attend should contact Giles Willson on 07732 331468 or

Peterborough Diocesan Guild news

At its Annual General meeting on 28th January at St Luke's church in Duston, Northampton, the Northampton Branch of the Peterborough Diocesan Guild appointed five Northampton Ringers Society members to its team of officers. These were Karen Dunn as Treasurer, Giles Willson as Ringing Master, Robin Hickmott as Deputy Ringing Master, Nick Chatt as Steward and Jennie Paul as the Publicity Officer.

The Guild will be holding its monthly 10 bell practice at All Saints on 11th March with ringing taking place between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

Christmas Day ringing

It is pleasing to be able to report that members of the Northampton Ringers Society on Christmas Day rang the bells of the Town Centre churches where there were morning services. Members taking part were Stephen and Helen Hayward, Giles Willson, Marian Johnson, Shirley Jones, Ray Starmer, Nick Chatt, Nick Parsons and Graham Paul.

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