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.

Songs of Praise at All Saints

In connection with the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana Princess of Wales, a Songs of Praise service was filmed at All Saints during the evening of Sunday 6th August. At the request of the church authorities the bells were rung by members of the Northampton Ringers Society while the congregation assembled, the band comprising Bridget Paul, Graham Paul, Alan Paul, Jennie Paul, Colin Sampson, Debbie Sampson, Colin Brown, Giles Willson, Nick Parsons and Robin Hickmott. Two call change touches were rung with Jennie Paul conducting.

Visiting ringers on Saturday August 12th 2017

A number of members of the Ancient Society of College Youths now living abroad will be touring the UK during August, staying in Towcester between 9th and 13th. On Saturday 12th they will be spending the day in Northampton ringing at St Giles between 9.30am and 10.45am, at All Saints between 11am and 12.15pm and at Holy Sepulchre between 3pm and 4.30pm.

Service ringing during August 2017

As is customary there will be no service ringing at any of the town centre churches during August.

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