The Bells were installed at St. Giles during 2012. The band of St. Giles ringers, all novices when we started in October 2011, practised under the guidance of experienced local ringers.
|We ring each Sunday morning from 9.30 to 10.00am and for one
Sunday evening Service per month, usually after a Sunday
afternoon ringing practice.
If anyone is interested in finding out more about bell ringing and/or would like to have a go they should contact Nick Wilkins on 01689 830844 firstname.lastname@example.org
See also Installing the St. Giles Bells.
Peal rung on 14th March 2017Those within earshot of the bells at St Giles on 14th March might have noted that we were ringing for a couple of hours. A full peal was successfully rung.
Kent County Association Farnborough, Kent St Giles the Abbot Tuesday, 14 March 2017 in 2h 24m (2–2–26 in E) 5040
|Plain Bob Minor Seven extents with seven different
The ringers were:
1 Catherine M Lewis
2 Caroline S L Levy-Cooper
3 Jacqueline M Barlow
4 Steve Newlands
5 Thomas M Barlow
6 Nicholas Wilkins (C)
First Bob Minor - 2. First Minor - 4.
Peal rung on 24th January 2017Society of Royal Cumberland Youths Farnborough, Kent St Giles the Abbot Tuesday, 24 January 2017 in 2hrs 19min (2–2–26 in E) 5040 Surprise Minor 1) Ipswich 2) Wells 3) London 4) Norwich 5) Beverley 6) Surfleet 7) Cambridge
The Ringers were:
1 Catherine M Lewis
2 Nicholas Wilkins
3 Thomas M Barlow
4 Jacqueline M Barlow
5 Ronald F Diserens
6 Paul J Flavell (C)
300th peal as conductor
We look forward to training some new ringers who have expressed an interest in ‘learning the ropes’ and there is room to accommodate anyone else who is interested.
A peal is the name given to a specific type of performance of change
ringers. The precise definition of a peal has changed considerably
over the years. Currently, for a performance to be recognised as a
peal by the Central Council for Church Bell Ringers it must consist
of sufficient changes (at least 5040 changes on up to seven working
bells or 5000 changes on higher numbers), meet a number of other
criteria (collectively referred to as the decisions), and be
published in The Ringing World.
More About Ringing Peals
On typical tower bells a peal takes around three hours to ring; the precise length depends on factors including the exact number of changes and the weight of the bells.
At St. Giles the duration is customarily a bit less than this due to the light weight of the bells.
Please contact Nick Wilkins (Tower Captain) email@example.com
Farnborough host County
Farnborough hosted this change ringing competition on Saturday 24th
The competition was won by the team from Chelsfield, representing
the Lewisham District, and the team was captained by
our own Nick Wilkins.
6-bell Striking Competition
Nick also organised the competition, but assures me that this did not influence the result.
Tower Captain: Nick Wilkins
Deputy Tower Captain: Ros Scarlett Secretary: Ros Scarlett
Treasurer: Carl Scarlett
Publicity Officer: Jacqui Moore
Joint Steeple Keepers: James Rodgers and Carl Scarlett
St. Giles Ringers:
Nick Wilkins; Carl, Ros, Adam and Helen Scarlett; James Rodgers; Jacqui and Alex Moore;
Lesley Barclay; Anne Taylor & Paul Younger.