It’s been a different month as far as Bell Ringing is concerned.
The bells were silent for two weeks on both practice nights and Sunday mornings due to the performance of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe which was a truly amazing performance, congratulations to all those involved.
Richard and Gill Loyd were part of the Old North Berks Branch (ONB) team of 10 ringers who took part in the Guild’s 10 bell striking competition. The team were placed 1st and will take part in the national competition in May 2018 a first for ONB! Many congratulations.
We now head to the festive season, do listen out for the bells. We will be ringing for the Carol Service, Midnight Service on Christmas Eve and again on Christmas Morning.
As has become tradition on Boxing Day Morning a team of 8 ringers will attempt a ¼ peal. This year it will be in memory of Mr William Dent who died recently (he would have been 106 yrs. this Christmas). The end of 2017 will hear the bells ring out the old and ring in the New Year.
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.