BELL RINGING NEWS FROM BLEWBURY TOWER

February 1, 2018

We hope that you enjoyed hearing the bells over the festive season and in particular the Quarter Peal rung on Boxing day. We rang out the old year and rang in the new and now we are almost half way through January!

2018 will see the centenary of the end of World War One. It is known that at least 1400 bell ringers lost their lives in that conflict and there is a nationwide campaign to recruit at least 1400 new ringers before Armistice Day 11/11/18. Blewbury is ‘doing its bit’ we have four new younger ringers; three have been ringing for a while and are doing incredibly well and our newest recruit started 12/1/18.

Ringing is a social activity and by the time this goes to press we will have had an outing where all the bells in the Benefice were rung on the same day. More about this next month. As always visitors are always welcome to our practice evenings on a Friday 8 – 9.30pm.