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Ecclesfield Church Bell Ringers

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22/12/16 - Malnie's First Quarter Peal

Melanie Siddy, one of our ringers rang her first Quarter Peal this evening at St Leonard's, Wortley.  1260 Plain Bob Doubles in 44 minutes.  This link to Bellboard has all the information and a photo of the band: Bellboard

13/11/16 - Remembrance Ringing

All 10 bells were ringing half-muffled today for the Remembrance Day Morning Service. 

03/11/16 - Peal Rung at Ecclesfield

Members of the YACR rang a Peal today at Ecclesfield.  In 3 hours & 3 minutes they rang 5040 Ulverscroft Surprise Royal.  More information about this peal is on bellboard.

22/10/16 - Ringing Outing to Nottingham

Some of our team joined with other ringers from the Sheffield Branch of the YACR to ring at 5 towers in Nottingham city area.  We went to Clifton St Mary, Clifton Holy Trinity with St Francis, Aspley St Margaret's, Wollaton St Leonard's and Beeston St John the Baptist.

13/08/16 - Visiting Team

We had visitors ringing our bells today.  Around 30 members of the Beverley & District Ringing Society were here from 4.45pm to 5.30pm.  They were on a ringing outing in Sheffield area and had already been to Norton, Ranmoor, St Marie’s Cathedral and Sheffield Cathedral.  Ecclesfield was the last tower of the day.

28/07/16 - Installation of Revd. Tim Gill as Vicar - Quarter Peal

A specially arranged quarter peal was rung immediately before the induction service of Revd. Tim Gill as Vicar of Ecclesfield tonight.  More information on bellboard............

23/07/16 - Ringing in Derbyshire

We joined others from the Sheffield Branch for an afternoon of ringing in Derbyshire.  We rang at 3 churches, Hathersage, Bamford in the Peak and Great Longstone.

21/07/16 - Peal

Members of the Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers rang a peal today.  5040 Damgate Surprise Royal in 3 hours.  More information..............

14/07/16 - Wortley Bells Dedication

Many of our team were at St Leonard's Wortley for their service of blessing and dedication following the work overhauling the bells earlier this year.  We have close links with Wortley team and the evening was a great success.

19/05/16 - Peal

Members of the Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers rang a peal today.  5040 Isleworth Surprise Royal in 3 hours and 1 minute.  More information..........

05/05/16 - Quarter Peal for Ascension Day

A Quarter Peal was rung prior to the Ascension Day Service this evening.  1260 Plain Bob Minor in 43 minutes.  More information......

23/04/16 - Quarter Peal

A Quarter Peal was rung today for St George's Day and the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.  1260 Kennington, April Day & Plain Bob Doubles.  More information............

21/04/16 - Peal and Quarter Peal on Her Majesty's 90th Birthday

The Ecclesfield team rang a Quarter Peal in the evening to celebrate the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen.  1260 Reverse Canterbury and Clifford's Pleasure Doubles.  More information.....

Members of the Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers rang a Peal in the morning also for Her Majesty's 90th Birthday.  5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major.  More information.......

10/04/16 - Quarter Peal

A Quarter Peal was rung today.  It was rung as a 70th birthday compliment to Stuart Armeson and in gratitude for his dedication and patience as Ringing Master at Ecclesfield.  More information and photo on Bellboard.

04/04/16 - Happy Birthday Stuart

Our Ringing Master Stuart Armeson celebrated his 70th birthday today with a Quarter Peal rung at St Mary Magdalene Church in Campsall, Doncaster.   Happy Birthday Stuart.  More information.......
In the photo are the ringers who rang the quarter peal with the Vicar of Campsall.
27/03/16 - Quarter Peal for Easter

A Quarter Peal was rung after the morning service for Easter.  1260 Plain Bob Triples in 48 minutes.  More information.........

26/03/16 - Ringing at Darfield

Some of our team joined in ringing with other members of the YACR Sheffield Branch at All Saints Darfield.  The evening ringing was followed by drinks in The Cross Keys adjacent to the church.

13/03/16 - Peal Sets New Record for the Yorkshire Association

A peal was rung today by members of the Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers.  5040 Spliced Surprise Royal, 126 methods in 3 hours and 21 minutes.  It is the most Surprise Royal methods rung to a peal by YACR members and by all the ringers in the band.  Well done.  More info and photo on  bellboard

27/02/16 - Quarter Peal

A quarter peal was rung this morning.  1260 Plain Bob Doubles in 45 minutes.  It was Oliver Bell's first quarter peal.  Well done Oliver.  More information on Bellboard .

31/01/16 - Quarter PealRung after morning service as a thanksgiving for the life of Joslyn Gittins.

After Morning Service today a Quarter Peal of 1260 Grandsire Caters was rung in 50 minutes as a thanksgiving for the life of Joslyn Gittins.  More information on Bellboard.

23/01/16 - Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers Sheffield Branch Annual General Meeting

Seven of us from Ecclesfield team joined with ringers from Sheffield and Rotherham areas for an afternoon and evening of ringing at the two Cathedrals in Sheffield today for the YACR Sheffield Branch AGM.  The afternoon’s ringing was at St Marie’s Cathedral on the 8 bells cast in 1874 by Mears & Stainbank.  Following the tea and meeting evening ringing was at Sheffield Cathedral(TheCathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul) on the 12 bells cast by Whitechapel Bell Foundry in 1970.

21/01/16 - YACR Peal

Members of the Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers rang a peal at Ecclesfield today.  5040 Moray Firth Surprise Royal in 2 hours and 58 minutes.  More information on Bellboard

19/01/16 - The Weekday Ringing Group
The bells were ringing this morning as members of the Weekday Ringing Group visited to Ecclesfield.  22 people from local towers and some from as far away as Wakefield were in the tower with 8 and 10 bell methods being rung.  Four of our team were taking part and afterwards everyone enjoyed a lunch at the George & Dragon, Wentworth.  Afternoon ringing was on the 6 bells at Holy Trinity, Wentworth

17/01/16 - Quarter Peal
A Quarter Peal was rung today In loving memory of Phyllis May Gledhill.  1260 Doubles consisting of 2 methods (Grandsire and Plain Bob) and 1 variation (April Day).  More information.......

Ringing In The New Year

Keeping with tradition the bells of St Mary’s Ecclesfield rang out the old year for 20 minutes up to 11.55pm . Following a pause during which at precisely midnight our Tenor sounded the 12 strokes the bells rang in the New Year.   Ringing in the New Year with bells is an old tradition which has and still does take place in villages throughout the UK.