A quarter peal is a long length of ringing and must be at least 1250 changes. Quarters are rung to mark special occasions or personal acheivements of ringers, for example a ringer could ring a quarter peal to qualify as a member of the Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers. A quarter peal takes about 45 minutes to ring and we sometimes ring them before the Sunday service.
Both peals and quarter peals are published in the weekly ringers magazine - 'The Ringing World'. The Campanophile website lists performances from towers around the world. Ecclesfield's quarters and peals are listed on the site.
We welcome applications from teams of ringers who want to ring peals or quarter peals at St Mary's. Please contact us by e-mail at: email@example.com to make a booking.
Quarter Peals for You - Say it with Bells
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On Any Number of Bells
We don't have to ring all 10 bells for a quarter peal. 6 bell quarter peals can be rung on either the front 6 bells (1 to 6) or the back 6 bells (5 to 10). 8 bell quarter peals can be rung on the back 8 (3 to 10).
Our Quarter Peals
To avoid you having to scroll down a long list, we are only listing this year's quarters on this page. The previous years quarters can be found by using the links below to the Adobe .pdf files.
- Quarters rung during 2006 and 2007 pdf file 86.5kb
- Quarters rung during 2008 pdf file 94.8kb
- Quarters rung during 2009 pdf file 97.7kb
- Quarters rung during 2010 pdf file 152kb
- Quarters rung during 2011 pdf file 175kb
- Quarters rung during 2012 pdf file 84kb
Recent Quarter Peals - These are the quarter peals rung at St Mary's Ecclesfield during 2013.
|01/01/2013||Plain Bob Minor|
|43 min||To welcome in the New Year||LSSB|
|06/01/2013||Plain Bob Triples|
|48 min||For Epiphany||LSSB|
|Plain Bob Minor|
|45 min||Rung half muffled immediately after the funeral of Phyllis May Gledhill on the bells that bear her family name.||LSSB|
|48 min||Rung in affectionate memory of Barbara Rann||LSSB+1|
Click on the date link to find full details of the quarter peal.
FS= Front Six. BS= Back Six. BE= Back Eight. 10= All 10. VT= Visiting Team. LSSB= Local Sunday Service Band. +1 = 1 visitor
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