Tercentenary of Fabian Stedman's death
Fabian Stedman is probably the most famous ringer and he had an enormous influence on the development
of change ringing by publishing the first books on the subject. He was buried on 16th November 1713.
The Central Council encouraged all ringers to mark this anniversary by ringing on or as close
as possible to Saturday 16th November 2013, and to use the event to seek as much publicity as
possible for their ringing, for local bands and for ringing in general.
We made available several resources to promote this event: see
and Publicity below.
After the event we reviewed how successful ringers had been, both by
ringing for it and in generating publicity for it: see
Stedman tercentenary ringing - how did we do?
You are encouraged to ring Stedman if possible, but if not then please ring any other method you
If you are ringing a peal or a quarter peal there are many standard compositions
available, and some of special length have been produced:
If you would like to ring a Date Touch back-dated to Stedman's death, see:
If you want a shorter length, see:
If you know of other compositions that you think would be helpful to other ringers please send them
to email@example.com so they can be added to the collection.
The Central Council will be publicising this event nationally. Please help by publicising it locally,
in your parish, local community, local press, local radio, etc.
You may re-use or refer to any of the publicity material on this site, including:
Please share your plans
If you are planning to do something special for this occasion, especially if it might be of wider
interest, please let us know so we can refer to it in national publicity.