11th May 2016

Ideas and plans for Olympic ringing

Where What/When Comments Submitted by
**** PLANNED ****
St Margaret’s, Westminster 9 September, 1230 – MCALDG date touch attempt (2012 Stedman Caters) To celebrate Olympic marathon James White
**** ALREADY RUNG ****
Glasgow 08 June – Ringing Five Rings Triples as the Torch passes Tina Stoecklin
Aberdeen 10 June – Ringing at the Cathedral when the Torch arrives (6.45) Ruth Ogilvie
Dunblane 13 June – Ringing as the Torch passes (10.00 – 10.30) Tina Stoecklin
Knaresborough 19 June – Ringing for Torch Relay Matt Curl
Leeds 25 June – 7.00-7.30, ringing as the Torch leaves Leeds city centre Both churches Barrie Dove
Cornhill 26 June – a.m. Peal of Stedman Cinques for the Olympics. Called by MCA&LDG Master Mike Palmer Stephen Mitchell
Lincoln 27 June – 5.08pm for 12 minutes as Olympic Torch enters the City 63 bells in 20 different locations across the city (the first time all the city’s bells have been heard simultaneously) followed by ringing in 12 towers as the Torch passes each Chris Woodcock
Lincoln 28 June – 7.45am, for Torch departure Cathedral bells ring as the Torch leaves the West front, followed by ringing at towers on its route out Chris Woodcock
Chesterfield 29 June – Plain Course of Five Rings Triples To welcome the Olympic Torch to the Borough of Chesterfield. Andrew E Hall
Thatcham 11 July, 10.15 quarter peal of Grandsire Triples ringing when Olympic Torch passes 10.31 Tony Smith
Bletchingley 19 July, quarter peal starting ~6.30pm In anticipation of Torch passing the next day Ed Muller
Bletchingley 20 July, 1.15-1.55 general ringing & 2.15 quarter peal Before the Torch passes the tower, and afterwards while villagers make their way to Sports Day. Ringers will watch the Torch pass from the top of the tower! Ed Muller
Guildford Cathedral 20 July, quarter peal to celebrate the Olympic Torch coming to Guildford Chris Rogers
Kingston upon Thames 24 July, 08.30 – quarter peal as the Olympic Torch passed by. Kate Flavell
Richmond 24 July, – Rang all 8 bells for 30 minutes as the Olympic Torch passed by. Jackie Harrison
Thurcaston 25 July, 6.30pm start – Quarter of Cambridge Surprise Major Peter Hunt
Islington, St Mary 25 July, 8.20am – rang call changes as the torch went past this morning Jo Barton
**** FRIDAY 27 JULY **** ***** 0800 to Noon *****
Aberdeen (St Machar) 27 July, 8.12am – Ringing on all bells Ruth Ogilvie
Aughton, Lancs 27 July, 8.12am – Rang Five Rings Doubles Gold medals were awarded to (from left to right) Jean Massey, Tower Captain Brenda Garrett, Pat Richardson, Judith Bristow, Peter Devine and Betty Underwood. Betty Underwood
Badby 27 July – 8.12, 3 minutes ringing Geoff Pullin
Balsham 27 July, 8.12am – Ringing all six bells Mike Leeson
Berkhamsted 27 July, ringing from 8.00 to 8:15am Helen Ruberry
Bletchingley 27 July, 8.00 or 8.10am TBD Ed Muller
Brasted 27 July, 8.00am, General ringing Including ringers aged 8 to 88. Followed by breakfast and further ringing at Farnborough Catherine Lewis
Brecon St Mary’s 27 July, 8.12am – Firing & call changes Invitation for public to chime afterwards Paul Johnson
Brecon Cathedral 27 July, 8.12-8.15am – Dean chiming Treble Paul Johnson
Bridgwater 27 July, 8.00-8.15am – Call changes Followed by breakfast Margaret Lee
Burnham 27 July – performances at 8.12am, 12.00pm & 4.00pm Open invitation for public to experience ringing of tower and handbells (5 octave set) throughout the day Cliff Blundell
Burton on Trent 27 July, 8.12am-8.15am – ringing Julia Elliott
Burwell 27 July – 8.12am taking part in ‘All the Bells’ Brenda Wilson
Calne, Wilts 27 July – 8.12-8.15 chiming, with non-ringers invited to take part under supervision Andrew Woolley
Carhampton 27 July – Tower bell ringing from 8.12am Congregation and villagers invited to ring any kinds of bells, including the handbells, with coffee afterwards Susan Mew
Chalfont St Peter 27 July – general ringing from 8.12 to 8.15 Val Robbins
Cheddington 27 July, 8.12-8.15am – Chiming Bells out of action but chiming frame reconnected Richard Booth
Chesterton 27 July – ringing the bells down from 8.12 – 8.15 Barbara Le Gallez
Belper 27 July, chiming for All the Bells = Congregation and friends invited to join in. Hand bells will also be available. Gill Hughes
Dunblane 27 July, 8.12am – Bells chimed with Ellacombe apparatus Ruth Ogilvie
Dunkeld 27 July, 8.12am – Bells chimed with Ellacombe apparatus Ruth Ogilvie
Easton-in-Gordano 27 July 08.12am – A touch of Grandsire Doubles Richard Humphries
Ecclesfield 27 July – Ringing for ‘All the Bells’ Phil Hirst
Enfield 27 July, – 8.12 – ringing for a few minutes John Allan
Essendon 27 July, 8.00-8.15am – ringing Paula Marshall
East Leake 27 July, 8.00-8.15am – ringing John Cooper
Faringdon 27 July – 8am Rounds & firing Jon Chamberlain
Fladbury 27 July – 8.12 bells ringing, 16th C Sanctus bell chimed, church’s handbells rung, villagers invited to bring own bells to ring in the churchyard Followed by breakfast: Coffee and Croissants, Tea and Toast and Bucks Fizz Pearl Gibson
Fulham 27 July, 8.12am – 10 bells pulled off to 10 mins ringing for “All the Bells” Eddie Hartley
Fulham 27 July, 10.20am – Approx 30 mins General ringing as Olympic Torch flotilla sailed past the church on way downstream to Tower Bridge. Eddie Hartley
Glasgow 27 July, 8.12am – Ringing on all bells Ruth Ogilvie
Goldsborough 27 July (morning), bells open for members of public to chime Derrick McRobert
Henham 27 July, 8.12-8.15am – Villagers invited to come and chime Ground floor ring. Bacon rolls and coffee after the ringing Liz Griffith-Jones
Higham Ferrers 27 July, Ringing for ‘the three specified minutes (and a little more besides!)’ Bob Dennis
Highworth 27 July, 8.12-8.15 am – 815am rounds and call changes Helen Weaver
Hurstpierpoint 27 July 8.12 a.m. Ringing for “All the Bells” Local primary school children currently being taught to handle a bell ready to ring in Rounds specially for the Olympics. John Norris
Inverness 27 July, 8.12am – Bells chimed with Ellacombe apparatus (TBC) Ruth Ogilvie
Isleham, Cambridgeshire 27 July – At least 3 minutes’ ringing from 8.12am for the ‘All the Bells’ project We plan to start at the precise time, but then continue for 20 or 30 minutes. We will probably ring call changes to include as wide a range of abilities as possible; beginners welcome. Ruth Ogden
Islington, S James Prebend St 27 July, 8.12am – Ringing Hopefully accompanied by local residents & cycling commuters clanging and banging things outside on the green. Jo Barton
Knaresborough 27 July – Inviting non-ringers to chime for ‘All the Bells’ Organising an associated training evening, and hoping to spark interest in proper ringing Matt Curl
Knaresborough 27 July (morning), bells open for members of public to chime Derrick McRobert
Landbeach 27 July – Chiming from 8:12 – 8:15 am , and Villagers invited to chime between 3 & 4pm Aim to get people thinking: “BELLS ARE FUN AND I WANT TO JOIN IN” Barbara Le Gallez
Leckhampton 27 July – 8.12-8.15am ringing Stuart Tomlinson
Little Eversden 27 July, 08.12-08.15am – Chiming Less certain plans to ring handbells at the same time Clive Dalton
Little Paxton 27 July – Ringing from 8.00 – 8.30am New band ringing bells that were silent for 90 years Debbie Ellis
Margaret Street (All Saints) 27 July, 8.12-8.15am – Ringing the two bells Fr. John Pritchard
Marsworth 27 July, General Ringing approx 8.10-8.20am & quarter peal starting 7.30pm Probably Winchendon Place Doubles Richard Booth
Melbourne, Australia (St James Catholic Church) 27 July, 5.12pm (local time) for 3 minutes We think the idea of having bells rung for such an occasion is a splendid one, and are looking forward to ringing our bells for you Pat Cole
Melbourne, (the original one, in Derbyshire) 27 July, 8.12 rounds on 10 for 3 minutes Peter Trotman
Milverton 27 July, 8.12-8.15 – World premiere of “Olympic Five Rings” Being an arrangement of rounds, firing, backrounds, queens and a new sequence “going away”. The piece is a musical interpretation of the Opening Ceremony. Keith Beale
Norwich 27 July – 8.12 (3 mins) & 7.30 (quarter peal) Faith Pearce
Pershore Abbey 27 July (All the Bells) – Swing chiming different combinations It will either sound good or turn into a cacophony (for which I apologise to those who live close by) Stuart Piper
Pinner 27 July – 8.12 (3 mins) Chris Lomax
Pleshey 27 July – 3 Minutes at 8.12am Looking forward to taking part in “All the bells”. Any media enquiries to Lynne Zwink (email) or 01245 231256 Lynne Zwink
Ranmoor 27 July, 8.12am – Chiming all ten bells by local ringers and friends Elaine
Reading 27 July, 8.00-9.30am, Open ringing including Five Rings Triples, and some handbell ringing outside the tower Local radio reporter will be present. Breakfast afterwards Pete Ellis
Rempstone 27 July 8.12-8.15am – Ringing John Cooper
Richmond 27 July 8.00-8.10am – Ringing Jackie Harrison
Shrawley 27 July – 8.12am: chiming / ringing part way up Villagers invited to ‘bring your own bell’ at 7.45 to join in. Breakfast afterwards John Westwood
Stirling 27 July, 8.12am – Bells chimed with Ellacombe apparatus Ruth Ogilvie
Stoke Poges 27 July, 8 – Bells rung for 20 minutes Peter H Mackie
Stretham, Cambs 27 July – 08.12 – 08.15 Rounds and call changes. 15.00 – 16.00 Tower open for village residents, especially the children, to chime a bell for their own ‘Olympic Ring’. Ringing by novice band recruited from scratch since June 2011. No ringing previously for several years. Using opportunity to raise awareness of church bell ringing locally and stimulate interest from potential new learners. Peter Binns
Swaffham Prior 27 July – Three minutes’ ringing from 08.12 to 08.15 Alastair Everitt
Tamworth 27 July – 8.12 ringing for ‘All the Bells’ Andrew Else
Thatcham 27 July, 08.12 – course of Five Rings Triples, then quarter peal of St Simons Triples Tony Smith
Thurcaston 27 July, 8.12 half hour’s ringing Peter Hunt
Tolleshunt D’Arcy 27 July, morning – 3 minutes ringing Maggie Reed
Tortworth 27 July, 8.12am – 3 mins chiming + 10 mins more (TBC) Followed by breakfast at the newly opened Farmer’s Table at Tortworth Estate Farm Shop Fen Marshall
Walton-on-Thames 27 July, 8.12am – Chiming for 3 minutes Residents of surrounding flats invited to take part, with coffee and croissants after, and a certificate of participation Hilary Brooks
Wedmore 27 July – 8.00am to 10.00am, 8 bells will be open to ALL to chime Also in the evening, along with games, food, beer and a big screen TV in church showing the opening ceremony Barrie Hendry
Westmill, Herts 27 July – 10 minutes call changes at 8.00am Inviting all parishioners (269) for early morning coffee after ringing, with photos for historic purposes Michael Thoday
Westonzoyland 27 July, 8:00am – Call changes on the back five bells To signify the five Olympic rings John Hallett
Winchcombe 27 July, from 8.10am – Five Rings Triples Clare Pritchard
Wolvercote, Oxon 27 July – 3 minutes ringing at 8am 3 minutes isn’t long … but enough to mark the event. More importantly we’re having a ‘ringers breakfast’ in the parish room afterwards! Jonathan Beale
Whimple, Devon 27 July – Invite a member of the village’s sports teams to chime the bells for 3 minutes under supervision. Then later in the day 23-30 minutes ringing, possibly Five Rings Doubles. Consultation and practice needed. Hoping for cricket, football, tennis, short mat bowls, marathon/running, cycling and horse riding, … Roger Algate
Whitstable 27 July, 8.12am – Bells will be rung Derek Chatfield
Wimborne 27 July – 8.00-8.20am Hilary Child
Witley, Surrey 27 July, 8.12am – Bells were rung for about 5 minutes. Chris Rogers
Writtle 27 July, 8.00am Firing & Rounds, 8.10-8.20am – Call changes Andrew Brewster
**** Friday July 27 **** ***** AFTERNOON & EVENING *****
Burnham 27 July – performances at 8.12am, 12.00pm & 4.00pm Open invitation for public to experience ringing of tower and handbells (5 octave set) throughout the day Cliff Blundell
Dunkeld 27 July – Quarter peal Ruth Ogilvie
Edinburgh (St Georges) 27 July – Quarter peal Ruth Ogilvie
Knaresborough 27 July – Five Rings Triples Matt Curl
St Andrews 27 July – Quarter peal (TBC) Ruth Ogilvie
Sampford Brett 27 July – Quarter peal starting 10.00 Martin Blazey
Dunblane 27 July – Quarter peal at 12.30 Tina Stoecklin
Wirksworth 27 July, 2pm – Five Rings Triples ‘5 Rings at 5 Rings’, towers from each Derby DA District Gill Hughes
Belper 27 July, 3pm – Five Rings Triples ‘5 Rings at 5 Rings’, towers from each Derby DA District Gill Hughes
Duffield 27 July, 3.45pm – Five Rings Triples ‘5 Rings at 5 Rings’, towers from each Derby DA District Gill Hughes
Ilkeston 27 July, 5pm – Five Rings Triples ‘5 Rings at 5 Rings’, towers from each Derby DA District Gill Hughes
Dundee (Old Steeple) 27 July, 5.30pm – General ringing Maggi Churchil
Harvington 27 July, 5:45pm for a few minutes Plain course Five Rings Doubles Chris Haynes
Chesterfield 27 July, 8pm – Five Rings Triples ‘5 Rings at 5 Rings’, towers from each Derby DA District Gill Hughes
Inveraray 27 July, 8pm – Five Rings Triples During annual ringing festival Ruth Ogilvie
Whimple, Devon 27 July – Invite a member of the village’s sports teams to chime the bells for 3 minutes under supervision. Then later in the day 23-30 minutes ringing, possibly Five Rings Doubles. Consultation and practice needed. Hoping for cricket, football, tennis, short mat bowls, marathon/running, cycling and horse riding, … Roger Algate
Writtle 27 July, evening – Quarter peal (TBC) Andrew Brewster
**** AFTER 27 JULY **** *************************
St Paul’s Cathedral 28 July, – 10am Simultaneous peals requested by the three Deans. Chris Rogers
Southwark Cathedral 28 July, – 10am Simultaneous peals requested by the three Deans. Chris Rogers
Westminster Abbey 28 July, – 10am Simultaneous peals requested by the three Deans. Chris Rogers
Fulham 28 July, – 10.15am The bells were ringing as the Mens’s cycle road race passed the church on their way out over Putney Bridge. Eddie Hartley
Kingston upon Thames 28 July, 1430 to 1530 – open ringing as the men’s cycle race passes by Kate Flavell
Fulham 28 July, – 3.05pm The bells were ringing again as the Mens’s cycle road race returned nearly five hours after we rang for them on their way out this morning. Eddie Hartley
Fulham 29 July, – 12.15pm The bells rang out as the women’s cycle road race passed the church on its way out over Putney Bridge Eddie Hartley
Walton-on-Thames 28 & 29 July – 10 minutes ringing prior to Olympic cycle race passing the tower For crowds on the pavement. Then watch the race from the roof Hilary Brooks
Kingston upon Thames 29 July, 1700 to 1800 – open ringing to celebrate the ladies cycle race today, which passes by the church Kate Flavell
Guildford Cathedral 29 July, evening – QP of Five Rings Triples on the back 8 Chris Rogers
St Margaret’s, Westminster 5 August, 1230 – MCALDG date touch attempt (2012 Stedman Caters) To celebrate Olympic marathon James White
St Margaret’s, Westminster 12 August, 1230 – MCALDG date touch attempt (2012 Stedman Caters) To celebrate Olympic marathon James White
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