On Sunday 12th June the congregation of S Mary the Virgin, Eling, held a celebratory lunch in the church in honour of the Queen’s 90th Official Birthday. The main course consisted of Fish & Chips from the shop in Totton precinct.
The ringers had been asked to provide ‘entertainment’ during the proceedings. A quarter peal was successfully rung having started at 11.30. Between courses appropriate tunes were ring by the handbell team.
After lunch further ringing took place – the photo shows a call-change band which included 2 of our learners Daniel Hartley (4) and Will Holmes (6), their first “public performance”.
As the Queen’s Birthday card was signed, the Rector led other non-ringers who chimed 3 times for the Queen.
Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild