A ringer who lives in London had an idea and this resulted in a wonderful testament to the friendly nature of ringers.
Emily Crowder wanted to honour her grandfather’s years of church service. Here is her story.
My Grandfather was a Reader in the Whitewater Benifice for 66 years. I wanted to mark his passing in his local community so contacted Alan through Doves . He invited me to ring. It was special to be in the Church my Grandad had spent a lot of time and meet more of the church community who knew him. My grandmother also listened to some of the quarter and was really touched I was involved.
Later Emily posted this on Facebook.
Bellringing is great- you make a few enquiries, reply to a couple of emails and then get invited to ring in a special quarter peal in memory of my Grandfather, reader in this parish. Lovely bells at Rotherwick, I enjoyed ringing them and joining the locals.
Well done Rotherwick.