Morris’s go Pearl

Over this weekend All Saints’, Ryde, has been celebrating the 30th (Pearl) Wedding Anniversary of Angela and Graham Morris and the 30th Anniversary of the induction at Hereford of Revd Canon Graham Morris, he who is in charge of us in this Parish.

A quarter peal of Grandsire Triples rang out from the tower on Saturday morning as invited guests were assembling in the Vicarage, a short drop away from the tower, for a garden party. Vicar, as always forgetful, says to son Tim: ‘Is there something going on in the Church I’ve forgotten about?’

Tim in reply: ‘Yes, it’s for you and Mum you daft ….’, apparently tears followed.

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Ryde (All Saints), Isle of Wight
Saturday, 1 July 2017 in 46 min (26 5cwt)
1273 Grandsire Triples
1 Caroline May
2 John R Stock
3 June Mitchell
4 Revd Barry Downer
5 Margaret Downer
6 Kieran Downer (C)
7 Simon Adams (Yardley)
8 Ken May
Celebrating the 30th Wedding Anniversary of Angela and Graham Morris and the 30th Anniversary of Revd Canon Graham’s Induction into the Priesthood.
First quarter peal since recently completed repair work.
Following this some of us joined in the party atmosphere and prior to leaving the Church left a small gift of our own for Angela and Graham to help in the celebrations.


Following Morning Service today the party continued with son Tim and daughter Amy embarrassing their parents by giving those in Church a ‘red book’ moment of past events, enjoyed by all those present: queue more tears.

Thank you bell ringers and flower arrangers at All Seasons in Cross Street, Ryde, for pulling out all the stops to help me organise our part in this weekend, you truly have made a splendid effort.

John Stock

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