Last Sunday (30th July) All Saints’ at Ryde opened its tower to general ringing and tea and cake were served in the Church Hall by local ringers.
An exhibition of the Island quarter peals and full peals volumes were on display together with other historical facts about Ryde tower. Those who attended found these interesting as they looked for their own past achievements.
The Evening Service took the form of a Dedication for a new Peal Board which will be sited in the tower shortly. The peal was rung one year ago to the day in memory of David Dark, Julian Hemper’s Step-father, a prominent member of Ryde community.
A quarter peal was rung for the service of Grandsire Triples by the following band:
Revd Canon Graham Morris led the service with bell ringer Revd Barry Downer giving the Sermon.
Some of the hymns and prayers were also bell ringing related.
Thank you to all Ryde ringers in helping to organise and run this event and to Canon Graham and Rev. Barry for organising and taking the Service.
© Photographs by courtesy of Julian Hemper
Marion Dark with son Julian and the dedicated Peal Board (Photo courtesy Viv Nobbs)