Four times a year the Constables of St Peter Port pay us to ring the Town Church bells for special occasions and Chief Pleas is one of these occasions.
This is the annual sitting of the Court of Chief Pleas. It consists of the Bailiff sitting with a full bench of sixteen Jurats in the presence of the Lieutenant Governor. It marks the start of the legal year and features a full roll call of all members of the Guernsey Bar, together with Parish Constables and Seigneurs.
It is followed by a parade through town to the Town Church for a service.
This year the majority of the band was made up of our Elizabeth College ringers supported by five Town Church ringers. We mostly rang Plain Bob Doubles but included some 8 bell ringing which was plain hunt doubles with 7 6 8 covering and some call changes and kaleidoscope ringing.
Well done for performing your civic duty everyone!