Ryde tower had a good excuse last Saturday to ring its first quarter peal of the year.
A rather special baptism had been arranged in the church so what other excuse do we need to ring?
Revd Canon Graham Morris and his wife, Angela, hosted the day to have the family of Morris and Shave come together for the baptism of new family member Harry George Shave, the service was conducted by none other than Harry’s granddad!
Hoping to ring the 8 at Ryde we ended up on 6 as ringer’s were up to other things on the day. So a quarter peal of Plain Bob Doubles was attempted and a well-struck method was scored, with Graham Nobbs doing the honours of conducting, something he admits to not doing very much of.
Details of the ring are as follows and will be found recorded on Bellboard:
Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Ryde (All Saints’), Isle of Wight
Saturday, 27 January 2018 in 45min
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Vivien Nobbs
2 Jill Taylor
3 John R Stock
4 Caroline May
5 Graham Nobbs (C)
6 Peter Taylor
The ringers were invited into the church hall following the successful completion to join the families for tea and cake – need I say we do not need to be asked twice!
We welcome Harry into our Church and wish him a long and fulfilled life.
Following on from this, Sunday Evensong also seemed like a good time to ring again so being on a roll we did just that, again with Graham’s (Nobbs) help in conducting. Don’t get confused with all the Graham’s we have, I haven’t persuaded the Vicar to take up a rope yet – I’m working on it!
Again details of this are on Bellboard.
Thank you to all for your efforts and for making the weekend such an enjoyable time in the depths of winter.