Category Archives: Newchurch

Isle of Wight District half-yearly meeting – Saturday 24th July

Isle of Wight Half yearly meeting and Centenary Celebration

at Newchurch from 3 pm on Saturday 24th July

Please contact Mary Tester, District Secretary, to get all the paperwork for the meeting.

Hope to see lots of people.

There will be ringing from 3pm, all necessary precautions will be in place.

And a traditional tea with cake!


Because of a concert being performed in the Church on Tuesday, 21st November, the practice at Ryde has been cancelled.

However, we have been invited to the practice at Newchurch on Thursday of the same week. Practice commences at 7.30pm.

I hope all that usually come to Ryde will make the effort to help Newchurch band at what is now a critical stage in their handling and ringing and moving on to the next stage for the local band.


Saturday, 23rd September, is Isle of Wight Day and to celebrate lots of events were organised and took place across the Island.

Bell ringing included general ringing from Newchurch, with a 9am start! Ryde, Swanmore, Brading and Shanklin also took part and a quarter peal at Brighstone was scored.

Brighstone, Isle of Wight
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 23 September 2017 in 37mins (7–1–15 in B♭)
1260 Plain Bob and Grandsire Doubles
1 Rodney Downer
2 Clarissa Turton
3 Beccy Noyes
4 Dan Ruszczyk
5 Stephen Noyes (C)
6 Caroline P Jones
First quarter: 6
For Isle of Wight Day
Kieran Downer watches nephew Mitchell at Shanklin as he rings the tenor.
(Photo Marghanita Allen)


Now have the final list of Peals and Quarter Peals rung for 2015 at Island Towers.
1 Peal was rung at each of the following, 6 peals in all for the year: Freshwater (Jan); Carisbrooke (Apr); Newchurch (Aug); Chale (Nov); Whitwell (Nov); and Shorwell (Dec).

63 Quarter Peals were rung in 2015 by 9 of our towers:
Brading 19; Ryde 18; Brighstone 9; Chale 4; Godshill 4; Newchurch 4; Arreton 2; Niton 2; and Carisbrooke 1.

Ryde having massively upped their game from the average 6 Quarter Peals in the last few years.

There have been many more attempts at both and all who took part in any ringing, and all those that recorded ‘firsts’ in any ring, are to be congratulated on keeping ringing alive and to the fore on the Island. Well done all and especially so to the few conductors we have to rely on to help us out!

I should also say this is by only Island ringers, there have been visiting ringers but these are not recorded in our District Records.

14 in a day challenge – Simon Edwards reports

Simon Edwards writes:

Last Saturday (31st May) a group of us attempted – and succeeded – in ringing a quarter peal on each of the Isle of Wight’s 14 towers, the first time all 14 have been done in a day. Aside from the madcap challenge, the idea was to raise some money towards the Brading Bells restoration fund, and at last hearing we had over £750 in the pot for this!! If anyone still wishes to donate to this worthwhile cause, please contact Daniel Graham I have produced a video memoir from a fantastic albeit exhausting day out and hope people enjoy watching. Click here to see details of the quarters

Guild Mid Monthly Meeting Isle of Wight 18th June 2014


11.00 – 12.00 Newchurch, All Saints, GF, 6, 7-0-19, SZ561855.
Parking at Church or in Village Car Park

Lunch The White Lion, Arreton, PO30 3AA
Parking in Car Park


14.00 – 15.00 Arreton, S George, GF, 6, 8-2-0, SZ534867

15.30 – 16.15 Brading, S Mary the Virgin, 8, 9-3-19, SZ606873
Parking in Pay Car Park

Organised by June Mitchell (xxxxxx) and Maureen Kelly (xxxxxx)


All are welcome whether beginner or expert.

A poster in PDF format is here  please display in your tower.

Kind regards