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AP District Quarter Peal Fortnight commences…


Parish of The Resurrection Band…

3rd Quarter Peal Attempt of the day scored.

St Lawrence Alton prior to service.

Michael Novell
Liz South
David Sluter
Judy Sparling
Jess Hornsby
Andrew Taylor
Matt Watts
Andy Sparling (c)

Plain Bob Major.

First in method for David.

3 Quarters Scored 12 ringers, 3 towers, 2 conductors, and 3 firsts…….

Good start to Quarter Peal Fortnight………..

AP District Autumn District Meeting Agenda 21st October 2017 5.30pm at All Saints Alton

Alton & Petersfield District Bell Ringers
Autumn District Meeting
21st October 2017 5.30pm at All Saints Alton


  1. Welcome and Introduction
  2. Results of the Striking Competition
  3. Minutes of the last meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Election of new members
  6. Outings
  7. Practices & forthcoming events
  8. A.O.B.
  9. Date of next meeting

Melanie Moore
District Secretary

A&P District Striking Competition and Autumn Meeting Sat 21st Oct at Alton, All Saints

The draw will take place at 3pm and the competition will start at 3.15pm

If you are entering a team please let Valerie Harris know beforehand.

Tea from around 4.30pm

The results will be announced and the trophies presented
during the meeting which will start at around 5.30pm

Please give names for tea to – Mike Novell



AandP striking competition rules

A quarter peal rung at Holybourne

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Holybourne, Hampshire
Holy Rood
Sunday, 9 July 2017 (6–3–16 in B)
1260 Plain Bob Triples
1 Nick James
2 Mike Novell
3 Liz South
4 Jess Hornsby
5 Valerie Harris
6 Matt Watts
7 Andy Sparling (C)
8 Kaylee South
Rung on the birthday of Jean Hole (Godmother to Valerie and member of Holy Rood Church) to celebrate the life of Jean’s late husband Alan, who passed away in February.
First quarter on eight for Valerie
Thanks everyone.

Quarter Peal rung at St Lawrence 17th June 2017 in memory of Paul Windels III.

Many of you would have met Paul Windels III a regular visitor to Alton from New York. We have over the years been joined by Paul and his family on many occasions. Some of us even visited Paul in New York at Trinity and attempted a Peal of Stedman caters and scored a quarter of Plain Bob Caters.
Paul passed away on his way to ringing practice at Kent.
The Alton Bell ringers will miss Paul and we send our condolences to Cathy, Mary Catherine and Paul Jr.

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Alton, Hampshire
St Lawrence
Saturday, 17 June 2017 in 45 (18–1–20 in E)
1264 Plain Bob Major
1 David M Hughes
2 Kaylee South
3 Judy Sparling
4 Liz South
5 Jessica Hornsby
6 Michael J Novell
7 Matthew D Watts
8 Andrew P Sparling (C)
Rung during Regency Week in memory of Paul Windels III (annual visitor from New York and a Jane Austin enthusiast). With thanks to Revd Andrew Micklefield who led us in prayers.

Rebecca Webb Reports from the Stedman Doubles Special Practice

What a fantastic practice we had today of Stedman Doubles held at Herriard

The four students were at all different levels and by the end of the morning the students were all ringing Stedman Doubles 120 and all ringing together. 
The students came from Alton, Basingstoke and Bishopstoke.
This amazing progression was achieved by some fantastic helpers who travelled from Alton, Basingstoke, Overton, Sherfield-on-Loddon and Kingsclere.
Thank you to everyone for making today such a success.
Rebecca Webb

Practices resume at St. Lawrence & Hawkley

The ringers at Alton, St.Lawrence are very pleased to announce that, although the scaffolding may still be up, there is no longer an RSJ through the bell chamber and that practices will start again on Thursday 30th March at 7.30pm. They would love to see you if you would like to join them.

Wednesday practices are also resuming at Hawkley from 7.45pm, but Roger Barber suggests that you contact him beforehand if you’re thinking of going, just to be on the safe side.

A&P District Practices – March and April

Here is a copy of the the latest poster which should be appearing in your towers any day now.

Link to PDF version of Poster

Link to Word version of poster


Tuesday 7th March 7.30 – 9.00pm
Monthly 8 bell practice at Holybourne

Saturday 18th March
District General Practice at Selborne
5.30 – 7.00pm
Ringing from rounds upwards – all welcome


Tuesday 4th April – 7.30 – 9.00pm
monthly 8 bell practice at Holybourne

Saturday 8th April – 5.30pm – 7.00pm
District Surprise Major Practice at Hawkley
If we cannot muster enough people to ring at least Cambridge, Roger will not organise another one!

Saturday 22nd April
District Spring Meeting at St. Mary’s Liss
Ringing from 3.00pm – Tea from 4.00pm
Meeting from around 4.45pm – then more ringing
Please book your tea by contacting Joy Martin

AP District Events February 2017

Tuesday 7th February 7.30 – 9.00pm
8 bell practice at Holybourne

Saturday 11th February 2017
District General Practice at Bentworth
5.30 – 7.00pm
Ringing from rounds upwards – all welcome

Saturday 25th February 2017
District Skittles Evening
at The Jolly Farmer, Blacknest
More details on separate poster


No Ringing at Alton St. Lawrence until further notice; Extra practices at Alton All Saint’s

Just to let you know that, due to renovation works on the church necessitating the temporary installation of an RSJ under the bells, there will be no ringing at Alton, St.Lawrence until further notice. There will instead be two practices a week at Alton, All Saint’s. 7.30 to 9.00pm on Tuesday as normal and now 7.30 to 9.00pm on Thursday as well.
Many thanks, Valerie Harris