Category Archives: Basingstoke All Saints

6 Hour Peal to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of All Saint’s, Basingstoke

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Basingstoke, Hampshire
All Saints
Saturday, 23 September 2017 in 6hrs 14m (11–0–6 in F)
10360 Nova Delight Royal
Jennifer R Sparling
Benjamin D Constant
Jack E Page
Edward P D Colliss
Adam S Greenley
Pauline McKenzie
Benjamin J Carey (C)
Ian Roulstone
Claire F Roulstone
10 Ian R Fielding
Rung to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the dedication of this church.
The longest peal in the method subject to ratification by the Records Committee.
Umpires: Ian J Carey, Ian J Rees & Angela M Athawe

*postponed* Guild 10-Bell Striking Competition – Saturday 7th October – All Saints, Basingstoke

Hi everyone!

The Guild 10-bell competition is this year being held at All Saints, Basingstoke, on Saturday 7th October.

The draw is at 9:50am with the ringing starting promptly at 10am. The rules will follow shortly and any entries and queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me via the email link below.

Kind Regards

Greg Jordan

Reporting from the Youth Championships…

Nicola Penny Reports. Photos by Tim Martin

As many of you know, the Ringing World National Youth Contest was at the beginning of July in Birmingham. It was wonderful to see so many young ringers from all over the country taking part. There were 1 8 teams of 10. There were 4 of us from the Priory. The others making up the Winchester & Portsmouth Guild team came from as far as Winchester Cathedral, Basingstoke and Milford.  Our qualifier took place at St Peters in Harborne. The piece itself was good but we didn’t get through to the final. However, this was not necessarily a bad thing as it meant we could ring in more towers! Although navigating round the town to get to them was a challenge for the drivers.

There were towers open all over Birmingham including; St Giles (Sheldon), St Alphege (Solihull) and St Nicolas (Kings Norton), Then there was St Martin in the Bullring with a fantastic 16 bell tower. This being the favourite. It was really good to be able to ring in Birmingham, especially as the bells where so nice to ring and the views from the tower windows were impressive as well!

Nicola Penny




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

Breaking News! ART Conference 2017 tickets have gone on sale.

2017 will see Winchester and Portsmouth Guild hosting the ART Conference including the second ART Awards ceremony at Basing in the Basingstoke District.

The ART Conference is once again presenting a packed agenda of speakers sharing best practice from their ringing as well as ideas from other activities and professions.

The Conference is ART’s leading national event and is open to anyone with an interest in ringing teaching and leadership. We would like to invite you to join us at Old Basing, Hampshire on 11th March 2017 for what is sure to be a full and interesting day.

Tickets are only £12 for the diverse and inspiring Conference Sessions and the second ART Awards Ceremony. » Book your place at the 2017 ART Conference now

The day includes talks by two headline speakers, and a range of afternoon sessions to choose from. A number of new ART products will be launched and stalls will be available all day long long selling a range of publications and the latest equipment. The ART Awards Ceremony will be accompanied by drinks and nibbles.

On Sunday 12th March, you will be able to attend one or two ART workshops. Choose from “Learning Handbells”, “Mentoring Workshop” and “Teaching Handbells”. Tickets are only £10 including lunch.

This year’s sessions include…

  • Engaging your Stakeholders
  • Recruitment: The Holy Grail
  • Ringing Culture: Help or Hindrance?
  • Group Teaching & Working Together
  • ART Assessors – the Key to Quality
  • Igniting the Spark: Lessons from Devon
  • Situational Leadership

For more information download the schedule & agenda for the weekend




Grandsire Caters at Basingstoke All Saints for the Queen’s 90th Birthday

Basingstoke, Hampshire
All Saints
Sunday, 12 June 2016 in 44 mins (11–0–6 in F)
1277 Grandsire Caters
Adam S Greenley
Alison D Smith
Margaret J Smith
Angela M Athawes
Peter J Rowe
Andrew P Sparling
Gregory M Jordan
Timothy C Jackson
Benjamin D Constant (C)
10 Andrew M Macqueen
To mark the 90th birthday of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

Dedication of the 10th bell at All Saints Basingstoke March 6th 4pm

The Vicar and Warden of All Saints’ Church, Basingstoke,  invite you to join with All Saints’ Ringers  at 4.00pm on Sunday March 6th 2016 to celebrate and dedicate a tenth bell  for the All Saints’ ring. The casting of this bell also commemorates  the centenary of the casting of the ring of nine.

Open ringing from 3pm. All welcome.

Best wishes

Adam Greenley

Contact Ben Constant

Telephone: 01256 358933
Address: 56 Queen Mary Avenue, Basingstoke , RG21 5PG
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Contact Philip Turrell

Telephone: 07901711697
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