Category Archives: Guernsey Vale

Vale Church – Ringing Plans Jan/Feb 2018

During January and February the inside of the Vale Church is being redecorated.

Services are being held elsewhere, so there will be no Sunday Service Ringing at the Vale Church until further notice.

However as far as possible we intend to practise as normal, but if paint or scaffolding in the tower area makes this impossible then we intend to go elsewhere. Therefore if you intend coming to our practice (and we hope you will) please contact us to check (addresses under tower details)

New Year Greetings to all!

John David

Channel Islands Bellringing Mash-Up (Video)

Deb Baker spotted this gem on YouTube. Superb call changes on the bells of the Channel Islands. The notes on the video itself read:

Featuring the bells of Jersey, Guernsey & Alderney.

Devon Call-Change Bellringers Tour of the Channel Islands, April 2016: 7 towers, 5 days, 5 flights, great scenery, great company and several pints…

Footage includes rising and lowering bells in peal and a selection of call-change touches on 12, 10, 8 and 6 bells.

Our sincere thanks to Christine Ley for organising another truly memorable tour.

Ringers:
Scott Adams, Sue Ashton, Stuart Bennie, Steven Came, Suzanne Driscol, Elaine Grant, James Grant, Stephen Herniman, Tony Jeffery, Christine Ley, Mark Lovell, Sam Massey, Graham Sharland and Nicola Stoneman

Happy Birthday Harry White Spelled Out in Method Names…

Michael Bubb Reports on a first for everyone in a Quarter Peal at Vale, Guernsey:
Firsts Fortnight 1st - 15th March 2016Our quarter peal on 14th March as a celebration of Harry White’s 80th birthday included Horsley. Austrey, St Ignatius and St Thomas, variations which we had not rung in a quarter peal in the past. With a little poetic licence the methods and variations spelt out Harry White 80.
Have fun see what names you can come up with ringing methods and variations in a quarter. Nothing rude though!
Vale, Guernsey
St Michel du Valle
Monday, 14 March 2016 in 43mins (6–2–23 in B♭)
1280 Doubles (6 Methods and 5 Variations)
One extent Horsley, Austrey, St Remigius, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place, Eynsham, Winchendon, Huntley, St Ignatius, St Thomas, Eynesbury and 80 Grandsire
Helen Rolf
Nicky David
John David
Peter Gallienne
Michel Bubb (C)
Robbie Sherwood
Methods and variations chosen and rung in that order to tell all Harry White is 80.
Photograph by Andrew G Craddock for TowerBase

First Peal Congratulations Helen Rolf (Guernsey) – Jan 23rd

Helen Rolf First Peal GuernseyMichael Bubb writes:

Congratulations to Helen Rolf on ringing her first peal on 23rd January 2016 at St Michel du Valle.
A farewell compliment to Father Kevin Northover as he retires from ministry in the parish.

Details from Bellboard:

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Vale, Guernsey
St Michel du Valle
Saturday, 23 January 2016 in 2hr 37mins (6–2–23 in B♭)
5040 Doubles (7 Methods)
Six extents each St Nicholas, St Simons, St Martin’s, Winchendon Place, Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place, Plain Bob, Grandsire
Helen Rolf
Nicky David
John David
P eter Gallienne
Michael Bubb (C)
Bellboard information is reproduced on this website by kind permission.

 

Congratulations Lisa Roberts (Guernsey) First Quarter Peal

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Vale, Guernsey
St Michel du Valle
Sunday, 20 December 2015 in 41mins (6–2–23 in B♭)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
Helen Rolf
Nicky David
John David
Olivia Palmer
Michael Bubb (C)
Lisa Robert
First quarter Lisa. Rung prior to the Parish Eucharist.
Information taken from Bellboard with permission