Category Archives: Bournemouth Sacred Heart


Dear Method Monday Ringers!

Don’t forget practice this evening at Sacred Heart 6:00pm until 7:30pm. The methods this month are Cambridge and All Saints.

There will be a pizza afterwards in celebrations of St. Agatha’s Day tomorrow (patron saint of bell ringing).

See you there!

Contact Kim Matthews



Method Monday at Sacred Heart 7th January 6:00pm until 7:30pm

Happy New Year to Method Monday ringers!

January’s practice will see us launch into 2019 with Plain Bob Minor (with emphasis on Singles), and Stedman Doubles.

Please come along prepared to call and/or ring a touch.

Drinks afterwards.

Next month’s practice will be on 4th February at 6:00pm until 7:30pm.

Contact Kim Matthews

UPDATED C&S District Christmas Ringing Times 2018

Please see below for updated notifications we have received for District ringing times in December.

Hinton, St. Michael and all Angels.

Sunday 16th December: Dressing of the crib 10:30am for 11:00am followed by wine and mice pies.

Monday 24th December Christmas Eve: Nearly midnight service! 9:30pm for 10:00pm

Sopley, St Michael and all Angels.

Sunday 16th December: Service ringing 10:30am for 11:00am

Sunday 23rd December: Service ringing 10:30am for 11:00am

Monday 24th December Christmas Eve: Dressing of the Crib 3:30pm for 4:00pm, then Midnight Mass 10:45pm for 11:15pm.

Tuesday 25th December Christmas Morning: Service ringing 10:30am for 11:00am.

Sunday 30th December: Service ringing 10:30am for 11:00am.

Bournemouth, St John the Baptist (Surrey Road).

Sunday 16th December: NO MORNING RINGING, then 6:00pm for 6:30pm Carol Service.

Sunday 23rd December: Usual service ringing times. (9:00am for 9:30am)

Monday 24th December Christmas Eve: Dressing of the Crib 2:30pm for 3:00pm

Tuesday 25th December Christmas Morning: Usual Sunday service ringing time. (9:00am for 9:30am)

Bournemouth, St. Peter’s.

Sunday 16th December: 9:15am for 10:00am

Sunday 23rd December: 9:15am for 10:00am



Sunday 30th December: NO RINGING


Thursday night practices start back on 03.01.2019

(due to absence not enough ringers to form a band).

Bournemouth, Sacred Heart.

Sunday 16th December: 10:00am for 10:30am

Sunday 23rd December: 10:00am for 10:30am

Monday 24th December Christmas Eve: 4:30pm for 5:00pm, then Midnight Mass 11:00pm for 11:30pm. There is NO regular Monday night practice 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

Tuesday 25th December Christmas Morning: 10:00am for 10:30am.

Monday 31st December New Year’s Eve: There is NO regular Monday night practice 6:00pm to 7:30pm, but general ringing to see in 01.01.2019 from 11:30pm with booze and nibbles.

Ringwood, St. Peter & St. Paul.

Saturday 22nd December: Service ringing 5:30pm for 6:00pm

Sunday 23rd December: Service ringing 9:45am for 10:30am, then 4:00pm for 4:30pm.

Monday 24th December Christmas Eve: Carols in the market place 5:30pm for 6:00pm, then Midnight Mass 11:00pm for 11:30pm.

Sunday 30th December: Service ringing 9:45am for 10:30am

Milford-on-Sea, All Saints.

Monday 24th December Christmas Eve: NO Monday practice night.

Christchurch Priory.

Monday 17th December: NO Monday practice night.

Monday 24th December Christmas Eve: NO Monday practice night.

Monday 31st December New Year’s Eve: NO Monday practice night.

Sacred Heart Method Monday 05.11.18

This Monday, 5th November will be the next Method Monday. Practice starts at 6:00pm and finishes at 7.30pm.
We will be attempting to ring St Clements Minor and Spliced St. Simons, St. Martins and Plain Bob.
This will be followed by pizza
All are welcome as we will still ring rounds and call changes and Bob Doubles – So if you have never called a touch come and have a go.
The night should go off with a bang!!

Regular Monthly District Practices

Dear District,

Here is a reminder of the regular monthly district practices.  If your tower is running a monthly practice, and would like to be included on the list, and calendar online/printed events calendar, please let us know.

Please do support your local monthly district practices:

Every 1st Monday:

Sacred Heart Bournemouth 6:00pm-7:30pm Method Monday Contact Kim Matthews (focus on a method/touches/calling/splicing chosen by popular consensus) Join the email list to find out next times method.

Every 1st Wednesday: 

Sopley 7:30pm-9:00pm Beyond Bob Doubles  Contact Tim Kettle taking doubles methods to the next level with variants and splicing. Links between methods such as Winchendon and various St.s’ group of methods!

Ringwood 7:45pm-9:15pm Suprise Major Contact Elizabeth Davey

Every 2nd Tuesday:

St. John’s Bournemouth 8 Bell Practice 7:30pm-9:00pm Contact Penelope Samuel.  Anything 8 bells goes on here, come and practice your triples methods, call changes and rounds on 8 bells.

Every 2nd Wednesday:

Lymington 7:30pm-9:00pm Doubles & Minor Practice Contact Colin Butler.  Plain courses and touches of doubles and minor methods. Come and practice your calling too.

Every Thursday

St. Peter’s Bournemouth Bell Handling Night 7:30pm-9:00pm Contact Romy Coldman. Any aspects of bell handling on this heavy 8, covered by a unique array of excercises, to really get into the nitty-gritty of the nitty-gritty! Methods are not covered at this practice night.

It is advisable to inform the practice organiser if you plan to attend events, should the rare chance of a last minute cancellation happen, a message can be sent to you directly.

Method Monday at Sacred Heart Bournemouth 1st October 2018 6:00pm

Dear All,
Forgive the late notice, but this week has got away from me.
This Monday will be a Method Monday- methods will be treble Bob hunt and Cambridge Minor. It has also been suggested we follow the practice with pizza if people would like to join us?
See you Monday at 6:00pm.

Methods to look up for the Bournemouth Sacred Heart Practice Monday 23rd July

Its seems we are going to have several visitors this evening, so…
Can I suggest we all look up Cambridge and put the visitors to work?
Also for the treble ringers, have a look at treble bob hunt there will be people to stand behind.
This is all on top of Little Bob Minor and touches of Reverse Canterbury which we discussed last week.
See you all at 6.

Triple First at Sacred Heart, Bournemouth

Bournemouth, Dorset
Sacred Heart
Sunday, 15 July 2018 in 38m (3–2–6 in E♭)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Hannah L Scott
2 Ben Jennings (C)
3 Ross A Bradley (C)
4 Alastair J Simpson
5 Kim Matthews
6 Tom Kirrage
First QP at first attempt 1&6.
Graduation compliment to 1 on attaining her MMus and 6 who has completed his training to become a Montessori teacher.
First QP for Ben as conductor.
Retirement compliment to Ross.
Also a huge thank you to Ross for helping to encourage our youngsters.

First Quarter Peal Congratulations to Peter Murdock-Saint (Sopley)

Huge congratulations to Peter Murdock-Saint for not only ringing his first Quarter Peal on the Treble, but following up so swiftly with Tenor Behind, then Grandsire inside. (Click tower name for full details)

Saturday, 7 July 2018 Bournemouth (Sacred Heart), Dorset 1260 Grandsire Doubles
Thursday, 14 June 2018 Ringwood (SS Peter and Paul), Hampshire 1260 Plain Bob Doubles
Sunday, 20 May 2018 Ringwood (SS Peter and Paul), Hampshire 1380 Plain Bob Doubles

Cancellations, Pizza and Quarter Peals at Bournemouth Sacred Heart

Dear All,
Just a reminder that there will be NO practice on Monday, as it is a Bank Holiday and most of our band are elsewhere.
If anyone is at a loose end this evening I am still 1 short for service ringing at 7ish, followed by Pizza. (We are ringing the service out)
We are also ringing a Quarter Peal next Friday 1st June at 6.30. I have 3 ringers so far – If anyone would like to be involved please text or e mail me. Method TBC could be minor or doubles (depending on the band)

Congratulations James Blake (Sacred Heart) 1st Quarter Peal

Guild of Saint Agatha
Bournemouth, Dorset
Sacred Heart
Sunday, 4 February 2018 in 51 mins (3–2–6 in E♭)
1600 Grandsire Doubles
1 Kim Matthews
2 Ross A Bradley
3 Paul R Smith
4 Richard Picker
5 Phil Clarke (C)
6 James Blake
1st QP at 1st attempt 6.
Conducted by the grandfather of 6
Birthday compliment to Ian R Newbery
Rung for Guild of St Agatha quarter peal week.

Funeral of Mike Baverstock Friday 2nd March

FUNERAL- Friday 2nd March at 1.30 – Ringing 1pm following the 12.15 Mass

I have just heard from his daughter that Mike Baverstock has died. He used to be a Sacred Heart Ringer many years ago.

Mike specifically asked Caroline if he could have the bells at his funeral. Caroline also learnt to ring alongside 2 other friends (one which was Ron Pikes daughter).

Please e mail me if you can help.
Thank you
Kim Matthews

Bourbemouth Sacred Heart Method Monday Feb 5th

This Monday 5th February is our next Method Monday.

We are going to ring touches of St Clements and re try New Bob Doubles with a side helping of All Saints.
Don’t forget we also welcome new conductors who want to try their hand at calling touches.

As it St Agatha’s Day we will not be drinking in the Moon in the Square, but going out for pizza.
Everyone is very welcome to come and join us for ringing and pizza.


Bournemouth – Christmas Ringing Schedule

This years ringing programme is as follows:-

Normal Sunday ringing plus

Sunday 17th December – St Johns Carol Service  18.00 – 18.30

Sunday 24th December – St Johns  15.30 – 16.00

Sunday 24th December – St Peters    15.15 – 16.00

Sunday 24th December – Sacred Heart    16.30 – 17.00
                               22.45 – 23.30

Monday 25th December – As usual Sunday Morning Times

Sacred Heart Practices are cancelled on Monday 25th December and Monday 1st January

St Johns Practice cancelled on Tuesday 26th December.

As there are alot of people away please help out for as many of the extra services as you can. On Christmas Eve there will be a coffee gathering between St Peters Ringing and Sacred Heart, in the afternoon.

On New Years Day there will be a quarter peal attempt at Sacred Heart (Band already fixed) at 11am. This will be follwed by lunch and a beer or two afterwards if people would like to join us, probably in the Moon in the Square. There is no arrangements as yet for any New Years Eve ringing, if you would like to ring the New Year in can you please let me know.

Happy Ringing

Congratulations Aila Peacock

Bournemouth, Dorset
Sacred Heart
Sunday, 19 November 2017 in 38 mins (3–2–6 in E♭)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
Rosalind A Martin
Phil Clarke
Ian R Newbery
Aila M Peacock (C)
Paul R Smith
Tim Kettle
1st attempt at calling a QP 4.
Get well wishes to June Banning a member of the Sacred Heart Band.
Also to mark the 70th Wedding Anniversary of HM The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh