Category Archives: Christchurch Priory

C&S Annual District Meeting with Practice. Christchurch Priory. Saturday 26th January 2019 from 2:00pm onwards.

Dear fellow ringers far and wide,

Happy New Year to all!

Now we are heading into the middle of January, it can only mean one thing, that it is once again time for our annual district meeting day/service/tea/practice. This year we meet at Christchurch Priory, method of the month for January is Little Bob Royal & Little Bob Maximus, however all are welcome for rounds and call changes, plain hunt, and any other methods.  Please let Rosemary Rogers know if you plan to attend for catering numbers. (link below).

For your information:

Whilst you are emailing Rosemary, please also save the date and submit your menu choices for the district dinner (menu in links below) in February.  It’s just after St. Valentine’s, so NO excuses.  Last year was a great laugh, very good value, and the Chicken with Wild Mushroom Pie sounds extremely tasty!

At the meeting; I’m hoping to lose the ‘acting’ webmaster bit of my voluntary job title.  I am also looking forward to accompanying the service on the Priory Lady Chapel box organ (not the mighty beast in the cases in transepts and scattered through the triforiums, as I may have had a small heart attack operating that console!).

More importantly now, we are still looking for somebody to organise the raffle to help raise funds to send the district youth team up to Liverpool for the ringing competition.  Please let Sallie know asap if you can help with the raffle, and of course we shall need donations of prizes.  I’m sure we all have something lurking in a cupboard from Great Auntie Mildred.

The district calendar is certainly packed with lots for everybody, with interesting education days.  Don’t forget, amongst all these, you can also weave in the regular monthly district practices aimed at polishing and honing specific skills.  Please do support these where possible, as they are excellent evenings.  We are so very lucky to have such a busy ringing calendar available to us.  In September I am organising a skittles night at a pub/skittles alley, so please watch out for more information.

This rest of this post is to serve as a ‘muster point’, for all the information you will require on the day, and schedule of the day’s runnings.  Please do print off the documents you require from the links provided below.  If anybody is struggling with printing, I can bring copies if you let me know in advance.

(For those who are not au fait with downloading, in essence:

Ringing 2:00pm until 4:00pm

Service 4:00pm until 4:45pm

Tea & ADM 4:45pm onwards

Evening ringing 6:30pm until 8:00pm)

If there are any questions, or if I have missed something, please let one of the team know.

Happy ringing until then,

all best wishes,

Peter Murdock-Saint-Acting District Webmaster

Contact Sallie Ingram-District Secretary

Contact Rosemary Rogers-for tea numbers/District Dinner/Priory Tower Captain



Document/pdf below:

ADM 2019 Poster Christchurch Priory-Please print and display in towers/circulate to your tower members emails.

C&S District Calendar 2019-Please print and display in towers.

ADM Minutes 2018

ADM Agenda 2019

C&S District Dinner 2019


Information same as above but in image format:

Post main photograph by Jack Pease Photography.

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.

C&S District 12 Bell Practice Saturday 6th October 2018 Christchurch Priory 6-8pm

Please see attached poster for details and printing for your tower.

CS District October Practice Priory

October’s district practice is at Christchurch Priory, with the method of the month being various permutations of Erin.

There is a fairly long climb up to the ringing chamber, so you may like to allow yourself extra time to arrive, and settle upstairs!

All enquiries to Sallie Ingram

Christchurch Priory: Service ringing cancellation, 16th September 2018

There will be no general service ringing before Evensong this Sunday (16th September 2018).  This is due to a pre-arranged quarter-peal that will be taking place, in place of usual service ringing.

The morning service ringing will take place as is usual.

This message has come from Rosemary Rogers

Contact Rosemary Rogers

Christchurch Priory – Changes to normal bell ringing times up to July 7th

Monday 7th May Bank Holiday No Practice
Thursday,10th May Ascension Day.    Quarter Peal Attempt 6.00 pm  Service is 7pm
Saturday ,19th May Royal Wedding.    General Ringing 9.30 am ~ 10.30 am
Sunday,  20th May Civic Service   Extra Ringing  11.00 am ~ 11.30 am,
Monday, 28th May Bank Holiday No Practice
Monday, 11th June Music Festival No Practice
Saturday, 7th July Church Fete  Ringing 10.30 am ~11.00 am

Bellringing at Christchurch Priory – alterations to normal schedule up to April 18th

Hello Everyone
Just to keep you up to date for the next few weeks
District Quarter Peal Fortnight  10th ~ 25th March
Sunday, 18th March  There will be a Quarter Peal Attempt at 4.45 pm followed by normal Sunday Evening Ringing
Sunday, 25th March   There will be a Quarter Peal Attempt at 5.30 pm   NO NORMAL SUNDAY EVENING RINGING
Monday 26th March  HOLY WEEK   No Practice
Sunday, 1st April,  EASTER SUNDAY
 Ringing   7.30 am ~ 8.00 am
Ringing   8.45 am ~ 9.30 am
Ringing  11.00 am ~ 11.30 am
Ringing    5.45 pm~6.30 pm
Monday, 2nd April   BANK HOLIDAY  No Practice
Sunday 8th April
Additional to normal Sunday Ringing
We have been asked to ring for 11.30 am Service for the 100th Anniversay of the RAF
Ringing 11.00 am ~ 11.30 am


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

Quarter Peal in memory of Lance Corporal Vincent Street

Link to the Quarter Peal
Lance Corporal Vincent Street, Christchurch, Winchester Diocesan. Died 26/09/1917 age 30. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 215th Coy. Service No.55149. Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, Panel 154 to 159 and 163A. Born 4th quarter 1886. Son of Alfred James Street and Christiana Jane Street, of Armadale, Christchurch, Hants. Husband of Dorothy Redler (formerly Street, née Green) of Downs House, Bathpool, Taunton, whom he married in1914. Father of Dorothea J. Street (born 1916). He rang three peals at Christchurch, all of Grandsire Caters: his first on 27/01/1908, ringing the 2nd. He worked as an ironmonger’s assistant before enlisting. Born: Christchurch, Hants. Enlisted: Christchurch, Hants. Resided (1911 Census): 4 Castle Street, Christchurch.

With thanks to Alan Regin for this information 

(Rolls of Honour: )

Three Peal Ringing Firsts

On Saturday the 12th of August two young ringers from the Christchurch Priory Band scored their first peal at Corfe Mullen, Dorset, Nicola Penny and Luke Brooke.

The peal of plain Bob Minor was conducted by Priory Tower Captain, Tim Martin,  his first peal as conductor.

We still had some energy left after lunch so we rang a quarter peal of Grandsire Doubles on the significantly heavier six at Sturminster Marshall, ably conducted by Luke with Nicola excelling on the tenor.

We were grateful for the support of Simon Edwards from Swindon and to William Stafford from Brighton for substituting at the last hour and scoring only his second Peal.

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Corfe Mullen, Dorset
St Hubert
Saturday, 12 August 2017 in 2h 51m (11–3–26 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 Nicola Penny
2 Luke T Brooke
3 Rosalind A Martin
4 William Stafford
5 Simon W Edwards
6 Timothy M Martin (C)
First Peal 1,2. First Peal as Conductor. The band would like to associate Colin Butler with this peal with our best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Congratulations Daniel and Sally Jayne

Sally Jayne Tompkins and Daniel Graham were married today in Christchurch Priory. A band from across the Guild  (and beyond) rang a Quarter Peal of Grandsire Cinques before the service:

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Christchurch, Dorset
Priory Church of the Holy Trinity
Saturday, 5 August 2017 in 0:55 (27 in D)
1320 Grandsire Cinques
Composed by D F Morrison (No.2350)
Edd Colliss (C)
John P Colliss
Christine R Hill
Anthony P Smith
Alison Hunt
Lizzie J Hough
Angie M E Jasper
Ian P Hunt
Alex W Tatlow
10 James A Hodkin
11 Peter W Hill
12 David J Mattingley
Arranged for, and rung prior to, the marriage of Sally-Jayne Tompkins and Daniel Graham at this church.

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




Bell Ringing for Evensong Sun May 21st at Christchurch Priory

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the ordination of Rev Cannon John Turpin, ringers from the Priory and Ringwood are combining to ring for Evensong.
A Quarter Peal attempt of Grandsire Triples will start at 4.45 to be followed by general ringing from approximately 5.45 until the service at 6.30pm.
Visiting ringers are also welcome to join the general ringing which will be Rounds and Call Changes on 12 and methods as appropriate.

Christchurch Priory 30th April – Quarter Peal Attempt for Evensong

A Quarter Peal of Kent Minor will be attempted for Evensong on the 30th. There will be no general ringing.

For all ringing times please check our calendar.

Quarter Peal Plans at Christchurch Priory – Evensong Sundays 19th and 26th March

Sunday 19th March

  • meet 4.45 for Quarter Peal Attempt (Plain Bob Minor)
  • General Ringing from 5.45 to 6.30, all welcome

Sunday 26th March

  • Quarter Peal Attempt meet at 5.15 (Plain Bob Major)
  • No General Ringing

These are part of the Christchuch and Southampton QP Fortnight

Basic Bellringing at St Peter’s Bournemouth

It is intended, as soon as possible, to open these practice nights to visitors (novice and expert), but we would like to find our feet first as a group so please await further news before you come and join us!

Communication within the band is via email: Visit the Email Group