Please note: The Hinton practice on Tuesday, 12th November has been cancelled.
Here are some details of ringing or cancellations that people have definitely confirmed with me. These have also been adjusted on the calendar. It is advised to check too before you travel.
Sacred Heart Cancelled on 15.04.19 and 22.04.19
Sacred Heart Ringing out the Easter Vigil Mass
St. Peter’s, Bournemouth Cancelled on 18.04.19
Ringwood Cancelled 17.04.19
Sopley WILL be ringing 16.04.19
Milford WILL be ringing 16.04.19
This post will be updated.
There will be no practice at Hinton this evening.
We will resume practices as normal on 19th March at Sopley.
Due to the staircase mysteriously contracting broken step syndrome and plaster work malfunction at Hinton, (falling from underneath yours truly)!, ringing at Hinton had been suspended.
The brave carpenter has attended to the situation, and Hinton is now open once again for ringing, starting with a practice this evening (Tuesday 8th January) at 7:30pm-9:00pm followed by drinkettes in the Amberwood.
I shall be arriving to practice, in a hot air balloon so as to avoid causing any further damage! I’m sure it was the thousands of little feet scrambling up and down before mine, that weakened that step!
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
NO RINGING FOR MIDNIGHT MASS
NO RINGING FOR CHRISTMAS MORNING
Sunday 30th December: NO RINGING
NO RINGING FOR NEW YEAR
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.
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.
Throughout the remainder of August 2018, all Tuesday evening practices (7:30pm-9:00pm) usually held at Hinton, will instead be held at Sopley (7:30pm-9:00pm).
This is due to summer holidays/lack of ringers at Hinton to unlock etc, vs. more space/bells at Sopley, should any other tower bands and visiting ringers wish to come and join the Tuesday night practice. Everything from rounds and call changes upwards, to minor methods.
There will be learners from 6:45pm, but otherwise, the usual time of 7:30pm for everybody else. This is usually followed by drinks at The Woolpack afterwards.
All are welcome.
(For those that don’t know, Hinton and Sopley ‘share’ their towers. Hinton practices are USUALLY on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, alternating with Sopley on 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays).
Hinton practice scheduled for Tuesday, 10th July 2018, will be held at Sopley; usual 7:30pm start.
Special Method Wichendon Place Doubles. All Welcome
Hinton practice is cancelled on 13th February.
Ringing at Hinton is cancelled for this evening, Tuesday, 14 November 2017.
Change of venue for Sopley & Hinton Practice
Sopley church will be unavailable so the practice will be at HINTON from 7.30-9pm.
Sundays: 8.45am – 9.15 (1st & 3rd)
Practices: Tuesday 2nd & 4th Ring to confirm
there will be ringing as usual at Hinton on Tuesday of Holy Week, 7.30 – 9pm and at 8.45 for a 9.15 service on Easter Sunday.
Change to Sunday ringing time:
With immediate effect, Service ringing is from 8.45 -9.15 on 1st and 3rd Sundays
Draft pages (awaiting feedback from their bands) for Breamore, Eling, Fawley, Fordingbridge, Harbridge, Hinton, Hordle, Sopley, the Hartley 12 and South Stoneham have been added to the new Guild website.
Southampton City Ringers have their own website, so a page has been added for the City, and once their webmaster has given input, the “zone” will be completed.
The last weekend of February saw a busy weekend of ringing at the Western end of the Christchurch and Southampton District including several important firsts.
The weekend began with a pleasant quarter peal of Grandsire Doubles on the recently rehung five at Hinton Admiral on Friday evening. This was a first of Grandsire Doubles for Daniel Scott and only his third quarter peal. It also gave Tim Martin the chance to ring his second quarter at Hinton after his first ever quarter there 36 years ago.
Saturday morning saw four of the same band heading to Christchurch Priory for a peal attempt. A well struck peal of Minor in three methods was achieved in 2h 53m. The band contained two first Pealers, Rosalind Martin and Daniel Scott at their first attempt and was also the first inside for Jack Pease and to mark his 16th Birthday. Apart from the conductor, Simon Edwards from Swindon, all the band were either members of the Priory band or regulars at the Priory practice night so a good local effort.
After a lengthy lunch break three of the band headed out into the New Forest to the recently augmented 6 at Minstead where a well struck quarter of Grandsire Minor contained three firsts of that method inside plus a first of minor.
After service ringing on Sunday Morning at Christchurch Priory and Sacred Heart Bournemouth a quarter peal of Stedman Triples was rung on the fine Taylor octave at St Peter’s Bournemouth being the first of Stedman for Rosalind Martin.
Finally, another quarter peal of Grandsire Doubles was scored back at the Priory for evensong to enable another of the local band, Aila Peacock to ring her first Grandsire inside.
Thanks must go to Simon Edwards for helping us by conducting most of the ringing and for converting that “must do it sometime” plan into a definite reality. The list of achievements is as follows:
- Rosalind Martin – Christchurch Priory
- Daniel Scott – Sacred Heart Bournemouth
First Peal inside.
- Jack Pease – Hampreston
First Grandsire Doubles
- Aila Peacock – Christchurch Priory
- Daniel Scott- Sacred Heart Bournemouth
- Graham Hounslow – Fawley
First Grandsire Minor
- Rosalind Martin
- Oliver Chaloner – Southampton City
- Polly Osborne – Minstead
- Rosalind Martin
It was also the first time that the Middle six at the Priory have been rung to a peal.
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