We are opening the tower to the public on Easter Monday, 28th March, from 10am – 4pm. All welcome to come along for a chance to have a go at ringing and have some delicious cake and refreshments too! This event is free of charge, but any donations will be gratefully received
Sundays: We ring every Sunday mornings at 8:50am to 9:20am. We only ring for evening services on special occasions, and then usually there is a quarter peal attempt, but visiting ringers are welcome for morning ringing always.
Practice: Our practice night is on Thursdays, 7:00pm – 9:00pm and visiting ringers are always welcome to boost our practice.
On a practice night we ring rounds, call changes, Plain hunt doubles and triples, Grandsire doubles and occasionally Grandsire triples. We always aim to ring up and down in peal, usually 4 at a time, or the front 6.
Practices at Brading are always very busy and we have a very young band so expect things to be noisy.
Jane started Bell Ringing at Brading in April of this year and she has already rung her first Quarter Peal – many congratulations to her and to the whole band for her fast progress!
On Monday, 7 December 2015 in 40 mins Brading, Isle of Wight
St Mary the Virgin
Tenor: 6-2-0 in B
1260 Doubles (2m)
4 Plain Bob, 6.5 Grandsire
1 Tristan Allen
2 Kieran Downer
3 Margaret Downer (C)
4 June Mitchell
5 Barry Downer
6 Jane Johnson
First quarter peal – 6
Rung for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice Lights of Love
There’s more on learning to ring on this site If you live on the Isle of Wight and might want you or your children to learn, why not get in touch with Keiran or Lexi, who can help you find a band near you who can teach you the basics…
Excellent practice tonight! Great help having two visitors from Gloucester and also Jenny and Nigel Herriot Call changes, plain hunt triples, Grandsire Triples, Stedman Triples and even Cambridge S Major!
Last Saturday (31st May) a group of us attempted – and succeeded – in ringing a quarter peal on each of the Isle of Wight’s 14 towers, the first time all 14 have been done in a day. Aside from the madcap challenge, the idea was to raise some money towards the Brading Bells restoration fund, and at last hearing we had over £750 in the pot for this!! If anyone still wishes to donate to this worthwhile cause, please contact Daniel Graham. I have produced a video memoir from a fantastic albeit exhausting day out and hope people enjoy watching. Click here to see details of the quarters