Category Archives: Lockerley

Guild Education – Listening Skills – Sat 12th October – 9.30 – 5.30 at Lockerley

The Guild Education Committee is running another of its very popular Listening Skills courses, on Saturday 12 October, based at Lockerley.  This is a day for ringers at all levels and covers all sorts of things you may not have tried before in order to help you listen to the bells – or, more precisely, to interpret what you are hearing. It is a non-competitive day where you can have fun with ringers from across the Guild, learning quite a lot in the process, involving listening exercises, hand-bells, ringing exercises, and much more; you do not need to be an expert. And we also include a hot lunch!

A poster and application form (both Word and pdf versions) are available on the links below, so please talk about it amongst your friends and send in your applications.

As always – any queries, let me know.

Christine Knights-Whittome

For: The Guild Education Committee

 

Downloads:

ApplicationForm – Listening Skills 12.10.19 Word Version

Application Form – Listening Skills 12.10.19 – PDF version

Poster – Listening Skills – 12.10.19 – Word version

Poster – Listening Skills – 12.10.19 – PDF version

 

 

A baptism to remember

On Sunday 15th July a brother and sister aged 11 and 4 were baptised at St John’s Lockerley.  The parents asked the vicar Rev James Pitkin if it was possible for the children to visit the bell chamber to see the bellringers after the service and of course  the answer was yes. There were quite a few children attending the baptism and they visited the tower in small groups.  Climbing the spiral stairs was their first adventure. 

They were shown a bell being rung up and when the bell’s rope was tied they could see that it looked just the same as a bell that was down, showing how dangerous it could be to touch a bell rope in any tower they might visit if the bell ropes were in reach.

After the bell had been rung down all the children were encouraged to chime the treble and one or two of the dads also had a go at chiming the tenor.

They all seemed to have enjoyed their visit and said that it had been a very memorable baptism day.

Mayor & Mayoress of Test Valley visit Lockerley Tower

The Mayor and Mayoress of Test Valley Borough Council visited Lockerley Church Tower on Sunday 8 July for an hour to see a demonstration of ringing.  The visit was held during a tower open day in association with Romsey Arts Festival and followed an invitation from the Lockerley ringers.  As well as seeing demonstrations of ringing the Mayor had a go himself, starting off by chiming and progressing to ringing both strokes on his own (a very impressive achievement).

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Group photo with the Mayor (photographs by permission of Romsey Festival 2017 Official Photographers)

Listening Skills course on Saturday 8th April at Lockerley

With Grandsire Doubles and Triples behind us**, the Education Committee is turning its attention to the Listening Skills course on Saturday 8th April, based at Lockerley.    This is a full-day course, including lunch, and covers all sorts of different things which ringers may not have tried (in addition to ringing).    It is for ALL abilities, including relative beginners, and is a lot of fun.   Expect the unexpected!  **click to read a review of the Grandsire course

If you, or others within your tower, are still thinking about this, could I just remind you that the closing date for the receipt of applications is Wednesday 22nd March – not very far away! – and places are already three-quarters full.    Courses so far this year have all been over-subscribed, resulting in waiting lists, so if you think this would be of interest to you or your fellow-ringers could I suggest you send in your applications a.s.a.p.    In case they have been mislaid, further copies (both Word and pdf versions) of the poster and application form are attached.

Any queries before you take the plunge – do please give me a call or email me (see below)

Christine Knights-Whittome

Lockerley and East Tytherley – Christmas Ringing Times

We will be ringing for the evening Carol on Service on 18th, Christmas Eve from 3.15 for the Christingle service at 4p.m., and for the midnight mass. 10.15 to 11 p.m. We will also be ringing for the Christmas Day service 9.45to 10.30. All at Lockerley, in addition to normal Sunday morning service ringing from 9.45 to 10.30 a.m in December at both Lockerley and East Tytherley. All visiting ringers welcome!

Jen Churchill

Lockerley Ringers score Firsts in Minehead

Firsts Fortnight 1st - 15th March 2016John Palk reports:

In visiting Minehead over the  week-end  Bren and I were just placed on ropes, without being told what we were ringing, as is Andrew’s way.

We then rang plain courses of PB10 and Grandsire Carters followed by Bren inside to Stedman Caters with me on the tenor (the Stedman may not be  a first as we have rung it on the course at Hursley!).

 

Photo from http://www.aboutminehead.com/church/ used by permission

Surprise Minor Practice at Lockerley Tues 1st March

The next Surprise Minor practice is planned for 7:30pm on Tuesday 1 March (1st Tuesday of the month) at Lockerley. Potential methods are:
Cambridge
Primrose
London
Norwich
Beverley
Surfleet

Anyone looking to extend their repertoire of Surprise Minor methods is very welcome to come along – experienced ringers who can help would be particularly welcome.

RSVP

Please let Gary Davies know whether or not you intend to come by the end of Thursday (25 February) so we know whether or not there are enough people to go ahead.

CANCELLED Surprise Minor Practice at Lockerley

The next Surprise Minor practice is planned for 7:30pm on Tuesday 2 February (1st Tuesday of the month) at Lockerley.

Potential methods are (as previously):
Cambridge
Primrose
London
Norwich
Beverley
Surfleet

Anyone looking to extend their repertoire of Surprise Minor methods is very welcome to come along – experienced ringers who can help would be particularly welcome.

As usual, please could you let Gary Davies know whether or not you intend to come by the end of Friday (29 January) so he knows whether or not there are enough people to go ahead with the practice. In any case, please check with Gary Davies that the practice is going ahead to avoid a wasted journey.

Surprise Minor practice – 7.30 on Tuesday 5th Jan at Lockerley

The next Surprise Minor practice is planned for 7:30pm on Tuesday 5 January (1st Tuesday of the month) at Lockerley.

Potential methods are (as before):
Cambridge
Primrose
London
Norwich
Beverley
Surfleet

Anyone looking to extend their repertoire of Surprise Minor methods is very welcome to come along – experienced ringers who can help would be particularly welcome.

As usual, please could you let Gary Davies know whether or not you intend to come by the end of Friday (1 January) so he knows whether or not there are enough people to go ahead.

 

Christmas ringing at Lockerley

Sunday 20 December: 9:45 Ringing at East Tytherley; 17:15 Ringing for Carol Service at Lockerley

Thursday 24 December: 15:15 Ringing at Lockerley for Christingle Service; 22:15 Ringing at Lockerley for Midnight Mass (No practice)

Friday 25 December: 9:45: Ringing for service at Lockerley

Sunday 27 December: 9:45 Ringing for service at Lockerley

Thursday 31 December: No practice

Visitors would be very welcome.

Surprise Minor Practice at Lockerley Tues 1st December

The next Surprise Minor practice is planned for 7:30pm on Tuesday 1 December (1st Tuesday of the month) at Lockerley. Potential methods are:
Cambridge
Primrose
London
Norwich
Beverley
Surfleet

Anyone looking to extend their repertoire of Surprise Minor methods is very welcome to come along – experienced ringers who can help would be particularly welcome.

RSVP

As usual, please let Gary Davies know whether or not you intend to come by the end of Friday (27 November) so we know whether or not there are enough people to go ahead.

Guild News March 2002 – Archive Material

WP Guild Newsletter 2002 Mar

The Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers

GUILD NEWS March 2002

In This Issue

  • Has the Striking League Lost Its Way?
  • 1 Jemma’s First Peal as Conductor
  • 2 Update On Privett
  • 2 Bishopstoke Ringing Centre Opened
  • 3 Ringing Anniversaries in the New Century
  • 3 Beware Letting Visitors Into The Tower
  • 7 News from Winchester Cathedral
  • 8 Lymington Centenary
  • 9 100 Peals – 43 Years
  • 9 The Narnia Campanile
  • 10 Insurance
  • 10 Lockerley And East Tytherley. Ringing Personalities Remembered
  • 5  How Privett Nearly Lost Its Bells
  •   Guild Diary 2002 11