Bereavement Service Quarter Peal

The bells will be rung half-muffled this evening for the annual bereavement service.  This service is open to all, particularly those who have lost loved ones recently.  In addition to the bells being half-muffled, we will be ringing the middle 8 of our 10 bells.  This produces a “dorian mode” scale, which is as close to a minor scale as possible.

Heritage Open Days

Thursday 8th September – National Ringing Moment at 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.  A Quarter peal will be rung to mark the start of this national event.
Friday 9th September – By appointment only between 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. – Ringing demonstrations and tours of the tower.
Saturday 10th September – Church and Belfry tours between 10:00 and Noon, then 14:00-16:00 with bell-ringing demonstrations.
Sunday 11th September – Church and Belfry tours between 15:00 and 17:00 by appointment only.  This will be followed by a quarter peal to mark the end of the Heritage Open Day weekend.
If you would like to attend any of the “by appointment sessions” or have any questions about ringing please email towercaptain@allsaintsstaplehurst.co.uk.

Recruitment 2016

Around a dozen people came to our first recruitment session on Sunday, everyone enjoyed a tour up to see the bells and to see them ringing.  The majority of people even had a go at ringing for the first time and showed great promise.  We look forward to seeing even more at the next event which is this Friday morning.