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.

Quarter Peal for Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday this year was marked with a slightly unusual quarter peal, rung half muffled on the middle 8 bells.  These bells make up the Dorian Mode, which is a Major scale starting one note higher but results in something that sounds Minor.  (It’s like playing the white notes on a piano from D to D.)

This was the first quarter peal rung on this set of bells at Staplehurst.


1287 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Daniel W Brady
1Richard H Bourne
2Debbie C Brady
3Susan C Gullett
4Jack A Velvick
5Roy A Barclay
6Daniel W Brady (C)
7Adam A Brady
8Andrew R Brady
Rung half muffled on the Dorian 8 prior to the service of Bereavement.

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