Sunday, 14 November 2010

Ringing to Remember

Ringers from All Saints once again took part in the tradition of ringing half muffled on Remembrance Sunday. The ringers rang both before and after the service rounds and call changes.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Sponsored Quarter Peal

A quarter peal of Plain Bob Doubles was sponsored in loving memory of Maurice Wharton by his family to commemorate his 75th Birthday. For more details click here

Sunday, 10 October 2010

A double celebration Quarter Peal

A quarter peal of mixed doubles methods was rung after the Benefice Service at All Saints today for a double celebration. Firstly the quarter was to welcome All Saints' new team vicar the Rev Adrian Aubrey-Jones who has his residence in Swanton Morley. It was also rung to celebrate the 70th birthday of Gerry Palmer, the church warden of All Saints Church. The band was made up of: 1. Ted Conyers, 2. Sarah Seaman, 3. Ben Trent, 4. Mark Tweedie, 5. Aaron Hall (conductor) 6. Bill Dingle and they rug 1260 of St Martins doubles and St Simon Doubles.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Service to mark the tenth anniversary since the restoration of the bells

A large congregation filled All Saints Church for a special service to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Restoration and Rehanging of the Tower Bells. Prior to the service the bells seemed to sing out knowing that the service was for them!!! The service was conducted by the Rev. Canon Sally Theakston with the new Curate Ed Thornley assisting. Afterwards a delicious selections of cakes were served. 

Saturday, 28 August 2010

The Big Sky Dive

Two brave ringers today took part in a sponsored sky dive to raise funds for both the Friends of All Saints Church and the All Saint Swanton Morley Bell Ringers.
Aaron Hall and Fiona Joisce both said they would take part in this leap of faith all in the name of charity, so on Saturday they join over a hundred other people who were all raising funds for the charities of their choice.

Both agreed it was an experience which they will never forget. You can read Aaron's article by clicking here

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Tower Records Go Online

This year marks the tenth anniversary since the All Saints Swanton Morley Bell Ringers were formed to ring on the newly restored and augmented bells. To permanently commemorate the Tower records are to be published on-line in the new Tower Archive Section of the website

The Tower Archive section will hold previous years' news, records of peals and quarter peals, newspaper articles relating to the ringers and the bells of All Saints as well as photographs connected to the ringers.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Tower Open Day

The ringers of All Saints once again threw open the doors of the tower to allow members of the public the chance to see the bells of All Saints as well as seeing what ringing is all about.
Tours were conducted through out the day by Tower Captain Aaron Hall, who gave a brief history on the bells of All Saints before the ringers gave a brief demonstration. Sadly there were only five ringers available to ring on the day, but the visitors were impressed all the same.
Lots went on in the church below including a well stock books stall, a raffle, refreshment and a tombola.

In the end the ringers raised an impressive £154.69 which will be used to keep the bells of All Saints well maintained.