The Inaugural Quarter Peal

We did it! After a failed attempt in January, yesterday, the ringers successfully completed the very first Quarter Peal in Ab Kettleby!

The quarter peal kicked off a weekend of celebrations for St James’ church, marking the reopening of the church after the recent restoration, the completion of the augmentation project, and Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday. Saturday saw family picnics in the churchyard and various activities for the younger villagers. Visitors could also try their hand at ringing a church bell once the quarter had finished.

And today, we formally welcome the bells into the church with a dedication service.

Details of the quarter peal are on Bellboard

Ab Kettleby, Leicestershire
St James
Saturday, 11 June 2016 in 45 (8)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
  1. John Adcock
  2. Mary Barrass
  3. George Dawson
  4. Peter Hayward
  5. Peter Brown
  6. James Lowe
First on the bells. First quarter – 6
Rung in thanksgiving for the life of Tony Clayton, instigator of the augmentation project.

Watch the whole quarter peal here:

Posted in Augmentation, Quarter Peals and Peals, Social.