Quarter Peals

A quarter peal is a long length of ringing and must be at least 1250 changes.  Quarters are rung to mark special occasions or personal acheivements of ringers, for example a ringer could ring a quarter peal to qualify as a member of the Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers.  A quarter peal takes about 45 minutes to ring and we sometimes ring them before the Sunday service.

Both peals and quarter peals are published in the weekly ringers magazine - 'The Ringing World'.  The Campanophile website lists performances from towers around the world.  Ecclesfield's quarters and peals are listed on the site.

We welcome applications from teams of ringers who want to ring peals or quarter peals at St Mary's. Please contact us by e-mail at: ecclesfieldtower@hotmail.co.uk to make a booking.

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On Any Number of Bells

We don't have to ring all 10 bells for a quarter peal.   We have some options, these are:

6 bell quarter peals can be rung on either the front 6 bells (1 to 6) or the back 6 bells (5 to 10) or the front 6 of the back  8 (3 to 8).

 8 bell quarter peals can only be rung on the back 8 to sound musically correct (3 to 10).

Our Quarter Peals

To avoid you having to scroll down a long list, we are only listing this year's quarters on this page.  The previous years quarters can be found by using the links below to the Adobe .pdf files.

Recent Quarter Peals - These are the quarter peals rung at St Mary's Ecclesfield during 2019.

Click on the date link to find full details of the quarter peal.

 01/01/191272 Minor (St Clement's and Kent Treble Bob)To welcome the new year and happy new year compliment to Angela Fryor   6
 22/01/191264 Plain Bob Major    8
 22/02/19 1280Plain Bob Major Rung to commemorate the 10 American airmen who lost their lives in the B-17 Flying Fortress ‘Mi Amigo’ which crashed in Endcliffe Park, Sheffield on 22 February 1944. 75 Years ago.   8
 23/02/19 1260Grandsire Caters 
50th birthday compliment to 9.  Wedding anniversary compliment to 9 and Louise Bradbury-Bennett 
31/03/19 1264 Plain Bob Major For Mothering Sunday  
 29/04/191260 Stedman Triples 
Dedicated to Stuart Armeson for his commitment, patience, motivation and inspiration. The conductor would've never got this far without him! Thank you.
A dedication also to Chris Steele - the tenor ringer's nephew who on his 40th birthday yesterday, ran the London Marathon, raising over £4000 for Bede House. Massive congratulations Chris. 

Click on the date link to find full details of the quarter peal.

Contact Us

You can email us at: ecclesfieldtower@hotmail.co.uk  or you can ring our contact number 07977694069 and leave us a voicemail message.