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 2016.

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

15/01/17Grandsire Doubles126043 minFor the Living Stones Service6
11/06/17Plain Bob Major128046 minTo welcome Jonathan Thomas Swift8
04/07/17Single Oxford Bob Minor126044 minBirthday compliment to Janet Gledhill and with best wishes for a speedy recovery from a recent operation6
30/07/17Plain Bob Major126448 minRung for Angela's 50th year. In celebration and thankfulness. A good friend to the ringers.8
31/10/17Double Oxford Bob Minor126046minFirst in method 26
12/11/17Plain Bob Triples127447minHalf Muffled for Remembrance Sunday8
28/11/17Hereward Bob Minor132044 min1st in the method for 2,3,4,5,66


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.