Latest News 2017

This page lists all the latest 2017 news from Ecclesfield Ringing Centre.  We have archived our previous year's news which can  be found by using the links in the left hand column.

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30/11/17 - Peal in 3 hours and 14 minutes

A Peal was rung on Thursday 30th November by members of the Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers.  5040 Cairngorm Surprise Royal  in 3 hours, 14 minutes.  More information on Bellboard.

28/11/17 - Quarter Peal

A Quarter Peal was rung this morning.  1320 Hereward Bob Minor in 44 minutes.  More information on Bellboard.

12/11/17 - A Quarter Peal for Remembrance Sunday

Our team rang a quarter peal after the Remembrance Sunday Morning Service.  1274 Plain Bob Triples in 47 minutes.  More information with this link to Bellboard

31/10/17 - Quarter Peal

A Quarter Peal was rung today.  1260 Double Oxford Bob Minor in 46 minutes.  More information with this link to Bellboard

16/08/17 - Visiting Team from Cheshire

Our bells were ringing today in the hands of a visiting team on a ringing outing.  They were from Cheshire and North Wales.  

05/08/17 - Ringing Meeting Held at Ecclesfield

A joint ringing meeting for members of the Derby Diocesan Association (Chesterfield Branch) and the Yorkshire Association (Sheffield & District Branch) was held at St Mary’s. In total 20 ringers were in the ringing room enjoying ringing a variety of methods on the ring of 10 bells. As well as some of our Ecclesfield team there were ringers from Hathersage, Eckington, Rotherham Minster, Thrybergh, Barnburgh, Ranmoor, Sheffield Cathedral, Walkley, Toddington, Wortley and Shirland. We were also visited by a dog called Jet who was very well behaved throughout.

30/07/17 - Quarter Peal for Angela Fryer

A quarter peal of 1264 Plain Bob Major was rung after morning service for Angela's 50th year.  In celebration and thankfulness.  Angela is a good friend to the ringers at Ecclesfield.  More information on Bellboard

04/07/17 - Quarter Peal
A Quarter Peal was rung today as a birthday compliment to Janet Gledhill and with best wishes for a speedy recovery following an operation.  More information on Bellboard.

20/06/17 - Ringing with The Weekday Ringers
4 of our team were ringing with The Weekday Ringers group at St James the Great, Norton and St John's, Dronfield today.

11/06/17 - Quarter Peal for Jonathan Thomas Swift
A Quarter Peal was rung this morning to welcome Jonathan Thomas Swift, born 17th May 2017.  1280 Plain Bob Major in 46 minutes.  More information on Bellboard

01/04/17 - Ringing at Wentworth

Members of our team were ringing on the 6 bells of Holy Trinity, Wentworth with friends from the Sheffield Branch of the YACR.   

24/03/17 - Visitors from New Zealand and Essex

At our Tuesday night practice, we were pleased to welcome a visiting ringer from New Zealand who came to have a ring with us while in the UK visiting relatives in Ecclesfield.

On Friday afternoon, a group of visiting ringers came for a ring who had spent the day travelling up from Essex. They were starting their ringing weekend on our bells at Ecclesfield. Then they were moving on to ring at St Leonard’s, Wortley then St John’s, Penistone.

The photo was taken as the bells were ringing, it was a lovely spring afternoon.
04/03/17 - Ringing Meeti
ng at Bradfield

Some of our team were ringing with our ringing friends from the Sheffield Branch today.

From 4.30pm to 6pm we enjoyed ringing on the 8 bells at the church of St Nicholas in the village of High Bradfield.  Afterwards we had a  nice meal in The Old Horns, the pub almost next door to the church.


 09/02/17 - Peal Rung at Ecclesfield

Members of the Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers rang a Peal of 5040 East Riding Surprise Royal in 3 hours and 8 minutes.  More information on Bellboard

15/01/17 - Quarter Peal for the Living Stones Service

A combined team of  Wortley and Ecclesfield ringers rang a Quarter Peal of 1260 Grandsire Doubles in 43 minutes prior to the Living Stones Service.  More information with this link to Bellboard

07/01/17 - Sheffield Branch AGM

A good afternoon of ringing today.  7 of our team were at the Sheffield Branch AGM.  Afternoon ringing was on the 8 bells of St Marie’s RC Cathedral, Norfolk Row.  Heavy bells and nice to ring, probably not appreciated by the local street entertainers who we found had moved on when we finished.  Following the AGM and a superb ringers’ tea provided by the Cathedral ringers, evening ringing was at Sheffield Cathedral on the 34cwt 12.  Always a pleasure to ring here and to just listen to as the sound cascades over the city centre.

01/01/17 - Ringing in The New Year

Continuing the tradition of ringing in the New Year 10 ringers were in the tower on New Year’s Eve. The old year was rung out from 11.40pm to 11.55pm with 6 and 8 bell methods. Exactly on the stroke of midnight our Tenor bell tolled 12 times. Then all 10 bells rang out to welcome in the New Year followed by the ringers celebrating with drinks and party poppers. To finish off a touch of Grandsire Triples was rung finishing at 00.20am.
We hope you enjoyed hearing our New Year ringing which is part of Ecclesfield’s New Year sound landscape along with the fireworks, celebrations and partying in the local pubs around the Church. Happy New Year all.