A group of seven got up early and rang to join the countrywide celebration of bells to mark the openng day of the Olympics in London. All bells have been asked to be ringing for 3 minutes from 8.10 to 8.15am. We rang as requested fast and as furiously as we could and then returned home for breakfast!
Certainly the Rector heard us as she greeted us as we left the tower.
After the excitement in the village over the Diamond Jubilee the ringers ended up being rather depleted with a number of the band on holiday and away. There was not actually enough of us to ring so we were unable to actually ring to celebrate the event. We do plan to ring on the opening of the Olympics as all church bells have been asked to ring at various points connected with the torch relay and the opening ceremony.
Lea Marston bells have once again been in action being rung for both the United Service at the beginning of June and for a wedding later on. They continue to ring nicely and the clean environment is much better to ring in as we no longer get dust and other undesirable dirt dropped on our head!
We have a new recruit who has now been learning for a couple of months now and is just getting to grips with ringing a bell in rounds. Emily has done well but needs a lot more practice yet but is also stirring John into action as she is fast catching him up! As usual if you fancy a new hobby or are curious as to what happens come and visit us on a Thursday practice night from 8pm.
St Giles Bellringers
The trials and tribulations of a small village bellringing band.