Highlight of the month has to be a local band quarter peal of 1440 Kent surprise minor for Sunday service. This quarter took 47 minutes and was a first for all the band bar one and was remarkably accurate and well struck, especially as one ringer has only learnt the bobs the week before. The bobs allow the conductor to mix the bells up further within the method to get a longer ring without repeating the same music.
The ringers are trying to ring more often for Sunday service which is not that easy when we rely on so many Arley ringers. The week after the Kent quarter we attempted to ring a quarter peal of Cambridge minor which is the next scale of difficulty from Kent. We successfully rang over half this quarter but sadly failed after a mix up in the bells order caused the method to complete and come back to rounds early.
Ringers nationwide are looking forward to the Jubilee celebrations which will be marked by many churches throughout the country. Our practice will continue to develop our skills at Kent and Oxford not forgetting the general doubles methods in our repertoire. We will always welcome new recruits so why not come and enjoy the summer evenings learning something new.