Click on the pdf link to open the recruitment poster from the Central Council for Church Bell ringers
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The bells of St Mary's have been silent for 6 months during essential repairs to one of the main buttresses that support the 900 year old tower. This work is now complete including a major repair to the window in the belfry which means that Tuesday evening ringing practices will resume on December 10th 2013. The bell ringers are very pleased that they will be ringing for Christmas services and we hope to recruit some new bell ringers in the New Year.
CONGRATULATIONS TO GEORGE READING
George rang the treble for morning service on Sunday 2nd June 2013, exactly 60 years after his first invitation to ring with the Sunday service band at St. Mary's Church Redbourn. The special occasion in 1953 was the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. I wish to congratulate George and to thank him for 60 years of service as a bell ringer at St. Mary's and also on his 80th birthday, which he celebrates this year.
QUARTER PEAL NEWS
On Tuesday 23rd April 2013, a local band of ringers rang 1260 changes of Plain Bob Minor for St. George's Day. This is the first time that a local all lady band has rung a quarter peal of a minor method.
The ringers were:
Treble - Margaret Pemble
2nd - Mary Rixon
3rd - Pauline Ridgwell
4th - Diana Reading
5th - Liz Middleton (C)
Tenor - Angela Blackburn
On Saturday May 17th, the Hertfordshire Association of Change Ringers, Western District, will be holding their annual striking competition at St. Mary's Redbourn. There will be general ringing between 3 pm and 4.30 pm followed by an Evensong service. At 5 pm, the draw will take place for the order of competition ringing, which will commence immediately. The two highest ranked bands will go forward to the County competition.
PEAL NEWSA PEAL WAS RUNG AT ST. MARY'S ON TUESDAY 5TH JUNE 2012 TO MARK THE DIAMOND JUBILEE
On Tuesday 5th June a peal of 7 Surprise Minor methods was successfully completed to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The band were all members of the Hertford County Association of Change Ringers, including 4 bell ringers from St. Mary's and was the first by local ringers since 2003.
A PEAL WAS RUNG AT ST. MARY'S ON SUNDAY 29TH AUGUST 2010 TO MARK 900 YEARS OF ST. MARY'S CHURCH AND ALSO AS PART OF THE REDBOURN 900 VILLAGE CELEBRATIONS
The band of visiting ringers, members of the Society of Cumberland Youths, conducted by Ian Fielding, included one ringer from St. Mary Abbots, Kensington, the former parish in which Reverend Will Gibbs served.