||The Rev'd Will Gibbs. can be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org or 01582 791 669 His day off is Friday|
BELL RINGING RESUMES 10TH DECEMBER 2013
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 resumed 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 Sunday 15th December 2013, a local band of ringers rang 1260 changes of Plain Bob Doubles for evensong and in celebration of the life of the late Marjorie Simpson, who recently passed away peacefully.
The ringers were:
Treble - George Reading
2nd - Mary Rixon (C)
3rd - Pauline Ridgwell
4th - Diana Reading
5th - Liz Middleton
Tenor - Andrew Farnham
A 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.