Thanks to a comment left by Mary i can now give you a link to a page that gives lots more info about our bells, go to  http:www.thehaywoods.co.uk/churches/stmarys.htm if this link doesn’t work check out Mary’s comment under the previous post.

To add to the page mentioned, our bells are called;-

8 – Jacob ( James); 7 – Maria; 6 – Gabriel; 5 – Joseph; 4 – Benedict; 3 – Scholastica; 2 – John and 1 – Magdalen. Appropriately Gabriel sounds like the clock and calls us most often.

I got through my first day as bell-ringer quiet well really despite a few mishaps – my hand slipped off some of the ropes a couple of times so ther were these odd silences and i found constantly swapping hands to ring a peal on 6 bells is a challenge. This week it is all Feria’s so i will only have to ring 4 bells for a peal which will help me to get used to the pattern. It is fun and energetic and the peals do sound great.

Pax, sr marie-therese.

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