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Quarter peals etc at All Saints


  Updated   13-December-2017

See details for: 2015, 20142013,  2012,  2011,  20102009,  2008,  200720062005     See totals for : All years since 1966 

Quarter peals, etc. rung in 2017

Date Method(s) Changes Dedication  
8 January Stedman Triples 1260 Rung for Epiphany evening service. Details
22 January Cambridge Surprise Major 1250 Rung for evening service. Congratulations to Tom Blomley ringing his first on eight and first Surprise. Details
28 January Grandsire Triples 1260 On All Saints tower dinner day – planned for All Saints but rung at St Paul's after the Tenor clapper broke during the morning peal attempt. Details
26 February Cambridge Surprise Major 1250 Rung for evening service. Congratulations to Mary Spence ringing her first quarter of Surprise Major. Details
12 March Yorkshire Surprise Major 1250 Rung for evening service. Engagement compliment to Catie Smith and 23rd wedding compliment to Tom Blomley. Congratulations to Mary Spence & Tom ringing their first quarter of Yorkshire Surprise Major Details
26 March Cambridge, Lincolnshire & Yorkshire Surprise Major 1280 Rung for evening service on Mothering Sunday and to welcome Penelope Jocelyn Mae. Congratulations to Tom ringing his first quarter of spliced Surprise Major Details
9 April Yorkshire Surprise Major 1250 Rung for evening service on Palm Sunday. Details
16 April Grandsire Triples 1260 Rung for evensong on Easter Day. Details
14 May Plain Bob Major 1264 Rung for evening service. Birthday compliment to 4. Details
3 June Cambridge Surprise Major 1280 Ruby Wedding compliment to Stephen & Barbara Smith.   Details 
11 June Grandsire Triples 1260 Rung for evening service on Trinity Sunday Details
9 July Plain Bob Major 1264 Rung befor evening service as a Golden Wedding compliment to John & Anne Harrison Details
23 July Grandsire Triples 1260 Rung before evening service, in memory of David Creasey, tower captain of Binfield, on the eve of his funeral. Details
10 September Yorkshire Surprise Major 1280 Rung for evening service Details
13 September Superlative Surprise Major 1280 Rung after meeting 8 for a Surprise Major practice. Details
24 September Grandsire Triples 1260 Rung for evening service and as a 30th wedding compliment to Jane & Nigel Mellor. 750th quarter peal for 7. Details
8 October Grandsire Triples 1260 Rung before evening service. Congratulations to Steve Bates ringing his first quarter on a working bell. Details
29 October Plain Bob Major 1264 Rung before evening service and as a farewell compliment to Rev Anna Harwood on her last Sunday before moving to become Vicar of Ruscombe & Twyford with Hurst. Congratulations to Steve Bates ringing his first quarter of Major Details
4 November Yorkshire Surprise Major 1250 Rung for our All Saints Patronal Festival after failing a peal Details
20 November Grandsire Triples 1260 Platinum Wedding Anniversary compliment to Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip. Details
26 November Plain Bob Major 1264 Rung before evening service Details
3 December Grandsire Triples 1260 Rung for the Advent Carol Service Details
13 December Pudsey Surprise Major 1250 70th birthday compliment to Barbara Wells Details

Quarter peals, etc. rung in 2016

Date Method(s) Changes Dedication  
1 January Yorkshire Surprise Major 2016 Date touch on the morning of New Year's Day to welcome the coming year. Details
10 January Plain Bob Major 1264 Rung for evening service. Details
14 February Plain Bob Major 1264 Rung for evening service. Details
6 March Bristol Major 1280 Rung for evening service on Mothering Sunday Details
24 March Grandsire Triples 1260 Rung for Maundy Thursday communion service Details
23 April Plain Bob Major 1264  Rung on St George's Day, the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. This was part of Sonning Deanery's Rolling Ring.  Details.
24 April  Grandsire Triples 1260 Rung before evening service as a 90th birthday compliment to HM Queen Elizabeth.  Details
15 May Plain Bob Major 1264 Rung for Pentecost, before the Churches Together in Wokingham service. Details
22 May Plain Bob Major 1264 Rung for evening service Details
12 June Cambridge Surprise Minor 1320 Rung before evening service as a 90th birthday compliment to HM Queen Elizabeth. Congratulations to Mary Spence, ringing her first quarter peal of Surprise inside. Details
10 July Spliced Surprise Major (5 methods) 1280 Rung for evening service Details
8 September Grandsire Triples 1288 Rung to mark the start of Heritage weekend in Wokingham Details
9 October Plain Bob Major 1264 Rung in memory of Pte. AV Loader (a ringer at All Saints Wokingham) who was killed in action 100 years ago on 7th October 1916. Details
6 November Plain Bob Major 1264 Rung before choral evensong on All Saints Sunday. Congratulations to Bradley Herrington on ringing his first quarter of Major. Details
27 November Grandsire Triples 1260 Rung for the service of Advent Carols. Details
31 December Yorkshire Surprise Major 2016 Date touch rung to say farewell to the OldYear Details

 Quarter peals, etc. rung in 2015

Date Method(s) Changes Dedication  
11 January Plain Bob Major 1280 Rung for evening service. Congratulations to Kristin Fitch on ringing he rfirst quarter peal of Major Details
8 February Plain Bob Major 1344 Rung for evening service. Details
12 April Suprlative Surprise Major 1250 Rung for evening service. Congratulations to Jonathan Goodchild on ringing his first quarter peal of Superlative Details
2 May Plain Bob & Grandsire Doubles 1260 Rung to mark the 300th anniversary of the first recorded peal in Norwich in 1715. Details
9 May Cambridge Surprise Major 1250 To mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day Details
27 September Plain Bob Major 1264 Rung for Harvest Festival Details
11 October Stedman Triples 1260 Rung for evening service. Congratulations to Mary Spence ringing her first quarter peal of Stedman. Details
25 October Yorkshire Surprise Major 1250 Rung for evening service on St Crispin's Day, the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt . Congratulations to Kristin Fitch ringing her first Treble to Surprise in a quarter peal. Details
8 November Grandsire Triples 1260 Rung before evening service on Remembrance Sunday in memory of Georgetta Carleton, sister of an All Saints ringer Details
22 November Plain Bob Major 1264 Rung for evening service. Details
13 December Grandsire Triples 1260 Rung before Christingle service Details

Quarter peals, etc. rung in 2014

Date Method(s) Changes Dedication  
1 January Cambridge Surprise Major 2014 Date touch on the morning of New Year Bank Holiday to welcome the coming year Details
9 February Plain Bob Doubles 1320 For evening service. Congratulations to Oli James on ringing his first quarter on an inside bells Details
5 March Plain Bob Minor 1260 For Ash Wednesday service. Congratulations to Oli James on ringing his first quarter of Minor inside Details
30 March Plain Bob Major 1344 For evening service. Congratulations to Oli James on ringing his first quarter inside bell on eight Details
23 April 4 Spliced Surprise Major 1280 For St George's Day Details
27 April Grandsire Triples 1260 For evening service. Congratulations to Kristin Fitch on ringing he first quarter peal on a working bell. Details
21 May Grandsire Triples  1260 Rung to celebrate Jonathan and Julie's 20th wedding anniversary Details
28 June Grandsire Triples 1260 Rung after the special reception to mark the 10th anniversary of The Cornerstone Details
20 August Cambridge Surprise Major 1250 Rung to celebrate the forthcoming marriage of Siân Haseldine and Joshua Moorhouse Details
13 September Yorkshire Surprise Major 1280 Rung on the wedding day of Siân Haseldine and Joshua Moorhouse Details
14 September Plain Bob Minor 1260 Rung for evening service. Congratulations to Kristin Fitch on ringing he first quarter peal inside Details
20 September Grandsire Triples 1260 Rung immediately after the wedding service of David Jaques (a long-standing member of All Saints choir) to June Warner-Horne Details
12 October Grandsire Triples 1260 Rung before evensong in memory of Mary Cole, a former long serving ringer at All Saints Details

Quarter peals, etc. rung in 2013

 Date Method(s)  Changes  Dedication
1 January Plain & Gainsborough
Little Bob Major
2013 Date touch on the morning of New Year Bank Holiday to welcome the coming year  Details
20 January Plain Bob Major 1264 For evening service Details
17 February Plain Bob Triples 1260 For evening service Details
17 March Grandsire Doubles 1260 For evening service Details
21 April Cambridge Surprise Minor 1320 For evening service Details
23 April Grandsire Triples 1260  Rung on the evening of St George's Day as part of Ring for England  Details
18 May Grandsire Triples 1260  Rung as part of Wokingham's Pentecost weekend Two Choirs Festival. See programme notes. Details
2 June Yorkshire Surprise Major 1250 Rung on the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation Day. Details
16 June Grandsire Triples 1260 Rung as a farewell compliment to Revd. Tony Kemp, former Music Director and curate at this church, on his retirement to Hayling Island Details
30 June Grandsire Doubles 1320 For evening service Details
21 July Grandsire Triples 1260 Rung before evening service in memory of John R Harper, former Treasurer of Sonning Deanery ringers and Tower Captain of Binfield Details
23 July Cambridge Surprise Major 1250 Rung to celebrate the birth of a baby prince on 22nd July 2103 to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Details
10 November Grandsire Triples 1260 For evening service on Remembrance Sunday Details
24 November Yorkshire Surprise Major 1250 For evening service Details
1 December Plain Bob & Oakridge Lynch Little Bob Major 1943 70th birthday compliment to the conductor, born 1-12-1943 Details
8 December Grandsire Triples 1260 For Christingle service. Congratulations to Kristin Fitch on ringing her first quarter peal. Details

Quarter peals, etc. rung in 2012

 Date Method(s)  Changes  Dedication
2 January Plain & Gainsborough
Little Bob Major
2012 Date touch on the morning of New Year Bank Holiday to welcome the coming year  Details
6 February Plain Bob Major 1264 To mark the Accession of the Queen, this day 60 years ago  Details.
19 February Bristol Surprise Major 1280 For evening service  Details
18 March Grandsire Triples 1260 For evening service on Mothering Sunday  Details
1 April Plain Bob Major 1264 For evening service on Palm Sunday Details
23 April Plain Bob Major 1264 For St George's Day Details
20 May Grandsire Triples 1260 For evening service on Ascension Sunday Details
15 July Plain Bob Major 1264 For evening service, and as a compliment to Richard Woodward, a member since 1982, departing to Bournmouth Details
30 September Grandsire Doubles 1320 For Harvest Festival evensong. A farewell compliment to David Rance, retiring as Musical Director. First quarter peal for Oli James. Details
11 November Grandsire Doubles 1260 For evensong on Remembrance Sunday. First quarter peal for Sue James. Details
16 December Yorkshire Surprise Major 1250 For evening service Details

Quarter peals, etc. rung in 2011

 Date Method(s)  Changes  Dedication  
1 January Plain & Middlesex
Little Bob Major
2011 Date touch on the morning of New Year's Day to welcome the coming year Details 
20 February Cambridge Surprise Major 1250 For evening service Details
29 April Yorkshire Surprise Major 1250 As a wedding compliment to Prince William & Kate Middleton   Details.
15 May Grandsire Triples 1260 For evening service   Details.
12 June Grandsire Triples 1260 90th birthday compliment to HRH Duke of Edinburgh  Details
7 September Yorkshire Surprise Major 1250 Farewell compliment to Mhairi Miller, going to St Andrews University Details
18 September Plain Bob Minor 1260 For evening service Details
16 October Yorkshire Surprise Major 1250 For evening service Details
30 October Cambridge Surprise Major 1250 For evening service on Patronal Festival Details
27 November Plain Bob Doubles 1260 For evening service on Advent Sunday Details

Quarter peals, etc. rung in 2010

 Date Method(s)  Changes  Dedication  
1 January Plain & Middlesex
Little Bob Major
2010 Date touch on the morning of New Year's Day to welcome the coming year Details
20 February Stedman Triples 1260 In memory of Rev FE Robinson, buried in this churcyhard on 19 February 1910  Details 
28 February Plain Bob Major 1280 In memory of Jasmine May Harrison, 9 August 1910 - 13 January 2010. Details
14 March Yorkshire Surprise Major 1280 For evensong on Mothering Sunday Details
28 March Plain Bob Major 1376 For evensong on Palm Sunday Details
4 April Plain Bob Major 1264 For evensong on Easter Day Details
26 September Yorkshire Surprise Major 1250 For evensong at Harvest Festival Details
17 October Yorkshire Surprise Major 1250 For evensong Details
31 October Plain Bob Triples 1260 For evensong on All Saints Sunday Details
2 November Grandsire Triples 1260 For Sonning Deanery Branch Quarter Peal Week Details
8 November Grandsire Triples 1260 By a combined band for Sonning Deanery Branch Quarter Peal Week  
14 November Grandsire Triples 1288 Half-muffled before evening service on Remembrance Sunday Details
28 November Grandsire Triples 1260 For Advent Carol Service Details

Quarter peals, etc. rung in 2009

 Date  Method(s)  Changes  Dedication  
1 January Plain & Little Bob Major 2009 Date touch on the morning of New Year's Day to welcome the coming year Details
1 January Tigger Surprise Major 1250   Details
17 January Cambridge Surprise Major 800 To mark the 800th annioversay of Cambridge University
(Ringers all members of Cambridge University Guild of Change Ringers)
Details
25 January Grandsire Triples 1260 To mark the admission the previous day of the Rector, David Hodgson,
as Honorary Canon of Oxford Cathedral, and Judith Scott to order of St Frideswide
Details
22 March Cambridge Surprise Major 1280 For evensong on Mothering Sunday Details
5 April Yorkshire Surprise Major 1250 For evensong on Palm Sunday.
Wedding complement to Rebecca Woodward & Stephen Jones, married on 4 April.
18th birthday complement to Emily Mellor.
6th birthday complement to Mhairi Miller
Details
12 April Grandsire Triples 1260 For evensong on Easter Day
Remembering John & Joan Rance (parents of 3rd ringer), married in this church 15 April 1939.
Details
17 May Plain Bob Major 1280 For evensong Details
31 May Plain Bob Minor 1260 For evensong on WhitSunday Details
 19 July Cambridge Surprise Minor 1320 For evensong Details
1 November Grandsire Triples 1260 For evensong on All Saints Day Details
8 November Grandsire Triples 1260 Half-muffled for evensong on Remembrance Sunday Details
11 November Plain Bob Triples 1260 Half-muffled on Remembrance Day Details
15 November Cambridge Surprise Minor 1296 As an engagement compliment to Andy Smith & Cara Polet Details
13 December Grandsire Triples 350 As part of the World Council of Churches' call to world leaders at the Climate Change talks in Copenhagen Details

Quarter peals, etc. rung in 2008  

 Date  Method(s)  Changes  Dedication
1 January Plain & Little Bob Major 2008 Date touch on the morning of New Year's Day to welcome the coming year
12 January Grandsire Doubles 1260 Half-muffled in memory of Rex Baldry, before his funeral service 
 13 January  Grandsire Triples 1260 To celebrate the life of W Stewart Gibson, who rang at All Saints for 23 years from 1977 to 1999, and died on 3rd January.
 16 February  Plain Bob Minor   1260 Birthday Compliments to Nigel Mellor. First quarter peal inside for Emily Mellor
 2 March 2008  Plain Bob Major 1280 For evening service on Mothering Sunday. First quarter peal inside for Mhairi Miller.
16 March 2008  Grandsire Triples  1260 For evening service on Palm Sunday. First quarter peal of Triples inside for Mary Spence.
22 March 2008  Spliced Surprise Minor 1320 For evening service on Easter Day
13 May 2008 Plain Bob Minor 1260 During Sonning Deanery Branch practice
23 June 2008  Grandsire Triples  1260 To celebrate the marriage of Rebecca Fox and Chris Eamen on 14th June
13 July 2008 Yorkshire Surprise Major 1250 For evensong during the visit to Wokingham of Rt Revd Henry Parsley, Bishop of Alabama
26 October 2008 Yorkshire Surprise Major 1250 For evening service
2 November 2008 St Clements College Bob Major 1344 For evening service on All Saints Sunday

 9 November 2008

Grandsire Triples 1260 For evening service on Remembrance Sunday
30 November 2008 Grandsire Triples 1260 For evening service on Advent Sunday. Congratulations to Mhairi Miller ringing her first of Grandsire inside.

Quarter peals, etc. rung in 2007

 Date  Method(s)  Changes  Dedication
14 January Pudsey Surprise Major 1250 For evensong, to mark ten years ministry at All Saints by the Rector, Revd David Hodgson
28 January Grandsire Triples 1260 For evensong, to mark the birth of Joshua Thomas Smith, first nephew of Andy Smith, who conducted the quarter peal
24 February Plain Bob Minor 1260 First quarter peal for Emily Mellor
 29 April  Grandsire Doubles  1280  First quarter peal for Mhairi Miller
 5 May  Yorkshire Surprise Major 1250  40th birthday compliment to Julie Goodchild
 9 October  Grandsire Triples 1287   Half muffled before the memorial service of Michael John Nightingale
 11 November  Grandsire Triples 1260   Half muffled on Remembrance Sunday

 


Quarter peals, etc. rung in 2006

 Date Method(s) Changes  Dedication
17-January Spliced Plain & Little Bob Major 1881 Retrospective Date Touch to mark the 125th anniversary of the foundation of the Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers this day in 1881
26-February Cambridge Surprise Major 1280 For evensong
6-March Yorkshire Surprise Major 1280 during Surprise Major practice
19-March Plain Bob Minor 1260 For evensong
9-April Grandsire Triples 1260 For evensong on Palm Sunday, and to congratulate John Harrison on his Civic Award for services to bellringing
21-May Plain Bob Minor 1260  For evensong 
 1-October Stedman Triples 1260 For evensong on the first day that Rev Emma Antoine was celebrant at the morning Communion service, after being ordained Priest the previous week
 29-October Plain Bob Triples 1260  For evensong during All Saints tide
 12-November Grandsire Triples 1287   half muffled for evensong on Remembrance Sunday
 3-December  Rutland Surprise Major 1344   for Advent Sunday
 17-December  Grandsire triples 1260  For evening service

Quarter peals, etc. rung in 2005

Date Method(s) Changes Dedication
1-January Spliced Plain Triples & Major 2005 Year Date touch on the morning of New Year's Day to welcome the coming year
10-July Grandsire Triples 1945 Retrospective date touch to commemorate 60 years since the end of World War II in 1945
31-July Cambridge Surprise Major 1280 For evensong
9-August Stedman Triples 1260 on the centenary of the day when Revd. FE Robinson (buried at All Saints) became the first person to ring 1000 peals.
14 August Plain Bob Major 1264 for evensong, to mark the departure of the curate, Revd. Paul Cowan
16-October Yorkshire Surprise Major 1250 For evensong. Also 18th birthday compliment to Katie Tutcher
13-November  Grandsire Triples  1260   half-muffled for Remembrance Sunday

Quarter peal totals in earlier years

The earliest quarter peal recorded at All Saints was in March 1904, to commemorate 30 years of ministry by the Rector, Canon Sturges. The number rung between then and 1965 is uncertain because records of quarter peals at All Saints held by the tower are incomplete. The best estimate is 32, but the true number is probably higher. The figures below from 1966 onwards are believed to be complete. Note that fewer than 50 were rung between 1904 and 1978, whereas well over 400 have been rung since then. The figures below include Date Touches,

Year Number rung   Year Number rung   Year Number rung     Year Number rung  
1966 2   1981 8   1996 11   2011 10
1967 0   1982 13   1997 12   2012 11
1968 3   1983 7   1998 15   2013 16
1969 1   1984 17   1999 9    2014 13 
1970 1   1985 38   2000 5   2015 11 
1971 1   1986 38   2001 5   2016 16 
1972 1   1987 34   2002 7      
1973 2   1988 29   2003 11      
1974 1   1989 10   2004 5      
1975 1   1990 20   2005 7      
1976 2   1991 12    2006 11      
1977 0   1992 16   2007 7      
1978 2   1993 12   2008 14      
1979 7   1994 9   2009 13      
1980 10   1995 10   2010 13      

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