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Quarter Peals
Many more quarter peals are rung than full peals as they take a quarter of the time, about 45 minutes.  They last long enough to stretch your concentration and are also a good test of a ringer’s mental stamina.   Unlike the page of Peals rung in Swanage it is not possible to provide an accurate record of all quarter peals rung partly due to the higher volume and also because records of successful quarter peals are not kept as accurately.

Details of quarter peals rung in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2005.

So if you heard the bells ringing for about 45 minutes before Evensong on a recent Sunday and are wondering which method was being rung and if it was for a particular reason, details of recent quarter peals will be listed on this page.

2017 Quarter peals to date:


Wednesday, 10 May 2017 in 49 mins - 1260 Grandsire Triples


1 Sally Jenkins

2 Christopher Sykes

3 Patricia Davidson

4 Judith Williamson

5 Ross Robertson

6 Richard Ellis

7 Robert Wellen (C)

8 Ruth Beavin


A Second Wednesday Group Quarter.  



Sunday, 26 March 2017 in 44 mins - 1260 Single Oxford Bob Triples


1 Sally Jenkins

2 Linda Jasper

3 Mike Jenkins

4 Eddie Dicken

5 Mike Jasper

6 Angie Jasper (C)

7 Harry Blamire

8 Mike Pitman


Rung for Choral Evensong and for mothers everywhere on Mothering Sunday



Sunday, 5 March 2017 in 47 mins - 1260 Grandsire Triples


1 Rachael Rutter

2 Tricia Stephens

3 Linda Hough

4 Mike Jenkins

5 Eddie Dicken

6 Matthew Pike

7 Phil Stephens (C)

8 Martin Wickham


For Choral Evensong, and also rung to wish a very happy birthday to Rachael.



Wednesday, 1 March 2017 in 48 mins - 1260 Middlesex Bob Triples


1 Martin Wickham

2 Michael Jenkins

3 Rachael Rutter

4 Eddie Dicken

5 Adrian Rutter

6 Matthew Pike

7 Eleanor Wallace (C)

8 David Haysom


Rung for the Ash Wednesday service.



Sunday, 26 February 2017 in 47 mins - 1260 St Simon's Bob Triples

Composed by S Austin


1 Tricia Stephens

2 Marisa Bartlett

3 Phil Miles

4 Eddie Dicken

5 Phil Stephens

6 Mike Jasper

7 Angie Jasper (C)

8 David Haysom


First of St Simon's Bob Triples: 2

Rung for Choral Evensong



Sunday, 19 February 2017 in 45 mins - 1260 Julie McDonnell New Bob Triples


1 Marisa Bartlett

2 Mike Jenkins

3 Sally Jenkins

4 Linda Hough

5 Eddie Dicken

6 Matthew Pike

7 Phil Miles (C)

8 Mike Pitman


Rung for Choral Evensong and in support of the Bellringers Strike Back Against Blood Cancer Campaign.  First in method for all, first blows in method for 2 & 7



Sunday, 12 February 2017 in 47 mins - 1260 Hunslet Bob Triples


1 Gill Loyd

2 Sally Jenkins (C)

3 Tricia Stephens

4 Rachael Rutter

5 Adrian Rutter

6 Phil Stephens

7 Matthew Pike

8 Richard Loyd


For Choral Evensong. First blows in method: 3. First in method: 2, 5, 6 and as Conductor.




Sunday, 22 January 2017 in 50 mins - 1344 Yorkshire Surprise Major


1 Eddie Dicken

2 Tricia Stephens

3 Sally Jenkins

4 Gill Loyd

5 Linda Hough

6 Phil Stephens

7 Angie Jasper (C)

8 Richard Loyd


Rung for Choral Evensong and to celebrate the 12th birthday today of Elsie Browning, granddaughter of 2 & 6. First quarter peal of Yorkshire Surprise Major: 2. First quarter peal of Yorkshire Surprise Major as Conductor: 7