Dorstone First Quarter Peal
Hot on the heels of the first Sunday service ringing of Dorstone bells comes another first. On Easter Sunday 21st April at 7pm, a band of Dorstone ringers and their friends rang the first quarter peal on the bells. A quarter peal is rung non-stop for about 45 minutes, and must be a minimum of 1260 changes. They are typically rung for church services, to commemorate special occasions, or simply as a challenge for the ringers. We hope you enjoyed hearing the bells ring out. You can listen again to the audio on the right of the page
Easter Sunday Celebration Service 21st April 10am
The bells rang for the first time at one of our services.
They brought 68 people to the service including 18 young people
Saturday 16th March
Dorstone Ringers First official ring
Betty Lane cut the ribbon to start the day officially. Assisted by Ray Birchenough, Ernest Morgan and Rita Tether they set the mood for a wonderful day. The weather was good to us and Dorstone ringers performed their first official ring.
There were over 150 to join in the fun with ringers from all parts of Herefordshire who have helped train our new band. Grateful thanks to all who have supported throughout this project. We would like to know how far the bells reach so if you heard them today please let us know.
Friday 1st March 2019
Our newly trained team finally got to ring our new bells
See Video on right
Thank you every one for your support
There will be an open day so watch out for details
The bells have arrived back in Dorstone and our ringer are eagerly awaiting the chance to ring them.If you would like to join us please contact Cathy Gethin
Dorstone bellringers-in-training have been learning the ropes since February. Undaunted by the elements, we spent two days at Hopton Heath training belfry followed by a month at Eardisley where the simulator allows the neighbours relief from our training efforts! We are now divided into small groups between four towers across the county, and are practising our rope and bell control. There’s more to it than first meets the eye, and there’s also a fabulous community spirit out there amongst the bell ringing fraternity. We have been welcomed with open arms by tower captains and ringers everywhere. Our project is quite famous locally and we can expect a many visiting ringers once our bells are operational.
Its never too late to join us and learn- we can add people to the group at any point. So don’t hold back!
If you would like to join that team please send your details on the contact form on New Bell ringers Page Click here