This great cathedral of the west country has its foundations based on an Abbey dedicated to St. Peter built around 1072. Its architectural superlatives are that it has the oldest surviving fan vaults, and the earliest depictions of the game of golf in its stained glass windows. There are also those that say there is a carved image, the first ever, of the game of football. That might be so but ‘change ringing’ is now the activity with the cathedrals 12 bells soon to ring out for St. George.
The ringers of Clifton and Keyworth and other nearby towers are organising their bands to ring out for St. George.
The many market towns along the Surrey Hills are getting organised to ring out with Guildford leading the way.
The huge city of Southampton and districts will be joined by other towers across the county down to Christchurch where they are organising themselves to ring out on April 23rd.
In this ancient city with strong Roman connections a small church was established, which was noted by St. Bede, long before it became an Abbey. This commanding building is now the second longest church in England and its 12 bells will ring out on April 23rd for St. George.
By kind permission of the Dean and Chapter
All the towers in southern Derbyshire including the county’s capital are planning their ring in support of the campaign.
The ringers in the sea resorts of Devon and inland over the moors are organising their bands to join in and ring out on April 23rd.
The city of Nottingham has its famous ‘Little John’ bell in the city centre but the county is excellently represented by Southwell Minster. The building of this cathedral has ancient origins dating back to Roman times and its thirteen bells will ring out to remind everyone to celebrate St. George.
Reproduced by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter
We hope to have soon the details of the towers and their wonderful bands who will ring out from the heights of the glorious Peak District