On St. George’s Day April 23rd 2018

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Essex Towers will be ringing

Some of the towers have already organised their bands and their times. Here are a few who will be ringing out on April 23rd. There is England’s oldest recorded town of Colchester with St Peter and its 8 bells, All Saints of Shrub End with 6 bells ringing at 10am, Hythe’s St. Leonard again 6 bells at 11am, St Mary’s 8 bells at Great Bentley at 2.30, St. Osyth with 6 bells at 4 pm and last but not least ST. GEORGE Great Bromley at the end of a long and successful day will be ringing out at 7pm.

England’s Cathedrals

This year there are several of the nation’s cathedrals who for various reasons will sadly be unable to ring. However, they have all assured the campaign that they will be celebrating St. George’s day. Their flags will be flying, the streets will be filled with parades, and their services will be full to flowing as their congregations gather to salute their Patron Saint.

A PEAL in Somerset

There is a town in Northern Somerset that was mentioned in the Doomsday Book that takes the name of Eastern in Gordano. It is here, in the church dedicated to St. George, that they intend to ring out their 6 bells for a whole peal to celebrate the day. What an incredible feat and so hats off to their wonderful ringers and we wish them good luck for the day.

Univesity of London Soc will ring at St. Paul’s

April 23rd is in the middle of vacation for students but these London University ringers will be giving up their time for the honour of ringing out from St. Paul’s to celebrate St. George’s Day. The society was formed in 1945 and usually practices at St. Olav’s near Tower Hill but they will have a very different experience at St. Paul’s. There are four bells in the South West tower where ‘Great Paul’ hangs weighing in at 16 and half tons. However they will instead be ringing out from the North West tower which has 13 magnificent bells. We wish them good luck.

Photographed by Marc Slowey – @Slowey25

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