south weald bell ringing
Peals rung at St. Peter's before 2010

 

Saturday 21st November 2009

Cambridge Surprise Major

5184 changes in 2h57 minutes

Treble - John Cousins

2 - Hilary N Donaghue

3 - Rowena L Marshall

4 - T George Hull

5 - Stephen J Nash

6 - John G Harpole

7 - Colin F Chapman

8 - Matthew E Raynor (c)

A compliment to Desmond Mayell, a ringer at this tower who died on 18th November 2009

 

Monday 22nd December 2008

Belfast Surprise Major

5088 changes in 2h50 minutes

Treble - Adrian G Semken

2 - Liz Griffith-Jones

3 - John W Stephenson

4 - David E Rothera

5 - John Armstrong

6 - Richard Sales

7 - Adrian C Malton (c)

8 - Matthew E Rayner

Composed by S. D. Chandler, First in Method 2, 4 and 8. 200th Peal 6.

 

Saturday 16th December 2006

10 Spliced Surprise Major

5152 changes in 2h58 minutes

Treble - Adrian Malton (c)

2 - Rowena Marshall

3 - John Armstrong

4 - David Rothera

5 - Clive Stephenson

6 - Matthew Rayner

7 - Colin Chapman

8 - Brian Meads

First of spliced surprise major 6.

 

Saturday 11th December 2004

Yorkshire Surprise Major

5152 changes in 2h58 minutes

Treble - Beth Johnson

2 - Maria Jorysz

3 - John Cousins

4 - John Armstrong

5 - Alan Ball

6 - Richard Trueman

7 - Ian Jorysz (c)

8 - Paul Trueman

Composed by C. P. Starbuck. ECR 125th Anniversary, First peal 1&5, First of Surprise 3, First Vicar of South Weald to conducta peal at St Peter's.

 

Saturday 4th August 1990

Cambridge Surprise Major

5086 changes in 2h48 minutes

Treble - Michael Edwards

2 - Herbert Goddard

3 - Roger Butt

4 - Des Mayell

5 - Vic Dale

6 - Colin Chapman

7 - Adrian Malton (c)

8 - Anthony Bloomfield

A greeting to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

 

Sunday 18th December 1988

Double Norwich Court Bob Major

5024 changes in 2h57 minutes

Treble - Adrian C Malton (c)

2 - Rowena Marshall

3 - Des Mayell

4 - Herbert Goddard

5 - John Harpole

6 - Vic Dale

7 - Owen Webster

8 - Colin Chapman

For the service of Nine Lessons and Carols. Opening peal on the newly augmented bells.

 

Sunday 7th December 1969

Minor

5040 changes in 3h3 minutes

Treble - John A. Foster

2 - S. Dennis Stott

3 - Harry Turner (c)

4 - Gordon I. Lucas

5 - David E. Belcham

6 - Peter M. Fleckney

Being two extents of St. Clement's and five of Plain Bob. First peal attempt: treble. First in more than one method: 2 and 4.

 

Saturday 3rd December 1960

Surprise Minor

5040 changes in 2h51 minutes

Treble - Gerald K. Goldwin

2 - Colin M. Tiffin

3 - Robert J. Isgrove

4 - John L. Fennell

5 - Laurence H. Turner

6 - Harry Turner (c)

In 11 methods: (1) London and Wells, (2) York and Durham, (3) Carlisle, (4) Chester and Munden, (5) Beverley and Surfleet, (6) Ipswich, (7) Cambridge. First peal in more than 7 methods: 1, 2, 3 and 4.

 

Friday 26th December 1958

Cambridge Surprise Minor

5040 changes in 2h55 minutes

Treble - Bertram C. Hines

2 - Ernest W. Furbank

3 - John H. Sitch

4 - Albert E. Pryke

5 - Laurence H. Turner (c)

6 - Harry Turner

First peal as conductor. Rung as a diamond wedding compliment to Mr. and Mrs. G. Sewell, who were married in this church on December 25th, 1897; also to Mr. and Mrs. J. Sitch, who celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on December 26th; and to Mr. and Mrs. B. Hines, who celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary on the same day.

 

Saturday 5th July 1958

Minor

5040 changes in 2h57 minutes

Treble - John Warren

2 - Colin M. Tiffin

3 - John W. G. Pidgeon

4 - Roy R. Tiffin

5 - Hugh Neill

6 - Robin N. Pittman (c)

Being three extents of Kent Treble Bob and four extents of Plain Bob. Rung by past and present members of Brentwood School to commemorate the granting of a Royal Charter 400 years ago this day to Sir Antony Browne, licensing him to found this school. He lies buried in this church.

 

Saturday 5th June 1954

Minor

5040 changes in 2h52 minutes

Treble - Francis R. Goddard

2 - Albert Pryke

3 - Ernest W. Furbank

4 - Laurence H. Turner

5 - Harry Turner (c)

6 - John H. Sitch

Being seven 720's: (1) London. (2) Ipswich, (3) Cambridge, (4) Double Court, (5) Oxford, (6) Kent, (7) Plain Bob. First peal in 7 methods 2. Rung as a wedding compliment to Mr. E. J. Baxter and Miss J. Lincoln, married at St. Paul’s, Bentley, on May 29th, and to Mr. and Mrs. A. Pryke on the 29th anniversary of their wedding.

 

Tuesday 2nd June 1953

Plain Bob Minor

5040 changes in 3h3 minutes

Treble - Mrs. D. J. Mayell

2 - Frederick J. Woods

3 - Francis R. Goddard

4 - Donald J. Crouchman

5 - Desmond G. Mayell (c)

6 - Herbert G. Goddard

First peal of Bob Minor: 3, 4, 5 and 6. 25th peal 5. First peal of minor as conductor.

 

Friday 15th February 1952

Doubles

5040 changes in 2h52 minutes

Treble - Desmond G. Mayell

2 - Francis R. Goddard (c)

3 - Frederick J. Wood

4 - Herbert G. Goddard

5 - Donald J. Crouchman

6 - Frederick W. James

Being 20 six-scores of Plain Bob, 20 six scores of Grandsire and one Morris’s 240. First peal in 2 methods inside: 3 and 5. Rung fully muffled.

 

Saturday 31st March 1951

Grandsire Doubles

5040 changes in 2h51 minutes

Treble - Herbert G. Goddard

2 - Francis R. Goddard (c)

3 - Frederick J. Wood

4 - Donald J. Crouchman

5 - Dennis A. A. Symonds

6 - Frederick W. James

A wedding compliment to Frank Hubert Crouchman, Master of South Weald ringers, and Jean Mary MacLeish, married at the R.C. Cathedral, Brentwood, on Easter Monday. First peal: 4. First peal of doubles: 4. First peal as conductor.

 

Saturday 3rd June 1950

Minor

5040 changes in 3h9 minutes

Treble - Bertram C. Hines

2 - Harry Turner (c)

3 - Henry T. Wilson

4 - Albert E. Pryke

5 - Denis A. S. Symonds

6 - John Sitch

Being one 720 of Double Court, two of Cambridge Surprise, one each of Oxford and Kent Treble Bob, and two of Plain Bob. A welcome to Rev. James Frackleton McAlister, M.A., who was inducted and instituted as Vicar of South Weald on May 30th.

 

Saturday 29th January 1949

Minor

5040 changes in 2h57 minutes

Treble - David W. Beard

2 - Albert W. Beard

3 - George W. Falkiner

4 - Colin E. Wright

5 - John Sitch

6 - Frank V. Gant (c)

Being two extents of Oxford and Kent Treble Bob and three extents of Plain Bob. First peal of Minor: 1, 3 and 4, First peal of Minor in more than one method: 2

 

Sunday 26th December 1948

Minor

5040 changes in 2h54 minutes

Treble - Herbert G. Goddard

2 - Bertram C. Hines

3 - Desmond G. Mayell

4 - Harry Turner (c)

5 - Albert Pryke

6 - John Sitch

Being 720 Cambridge Surprise and two 720’s each of Oxford Treble Bob, Kent Treble Bob and Plain Bob.

 

Saturday 1st June 1946

Oxford Treble Bob Minor

5040 changes in minutes

Treble - Henry T. Wilson

2 - Bertram C. Hines

3 - Dennis A. Symonds

4 - Harry Turner (c)

5 - Henry S. Wilson

6 - John Sitch

 

Saturday 8th September 1945

Minor

5040 changes in 2h 32 min minutes

Treble - Richard Dixon

2 - Bertram C. Hines

3 - Dennis A. Symonds

4 - John H. Sitch

5 - Frank B. Lufkin (c)

6 - Sydney M. Bailey

Being two 720’s of Kent and Oxford Treble Bob and three 720’s of Plain Bob

 

Tuesday 16th June 1936

Grandsire Doubles

5040 changes in 2h57 minutes

Treble - Frederick Woods

2 - Leslie H Thrift

3 - Arthur Rainbird

4 - Robert C Heazel (c)

5 - Albert E Pryke

6 - Edward C SEARPLIN

Rung on the occasion of the coming of age of Mr. Christopher Tower, of Weald Hall, South Weald.

 

Saturday 28th September 1935

Minor

5040 changes in 2h59 minutes

Treble - Harry Turner (c)

2 - Lewis Camp

3 - Robert Heazel

4 - Charles Harrington

5 - Edward T Sitch

6 - John Sitch

Comprising 720 Cambridge Surprise,, and two extents each of Oxford and Kent Treble Bob and Plain Bob. First peal of Minor in four methods 3. The conductor has now circled the tower.

 

Monday 2nd May 1932

Minor

5040 changes in 2h55 minutes

Treble - Bertram C Hines

2 - Frank G Ringe

3 - Albert Rainbird

4 - Ernest J Butler

5 - Ernest W Furbank

6 - Harry Turner (c)

Being one 720 Cambridge Surprise, two 720s Oxford Treble Bob, two 720s Kent Treble Bob and two 720s Plain Bob. Rung with the bells half-muffled as a last token of respect to George Miles, a very highly respected churchman and ringer of St. Peter's church, who was interred at Shenfield on this date.

 

Saturday 28th December 1929

Mixed Doubles

5040 changes in 2h45 minutes

Treble - Harold Polley

2 - William D Leggett

3 - Jack W Leggett

4 - George Miles

5 - Harry Turner (c)

6 - E Charles Sharplin

720 New Doubles, 960 St. Simons, 2400 Grandsire and 960 Plain Bob. First peal 1. H. Polley was elected a member of the association previous to starting the peal

 

Saturday 25th February 1928

Grandsire Doubles

5040 changes in 2h49 minutes

Treble - Frederick J Woods

2 - John R Harridge

3 - George Miles (c)

4 - William D Leggett

5 - Harry Turner

6 - Edward W Palmer

First peal and first attempt 1, 2 and Tenor. Ringers from 1st, 2nd, and 3rd hail from Brentwood, 4th, 5th and 6th from Shenfield.

 

Saturday 15th October 1927

Mixed Doubles

5040 changes in 2h53 minutes

Treble - William H Poole

2 - John C Furlong

3 - Harry Turner (c)

4 - Jack W Leggett

5 - William D Leggett

6 - Charles A Benbow

960 St Simons. 3120 Grandsire and 960 Plain Bob(rw)

 

Saturday 9th April 1927

Plain Bob Minor

5040 changes in 3h minutes

Treble - Williab H Poole

2 - Robert Heazel

3 - Jack C Furlong

4 - Harry Turner (c)

5 - Ernest Furbank

6 - William D Leggatt

First peal of Minor 2.

 

Saturday 3rd July 1926

Grandsire Doubles

5040 changes in 2h55 minutes

Treble - Harry F Perry

2 - John C Furlong

3 - Jack W Leggett

4 - Harry Turner (c)

5 - Milliam D Leggett

6 - Frank Everitt

The ringers of the treble and tenor were elected members of the Essex Association prior to commencing the peal: 1st peal Treble, 3 and Tenor. 1st peal inside 2 (rw)

 

Saturday 20th February 1926

Mixed Doubles

5040 changes in 2h52 minutes

Treble - John C Furlong

2 - Albert Rainbird

3 - Ernest Furbank

4 - Harry Turner (c)

5 - William Leggett

6 - Charles A Benbow

3600 Changes Grandsire and 1400 of Plain Bob. First peal by the ringers of the Treble and Tenor and rung at the first attempt. (rw)

 

Saturday 17th February 1923

Plain Bob Doubles

5040 changes in 2h50 minutes

Treble - Albert Brackley

2 - Harry Turner

3 - Ernest Furbank

4 - Albert Rainbird

5 - William Leggett

6 - Isaac Cavill (c)

 

Saturday 23rd July 1921

Grandsire Doubles

5040 changes in 2h47 minutes

Treble - Ernest Firbank

2 - Edwin D Baker

3 - Albert Rainbird (c)

4 - Alfred Tarbon Jnr

5 - William Leggett

6 - Herbert J Penson

First peal as conductor. First peal Treble, 2, 3, Tenor. First peal on the bells, the oldest of which dates back to 1664.