After many years of service to the tower Keith Underwood has stepped down as Tower Captain. At the end of a recent Sunday service Rev Michael Matthews thanked Keith for all his work over the years, ringing, leading practices and maintaining the bells. He presented Keith with half a dozen bottles of red wine on behalf of the PCC.
Brian Hardie has taken over as Tower Correspondent, but not Tower Captain. We have been offered, and are pleased to accept, help with inspecting and maintaining the bells from the Peterborough Guild.
We have had two new ringers who have joined us. These were ‘recruited’ from the Bellringing School at Castor. This has meant that we have been able to ring for Sunday morning service most weeks, even though this at the earlier than usual time of nine o’clock for a nine thirty service.
Our regular Monday evening practice nights have been well attended allowing us to attempt some methods as well as ringing rounds and plain hunt. We should like to thank the more experienced ringers who come to this practice to encourage the newer, less experienced, ringers.
We have rung for a number of weddings this summer. We also rang, with half muffled bells, to commemorate the start of the First World War on the afternoon of the fourth of August.