The band rang all eight bells both before and after the 10:00am annual meeting service last week, with such good results and such enthusiasm that we’ve been discussing whether to make this a regular occurrence.
A few ringers proposed ringing only after services (i.e. at about 11:15am), which has not found wide support and would break a long-standing tradition.
A more likely possibility is to have separate signups for before and after, and ring with different but probably overlapping bands, with the expectation that if there aren’t enough 11:15 ringers we’ll fold that band into the 9:00 band and ring only once.
About half the band has expressed interest in regularly ringing after as well as before. We’ll continue to discuss the question and will probably try out ringing before and after one Sunday soon.