Here are our plans for next week’s service (2013May12Su 6:00pm) at which Jim will be installed as an honorary canon.
Ringers, please be prompt and ready to ring at 5:00pm (for pre-service ringing) and/or whenever the service ends (for post-service ringing), estimated for 7:00pm but which could easily be as early as 6:50pm.
5:00-6:00pm · Pre-service ringing · Every ringer who is present will ring for at least part of the hour. We’ll rotate in all the new ringers during the first half-hour, transitioning to the best band available to ring immediately before the service.
We’ll ring up all eight in a grand cacophony at 5:00pm, and leave the bells up at the end of the hour in preparation for ringing after the service.
Eleven ringers have signed up for this hour: Anne, Barbara, Carroll, Eoin, Jody, Judy, Ken, Nancy, Pamela, Rob, Thomas.
6:00-7:00pm · The service · Many of the ringers will attend the service, sitting at the back so we can slip out a few minutes before the end and be at our ropes ready to ring.
7:00-7:30pm · Post-service ringing · Anne, Jody, Judy, Ken, Marguerite, Pamela, Rob, Thomas; Nancy standing by as alternate.
We’ll pull off as the service ends and ring without pause (if circumstances allow), ringing down in peal at 7:30.
Jim will come to the tower when he hears us ring down, and we’ll take a photograph of him with the other ringers.