We rang proudly for the installation of longtime ringer Jim as an honorary canon of the Cathedral. To mark this once in a lifetime occasion the band rang all eight bells for an hour before the 6:00pm service and half an hour afterwards. Rob ran the ringing.
Twelve ringers rang before the service: Anne, Barbara, Carroll, Eoin, Jody, Judy, Ken, Marguerite, Nancy, Pamela, Rob, Thomas.
Eight ringers rang after the service: Anne, Jody, Judy, Ken, Marguerite, Pamela, Rob, Thomas.
- We rang up all eight together in a grand cacophony.
- Call Changes.
- Plain Hunt on Five with three covers.
- Rang down in peal.
Besides contributing to the service, these long sessions of ringing help ringers settle in their motion (one talked about entering a Zen state) and give a band’s even striking a boost.