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The Bell Ringers of St Andrew's Church, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire welcome you to our website

 

                           

The first peal on these bells: Grandsire Triples was rung in August 1913 and another sixty have been rung since then with numerous more quarter peals mostly rung by local ringers.  Here is a selection of recent peals and quarter peals rung by the local band.

Bedfordshire Association

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

St Andrew

Saturday, 29 June 2013 in 42 mins (13-1-18)

1260 Grandsire Triples

 

1. Siân Harris

2. Anthony Smith (C)

3. Kate Scott

4. Alice Scott

5. Christine Williams

6. Charlotte Smith

7. James Eggleston

8. Guy Scott

 

Rung to celebrate the Ordination, as priest, of Rachel Pennant at St Albans this day. Julian and Anna Pennant rang in some celebratory rounds prior to the commencement of this quarter.

Bedfordshire Association

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

St Andrew

Sunday, 16 June 2013 in 41 mins (13-1-18)

1260 Plain Bob Triples

 

1. Clarrie Scott

2. Yvonne Humberstone

3. Kate Scott

4. Charlotte Smith

5. Anthony Smith (C)

6. Alice Scott

7. Perter Overfield

8. Guy Scott

 

To celebrate the installation of the Rev. Guy Scott as Vicar of Biggleswade, which took place during this morning's service.

Bedfordshire Association

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

St. Andrew

Saturday, 1 June 2013 in 2h 46mins (13-1-18)

5056 Cambridge S Major

Composed by Charles Middleton

 

1. Charlotte M Smith

2. Kate J Scott

3. Alice T Scott

4. Yvonne E Humberstone

5. Anthony H Smith (C)

6. Alan S Smith

7. Richard A Horne

8. Philip R Jewell

 

To celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Alan rang the same bell to a peal on 2nd June 1953.

First peal of Surprise "inside": 4

Bedfordshire Association

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

St Andrew

Saturday, 9 February 2013 (13)

1344 Little Bob Major

 

1. Clarrie Scott

2. Alan Smith

3. Kate Scott

4. Alice Scott

5. Charlotte Smith

6. Guy Scott

7. Anthony Smith (C)

8. Philip Jewell

 

1st Major - 1

With best wishes to Phylis Dominey, for her birthday yesterday.

For the Biggleswade District Quarter Peal Day.

Bedfordshire Association

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

St. Andrew

Thursday, 1 November 2012 in 43 mins (13)

1260 Minor

720 Single Oxford and 540 Plain Bob

 

1. Siân Harris

2. Yvonne Humberstone

3. Alan Smith

4. Susan Silver

5. Anthony Smith (C)

6. Philip Jewell

 

Rung to welcome, our new curate, Rev'd Rachel Pennant and her family to Biggleswade.

First quarter peal, 12 months after her first handling lesson: 1

Bedfordshire Association

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

St Andrew

Sunday, 3 June 2012 (13-1-18)

1260 Plain Bob Triples

 

1. Clarrie Scott

2. Alan Smith

3. Kate Scott

4. Alice Scott

5. Charlotte Smith

6. Anthony Smith (C)

7. James Eggleston

8. Guy Scott

 

First quarter peal: 1

Rung to celebrate the Diamond Jubillee of H M Queen Elizabeth II, prior to a celebration "Songs of Praise"

Bedfordshire Association

Biggleswade, Beds

St Andrew

Saturday, 8 February 2014 (13-1-18)

1264 Plain Bob Major

 

1 Siân Harris

2 Anthony Smith

3 Kate Scott

4 Charlotte Smith

5 Alan Smith

6 Alice Scott (C)

7 James Eggleston

8 Philip Jewell

 

1st Major -1

1st as Conductor

 

Rung for the 95th Birthday of Phyllis Dominey, a faithful member of this Church.

Bedfordshire Association

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

St Andrew

Saturday, 25 January 2014 in 40 mins (13-1-18)

1264 Plain Bob Major

 

1 Guy Scott

2 Clarrie Scott

3 Alan Smith

4 Kate Scott

5 Charlotte Smith

6 Alice Scott

7 Anthony Smith (C)

8 James Eggleston

 

First quarter "inside": 2

 

Rung for Clarrie in anticipation of the anniversary of her birth, 129 hours 24 mins after the conclusion of this quarter, (approx.)

Bedfordshire Association

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

St Andrew

Saturday, 9 August 2014 (13-1-18)

1260 Grandsire Triples

 

1 Guy Scott

2 Yvonne Humberstone

3 Clarrie Scott

4 Kate Scott

5 Christine Williams

6 Alice Scott

7 Anthony Smith (C)

8 James Eggleston

 

1st  of Grandsire - 3

 

Half muffled,  in memory of, Edmund Stratton, Harry Rowlett and Leonard Franklin, members of the band of ringers here  in 1912 and who lost their lives in the Great War.

Bedfordshire Association

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

St Andrew

Saturday, 9 August 2014 (13-1-18)

1260 Grandsire Doubles

 

1 Christine Williams

2 Fiona Day

3 Susan Silver (C)

4 Kate Scott

5 Alice Scott

6 Charlotte Smith

 

Half muffled, to commemorate the outbreak of WWI and in memory of, Edmund Stratton, Harry Rowlett and Leonard Franklin, who were members of the band of ringers here after the bells were installed in 1912 and who lost their lives in the Great War.

Bedfordshire Association

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

St Andrew

Sunday, 28 September 2014 (13-1-18)

1264 Plain Bob Major

 

1 Beryl Worsley

2 Charlotte Smith

3 Yvonne Humberstone

4 Elizabeth Overfield

5 Alan Smith

6 Peter Overfield

7 Anthony Smith (C)

8 James Eggleston

 

Rung to celebrate the marriages of:

Martyn Worsley and Michelle Litchfield; and

Alexander Overfield and Charlotte Phipps

Bedfordshire Association

Clifton, Bedfordshire,    

All Saints

Saturday, 24 January 2015 (10-0-6)

5024 Plain Bob Major

Composed by: J Barker

 

1 Kate J Scott

2 Alice T Scott

3 Clarrie O Scott  (first peal)

4 Alan S Smith

5 Anthony H Smith (C)

6 Charlotte M Smith

7 Philippa M Whittington

8 Frank W Rivett

 

Rung to mark the 50th anniversary of Charlotte's first peal, which was rung on

25 January 1965, in memory of Sir Winston Churchill