Guild Social Meeting QPs

Being more adventurous in 2020, the Coventry Diocesan Guild decided to attach an additional challenge to this years’ Winter Social Meeting. It was agreed to try and ring a number of quarter peals prior to the gathering to be held at Newbold on Avon. Invitations were sent to all towers and members from 23 different towers agreed to take part in 10 quarter peals.

8 of the quarter peals were successful. The attempt at Monks Kirby was lost after 35 minutes. There had been some fine ringing, but things were not helped by the leak in the roof which gave Chris Mew, conductor, his second shower of the day. When the ringing stopped he was absolutely drenched. It is a good job Taylors will be visiting soon to carry out a maintenance service and inspection. The Guild received a very generous legacy and have paid for all towers with Guild members who ring on Sunday service to have a service visit. They are also able to offer generous grants towards repairs to the bells and bell installations.

Bilton, Warwickshire St Mark
Saturday, 11 January 2020 in 42m (9)
1260 St Simon's Bob Doubles
1 Keith F Chambers
2 Norris Poon
3 John Newbold
4 Gerald Trevor
5 Andrew F Alldrick (C)
6 Joy Pluckrose
First in method - 2

Brinklow, Warwickshire, St John the Baptist
Saturday, 11 January 2020 (8)
1280 Plain Bob Major
1 Ruth M Border
2 Tom Griffiths
3 Christopher F Mew (C)
4 Gerald Trevor
5 Michael Chester
6 Eddie Haynes
7 Bill Haynes
8 Tim Wykes
1st inside on 8 - 6. Rung in memory of George Lee, lay reader at this church.

Church Lawford, Warwickshire, St Peter
Saturday, 11 January 2020 in 41m (7)
1320 Norwich Surprise Minor
1 Lyndsey B Brett
2 Annie Hall
3 Michael Chester
4 Raymon A Sheasby
5 Doug Kempton
6 Nicholas H Brett (C)

Clifton upon Dunsmore, Warwickshire, St Mary
Saturday, 11 January 2020 in 43m (9)
1296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Isobel Murphy
2 Keith Murphy
3 Sue Roderick
4 Catherine M Jamieson
5 Christopher F Mew (C)
6 Clarke Walters

Rugby, Warwickshire, St Andrew, (NE Tower)
Saturday, 11 January 2020 in 52m (24)
1250 Cambridge Surprise Major
1 John Keddie
2 Jane Rogers
3 Sammi Brett
4 Christine Homer
5 Mark Chaplin
6 Nick Brett
7 Simon Rogers (C)
8 Paul McNutt

Rugby, Warwickshire St Andrew, (W Tower)
Saturday, 11 January 2020 in 43m (9)
1260 Doubles (6m/p)
60 Stedman; 2 extents each St Simon's, St Martin's, Plain Bob, Reverse Canterbury, Grandsire
1 Jane Rogers
2 Christine Homer
3 Mark Chaplin
4 John Goddard
5 Simon Rogers (C)

Ryton on Dunsmore, Warwickshire
St Leonard
Saturday, 11 January 2020 in 44m (9–3–6 in F♯)
1260 Plain Bob Triples
1Jane Rogers
2 John Newbold
3 Geoff Randall
4 Ray Sheasby
5 Paul McNutt
6 John Thorne
7 Simon Rogers (C)
8 James Trewin
900th quarter - 7.

Stretton on Dunsmore, Warwickshire, All Saints
Saturday, 11 January 2020 in 43m (7–0–14 in B)
1320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 James Trewin
2 John Newbold
3 Lyndsey B Brett
4 Karen French
5 Doug Kempton
6 Ray Sheasby (C)

Quarter Peals were also attempted at Bubbenhall and Monks Kirby.  At Monk Kirby the band were "entertained" by Chris Mew getting soaked from water that leaked from the ringing chamber ceiling - and then lost Stedman Triples!