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       THE MERIDIAN RINGERS

BELLRINGING AT GREENWICH, ST. JOHN'S DEPTFORD & WOOLWICH

QUARTER PEALS 

Quarters rung by The Meridian Ringers, starting with the most recent:

Kent County Association - Greenwich  The Parish Church of St Alfege
Friday, 25 August 2017 in 43 mins (8–2–14 in A)
1260 Doubles  2m
1Jim Odell
2Graham Long
3Andrew Sinclair
4Andrew Booth
5Roger Booth (C)
6
David Connearn 
 Rung to celebrate Jim Odell's 65th birthday.
 First quarter for the tenor ringer, at the first attempt.
 
 Docklands Ringers - Isle of Dogs: Christ Church
 Sunday 25th June 2017 in 41 mins (Tenor 10-3-27 in F#)
   1    Emma Roberts
   2    Roger Booth (C)
   3    Andrew Booth
   4    Graham Long
   5    Rod Bickerton
   6    Paul Harding 
 
 First quarter peal for the treble ringer, at first attempt.
 25th quarter - 3. 
 
 
Kent County Association - Greenwich  The Parish Church of St Alfege
Friday, 24 February 2017 in 44 (8–2–14 in A)
1320 Doubles  1p/2m
1Jim Odell
2Graham Long
3Brenda Coode
4Eddie Coode
5Roger Booth (C)
6Hazel Bing

Rung half-muffled in fond memory of Freda Cannon, Tower Captain and Secretary at this tower for over 60 years.

 

Kent County Association - Greenwich  The Parish Church of St Alfege
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 in 43m (8–2–14 in A)
1260 Doubles (5m/p)
60 Stedman, 360 each St Simons and St Martin's and 240 each Grandsire and Reverse Canterbury
1Lesley Barclay
2Helen Webb
3Sue Cameron
4Roger Booth
5Nicholas Wilkins (C)
6Alan Munden

Rung half muffled in memory of Freda Cannon, ringer at this church for 60 years, immediately after her funeral.

 

Kent County Association - Greenwich  The Parish Church of St Alfege
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 in 45mins (8–2–14 in A)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1Hazel Bing
2Shelagh Norman
3Colin Friend
4Eddie Coode
5Graham Long (C)
6Alan Munden

Rung half-muffled in fond memory of our dear friend Freda Cannon, a member of the Greenwich band for 60 years. Freda was Tower Captain and Secretary for many years and also a former President of The Ladies Guild and a member of The Central Council. May she rest in peace - and rise in glory.

 

Kent County Association - Greenwich  The Parish Church of St Alfege
Sunday, 2 October 2016 in 48 mins (12–0–1)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles   (768 cover)
1Hazel Bing
2Andrew Sinclair
3Eddie Coode
4Graham Long (C)
5Jim Odell
6Angela Jackson-Smith
7Shelagh Norman
8Alan Munden
David Connearn joined for some general ringing afterwards on 9 bells, which including firing 40 times.

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Ordination as Priest of The Revd. Chris Moody, Vicar of St. Alfege’s since 2005. Chris served his curacy at parishes in the Southwark Diocese, was Chaplain at King’s College London (1982-87), Vicar of St. Anne & All Saints, South Lambeth (1987-1984) and Team Rector of Market Harborough (1994-2005). 

 

 

 

 

The Parish Church of St. Alfege, Greenwich

on Monday 13th June 2016

 A Quarter Peal of 1290 Grandsire and Plain Bob Doubles

In 45 minutes   

                           (Tenor 8 ½cwt in A)

Treble              Jim Odell 

           2                   Shelagh Norman 

    3                   Eddie Coode 

                          4                   Graham Long (conductor) 

         5                    Andrew Sinclair 

Tenor                Alan Munden

 

To celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday.

 

 

                  Rung on the ex-Westminster Abbey roped front six, concluding with firing and then ringing down in Queens.                

 

The Parish Church of St. Alfege, Greenwich 

On Friday 11th March 2016 

A Quarter Peal of 1280 Plain Bob Doubles

In 44 minutes

                                                                                            (Tenor 8 ½ cwt in A)

                                                                                    Treble              Jim Odell

        2                   Andrew Sinclair 

   3                   Brenda Coode 

4                   Eddie Coode 

                     5                    Graham Long (conductor) 

Tenor                Alan Munden 

80th birthday compliment to Brenda Coode (3). 

Also, 50th birthday compliment to Andrew Sinclair (2). 

Hazel Bing, Jan Odell and Ken Deller joined afterwards for some general ringing which included 80 Stedman/Plain Bob Doubles, 50 Grandsire/Plain Bob Doubles and some firing!

 

Mary Andrews wishes to be associated with the quarter – she listened to the quarter but was unable to climb the tower steps.     

 

The Parish Church of St. Alfege, Greenwich 

On Monday 25th January 2016 

A Quarter Peal of 1260 Plain Bob Doubles

In 45 minutes   (Tenor 8 ½ cwt in A)

                                                   Treble               Shelagh Norman

           2                   Andrew Sinclair 

    3                   Eddie Coode

   4                   Jim Odell 

            5                   Graham Long (conductor) 

           Tenor                Alan Munden 

Rung half muffled in memory of Nick Carter who learnt to ring here in 2014.

Also, in memory of Cathie Shore, Director of Poscimur Choir and music examiner - a very good colleague

and friend of the conductor.    

 

The Parish Church of St. Alfege, Greenwich On 16th November 2015

 

A Quarter Peal of 1260 Plain Bob Doubles 

              In 43 minutes

                                               

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                                                                               Treble               Hazel Bing

                                                                                   2                   Angela Jackson-Smith

                                                                                   3                   Andrew Sinclair

                                                                                   4                   Eddie Coode 

                                                                                   5                   Graham Long (conductor) 

                                                                               Tenor               JJ Aiston [first quarter] 

                                                                                     

                                                              In memory of all the victims of the Paris attacks, 13th November.

Rung for Lewisham Quarter Peal week.  

                                           Emma Roberts and Alan Munden joined in for some general ringing afterwards

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The Parish Church of St. Alfege, Greenwich

               On Friday 9th October 2015

 A Quarter Peal of 1280 Plain BoB Doubles

8,6, Tenor cover                In 46 minutes                       

 (Tenor 23 ½ cwt in D)

  Treble        Hazel Bing

             2              Shelagh Norman

        3              Brenda Coode

     4              Eddie Coode

                           5             Graham Long (conductor)

   6              Ken Deller

 8             Jim Odell

Tenor         Alan Munden

       [50th quarter together 5 & 8]

To celebrate Ken Deller’s 80th birthday. Also, to mark the 87th birthday of Freda Cannon

[Tower Captain Emeritus at Greenwich].  Jan Odell joined in afterwards to ring a touch of 80 Plain Bob Doubles.  Michael Robinson wishes to be associated with this quarter  

 

 

The Parish Church of St. Alfege, Greenwich

On Friday 1st May 2015

A Quarter Peal of 1250 Grandsire & Plain Bob Doubles with

          768 cover                In 49 minutes  (Tenor  12 cwt in F#)

 Treble               Shelagh Norman

       2                   Graham Cuthbert

       3                   Michael Robinson

      4                   Jim Odell

      5                   Graham Long (conductor)

      6                    Ken Deller

     7                    Hazel Bing

Tenor                Alan Munden

To celebrate the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Ken & Barbara Deller married at St John, Goose Green, Dulwich on 1st May 1965.

Also, to welcome Grace, daughter of the Curate,  Rev Caroline Risdon and her husband James, born on Holy Saturday, 4th April 2015

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The Parish Church of Christ Church, Eastbourne

                                                                                             On Wednesday 4th March 2015

                                                                                        A Quarter Peal of 1260 Plain Bob Doubles

                                                                          In 45 minutes (6 & tenor cover)     (Tenor 8 3/4 cwt in G#)                                          

                                                                                               Treble          Hazel Bing

                                                                                                2                   Brenda Coode

                                                                                                3                   Eddie Coode

                                                                                                4                   Graham Long (conductor)

                                                                                                5                   Jim Odell

                                                                                                6                   Alan Munden

      Tenor                Angela Jackson-Smith

 

Rung in loving memory of

Pauline Sparkes, mother of the conductor

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                                                                         The Church of St Botolph without Bishopsgate, London

On Thursday 25th September 2014

 A Quarter Peal of 1320 Plain Bob Doubles

                                                                                 In 50 minutes                 (Tenor 10 ¾ cwt in F#)               

                                                                                 Treble               Hazel Bing

                                                                                      2                   Jim Odell

                                                                                      3                   Eddie Coode

                                                                                      4                   Graham Long                    

                                                                                      5                    Bill Lanyon (conductor)

                                                                                 Tenor               Alan Munden

 Rung by The Meridian Ringers to celebrate the 40th Wedding Anniversary of Alan and Liz Munden, married at this church on 27th October 1973.

Also, to mark the first service at St Botolph's of Fr Andrew Williams, Priest Missioner.

The following ringers, Luigi Vincenti, Brenda Coode and Dan Cocker also joined us for service ringing for the Thursday lunchtime Eucharist.

Mary Moore, daughter of the late Fr Moore who officiated at the wedding, joined us for the service and for the splendid refreshments at The George, Great Eastern Hotel, afterwards.

 

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The Parish Church of St. Alfege, Greenwich

 On Tuesday 8th July 2014

 

                                              A Date Touch of 1714 Plain Bob Minimus, Grandsire Doubles and Plain Bob Doubles

In 1 hour 4 minutes         [Tenor 8  ½ cwt in A]

 

                                                                                                       Treble               Hazel Bing

                                                                                                            2                   Roxy Hughes

                                                                                                            3                   Gillian Harris

                                                                                                            4                    Andrew Sinclair

                                                                                                            5                    Graham Long (conductor)

                                                                                                          Tenor             Alan Munden

 

To celebrate the 300th Anniversary of the Act of Longitude

in July 1714.

 Also, birthday compliments to several local ringers in July.

 To welcome the new Curate, Rev. Caroline Risden.

Also, a fond farewell to Roxy Hughes who is leaving to study medicine at Kingston-upon-Hull.

 

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                                                                                                     On Monday 5th May 2014

The Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene, Woolwich

A Quarter Peal of 1260 Plain Bob Triples

 

In 45 minutes

 

Treble               Jim Odell

    2                   Gill Harris

           3                   Graham Long

       4                   Morag Todd

            5                    Michael Evans

        6                    Kevin Turner

                                    7                    Jonathan Slack (conductor)

        Tenor           Alan Munden

 

For Docklands Ringers Quarter Peal Day on May Bank Holiday.

In memory of Ann Maguire, teacher murdered in Leeds on

28th April 2014

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 On Monday 5th May 2014

The Parish Church of St. Alfege, Greenwich

A Quarter Peal of 1260 Plain Bob Doubles

 In 43 minutes   (Tenor 8 ½ cwt in A)

                              Treble               Pauline Symons (First Quarter)

    2                   Kevin Turner

        3                   Trisha Shannon

                         4                   Graham Long (conductor)

        5                   Morag Todd      

Tenor               Joe Tilley      

 

For Docklands Ringers Quarter Peal Day

on May Bank Holiday

 

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The Parish Church of St. Alfege, Greenwich

On Sunday 26th January 2014

 

A Quarter Peal of 1260 Plain Bob Doubles

 

                                                                In 44 minutes   (Tenor 8 1/2 cwt in A)

                                                          Treble               Chris Goldsmith

                                                               2                   Shelagh Norman

                                                               3                   Hazel Bing

                                                               4                   Graham Long (conductor)

                                                               5                   Jim Odell

                                                          Tenor                Alan Munden

 

For Choral Evensong.

60th birthday compliments to Jan Odell and Joy Long.

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The Parish Church of St. Alfege, Greenwich

On Friday 19th April 2013

 A Quarter Peal of 1260 Plain Bob Doubles

In 42 minutes

                                                                               (Tenor 8 ½ cwt in A)

 

                                                            Treble              Shelagh Norman

                                                                2                   Graham Cuthbert

                                                                3                   Jim Rooke

                                                                4                   Jim Odell

                                                                5                    Graham Long (conductor)

                                                            Tenor                Alan Munden

 

                                                           To celebrate The Feast of St. Alfege

 

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The Parish Church of St. Alfege, Greenwich

 On Friday 8th February 2013

 A Quarter Peal of 1260 Plain Bob Doubles

                                                                In 47 minutes   (Tenor 12 cwt)

 

                                                          Treble               Shelagh Norman

                                                               2                   Jeremy Gilliland

                                                               3                   Graham Cuthbert

                                                               4                    Jim Odell

                                                               5                    Graham Long (conductor)

                                                          Tenor                Alan Munden

 To celebrate the wedding of Vicky Duguid (local ringer) and Andy Watson held at this church the following day. All members of The Meridian Ringers wish to be associated with this quarter.

On the day of the wedding, 9th February, ringing took place before and after and included rounds and call changes on ten, Grandsire Triples, Stedman Doubles and the bells were fired to celebrate the occasion.

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The Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Woolwich
 
Monday, 2 July 2012 in 50 mins (12cwt)
 
1260 Plain Bob Triples
 
Treble   Hazel Bing
    2       Jeremy Gilliland
    3       Graham Long (circled the tower 4 times)
    4       Andrew Sinclair
   5       Jim Odell
    6       Stephen Bailey
    7       Bill Lanyon (C)
Tenor   Alan Munden
 
To celebrate the 60th birthdays of Hazel Bing and Bill Lanyon (2.7.1952), and in memory of Canon John Ardley, born 2.7.39. Also, for the birthdays of Jeremy Gilliland (7th), Graham Long (9th), Shelagh Norman (9th) and Mike Medway (21st).

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The Parish Church of St. Alfege, Greenwich

 

Sunday, 3 June 2012 in 50 mins (23 1/2 cwt)

1319 Plain Bob Doubles (768 cover)

 

Treble Vicky Duguid

     2    Hazel Bing

     3    Bill Lanyon

     4    Andrew Sinclair

     5    Graham Long (C)

     6    Shelagh Norman

     7    Jim Odell

Tenor  Alan Munden

Also general ringing (joined by Jan Odell) with firing on all 10.

Touch of 120 Stedman Doubles: BL (cond), GL, Freda Cannon, Tim Kellett, AS, AM

Touch of 240 Doubles: Chris Goldsmith, HB, GL, BL, AS (cond), AM

To celebrate The Diamond Jubilee of HM The Queen Elizabeth II, and to welcome The Jubilee Bells to Greenwich.

For The Kent County Association Quarter Peal Week

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The Parish Church of St. Alfege, Greenwich

 

Thursday, 31 May 2012 in 1 hour 3 minutes (8 1/2 cwt)

1952 Plain Bob Minimus and Doubles

 

Treble  Hazel Bing

    2      Gillian Harris

    3      Andrew Sinclair

    4      Bill Lanyon

    5      Graham Long (C)

    6      Jim Odell

 

First Date Touch and Longest length (2)

Date touch rung to celebrate The Diamond Jubilee of HRH The Queen Elizabeth II.

For The Kent County Association Quarter Peal Week

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The Parish Church of St. Alfege, Greenwich

On Monday 12th March 2012

A Quarter Peal of 1260 Doubles    (360 Grandsire, 900 Plain Bob)

                    In 41 minutes              (Tenor 8 ½ cwt in A)

 

                             Treble               Hazel Bing

                                 2                   Jim Odell

                                 3                   Andrew Sinclair

                                 4                   Graham Long 

                                 5                   Bill Lanyon (conductor) 

                             Tenor               Alan Munden

              Rung in memory of Harold Rogers.  

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The Parish Church of St. Alfege, Greenwich 

On Sunday 5th February 2012 

A Quarter Peal of 1260 Plain Bob Doubles

     In 43 minutes    (Tenor 12 cwt)

 

                             Treble               Shelagh Norman

          2                   Hazel Bing

                                  3                   Jim Odell

                                  4                   Graham Long                

                                  5                   Stephen J. Bailey (conductor) 

                             Tenor                Alan Munden

 

To celebrate Greenwich being made a Royal Borough by HM The Queen, 3.2.12.

Rung on the eve of the 60th Anniversary of the Accession of HM The Queen.               Also, rung in memory of Richard Bing, late husband of Hazel (2nd ringer) who died 4.2.05. Also in memory of Betty Shackell, wife of former Curate of the church, Rev, Ken Shackell.

After the quarter Chris Goldsmith, Vicky Duguid, Jan Odell and David Cloke joined for ringing on all 10 bells, including firing on 10 as part of the Greenwich celebrations which ended with a fireworks display at The Old Royal Naval College.  

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The Parish Church of St. Alfege, Greenwich 

On Monday 21st November 2011 

A Quarter Peal of 1260 Doubles

(60 Stedman, 360 Grandsire, 840 Plain Bob)

 In 43 minutes      (Tenor 8 ½ cwt in A)

 

 Treble               Jeremy Gilliland

      2                   Graham Cuthbert

      3                   Bill Lanyon  ( joint conductor)

      4                   Jim Odell

      5                   Graham Long ( joint conductor)

 Tenor                Alan Munden

 

          60th birthday compliments to Jim Odell (22.11.11).

 

After the quarter, the band was joined by Jan Odell for a touch of 60 Plain Bob Doubles.

 

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The Parish Church of St. Alfege, Greenwich

On Wednesday 22nd December 2010 

A Quarter Peal of 1260 Plain Bob Doubles

In 43 minutes     (Tenor 8 ½ cwt in A)

                             Treble               Daniel R. Cocker 

      2                   Hazel Bing

                                  3                   Bill Lanyon  

                                  4                   Jim Odell

                              Tenor              Graham Long (conductor)

                                      

80th birthday compliments to Norma Oliver,  mother-in-law of the conductor.

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                                    The Parish Church of St. Alfege, Greenwich

                                   On Wednesday 8th December 2010

 A Quarter Peal of 1260 Grandsire and Plain Doubles

(7,6,8 cover)

     In 48minutes    (Tenor 23 ½ cwt in D)

 

Treble               Vicky Duguid

      2                   Louise S. Price

      3                   Bill Lanyon (joint conductor)

      4                   Jeremy Gilliland

      5                   Graham Long (joint conductor)

      6                   Jim Odell

      7                   Daniel R. Cocker

 Tenor                Peter Norwood

                       

Rung in memory of Ron Cannon (5.6.1924 to 28.10.2010), brother of Freda Cannon. 

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 The Parish Church of St Clement Danes, Westminster, London 

On Saturday 20th November 2010 

A Quarter Peal of 1260 Grandsire &Plain Bob Doubles

                             (768 cover)                       In 46 minutes                                               

                                         (Tenor 21 ¼ cwt in E)

 

Treble               Vicky Duguid 

    2                   David W. Camm 

    3                   Robert J. Marchbank 

    4                   Jeremy Gilliland 

    5                   Bill Lanyon (conductor) 

    6                   Dan Cocker

    7                   Graham Long                     

 Tenor              Alan Munden                 

70th birthday compliment to David Camm, who taught Dan to ring in Derbyshire. 

After the quarter, Ken Deller and Hazel Bing joined for some general ringing before moving on for a celebration dinner at The Army & Navy Club, Pall Mall.

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                 The Parish Church of St. Alfege, Greenwich 

On Wednesday 6th October 2010 

A Quarter Peal of 1260 Plain Bob Doubles 

In 43 minutes         (Tenor 12 cwt in F#) 

Treble              Vicky Duguid 

    2                   Louise S. Price 

    3                   Graham Long 

   4                    Jim Odell 

   5                     Bill Lanyon (conductor) 

  6 (cover)        Peter Norwood     

 Tenor              Alan Munden              

                  75th birthday compliments to Ken Deller. 

After the quarter a touch of 75 PB Minimus/Grandsire Doubles was also rung, with three covers. Ken rang one of cover bells and was also joined by Hazel Bing and Freda Cannon.

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 The Church of St Botolph without Bishopsgate, London 

On Thursday 11th March 2010 

A Quarter Peal of 1260 Plain Bob Doubles

In 45 minutes                        (Tenor 10 ¾ cwt in F#)

 Treble               Daniel R. Cocker

    2                   Graham Long (200th quarter) 

    3                   Jim Odell 

    4                   Jeremy Gilliland 

    5                    Bill Lanyon (conductor)  

Tenor               Alan Munden 

Rung by The Meridian Ringers in celebration of the sixtieth birthday of Aubrey Muchamore. Also, to celebrate the tenor ringer's 60th birthday. 

The quarter was an Auction lot for Allen & Overy’s Christmas Celebrations and raised £500 for The British Red Cross.  

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