• Wednesday 4 December Normal practice
• Sunday 8 December Normal morning ringing, with a Quarter Peal attempt in the evening.
• Wednesday 11 December Normal practice 7.45 pm
• Sunday 15 December, Normal morning ringing. Community Carol Service at 4.30, replacing normal Evensong . Ringing from 3.45 to 4.30.
• Wednesday 18 December No practice – Tiffins Carol Service.
• Sunday 22 December and Sunday 29 December. Normal morning and evening ringing.
• Tuesday 24 December Ringing for midnight mass 10.15-11 pm.
• Wednesday 25 December Morning ringing 8.30-9.30 am followed by coffee etc somewhere. No practice.
• Tuesday 31 December We will gather for drinks somewhere from around 10.30. Ringing from midnight. Contact Kate if you are coming.
• Wednesday 1 January No practice
There will not be a ringing practice at Kingston on Wednesday 20 November as there is a concert in church. See everyone for normal morning and evening ringing on Sunday 24 November and for practice on Wednesday 27th.
There will be no ringing on Sunday morning 23 June as there is no service that morning at All Saints. There will be normal evening ringing 5-6 pm. Other towers in the area will be pleased to have help in the morning – East Molesey in particular (8.30-9 am).
Normal ringing Wednesdays & Sundays, other than:
Sunday 2 December Evening Quarter Peal
Sunday 9 December Concert finishing at 5 pm (followed by normal ringing)
Saturday 15 December Surrey Assn QP 9.30 am
Sunday 16 December Evening ringing is 3.30 – 4.30 pm for carol service
Wednesday 19 December No practice – carol service
Monday 24 December Ring 10.15 – 11 pm for midnight mass
Tuesday 25 December Ringing 08.30 – 09.30
Wednesday 26 December No practice
Monday 31 December Celebrations in the tower from 11 pm followed by ringing in the New Year – need to let us know you are coming and to arrive promptly as door will then be locked.
Then back to normal!
On 27 October we managed to win both the Surrey 6 and 8 bell competitions. Here are the results (in the order they rang):
6 bell contest:
Redhill 2nd 39 faults
Merstham 6th 103 “
Kingston 1st 20 “
Newdigate 8th 126 “
Dorking 5th 64 “
Croydon 3rd 56 “
Benhilton 7th 116 “
Caterham St J 4th 62 “
8 bell contest:
Croydon 2nd 58 “
Kingston 1st 55 “
Merstham 3rd 148 “
There is normal ringing on Wednesdays & Sundays in December unless shown otherwise below.
Wednesday 13 December – no practice – we are going to Docklands to defend our striking competition trophy
Sunday 17 December – normal morning ringing, afternoon ringing from 3.30 – 4.30 for Community Carol Service
Sunday 24 December – normal morning ringing, no evensong ringing but ringing from 10.15 – 11 pm for midnight mass
Monday 25 December – morning ringing from 8.30 – 9.30 only
Wednesday 27 December – normal practice.
Sunday 31 December – normal morning and evening ringing. Bring and share drinks & snacks from 11 pm then ringing in the New Year at midnight. Booking needed if you are intending to come, when further details will be provided.
And advanced notice:
Wednesday 10 Jan 2018 the Surrey Association has been invited to join the practice at Southwark Cathedral to try out the new bells. 6.30 to 8.30 pm. Everyone is welcome but I need to know names of those intending to come. There will not be a practice at Kingston that evening.
Following the building work to the top of the spiral staircase during July, we are now ringing again as usual. Do come & join us.
The long-awaited work to replace the roof skylight and re-mortar the walls at the top of the spiral staircase is due to start on 26 June and finish on 28 July. We have agreed that we will not ring during this time so that the work could be completed as quickly as possible and at the lowest possible cost – although it is still very expensive. While we are unable to ring at Kingston we will be arranging ringing at other towers for practices and provide suggestions for Sunday service ringing in the area where help will be appreciated.
Congratulations to Linda Aldroish on ringing her first quarter peal at Merton Park on 8 April 2017
Kingston won the Docklands Trophy, a new striking competition measured and judged by Abel on the simulator set up at Christ Church Poplar, in 2015. We decided to defend the Trophy in 2016 and managed to post a winning touch of Grandsire Doubles, scoring 97%! Roger Booth from Docklands is seen here presenting the prize of a bottle of champagne to Kingston captain Paul Flavell. This will be opened at our barbeque in August!