Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
St Peter and St Paul
Sunday, 31 December 2017 in 60m (8–3–23 in G)
Call Changes and Plain Bob Doubles
1 Anne Hardwick
2 Janet M Risdale
3 Yvonne A Woodcock
4 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
5 Robert H Harvey
6 Bob Hardwick
Rung to celebrate Christmas prior to the Traditional Langton Candlelit Carol Service on the first Sunday after Chirstmas. The main body of Langton Church has no electric lighting so this was truly a proper candlelit carol service.
The bells at Langton are rung from the ground floor porch area by the main (only) Church door with the congregation walking through the centre of the ropes whilst we rang.
Rung at the special request of Mr Douglas, Churchwarden. The bells were much appreciated by all who attended the service and we were thanked by everyone as they passed through us whilst we rang for a short time as they left.
It is fitting that these bells were rung this evening on New Years Eve, as Tennyson was born just down the road at Somersby and would have heard these bells ringing out as a young boy, inspiring him to write ‘Ring Out Wild Bells’ part of ‘In Memoriam’ which he started in 1834 whilst at Somersby.
‘Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow,
The year is going, let him go, Ring out the false, ring in the true.’
From Tennyson’s ‘In Memoriam’.
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