Durham & Newcastle Diocesan Association
St Cuthbert
Thursday, 18 April 2019 (12–2–17 in G)
Half-Muffled Tolling and Rounds
1 Sonia A Thompson (C)
2 Andy James
3 Niki Springford
4 Alex Jackson
5 Peter Thompson
6 Stephen J Bean
7 Jill Barron
8 Rachel L Bean
9 Claire L Bean
Rung half-muffled in solidarity with the people of France following the fire at the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris on 15th April 2019, in support of the request of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York.
Bells 2 (Andy James/Jill Barron), 3 (Niki Springford/Rachel L. Bean) and 4 (Alex Jackson/Claire L. Bean) were each rung by two different ringers for rounds during the 7 mins of tolling to enable more of our ringers to take part, as it was possible to swap over during a standing period. There were rounds for two whole pulls, then bells 1 to 5 stood while the tenor tolled for two whole pulls before bells 1 to 5 joined in again for two whole pulls of rounds. This continued for the 7 minutes, finishing with rounds on all the bells and sounded very effective for the occasion.

This performance is linked to the event Ringing for Notre-Dame.