DAVENTRY TOWER DIARY

There is a very fine ring of ten bells at Holy Cross Church, Church Walk (off Market Square), Daventry,  NN11 4BL - the largest percussion instrument in Daventry!

The bells are rung:

For services:  Every Sunday from 9.20am for the 10am service.  

We need one ringer for each bell.  The number of bells that we ring varies with the number of ringers available!  We rely on ringers from surrounding villages whose own service times often vary week by week and can clash with Holy Cross.


For practice:   Every Tuesday 7.30pm - 9pm.  

See the  diary below for all the ringing.  The list was updated on January 13, 2019.


Visiting ringers are welcome for service ringing and practices.

Visiting teams should make contact with the Secretary at least a month in advance (three months for peals please) of any proposed visit because we restrict the amount of ringing so as to keep good relations with our many residential and commercial neighbours in this central location.

Learning the English art and science of bellringing is fascinating in many different ways.  You are welcome to come and see us in action for Sunday services or practices. We shall be only too pleased to set up basic safe training for you to start a life-long journey of discovery.

Weddings: The bells should be booked to be rung after weddings (or funerals) with the Rector or Curate when making arrangements for the ceremony. A nominated band will be assembled especially, for which a fee will be collected by the priest.

Access:  Come in through the main west church door and to your left is the small door to the ringing room stair.  The spiral stair has 24 even well-lit steps.  Please wait until ringing stops before opening the door into the ringing room because an active ringer has to stand in the doorway!


Contacts:  

Secretary:  

Ann Houghton  email

Deputy Tower Captains:     

Carole Pullin  01327 871806 or email
Leanne Martin  email
John Neale    01327 702160  or email


Ringing Diary

Italic items indicate church events for which no ringing has been arranged.

 

Date

Ring from

To

Occasion

Tuesday

15/1/19

7.30pm

9pm

Practice

Sunday

20/1/19

9.20am

10am

Service

Sunday

20/1/19

 

3pm

Young Families Service

Tuesday

22/1/19

7.30pm

9pm

Practice

Sunday

27/1/19

9.20am

10am

Service

Tuesday

29/1/19

7.30pm

9pm

Practice

Sunday

3/2/19

9.20am

10am

Service

Sunday

3/2/19

 

3pm

Young Families Service

Tuesday

5/2/19

7.30pm

9pm

Practice

Sunday

10/2/19

9.20am

10am

All-age contemporary worship

Tuesday

12/2/19

7.30pm

9pm

Practice

Sunday

17/2/19

9.20am

10am

Service

Sunday

17/2/19

 

3pm

Young Families Service

Tuesday

19/2/19

7.30pm

9pm

Practice

Sunday

24/2/19

9.20am

10am

Service

Tuesday

26/2/19

7.30pm

9pm

Practice

Sunday

3/3/19

9.20am

10am

Service

Sunday

3/3/19

 

3pm

Young Families Service

Tuesday

5/3/19

7.30pm

9pm

Practice

Sunday

10/3/19

9.20am

10am

All-age contemporary worship

Tuesday

12/3/19

7.30pm

9pm

Practice

Tuesday

12/3/19

7.30pm

9pm

Practice till 9pm

Sunday

17/3/19

9.20am

10am

Service

Sunday

17/3/19

 

3pm

Young Families Service

Tuesday

19/3/19

7pm

8pm

Bellringers' Annual Belfry Meeting

Tuesday

19/3/19

8pm

9pm

Practice

Saturday

23/3/19

2.30pm

3.10pm

After 2pm wedding

Sunday

24/3/19

9.20am

10am

Service

Tuesday

26/3/19

7.30pm

9pm

Practice

Sunday

31/3/19

9.20am

10am

Service

Tuesday

2/4/19

7.30pm

9pm

Practice

Saturday

6/4/19

2pm

3pm

Visiting Ringers from Warwickshire

Sunday

7/4/19

9.20am

10am

Service

Sunday

7/4/19

 

3pm

Young Families Service

Tuesday

9/4/19

7.30pm

9pm

Practice

Saturday

13/4/19

12.30pm

1.10pm

After12 noon wedding

Sunday

14/4/19

9.20am

10am

All-age contemporary worship

Tuesday

16/4/19

7.30pm

9pm

No practice in Holy Week

Sunday

21/4/19

9.20am

10am

Easter Service

Sunday

21/4/19

 

3pm

Young Families Service



Page set up 23/12/18. Last update 13/1/19