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 clock chimes the quarters on bells 4 and 6 and the hours on bell 9.

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 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 October 12, 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

Tower Captain:   Carole Pullin  01327 871806 or email

Deputy Tower Captains:   Leanne Martin  email    and  James Grennan  email

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Ringing Diary

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

Date

Ring from

To

Occasion

Sunday

13/10/19

9.50am

10.30am

Harvest festival

Sunday

13/10/19

3.30pm

4.30pm

Quarter Peal (Tower team)

Tuesday

15/10/19

7.30pm

9pm

Practice

Sunday

20/10/19

9.20am

10am

Parish Communion

Sunday

20/10/19

 

3pm

Young Families service

Tuesday

22/10/19

7.30pm

9pm

Practice

Sunday

27/10/19

9.20am

10am

Parish Communion

Tuesday

29/10/19

7.30pm

9pm

Practice

Sunday

3/11/19

9.20am

10am

Parish Communion

Tuesday

5/11/19

7.30pm

9pm

Practice

Sunday

10/11/19

9.20am

10am

(Half-muffled) Shortened Holy Communion

Sunday

10/11/19

 

11.15am

Act of Remembrance

Tuesday

12/11/19

7.30pm

9pm

Practice

Sunday

17/11/19

9.20am

10am

All-age service and family baptism

Sunday

17/11/19

 

3pm

Young Families service

Sunday

17/11/19

3.30pm

4.30pm

Quarter Peal (Tower team)

Monday

18/11/19

6.50pm

7.30pm

Installation & Licensing of the Revd. Dawn Stokes as Vicar

Tuesday

19/11/19

7.30pm

9pm

Practice

Sunday

24/11/19

9.20am

10am

Parish Communion

Tuesday

26/11/19

7.30pm

9pm

Practice

Sunday

1/12/19

9.20am

10am

Parish Communion

Sunday

1/12/19

 

3pm

Christingle

Tuesday

3/12/19

7.30pm

9pm

Practice

Sunday

8/12/19

9.20am

10am

All-age contemporary worship

Tuesday

10/12/19

7.30pm

9pm

Practice

Sunday

15/12/19

9.20am

10am

Parish Communion

Tuesday

17/12/19

7.30pm

9pm

Practice

Sunday

22/12/19

9.20am

10am

Parish Communion

Tuesday

24/12/19

7.30pm

9pm

? Practice

Tuesday

24/12/19

 

11.30pm

Midnight Mass

Wednesday

25/12/19

9.20am

10am

Family Christmas Day Service

Sunday

29/12/19

9.20am

10am

No service

Tuesday

31/12/19

7.30pm

9pm

Practice


Page last updated: 12/10/2019