Rutland Bellringers Newsletter for June 2017



Dates for your Diary!

Ringing to commemorate St Peter & St Paul

A ringing tour of Belton, Uppingham & Glaston

Saturday 1st July

10am – 3.30pm ish with Pub Lunch


Rhyall Village Fete

with The Charmborough Ring: A portable belfry with 6 bells

Saturday 15th July

12.00 - 3.30pm

Branch Major & Triples Practices

Tuesday 6th June. 7.30pm. Oakham

Thursday 6th July. 7.30pm. Uppingham

Tuesday 1st August. 7.30pm. Oakham

Thursday 7th Sept. 7.30pm. Uppingham


Uppingham intermediate 8 bell practice

Every 3rd Thursday. 7.30pm.

15th June & 20th July


All are welcome to join us

Saturday 1st July

10.00am - 3.30pm

A social ringing event is planned for Saturday 1st July, taking in the towers of Belton - in - Rutland,

Uppingham and Glaston. This event is open to all ringers across the county, of all levels of experience.

Come and join us.

Starting at Belton, with ringing from 10am - 11am

Then Uppingham, 11.30am - 12.30

Lunch at The Old Pheasant in Glaston 1.00pm - 2.30

Ringing at Glaston 2.30pm - 3.30

We will lunch at The Old Pheasant in Glaston, where there is ample parking, before we stroll down the lane to the church.

The menu is below so make your choices and email them to Monica Spence, please.

or phone 01572 820199

by Saturday 24th June at the latest

                                 BAR | RESTAURANT | HOTEL

                                 BAR | RESTAURANT | HOTEL

Saturday 1st July


Chicken Breast wrapped in bacon, cooked in a white wine
cream sauce with new potatoes

Beef Casserole tender pieces cooked in a rich red wine gravy
with vegetables and mash potatoes

Baked Salmon Fillet with a tomato and basil sauce,
tagliatelle pasta and crispy croutons


Raspberry & White Chocolate Meringue
With a raspberry coulis

Golden Syrup Sponge
With hot vanilla custard

Selection of Ice Cream

2 Course £14.95


Sue Webster


Mini-Ring at Ryhall
Saturday 15th July

The Charmborough Ring is a portable belfry with 6 bells hung for full circle ringing. Since 2007 it has been operated by the Charmborough Bell Trust as a registered charity for promoting change–ringing in the wider community. 

For further information on this see -

The Charmborough mini belfry has been booked
for Ryhall’s Church Fete.

Are there any ringers out there who could come over and help for all/part of the day?

We need help with:
Setting it up
Ringing/demonstrating during the day
Encouraging people to have a turn
Helping dismantle it afterwards

The fete is from 12.00 – 3.30. However, it takes about 1.5hr to assemble, and about 1hr to dismantle, so I’m looking for helpers from 10.00am – 4.30pm., approximately.

If you can help in any way, please let me know. If you can manage the whole day – fantastic!
If you can only manage part of the day – that’s fine! The more, the merrier, and then we can hopefully plan things according to people’s availability.

We plan also to have a BBQ at the fete, and there’s a very good pub close by, should that influence your decision!

Do please let me know if you can manage it.
Jane McKee
01780 762398 or

Guild Events 2017

Guild AGM
June 10th: 3.30pm Ringing at Welford. Service at 4.30pm. Tea and meeting in Youth Centre.
6pm meeting. 7pm evening ringing hosted by
Guilsborough Branch.

Ridgman Trophy
June 17th: Anglian inter-Guild 10-bell striking com-petition at St Mary the Great, Cambridge.

Guild Summer Festival:
Saturday 16th September 2017 - Northampton

After the Quarter Peal the Festival will be formally opened with open ringing at:

St Peter’s
(8 bells, ground floor ring) 2-2-0 13.00 – 14.00

Holy Sepulchre
(8 bells, ground floor ring) 14-3-7 14.00 – 15.00

All Saints
(10 bells) 17-0-4 18.00 – 19.00

The 8 bell striking Competition will take place at
St Giles (back eight) 22-3-0 15.00 – 17.30

Exhibition at St Giles. 14.00 - 17.30

The exhibition will include bell jewellery, rope splicing, guild merchandise, ART display, clapper tyres, handbells, ringing world display and the Ambergate Campanile.

Teas served at St Giles. 15.00 – 17.30

Aprés ringing – Albion Brewery Bar, Northampton after 1900


They would like a representative from each Branch to ring in a 10 Bell Quarter Peal to start the event.

Also, the Guild are trying to make a ringing festival to promote bell ringing to non-ringers on this day. As Branch Ringing Master I would like us to support this event as much as we can and I plan to enter a team in the Guild Striking Competition for Rutland.
I see this as an excellent opportunity to not only strengthen our ties with the Guild, but with the wider ringing community.

If anyone is particularly interested in ringing for the competition and/or the Quarter Peal, please could they let me know so that I can notify the Kettering Branch.

Louis Totaro, Ringing Master


Caldecott, Rutland
St John the Evangelist
Saturday, 6 May 2017 in 44 min (8–0–15 in G)

1272 Stamford Surprise Minor

1 Alison Iliffe
2 Diana Young
3 Dan Iliffe
4 Steve Millington
5 Terry Iliffe
6 Andrew Young ©

3 - First surprise minor. First in method for all. 2,6 - Completes quarter peals of the 41 regular surprise minor methods. Thanks to all who have rung with us to reach this milestone.

                    The band in ringing order (l to r)

                    The band in ringing order (l to r)


Peterborough Diocesan Guild

Brooke, Rutland
St Peter
Friday, 12 May 2017 in 2h 45min (8–1–2 in A)

5040 Surprise Minor
7 methods: an extent each of Netherseale, Norwich, London, Bourne, Ipswich, Beverley and Cambridge.

1 Juliet E Cunningham
2 Janice T Atkinson
3 Robin H Rogers
4 Christopher D O'Mahony
5 Richard G Beadman
6 Roland H Cook (c)

First peal: 1
Specially arranged to celebrate the life of John Webster- Branch Steward, Uppingham Tower Captain, and a great friend.