Benenden Bellringing
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Recent Ringing Achievements.

Friday 20th October 2017, Corinne Orde rang her first quater peal on 10 bells, the method that was rung was 1259 Grandsire Caters.
This achievement is not only a big step forward for Corinne, but also makes her the first ever local ringer taught from the start at Benenden to ring a quarter on this number of bells.
Exact details of the Quarter will follow shortly.

Friday 4th August 2017 we rang a Quarter Peal of Grandsire Doubles, this was the first ringing treble for Sue Glosop, the first ringing the third (half hunt) for Corinne Orde and the first as cover bell for Gavin Hogben

Treble - Sue Glosop
Bell 2 - Graham Heath
Bell 3 - Corinne Orde
Bell 4 - Karen Lebon
Bell 5 - J. Roderick N. Lebon
Tenor - Gavin Hogben

Friday 12 May 2017 was a big day for two of our ringers, as they managed a Quater Peal of Grandsire Doubles for the first
time, the details are below

Treble - Gavin Hogben
Bell 2 - Alan Turner
Bell 3 - Karen Lebon
Bell 4 - Richard H. Bourne
Bell 5 - J. Roderick N. Lebon
Tenor - Sue Glosop

Conducted by Karen Lebon

Rung in 46 Mins
First Quarter Treble and 6
First as Conductor


On Wednesday 15th June 2016 we rang for the first time with our local band on twelve bells, this was a big achievement, and is
something we are now doing on a regular basis

Treble - Karen Lebon
Bell 2 - Corinne Orde
Bell 3 - Robin Dalton Holmes
Bell 4 - Jackie Hutchinson
Bell 5 - Pamela Bamford
Bell 6 - Marye Humphery
Bell 7 - Derek East
Bell 8 - Sue Glossop
Bell 9 - Gavin Hogben
Bell 10 - Hugh Rumary
Bell 11 - David Harmsworth
Tenor - J Roderick N Lebon
On October 21st We are proud to be hosting the Ashford District Annual Meeting at Benenden - any members of the Ashford District are welcome to come along for ringing on 12 bells.
The meeting will start at at 3pm, with tea and a service as well as plenty of ringing.



We reached an important landmark in our recruiting and training in 2016, and with all twelve bells being rung for Sunday service for the first time in the summer by an entirely Benenden band, this has become a fairly regular occurrence ever since. We still need more ringers to keep this up; we all go away on holiday, fall ill or are otherwise unavoidably absent at times, and when all these things happen at once, as it can do, the turnout for ringing can nosedive dramatically.
Many of us are well aware of our advancing years, and that it takes many years to replace a proficient ringer. Several of the band are still at a very early stage of training, and it will take some time to bring them up to be able to train others and lead the band. We have a continuing need for new recruits, if the bells are to continue to ring through future generations as they have for the last six centuries. Could you be one?

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