Staplehurst Bellringers Report May 2021

Staplehurst Bellringers Report May 2021It is now more than a year since we had to cease ringing due to the Coronavirus pandemic and contact with each other has been limited to our weekly Zoom meetings or occasionally passing each other in the street. Various members of the band have, however, managed to chime three bells at Christmas, toll one bell on 23rd March to commemorate those lives lost during the pandemic, and most recently toll one bell half-muffled for the death of HRH the Duk...
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Staplehurst Bellringers Report December 2020

Staplehurst Bellringers Report December 2020The optimism of my report in last month’s issue was sadly ill-conceived. Even before that issue hit the streets the Government had announced another month of national lockdown, resulting in the cancellation of all Remembrance Sunday services together with parades and other public acts of remembrance. As I write this report coronavirus cases are still rising rapidly across the country and, barring miracles, we will not be ringing the church bel...
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