Gloucester and Bristol Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers
|On Whit Monday May 21st 1888, ten members of the above Association rang in this tower a true and excellently struck peal of Stedman Caters, containing 13,054 changes, in eight hours and 16 minutes, being the longest peal of Stedman Caters ever rung. The ringers were:
Composed by Mr H Johnson Sen’r of Birmingham, and conducted by W. T. Pates. Weight of tenor 22 cwt 2 qrs 16 lbs. The truth of the peal and ringing was attested by Mr. J Belcher of Cheltenham, who pricked down all the course and part ends, and also by Mr C Hounslow of Oxford.
F. E. Ward Esq: Master of the Association.
|On Easter Monday April 22nd 1889 Ten members of the above Association rang in this tower, a true peal of Grandsire Caters 15227 changes in 9 hrs and 43 m’ts. This peal supersedes all previous records in any methods on Ten Bells.
Composed by Mr H Johnson of Birmingham and conducted by W. T. Pates.
Mr J. Belcher, Umpire
Occasions Marked by Ringing at the Parish
|2 Feb. 1901||A peal of Grandsire Triples to mark the passing away of HM Queen Victoria and the accession of HM King Edward VII.|
|11 Nov. 1918||A peal of Grandsire Triples to mark the end of the Great War.|
|6 Sep. 1997||Two half muffled quarter peals, Grandsire Caters and Grandsire Cinques, as a tribute to and to mark the tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales.|
|5 Aug. 2000||A peal of Yorkshire Surprise Royal on the occasion of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s 100th birthday.|
|16 Sep. 2001||A half muffled quarter peal of Grandsire Caters to commemorate all those who lost their lives in New York and Washington on 11 September after the worst terrorist attack in living history.|
|10 Feb. 2002||A half muffled quarter peal of London No.3 Surprise Royal to mourn the death of Princess Margaret.|
|16 Feb. 2002||A half muffled peal of Bristol Surprise Maximus to mourn the death of Princess Margaret by a visiting band.|
|1 Apr. 2002||A half muffled quarter peal of Grandsire Caters to mourn the death of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.|
|7 Apr. 2002||A half muffled quarter peal of Stedman Triples to mourn the death of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.|
|3 Feb. 2013||A quarter peal of Yorkshire Surprise Royal rung before the service making the Parish Church of St Mary’s, Cheltenham into a Minster.|