Terry Thornhill, from Holy Cross in South Ockendon, started learning her bell ringing at St Andrew’s several years ago.
In 2011, Holy Cross installed their own set of 8 bells and Terry has rung regularly for services and practices at Holy Cross ever since.
Terry has also maintained her connection with St Andrew’s and when given the opportunity to attempt her first quarter peal at St Andrew’s, she jumped at the chance.
The quarter peal was successfully achieved for Evening Worship on Sunday 21st May with the additional pleasure of celebrating the safe arrival of a new baby boy for some close friends at Holy Cross.
Full details are as follows:
Sunday, 21 May 2017 (6–3–3 in B♭)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Mary T Thornhill (first quarter peal)
2 Lionel S Woods
3 Christopher C M Pain
4 Gavin S Carpenter
5 Clive J Stephenson (C)
6 Anthony F Ammerlaan
For Evening Worship.
Also to celebrate the birth of Henry George Withers on 13th May 2017, a son for Rebecca and Aaron.