Hornchurch bell ringer James Riley first expressed an interest in learning to ring in May 2022, just before the Platinum Jubilee of our late Queen.
He was directed to St Andrew’s tower and had his first introduction to bell handling on 31st May 2022.
He has attended regularly and made determined progress ever since. He now rings on Sunday mornings and was part of the team that rang for the Coronation of King Charles III.
Furthermore, on 31st May 2023, James rang his first quarter peal exactly one year since his first bell ringing lesson.
Although a bit nervous, James rang exceptionally well for 45 minutes to complete this fantastic achievement.
Well done James!
The quarter peal was a celebration of the wedding of fellow bell ringer Charles Page to Linda Hardwidge on 29th May 2023 at St Laurence Church in Upminster where James also attends.
Full details of the quarter peal are as follows:
Wednesday, 31 May 2023
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Mark E Lendon
2 John M Church
3 Philip Petchey
4 Hayden R Musham
5 Clive J Stephenson (C)
6 James P Riley
Rung to celebrate the wedding of Charles and Linda Page on 29th May.
First quarter for tenor ringer on the one year anniversary of his first bell ringing lesson.