The Seventh London Twelve Bell Striking Contest Saturday 24 October 2015 St Giles’ Cripplegate

The Seventh London Twelve Bell Striking Contest  Saturday 24 October 2015 St Giles’ Cripplegate

St Giles - Autumn after the rain

St Giles – Autumn after the rain

The contest is open to all bands practising twelve bell-ringing in Greater London.

Ten bands are competing this year, the Ancient Society of College Youths, Croydon Minster, Middlesex County Association and London Diocesan Guild, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Michael’s, Cornhill, St Paul’s Cathedral, Society of Royal Cumberland Youths, Southwark Cathedral (2 bands) and the University of London Society of Change Ringers.
We are proud of our magnificent ring of 13 bells at St Giles’ and are grateful to the members of the Ancient Society of College Youths who maintain and ring them.

On 24 October the church will be open all day. The judges check the bells with a short piece of ringing at 10:00am. The judged ringing will start at 11:30am and finish at 3:15pm with a break for lunch.
In church, books and refreshments will be on sale in aid of Help4HurtingChildren.

We know that the then five bells of St Giles were rung in November 1558 as Elizabeth I travelled from Charterhouse past the church and through the Cripplegate on her way to the Tower of London before her coronation in Westminster Abbey. The bells have rung out down the centuries on great occasions and for Sunday services. We hope you enjoy the excellent ringing on 24th October.

More information, including technical details of the test piece at
http://london12bellcompetition.org/index.php.