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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

St Andrews day Graduation ringing

We rang today on St Andrews Day, for the Graduation ceremonies at the University of St Andrews. We rang at 9am before the chapel service, and then before and after each of the two Graduation ceremonies.

Above: Watching the live stream of the ceremony, as we wait in the tower to ring.


We rang a Quarter Peal after the morning ceremony:
1260 Grandsire Doubles
1. Simon Chadwick
2. Rachel C. Williamson
3. Peter C Jupp
4. D K Malloch
5. Peter Kirton (c)
6. Al J Rossin
First quarter peal: 6. For the graduations at the University of St Andrews on St Andrews Day, and to welcome the new Principal.
Above: The quater peal band.


Above: ringers outside the tower


Above: Ringers inside Janetta's ice-cream parlour

Above: practicing on handbells during a break between ringing

Above: this afternoon's ringers

Above: the academic procession, led by the mace-bearers, enters through the archway under the base of the tower, while we ring for them.

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Ringing for the Installation of the Principal part 2

Here are a couple of photos of our ringing this afternoon. We were away up the tower ringing so we missed out on the torchlit procession and never even got a glimpse of Prof. Sally Mapstone our new Principal! But we made a lot of glorious noise!




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Monday, 28 November 2016

Ringing for the Installation of the Principal

Today we rang for the installation of Professor Sally Mapstone as Principal of the University of St Andrews. We rang the University's six bells from 8.30am for half an hour, right before a special service in the chapel. The tower looked beautiful in the morning sunlight with the University banner flying, and the clock newly painted and gilded.



...to be continued this afternoon, when we ring for the installation ceremony. Bells 2.30-3.00 and about 4.00-4.30pm

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Installation of new Principal, and Graduation ringing

Professor Sally Mapstone will be installed as Principal on Tuesday 29th Nov. We have been invited to ring for a chapel service starting at 9am- so ringing from 8.30am. The installation itself is at 3pm and we have been invited to ring before and after that.

Graduations at the University of St Andrews will be on 30th Nov and 1st Dec. Chapel service on both days at 9.30am with ringing beforehand, then ringing before and after a 10.30am ceremony on both days and before and after a 2pm ceremony on 30th Nov.

Each session will be about 30 minutes, at the following times:

Tue 29 
8:30 AM
2:30 PM
16:00 approx  (after the Installation finishes)

Wed 30
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:45 approx  (after the Graduation ceremony finishes)
1:30 PM
3.15pm approx  (after the Graduation ceremony finishes)

Thu 1
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
11.45 approx  (after the Graduation ceremony finishes)

Visiting ringers are welcome to come and join us! And if you are in town for Graduations, listen out for the bells. We're ringing them for you!

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Monday, 21 November 2016

List of old Bell-Ringers

Before 2010, the two bells in St Salvator's tower were rung from the "choir room" behind the organ. On the lovely oak-panneled walls of this room, are two old wooden boards which list the "Bell-Ringers" of the University. The list starts in 1945 when the two ancient bells of the University, both cracked and unusable, were smashed up, melted and re-cast by Taylors of Loughborough.

The bells were augmented to 6 in 2010, and the new ringing chamber is one level higher in the tower. There is a third board on the wall of the Choir room, for 2009 onwards, but it needs updating!

Who was the bell-ringger in 2000-1?





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