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Practice has moved to St Magnus the Martyr

The practice tonight (Monday 6th March) has moved to St Magnus the Martyr

Posted on Monday 6th March 2017 by Benjamin Meyer.

Looking back over 2016

It was another busy year in 2016 for the St. Martin in the Fields Band. Three quarter peals were rung at St Martin's, one of them being rung one to celebrate the birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II, one on the morning for the Memorial Service of Sir Neville Marriner CH who was the co-founder and Life President of the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields and the final by the university Of London Society during their 70th Year.

A quarter was also rung at St Magnus by the band of three Spliced Surprise Major.

Two peals were rung during the year, the one by the University of Bristol Society and the second was a peal to celebrate the official 90th birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II and the 95th birthday of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Read more here

Posted on Wednesday 8th February 2017 by Unknown.

Sir Neville Marriner CH, CBE

On Saturday 19 November 2016, prior to the memorial service, the bells ran out in memory of Sir Neville Marriner, Founder and Life President of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.

St Martin in the Fields, Westminster
Saturday 19th November 2016
1311 changes of Stedman Cinques
was rung in 57 minutes

  1. Mary E Gow
  2. Lucinda J Woodward
  3. Rebecca L Sugden
  4. Christopher PG Rimmer
  5. John S Barnes
  6. Jonathan R Galloway
  7. Stephen J F Mitchell
  8. David I Bassford
  9. David Woodward
  10. Jemma L Mills
  11. Benjamin J Meyer
  12. Geraldine R Forster

Conducted by David Woodward

Prior to the memorial service for Sir Neville Marriner CH,
co-founder of the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields

Battersea Bell Ringers visit St Martin's

It was a quiet spring evening and Phill Ridley (Deputy Ringing Master at St Mary's Battersea) and Ben Meyer (Ringing Master at St Martin's) were talking over how each of their towers were doing and what the latest developments were. During this conversation Ben asked Phill "Would the ringers at Battersea be interested in joining us on our Monday evening practice in August?" Phill tried to act nonchalant at such a request to make sure Ben's ego didn't get out of control and said he would enquire back at Battersea.

To say the Battersea ringers were enthusiastic is something of an understatement Maria even travelled back from Devon early so she could make it! Read More about this

Open House 2016
Bell Ropes

On 17th September the tower at St Martin's will once again be open to the public during the Open House, London event.
Each tour will include a brief talk about the history of bell ringing, the history of the bells at St Martin's and a demonstration of change ringing

Find out more here

90th Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II

On Saturday 12th June 2016 a performance, called a peal, took place to celebrate the 90th Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II

The performance, which took 2 hours 57 minutes to complete, was in a method called Cambridge Surprise Major.

Middlesex 8 Bell Competition

On Saturday 21st May 2016, with a little help from a couple of friends of the band, we put a team into the Middlesex 8-bell competition at St Gabriel Pimlico, and we were placed first of the six teams who entered.
Read More about this

Annual General Meeting 2016

At the Annual General Meeting held on Sunday 8th February there was a slight reshuffle on the band committee with Chris Rimmer... Read More

70th Anniversary of VE Day

Joining Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral and many other Cathedrals and Churches across the UK, the bells at St Martin's once again rang out across Trafalgar Square to celebrate peace... Read More



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