Celebratory ringing for HM Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's birthdays 13th June 2016

Bell Ropes

On Saturday 12th June 2016 the bells rang out in clelbration of the Official 90th Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II and the 95th birthday of HRH Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

The performance, called a peal, was rung on eight of the bells at St Martin’s and took 2 hours 57 minutes to complete. The band rang 5056 different changes of a method (piece of music) called Cambridge Surprise Major.

Benjamin Kipling.
Vice Captain.


St Martin in the Fields
Band of Bell Ringers
Saturday 21st May 2016

5056 Cambridge Surprise Major
was rung in 2 hours 57 minutes

  1. Janet Archibald
  2. Tim Forster
  3. David Woodward
  4. Jacqui Bale
  5. Geraldine Forster
  6. Christopher Giddins
  7. Andrew V Brown
  8. Benjamin J Meyer

Conducted by
Benjamin J Meyer