Despite the fact that we have only three resident ringers, we again excelled with our ringing (compared to most local towers in the area, and indeed countrywide possibly) insomuch that the bells of St Lawrence Church rang out on 59 occasions during the year.
I keep detailed records of when ringing occurs and for what purpose, and the breakdown is as below:-
|Sunday morning Services||21|
|G&B North Cotswolds Branch practices||4|
|Four Shires Guild practices||1|
|Kinchin family reunion||1|
|Visiting ringers tours||4|
|Outdoor Carol Service||1|
As can be seen, the highest proportion of ringing was for calling worshippers to church on Sunday mornings - and rightly so!
Previous yearly totals are: 2011, 50 occasions; 2010, 41 ditto; 2009, 54; 2008, 55; 2007, 52; 2006, 53; 2005, 56.
Our thanks must be given to ringers from Ebrington, Quinton, Ilmington and more recently Stratford-on-Avon, who regularly help us out.