Priest chimes in on breakfast
A PRIEST who has been a bell ringer since he was 10 years old gave a talk on the age-old tradition.
Despite his other duties, The Reverend Kevin Beer, curate at St Mary and All Saints Church, in Windsor End, Beaconsfield, still manages to join the ringers in the church tower from time to time and to give instructions on bell ringing.
He explained what it entailed at his talk to the Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, October 11, at the United Reformed Church, in Aylesbury End.
Member John Hoar said: “He traced the history of English bell ringing, from its surprising origins as an outlet for the energies of inebriated 17th-century gentlemen, and explained the techniques involved in producing a peal of bells with a complex series of changes.
“He also spoke of how his involvement in ringing had in due course led to his greater involvement in the life of the church and eventually to his ordination.”
From left, David Watson, Francis Thompson, Jeremy Brooks at the United Reformed Church, Men’s Breakfast; far right, another guest – Richard