Priest chimes in on break­fast

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - PEOPLE IN PICTURES -

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

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