All Saints’ bellringers are now officially the best in the Vale. We won the Greenley Shield in the annual competition on 18th May. This year it was held at Longcot and nine bands took part during an enjoyable social sunny evening.
The standard of our ringing even surprised us, and we were streets ahead of our arch rivals, St Andrew’s Shrivenham. They will surely practice to fight back next year. If you want to keep the shield at Faringdon please join us to keep All Saints ahead. We are recruiting hard this year.
Ringing is a pleasure, a hobby, a duty and a passion according to taste. It is the national music of England. Ringing can greatly enhance your life, without it the world would not know that the Church was alive and well. Do come and see what it is and please publicise it to friends and relations who may not read the Parish Magazine.
The day after the competition we did one of bellringers’ other traditions, ringing for a national celebration. On Saturday, we rang for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.