Elsie & Fleur

Tomorrow 12 bellringers from across the UK will be attempting to break a world bell-ringing record at the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul in South Petherton, Somerset.

The group is attempting to ring 21,216 changes of a method know as Cambridge Surprise Maximus. The existing record was set in 1965 at Birmingham Cathedral with a peal of 16,368 changes.

Each ringer will have to ring his or her bell for the whole time without a break and it is expected that the peal will take approximately 14 hours! The ringing will commence at 7am and it is hoped that it will be successfully completed at around 9pm.

If you fancy going along to support the record attempt the church will be open throughout the day and you will be able to watch the ringers via a video link. Refreshments will be available from 10am until the attempt finishes at around 9pm.

For more information, please visit http://southpethertonchurch.org.uk  

Written by Capella Rew — October 09, 2014

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