Stepney band rings at St Dunstan-in-the-West

Morag has been associated with Sion College for many years, so when she arranged the Founders Day Service at St Dunstan-in-the-West on July 5th, it seemed only reasonable to arrange for a band drawn largely from St Dunstan’s in Stepney to ring before the service.

St Dunstan has recently had a new set of bells installed, so there was a high degree of interest from DRC members in attending. Entering the ringing chamber, you are immediately confronted by an enormous aluminium fire ladder protruding into the centre of the ringing circle.  Dickon soon encouraged a few of the stronger (or easily bullied) members into manhandling it out of the way so that ringing could commence.

DRC band at St Dunstan’s-in-the-West. From left – Mike Todd, Joe Taylor, Jonathan Slack, Ben Meyer, Andrew Larsen, Greg Rose, Elizabeth LeMoine, Janet Archibald, Dickon Love

The 10 bells are fairly light, but ring and sound very nicely. Jonathan called some rounds on 10, and some Steadman triples – all nicely struck.

Morag has also provided a link to a site that showcases the new bells and their installation