On Friday evening and Saturday (16 and 17 January) there were targeted practice sessions at St James' Queens Square, St Andrew's Cathedral, St Leonard's Naremburn and Christ Church St Laurence, and some participation in the regular practice at St Benedict’s Broadway. These sessions included some "firsts" for people trying ringing up and down, leading, covering, hunting and hunting for methods. And there was consolidation of that and call changes.

Ringing at CCSL

Bernie Sharp watching Lachlan O’Grady, Amy Seagrief, and Margaret O’Grady watched by Elaine Lee - at Christ Church St Laurence
(see Lachlan at the January 2014 Ringing School)

Ringing At St James'

Mark Seagrief, Keith Game, Chris Palmer, Joseph Mayer, Deryn Griffiths, Kathi Downs, Dace Vare - at St James' Queen Square
(the traditional one with Deryn standing behind dolling out advice, but look at those lovely straight sallies!)

The picture below shows the challenged but satisfied band emerging from St James' Queens Square after one of the Saturday morning sessions.

Sydney Ringing School 2015

Mark Palmer, Joann Morand, James Bunn, Amanda Bunn, Paul Axon, Marylon Coates, Paul Livingstone, Edwina Parsons, Dace Vare, Julie Doyle

On Sunday (18 January) we achieved four quarter-peals, three a first-ever for the tenor. Congratulations to Cecile, Joann, Kate and Jim, with grandparent congratulations to Jim and Julie Doyle.

Here is the band for Jim's first quarter peal:

Quarter peal band at St James'

Jim Doyle, Murray-Luke Peard, Gordon Connon, Marylon Coates, Richard Thomas, Stephen Relf

And Cecile's quarter peal band, also at St James':

Quarter peal band at St James'

Paul Doyle, Thomas Coates, Cecile Epsigole, Deryn Griffiths, Natalie Shea, Murray-Luke Peard

Deryn Griffiths