December 2023

Hollington Carol Service


Sunday 10th December

We were pleased to be asked to ring a small group during the Carol Service at Hollington and we played a few carols including an arrangement of Carol of the Bells for 12 bells. We finished by accompanying the singing of We Wish You A Merry Christmas and the service was followed by some excellent refreshements.

Annual Alton Christmas Concert

Alton Village Hall in a power cut

Saturday 9th December

Well, what an 'interesting' evening! Our annual concert in Alton Village Hall was all ready, the bells were out, the Cheadle U3A Ukulele group was ready, the audience was gathering and we were told the power was about to go off. Sure enough, just as we were about to start we were plunged into darkness. Fortunately we have lights on our music stands, we had some lights on the tables and the emergency exit lights gave enough light so we were able to carry on and played a selection of non-Christmas pieces.

Thankfully the lights came on for a while in the middle of the evening so we were able to hear about the work of Dougie Mac Hospice, draw the raffle and have the results of the quiz.

The power went off again in the second half and we played a selection of Christmas pieces, including...

Denstone Christmas Fair

Denstone Christmas

Saturday 2nd December.

We received a warm welcome at All Saints Church, Denstone for their Christmas Fair, our first ringing of the Christmas season. We rang a selection of carols and other Christmas music, including our recent addition of 'Carol of the Bells'.