Campanologists compete in diocese bell-ringing competition

Murray Coleman (middle) from the Rothwell team picks up his award from judges Mike Chester and Joy Pluckrose
Murray Coleman (middle) from the Rothwell team picks up his award from judges Mike Chester and Joy Pluckrose

Bell ringers from Daventry were among those competing in a bell-ringing contest for teams from all over the Peterborough diocese.

The campanology contest took place at St Peter’s Church in Stanion, near Corby, last month.

The four ancient bells at Stanion were overhauled – and two new bells added – in 2008, so the teams found them easy to ring.

Seven teams of six ringers rang in succession so that two expert ringers from the Coventry Diocese could count the faults in the desired rhythm.

One of the two teams from Rothwell were judged to have won with just 10 faults.

The Rushden team was runner-up with 12 and-a-half faults.

The judges presented the John Weaver shield to Murray Coleman from the winning team.