Peals Rung at St Mary Abbots, Kensington

This record contains details of every peal known to have been rung at St Mary Abbots, Kensington. It is based on the brief records collected by Canon Felstead, with full details collated from a range of sources.

Sources of Detailed Information:

  1. Society of Royal Cumberland Youths Peal Books.
  2. Ancient Society of College Youths Peal Books.
  3. Society of London Youths Peal Book (floreat 1753–1780). Manuscript peal book in the British Library .
  4. Union Society, Newport, Isle of Wight Peal Book. The manuscript book is also in the British Library, and contains occasional references to peals rung elsewhere in the UK, though full bands are not always given.
  5. St James’ Society Peal Book (later the London County Association).
  6. “Bell’s Life in London” – only record of Peal No 61.
  7. St Mary Abbots Guild Peal Book – most peals from 1899 onwards.
  8. Church Bells (1870–1905).
  9. Bell News (1881–1915).
  10. Campanology (1896–1897).
  11. The Ringing World (1911–date) and BellBoard.
  12. Peal Boards in the tower – Most peal boards duplicate peals recorded elsewhere, but Peal No 59 is only recorded on a peal board, and does not appear on Canon Felstead’s list.
  13. Charles Barber’s Ringing Book: Charles Barber (1770–1823) was a prominent Kensington–based ringer whose manuscript ringing book is a rare survival from this period. It contains full records of all peals rung by him between 1789 and 1801 (including many at Kensington) as well as notes of peals up until 1816 which he did not get round to writing up in full. Many of his peals were rung for the College Youths, and so are recorded in their peal books as well, but his notebook lists five peals rung by him at St Mary Abbots that were not for a named society and thus not recorded elsewhere. Two of these are recorded on peal boards in the tower, but that still leaves three that would be unknown were it not for Barber’s book. The book was purchased from a bookseller by Laith Reynolds, who kindly presented it to the St Mary Abbots Guild.

Note: The list may still grow as new peals are discovered in other old records. For example, Peal No. 4 was not on the Felstead database when I conducted the initial research for this record in 2003. It is noted as having been discovered by John Eisel in the “St. James’s Chronicle or the British Evening Post” of 27th September 1774. I have not yet been able to consult this source.

David Holdridge
22nd May 2015

Details of the bells and the ringing arrangements can be found on the church web site.


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Peal No. 1

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of Royal Cumberland Youths

Sunday 21st March, 1773

5040 Plain Bob Major

in 3 hrs 24 mins

Treble. John Frazier
2 William Matthiss
3 Michael Purser
4 William West
5 John Povey
6 Abraham Smith
7 Samuel Muggeridge Junr.
Tenor. { George Gross
{ George Fleury

Conducted by George Gross

Peal board in tower, noting “This was the first peal ever rung in this parish”

SRCY Peal Book


Peal No. 2

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of London Youths

Sunday 16th January, 1774

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 3 hrs 10 mins

Treble. Edward Butler
2 John Frazier
3 William Hadden
4 Thomas Groves
5 Francis Beale
6 David Davis
7 Edward Fagin
Tenor. John Trofield

Conducted by John Frazier

Peal board in tower

London Youths Peal Book No. 32


Peal No. 3

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of London Youths

Sunday 26th June, 1774

5056 Oxford Treble Bob Major

in 3 hrs 20 mins

Treble. John Frazier
2 Thomas Price
3 William West
4 Thomas Groves
5 John Reeves
6 Thomas Vines
7 William Haste
Tenor. Charles Purser

Conducted by John Reeves

“The first ever rung on them Bells in that Method”

London Youths Peal Book No. 33


Peal No. 4

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

22nd September, 1774

Plain Bob Triples

in ? hrs ? mins

Treble. ?
2 ?
3 ?
4 ?
5 ?
6 ?
7 ?
Tenor. ?

Conducted by ?

St. James’s Chronicle or the British Evening Post 27th September 1774


Peal No. 5

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of London Youths

Wednesday 12th April, 1775

5040 Union Triples

in 3 hrs 12 mins

Treble. John Trofield
2 George Plowman
3 Samuel Vaughan
4 John Frazier
5 William Smith
6 William Woster
7 John Roberts
Tenor. William Paris

Conducted by William Woster

London Youths Peal Book No. 36


Peal No. 6

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Monday 22nd January, 1776

5264 Plain Bob Major

in 3 hrs 18 mins

Treble. John Tofield
2 Samuel Adams
3 William Jones
4 Thomas Smith
5 William Smith
6 Thomas Bulgin
7 James Worster
Tenor. William Susans

Conducted by James Worster

ASCY Peal Book No. 74


Peal No. 7

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Tuesday 26th March, 1776

5040 Plain Bob Major

in 3 hrs 1 min

Treble. Josephus Roffee
2 Robert James
3 George Plowman
4 William Smith
5 James Worster
6 Thomas Smith
7 Thomas Wont
Tenor. William Susans

Conducted by James Worster

ASCY Peal Book No. 77


Peal No. 8

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Monday 26th June, 1780

6056 Oxford Treble Bob Major

in 4 hrs 11 mins

Treble. John Povey
2 William Lyford
3 George Scarsbrook
4 James Worster
5 Joseph Houldsworth
6 Edmund Sylvester
7 Edward Rumball
Tenor. Samuel Muggeridge

Conducted by John Povey

ASCY Peal Book No. 97


Peal No. 9

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Wednesday 31st October, 1781

5040 Plain Bob Major

in 3 hrs 12 mins

Treble. Thomas Fuller
2 Joseph Houldsworth
3 George Plowman
4 William Hallett
5 James Darquit
6 William Lyford
7 William Paris
Tenor. James Worster

Conducted by James Worster

ASCY Peal Book No. 105


Peal No. 10

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Sunday 10th February, 1782

5040 Plain Bob Major

in 3 hrs 15 mins

Treble. Thomas Fuller
2 Thomas Dewel
3 Henry Vaughan
4 John Rapkins
5 Samuel Pride
6 George Scarsbrook
7 James Worster
Tenor. John Goose

Conducted by James Worster

ASCY Peal Book No. 106


Peal No. 11

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Sunday 1st December, 1782

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 3 hrs 6 mins

Treble. Thomas Fawcett
2 James Worster
3 Israel Johnson
4 John Rapkins
5 George Scarsbrook
6 Edward Undey
7 Thomas Verren
Tenor. John Goose

Conducted by James Worster

ASCY Peal Book No. 111


Peal No. 12

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Sunday 16th February, 1783

5040 Plain Bob Major

in 3 hrs 13 mins

Treble. James Worster
2 Richard Millard
3 Israel Johnson
4 William Hallett
5 Thomas Verren
6 Edward Pavier
7 Edward Simmonds
Tenor. William Faulkner

Conducted by James Worster

ASCY Peal Book No. 116


Peal No. 13

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Sunday 21st September, 1783

5104 Plain Bob Major

in 3 hrs 18 mins

Treble. Thomas Fuller
2 Richard Millard
3 George Plowman
4 William Hallett
5 Israel Johnson
6 James Worster
7 Thomas Verren
Tenor. William Faulkner

Conducted by James Worster

ASCY Peal Book No. 122


Peal No. 14

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Sunday 12th October, 1783

5344 Plain Bob Major

in 3 hrs 19 mins

Treble. Thomas Fawcett
2 Richard Millard
3 James Worster
4 William Hallett
5 Thomas Verren
6 William Paris
7 John Dobson
Tenor. John Lyford

Conducted by James Worster

ASCY Peal Book No. 123


Peal No. 15

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Sunday 4th December, 1785

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 3 hrs 4 mins

Treble. Phillip Pilgrim
2 Israel Johnson
3 John Caplin
4 William Hallett
5 Abraham Cheatle
6 Thomas Verren
7 William Faulkner
Tenor. Henry Waters

Conducted by Israel Johnson

ASCY Peal Book No. 142


Peal No. 16

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Saturday 13th May, 1788

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 3 hrs

Treble. George Byers
2 James Bartlett
3 William Kirke
4 William Jones
5 James Brown
6 William Paris
7 Samuel Lawrence
Tenor. Christopher Stratford

Conducted by James Bartlett

ASCY Peal Book No. 161

This is probably the same as the peal board dated 13 July 1788, with the same band and method but a different time (3h 10m)


Peal No. 17

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Sunday 1st March, 1789

5120 Plain Bob Major

in 3 hrs 15 mins

Treble. James Worster
2 John Povey
3 William Kirk
4 Nicholas Lockyer
5 Richard Wilton
6 James Bartlett
7 William Jones
Tenor. Phillip Pilgrim

Conducted by John Povey

ASCY Peal Book No. 169


Peal No. 18

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

[no association given]

Friday 25th December, 1789

5280 Oxford Treble Bob Major

in 3 hours 22 mins

Treble. Edward Rumball
2 Charles Barber
3 John Cotton
4 William Jones
5 James Brown
6 Jonathan Langley
7 James Bartlett
Tenor. William Paris

Conducted by Edward Rumball

Barber Ringing Book p.10: Peal No.2
(Date annotated “Friday Morning”)


Peal No. 19

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Thursday 21st October, 1790

8448 Oxford Treble Bob Major

in 5 hrs 8 mins

Treble. Benjamin France
2 Edward Rumball
3 John Cotton
4 Charles Barber
5 James Brown
6 John Langley
7 James Bartlett
Tenor. William Paris

Conducted by James Bartlett

“Being the Full Extent without Parting the Tenors”

ASCY Peal Book No. 173

Barber Ringing Book p.20: Peal No.3

Peal board in tower


Peal No. 20

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Friday 4th March, 1791

6720 Oxford Treble Bob Major

in 4 hrs 10 mins

Treble. Benjamin France
2 Charles Barber
3 John Cotton
4 William Jones
5 James Brown
6 Jonathan Langley
7 James Bartlett
Tenor. William Paris

Conducted by James Bartlett

“Being the first time the 60 course ends was ever rung true”

ASCY Peal Book No. 177

Barber Ringing Book p.22: Peal no.4

Peal board in tower


Peal No. 21

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

[no association given]

Tuesday 30th April, 1793

5120 Plain Bob Major

in 3 hrs 5 mins

Treble. Peter Ashley
2 Benjamin France
3 Charles Barber
4 James Brown
5 John Robinson
6 William Jones
7 James Bartlett
Tenor. William Paris

Conducted by Charles Barber

Barber Ringing Book p.51: Peal No.9


Peal No. 22

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

[no association given]

Tuesday 11th February, 1794

5040 Plain Bob Major

in 3 hrs 4 mins

Treble. Philip Neasby
2 James Brown
3 William Stone
4 Edward Rumball
5 James Rumball
6 James Bartlett
7 Charles Barber
Tenor. Christopher Stratford

Conducted by James Bartlett

Barber Ringing Book p.61: Peal No.12

Peal board in tower


Peal No. 23

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

[no association given]

Saturday 5th April, 1794

5040 Real Union Triples

in 3 hrs 5 mins

Treble. Philip Neasby
2 James Rumball
3 James Brown
4 William Stone
5 Edward Rumball
6 Charles Barber
7 James Bartlett
Tenor. Christopher Stratford

Conducted by James Bartlett

Barber Ringing Book p.64: Peal No.13

Peal board in tower


Peal No. 24

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Sunday 29th November, 1795

5152 Oxford Treble Bob Major

in 3 hrs 6 mins

Treble. Edward Bartell
2 Israel Johnson
3 Peter Ashley
4 James Bartlett
5 Thomas Porter
6 Nicholas Lockyer
7 Edward Simmonds
Tenor. Charles Barber

Conducted by James Bartlett

ASCY Peal Book No. 200

Barber Ringing Book p.90: Peal No.20

NB – Barber gives date as November 16th


Peal No. 25

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Sunday 20th November, 1796

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 3 hrs 4 mins

Treble. John Stratford
2 Peter Ashley
3 John Robinson
4 Thomas Bygrave
5 James Bartlett
6 Thomas Porter
7 William Cartwright
Tenor. Edward Richards

Conducted by James Bartlett

ASCY Peal Book No. 204


Peal No. 26

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

[no association given]

27th November, 1797

5040 Plain Bob Major

in 3 hrs 2 mins

Treble. Charles Barber
2 William Paris
3 William Kirke
4 John Stratford
5 William Jones
6 Jonathan Langley
7 John Eddes
Tenor. James Bartlett

Conducted by Charles Barber

Barber Ringing Book p.108: Peal No.31


Peal No. 27

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Wednesday 28th November, 1798

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 2 hrs 49 mins

Treble. William Burke
2 William Jones
3 Edward Bartell
4 Jonathan Langley
5 Charles Barber
6 John Eddis
7 John Stratford
Tenor. Richard Eddis

Conducted by Charles Barber

ASCY Peal Book No. 215

Barber Ringing Book p.118

Annotation in Barber:
“Tuesday November 27 1798 [sic] a Complete Peal of 5040 Grandsire Tripples was Rung at the Above Nam’d Church in two Hours and 50 Minutes, but the Truth of it being Doubted by Mr J Brown on Account of the Time being so Much under what Any Peal had been Rung on those Bells, the Same Peal was Repeated on Wednesday Dec’r 26 following in 2 hours and 44 Minutes when Mr Brown Declar’d himself Fully Convinc’d of the Authenticity of the two Performances.”


Peal No. 28

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Wednesday 26th December, 1798

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 2 hrs 44 mins

Treble. William Burke
2 William Jones
3 Edward Bartell
4 Jonathan Langley
5 Charles Barber
6 Thomas Porter
7 John Stratford
Tenor. Richard Eddis

Conducted by Charles Barber

Called with 190 bobs and 50 singles

ASCY Peal Book No. 216

Barber Ringing Book p.118

NB – ASCY book has identical band to previous i.e. John Eddis on 6th.
Barber, however, notes that Thomas Porter rang it in this second performance.


Peal No. 29

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Sunday 12th January, 1800

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 2 hrs 55 mins

Treble. William Paris
2 Jonathan Langley
3 William Kirke
4 Charles Barber
5 John Stratford
6 John Hand
7 Richard Hartley
Tenor. James Stratford

Conducted by Charles Barber

ASCY Peal Book No. 221

Barber Ringing Book p.122


Peal No. 30

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Thursday 27th February, 1800

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 2 hrs 58 mins

Treble. Charles Barber
2 William Kirke
3 Peter Ashley
4 George Saul
5 Nicholas Lockyer
6 Jonathan Langley
7 Richard Hartley
Tenor. John Lickfold

Conducted by Charles Barber

ASCY Peal Book No. 222

Barber Ringing Book p.122


Peal No. 31

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Monday 28th April, 1800

5040 Plain Bob Major

in 2 hrs 57 mins

Treble. Philip Neasby
2 Charles Barber
3 William Kirke
4 James Brown
5 George Saul
6 Jonathan Langley
7 Richard Hartley
Tenor. William Paris

Conducted by Charles Barber

ASCY Peal Book No. 225

Barber Ringing Book p.124


Peal No. 32

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Saturday 2nd May, 1801

5040 Grandsire Triples

in ? hrs ? mins

Treble. Philip Neasby
2 John Stratford
3 William Kirke
4 Charles Barber
5 William Jones
6 Jonathan Langley
7 William Cartwright
Tenor. Richard Eddis

Conducted by Charles Barber

“190 bobs 50 singles”

ASCY Peal Book No. 230

Barber Ringing Book p.127

NB – neither source gives a time!


Peal No. 33

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Sunday 13th December, 1801

5120 Oxford Treble Bob Major

in 2 hrs 58 mins

Treble. William Brooke
2 John Povey
3 William Willson
4 Thomas Smith
5 James Purser
6 Thomas Porter
7 Edward Bartell
Tenor. Charles Barber

Conducted by William Brooke

ASCY Peal Book No. 233

Barber Ringing Book p.128 (last complete record)


Peal No. 34

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Sunday 13th February, 1803

5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major

in 3 hrs

Treble. John Lyford
2 Daniel Jenkins
3 Thomas Smith
4 Charles Barber
5 William Brooke
6 Jonathan Langley
7 John Eddis
Tenor. Edward Bartell

Conducted by Charles Barber

ASCY Peal Book No. 238

Pencil note of date/method/tower in Barber


Peal No. 35

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Ancient Society of College Youths

Sunday 4th December, 1803

5040 Stedman Triples

in 2 hrs 58 mins

Composed by Thomas Edwards

Treble. William Paris
2 William Brooke
3 John Langley
4 William Jones
5 John Stratford
6 Charles Barber
7 Edward Bartell
Tenor. Richard Eddis

Conducted by Charles Barber

ASCY Peal Book No. 239

Pencil note of date/method/tower in Barber

Peal board in tower
The composition is the first of Stedman Triples that is known to be true


Peal No. 36

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Ancient Society of College Youths

Thursday 19th April, 1804

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 2 hrs 51 mins

Composed by M T Edwards

Treble. Philip Neasby
2 Edward Rumball
3 John Langley
4 William Jones
5 John Eddis
6 Charles Barber
7 William Paris
Tenor. Richard Eddis

Conducted by Charles Barber

ASCY Peal Book No. 240

Pencil note of date/method/tower in Barber

Peal board in tower


Peal No. 37

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

?? October, 1805

5040 Plain Bob Major

in ? hrs ? mins

Treble. Peter Astley
2 Edward Rumball
3 Charles Barber
4 William Jones
5 Isaac Green
6 John Langley
7 Thomas Westcombe
Tenor. Richard Hartley

Conducted by Charles Barber

ASCY Peal Book No. 245

Pencil note of date/method/tower in Barber


Peal No. 38

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Tuesday 1st April, 1806

5040 Bob Major Reversed

in 2 hrs 50 mins

Treble. Philip Neasby
2 Edward Rumball
3 John Langley
4 William Jones
5 Isaac Green
6 Charles Barber
7 Thomas Westcombe
Tenor. William Paris

Conducted by Charles Barber

ASCY Peal Book No. 246

Pencil note of date/method/tower in Barber


Peal No. 39

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

[no association given]

Saturday 28th November, 1807

5392 Plain Bob Major

in 3 hrs 12 mins

Composed by Thomas Edwards

Treble. Thomas Harris
2 James Stratford
3 William Jones
4 Charles Barber
5 Thomas Grainger
6 Thomas Westcombe
7 William Dyer
Tenor. Christopher Stratford

Conducted by Charles Barber

Peal book of Union Society, Newport, Isle of Wight, p.56 (British Library, Add 585320)

Reference in Bell News, 10 Sept 1910, p.374

Pencil note of date/method/tower in Barber


Peal No. 40

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

?? February, 1808

5040 Plain Bob Major

in ? hrs ? mins

Treble. Thomas Harris
2 Edward Rumball
3 William Jones
4 Charles Barber
5 Thomas Grainger
6 John Eddis
7 Thomas Westcombe
Tenor. William Dyer

Conducted by Charles Barber

ASCY Peal Book No. 251

Pencil note of date/method/tower in Barber


Peal No. 41

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

[no association given]

Saturday 12th March, 1808

5040 Plain Bob Major

in 3 hrs 2 mins

Treble. ?
2 ?
3 ?
4 ?
5 ?
6 ?
7 ?
Tenor. ?

Conducted by ?

Peal book of Union Society, Newport, Isle of Wight, p.57 (British Library, Add 585320)

Band details not given: rung “by a select company”

Reference in Bell News, 1 October 1910, p.409


Peal No. 42

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Sunday 1st November, 1812

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 2 hrs 51 mins

Treble. Thomas Hollis
2 John Cooper
3 Thomas Bygrave
4 James Tomkins
5 William Jones
6 Charles Barber
7 John Stratford
Tenor. Thomas Westcombe

Conducted by Charles Barber

ASCY Peal Book No. 258

Pencil note of date/method/tower in Barber


Peal No. 43

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Sunday 14th March, 1813

5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major

in 3 hrs 6 mins

Treble. John New
2 Edward Pelham
3 George Bamford
4 John Stratford
5 James Cole
6 John Cooper
7 John Platt
Tenor. George Cole

Conducted by George Cole

ASCY Peal Book No. 260


Peal No. 44

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Sunday 20th August, 1815

5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major

in 2 hrs 58 mins

Treble. Charles Barber
2 William Kirk
3 John Bolton
4 Thomas Grainger
5 William Makee
6 John Stratford
7 John Day
Tenor. Edward Bartlett

Conducted by Charles Barber

ASCY Peal Book No. 267

Pencil note of date/method/tower in Barber


Peal No. 45

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Junior Society of Cumberland Youths

Sunday 7th July, 1816

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 2 hrs 51 mins

Treble. James Crane
2 William Williams
3 Joshua Ladley
4 Edward Chambers
5 Robert Mirfield
6 Henry Birch
7 John Whiting
Tenor. George Williams

Conducted by William Williams

Peal board in tower


Peal No. 46

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Sunday 20th December, 1818

5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major

in 3 hrs 4 mins

Treble. Charles Barber
2 John Hannan
3 William Makee
4 John Ship
5 John Cooper
6 John Stratford
7 George Cole
Tenor. Thomas Hurry

Conducted by George Cole

ASCY Peal Book No. 271


Peal No. 47

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Sunday 18th April, 1819

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 2 hrs 53 mins

Treble. George Stratford
2 William Makee
3 John New
4 John Stratford
5 John Cooper
6 George Cole
7 William Cullum
Tenor. Edward Hudnott

Conducted by George Cole

ASCY Peal Book No. 272


Peal No. 48

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Sunday 24th December, 1820

5040 Kent Treble Bob Major

in 3 hrs 5 mins

Treble. Charles Barber
2 William Lyford
3 John Stratford
4 John Cooper
5 William Makee
6 Joseph Holdsworth
7 Joseph Lubbock
Tenor. George Cole

Conducted by Charles Barber

ASCY Peal Book No. 276


Peal No. 49

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Sunday 8th December, 1822

5120 Oxford Treble Bob Major

in 3 hrs

Treble. John Cooper
2 John New
3 William Makee
4 John Stratford
5 George Cole
6 Henry Smith
7 Joseph Lubbock
Tenor. William Cullum

Conducted by John Cooper

ASCY Peal Book No. 277


Peal No. 50

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Sunday 7th December, 1823

6336 Oxford Treble Bob Major

in 3 hrs 43 mins

Treble. Edward Withall
2 William Makee
3 Richard House
4 John Stratford
5 John James
6 Henry Smith
7 Joseph Lubbock
Tenor. George Cole

Conducted by George Cole

ASCY Peal Book No. 281


Peal No. 51

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Sunday 2nd May, 1824

5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major

in 3 hrs 2 mins

Treble. John Cooper
2 William Makee
3 John James
4 John Stratford
5 John Lubbock
6 William Cullum
7 Francis Mathew
Tenor. Henry Smith

Conducted by John Cooper

ASCY Peal Book No. 285


Peal No. 52

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Junior Society of College Youths

Thursday 13th May, 1824

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 2 hrs 57 mins

Treble. Joshua Ladley
2 Charles Barber (Jr?)
3 Thomas Hollis
4 John Canning
5 Edward Sawyer
6 Thomas Dowsett
7 Joshua Boult
Tenor. John Hollis

Conducted by John Canning

Peal board in tower


Peal No. 53

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Sunday 8th August, 1824

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 2 hrs 58 mins

Treble. John Cooper
2 William Makee
3 John James
4 John Bradley
5 Thomas Burton
6 John Stratford
7 John Lubbock
Tenor. Henry Smith

Conducted by John Cooper

ASCY Peal Book No. 286


Peal No. 54

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Junior Society of College Youths

Sunday 13th February, 1825

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 2 hrs 55 mins

Treble. Thomas Dowsett
2 Charles Barber (Jr?)
3 Thomas Hollis
4 John Canning
5 Joseph Boult
6 Edward Jones
7 William Jeffrey
Tenor. William Feltts

Conducted by John Canning


Peal No. 55

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Sunday 8th January, 1826

5120 Oxford Treble Bob Major

in 3 hrs 5 mins

Treble. John Cooper
2 William Makee
3 Charles Barber (Jr?)
4 John Canning
5 John Bradley
6 John Stratford
7 John Lubbock
Tenor. William Cullum

Conducted by John Cooper

ASCY Peal Book No. 290


Peal No. 56

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Monday 30th January, 1826

5088 Oxford Treble Bob Major

in 3 hrs 1 mins

Treble. John Cole
2 George Cole
3 John Cooper
4 John Canning
5 John Stratford
6 Thomas Harris
7 John Lubbock
Tenor. Henry Smith

Conducted by George Cole

ASCY Peal Book No. 291


Peal No. 57

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Friday 23rd October, 1829

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 2 hrs 51 mins

Treble. Daniel Beakley
2 Thomas Dowsett
3 Charles Barber (Jr?)
4 John Stratford
5 Samuel Thurston
6 Joseph Boult
7 Israel Johnson
Tenor. Charles Davis

Conducted by Daniel Beakley

ASCY Peal Book No. 296


Peal No. 58

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St James Society

Sunday 5th March, 1837

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 2 hrs 48 mins

Treble. John Fairbairn
2 Thomas Britten
3 George Stockham
4 Charles Randall
5 Charles Goozee
6 Thomas Tolladay
7 Richard Turner
Tenor. James Mason

Conducted by Thomas Tolladay

LCA Peal Book No. 35


Peal No. 59

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

[no association given]

Thursday 18th January, 1842

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 2 hrs 58 mins

Treble. James English
2 Charles Barber (Jr?)
3 John Canning
4 Hardwick Payne
5 Benjamin Spencer
6 Joseph Boult
7 Thomas Phillips
Tenor. Charles Davis

Conducted by John Canning

Peal board in tower

NB – Does not appear on Felstead’s list


Peal No. 60

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Monday 20th October, 1845

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 2 hrs 57 mins

Treble. James Pratt
2 George Stockham
3 John Canning
4 Hardwick Payne
5 Robert Begent
6 George Mosley
7 Benjamin Spenser
Tenor. Charles Davis

Conducted by John Canning

ASCY Peal Book No. 334


Peal No. 61

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Wednesday 30th January, 1850

5040 Grandsire Triples

(190 bobs and 50 doubles)

in 2 hrs 53 mins

Treble. J Bacchus
2 John Canning
3 J Wale
4 C Begent
5 Hardwick Payne
6 F Ryan
7 Robert Begent
Tenor. Charles Davis

Conducted by Mr John Canning, aged 64

Bell’s Life in London, 3 Feb 1850, page 7, column 3

Bell’s Life states: “On Wednesday a joint party of Kennington [sic] and Hammersmith ringers ascended the tower of St Mary Abbots and rang in admirable style a true and complete peal of Grandsire Triples”


Peal No. 62

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

The Society of College Youths

Monday 11th October, 1852

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 2 hrs 45 mins

Treble. George S Shury
2 James Mash
3 Robert Haworth
4 Hardwick Payne
5 James Pratt
6 George Stockham
7 John Cox
Tenor. Charles Davis

Conducted by George Stockham

ASCY Peal Book No. 494


Peal No. 63

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St James Society

Saturday 15th March, 1856

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 2 hrs 50 mins

Treble. William Antill
2 George S Shury
3 George Stockham
4 John Nelms
5 William Green
6 Henry Booth
7 William Nowell
Tenor. Jesse Horton

Conducted by George Stockham

LCA peal book no. 119


Peal No. 64

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St James Society

Saturday 20th December, 1856

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 2 hrs 53 mins

Treble. John Mayhew
2 William Green
3 Henry Booth
4 William Cooter
5 George S Shury
6 John Nelms
7 William Stone
Tenor. John Egan

Conducted by Henry Booth

LCA peal book no. 130


Peal No. 65

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St James Society

Saturday 20th February, 1858

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 2 hrs 55 mins

Treble. Joseph B James
2 Hardwick Payne
3 William Chrisfeld
4 Robert Rose
5 F C Ryan
6 John Rogers
7 Henry Booth
Tenor. Frederick W Brown

Conducted by John Rogers

LCA peal book no. 145


Peal No. 66

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Society of Royal Cumberland Youths

Saturday 20th November, 1858

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 2 hrs 53 mins

Treble. G James
2 Robert Rose
3 B J James
4 John Nelms
5 C Wilson
6 H Driver
7 John Rogers
Tenor. Henry Booth

Conducted by John Nelms

SRCY Peal Book


Peal No. 67

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Society of Royal Cumberland Youths

Monday 16th September, 1867

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 2 hrs 55 mins

Treble. William Strange
2 Robert Rose
3 John Howe
4 Isaac Rogers
5 William Hoverd
6 John Cox
7 George Turl
Tenor. George Morriss

Holt’s Ten-Part Peal

Conducted by John Cox

SRCY Peal Book


Peal No. 68

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Society of Royal Cumberland Youths

Monday 8th February, 1869

5040 Stedman Triples

in 2 hrs 50 mins

Treble. John Cox
2 Jeremiah Miller
3 Robert Rose
4 William Hoverd
5 George Marriott
6 William Baron
7 Isaac Rogers
Tenor. George Turl

Conducted by John Cox

SRCY Peal Book


Peal No. 69

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Society of Royal Cumberland Youths

Thursday 24th June, 1869

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 2 hrs 58 mins

Composed by John Holt (Ten-Part)

Treble. William Baron
2 John W Mansfield
3 Robert Rose
4 William Coppage
5 William Hoverd
6 David Stackwood
7 George Banks
Tenor. George Morriss

Conducted by William Baron

The last peal in the old tower

Peal board in tower

SRCY Peal Book


Peal No. 70

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Society of Royal Cumberland Youths

Wednesday 18th January, 1882

5057 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 15 mins

Composed by John Cox

Treble. John Cox
2 John Rogers
3 Charles Hopkins
4 William Hoverd
5 John Nelms
6 Henry Dains
7 Henry Hopkins
8 David Stackwood
9 George Newson
Tenor. John W Mansfield

Conducted by John Cox

The first peal rung in the present steeple

Peal board in tower

SRCY Peal Book


Peal No. 71

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Society of Royal Cumberland Youths

Saturday 3rd December, 1887

5003 Grandsire Caters

in 3 hrs 20 mins

Composed by John Rogers

Treble. R A Daniell
2 William Baron
3 Arthur Jacob
4 John W Mansfield
5 James Hannington
6 Henry Swain
7 John Rogers
8 George Newson
9 Henry Dains
Tenor. { George Wild
{ Henry A Hopkins

Conducted by John Rogers

Peal board in tower

SRCY Peal Book


Peal No. 72

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Society of Royal Cumberland Youths

Saturday 17th May, 1890

5000 Kent Treble Bob Royal

in 3 hrs 30 mins

Composed by Henry Dains

Treble. James Priest
2 John Rogers
3 William Baron
4 James Hannington
5 William W Thorne
6 Henry Swain
7 Henry Dains
8 Arthur Jacob
9 Henry A Hopkins
Tenor. George Newson

Conducted by George Newson

1 – 1st on 10
5 – 1st of Royal

Bell News Vol. IX, p.106
Also separate “footnote” on p.110:
Note to the Kensington Peal. – This is the first peal in the method on the bells, and we are informed that a tablet is to be erected in the belfry recording the feat. The peal (the number of changes we are not made acquainted with) was rung by the s

SRCY Peal Book


Peal No. 73

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Ancient Society of College Youths

Saturday 31st October, 1896

5087 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 27 mins

Composed by Gabriel Lindoff

Treble. James Pettit
2 Frank M Butler
3 Edwin Horrex
4 Challis F Winney
5 William T Elson
6 William E Garrard
7 Samuel Andrews
8 James Willshire
9 Henry R Newton
Tenor. William T Cockerill

Conducted by William E Garrard

“This composition contains the 6th in 2nds place throughout, and was attempted on September 23rd, in honour of the long and glorious reign of Her Majesty, but came to an untimely end in the 22nd course through a bell slipping wheel”

Bell News Vol. XIV, p.367

Campanology No. 8 p.86


Peal No. 74

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Ancient Society of College Youths

Saturday 23rd March, 1897

5009 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 29 mins

Composed by Nathan J Pitstow

Treble. Edwin Horrex
2 Henry R Newton
3 Joseph Waghorn Jun.
4 Frederick S Bayley
5 James W Driver
6 William E Garrard
7 Frank Buck
8 Charles T P Brice
9 William E Cockerill
Tenor. William Fox

Conducted by William E Garrard

10 – 1st peal

This peal was arranged for a welcome to the Rev Canon Somerset Pennefather as Vicar of Kensington, and was rung at the conclusion of the service of Induction

Bell News Vol XV p.647


Peal No. 75

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Tuesday November 7th, 1899

5021 Grandsire Caters

in 3 hrs 33 mins

Composed by James George

Treble. William E Golby
2 William E Judd
3 Henry G Miles
4 Albert V Selby
5 Sidney H Godfrey
6 Arthur E Bradley
7 Archibald F Harris
8 William Fox
9 William E Garrard
Tenor. Harry Sear

Conducted by William E Garrard

This is the first peal rung in Kensington by a local band,and it is the first peal of Caters by all the men except the Conductor.

First Peal – 1 & 3

Peal board in tower

Church Bells Vol 29 p.1104


Peal No. 76

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 19th May, 1900

5075 Grandsire Caters

in 3 hrs 21 mins

Composed by John Carter

Treble. Albert V Selby
2 William E Garrard
3 Henry G Miles
4 William E Judd
5 George R Fardon
6 Arthur E Bradley
7 Sidney H Godfrey
8 Archibald F Harris
9 William Fox
Tenor. John Judd

Conducted by William E Garrard

The Relief of Mafeking

Peal board in tower

Church Bells Vol 30 p.556


Peal No. 77

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Tuesday 6th November, 1900

5040 Stedman Triples

in 3 hrs 6 mins

Composed by Thomas Thurstans – Four-Part

Treble. William E Judd
2 Henry G Miles
3 John T Kentish Jr
4 Arthur E Bradley
5 Archibald F Harris
6 William Fox
7 William E Garrard
Tenor. John Judd

Conducted by William E Garrard

The First Peal of Stedman by a Local Band.
First Peal in the Method by all excepting Ringers 1 & 7.

Peal board in tower

Church Bells Vol 30 pp.1072 & 1092 credit this peal to ASCY


Peal No. 78

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Tuesday 1st January, 1901

5003 Grandsire Caters

in 3 hrs 25 mins

Composed by William T Elson

Treble. Samuel Davie
2 William E Garrard
3 George Brush
4 R A Daniell Esq.
5 John T Kentish
6 William E Judd
7 William Fox
8 George R Fardon
9 Archibald F Harris
Tenor. John Judd

Conducted by William E Garrard

“Century Peal”

This performance commemorates the Installation of the Australian Commonwealth


Peal No. 79

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Tuesday 5th February, 1901

5003 Grandsire Caters

in 3 hrs 45 mins

Composed by Arthur Knights

Treble. Samuel Davie
2 William E Garrard
3 George Brush
4 Albert V Selby
5 John T Kentish Jr.
6 Arthur E Bradley
7 William E Judd
8 Archibald F Harris
9 William Fox
Tenor. John Judd

Conducted by William E Garrard

Muffled Peal

Solemnly Rung on the day of the Interment of the Late Beloved Queen Victoria

Peal board in tower


Peal No. 80

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 8th June, 1901

5120 Kent Treble Bob Major

in 3 hrs 23 mins

Composed by Henry W Haley

Treble. Thomas G Miller
2 Albert V Selby
3 William E Judd
4 George R Fardon
5 Henry G Miles
6 Archibald F Harris
7 William Fox
Tenor. William E Garrard

Conducted by William E Garrard

First peal of Major on the bells and by a local band.

Rung in honour of the marriage of the Revd. L J Percival MA, one of the founders of this Guild, to Miss M D Pilkington.

Peal board in tower


Peal No. 81

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Tuesday 8th April, 1902

5006 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 28 mins

Composed by Arthur Knights

Treble. William E Judd
2 Henry G Miles
3 Albert V Selby
4 John T Kentish
5 Arthur E Bradley
6 Archibald F Harris
7 Ernest G Stibbons
8 William Fox
9 William E Garrard
Tenor. Charles H Phipps

Conducted by William E Garrard

First peal of Stedman Caters by a local band


Peal No. 82

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Tuesday 12th August, 1902

5000 Kent Treble Bob Royal

in 3 hrs 29 mins

Composed by Henry Dains

Treble. Arthur Cutmore
2 Henry G Miles
3 Albert V Selby
4 William E Judd
5 John T Kentish
6 Arthur E Bradley
7 Ernest G Stibbons
8 Archibald F Harris
9 William Fox
Tenor. William E Garrard

Conducted by William E Garrard

First peal of Royal by a local band

Peal board in tower


Peal No. 83

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Monday 9th November, 1903

5000 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 28 mins

Composed by Henry Dains

Treble. George Brush
2 Henry G Miles
3 Arthur Cutmore
4 William E Moss
5 Albert V Selby
6 Ernest G Stibbons
7 John T Kentish
8 William E Garrard
9 Archibald F Harris
Tenor. Charles H Phipps

Conducted by William E Garrard

Rung in honour of the birthday of His Majesty The King


Peal No. 84

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Tuesday 12th January, 1904

5024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major

in 3 hrs 21 mins

Composed by Henry Dains

Treble. Arthur Cutmore
2 Henry G Miles
3 Albert V Selby
4 Sidney A Wright
5 Ernest G Stibbins
6 John T Kentish
7 Archibald F Harris
Tenor. William E Garrard

Conducted by William E Garrard

First Peal in the method on the bells


Peal No. 85

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Tuesday 13th December, 1904

5004 Double Norwich Court Bob Caters

in 3 hrs 26 mins

Composed by Frederick Dench

Treble. Arthur Cutmore
2 Henry G Miles
3 Albert V Selby
4 Sidney A Wright
5 John C Jackson
6 Archibald F Harris
7 Ernest G Stibbins
8 John T Kentish
9 William E Garrard
Tenor. John Judd

Conducted by William E Garrard

The first peal in the method on the bells


Peal No. 86

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

London County Association

Tuesday 31st January, 1905

5000 Kent Treble Bob Royal

in 3 hrs 30 mins

Composed by Henry Dains

Treble. Henry G Miles
2 Henry Dains
3 Albert V Selby
4 George N Price
5 Ernest G Stibbins
6 Conor C Brien
7 William Pickworth
8 Frederick Dench
9 John T Kentish
Tenor. William E Garrard

Conducted by William E Garrard

Bell News, 11 Feb 1905, states:

“Rung on the 25th anniversary of the marriage in this church of Edward William O’Brien and Julia Mary Garth Marshall, father and mother of the ringer of the sixth”

LCA Peal Book No.417


Peal No. 87

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Tuesday 25th April, 1905

5040 Stedman Triples

in 3 hrs 12 mins

Thurston’s Four-Part

Treble. Arthur Cutmore
2 William E Garrard
3 Albert V Selby
4 Arthur E Bradley
5 Ernest G Stibbins
6 Henry G Miles
7 John T Kentish
Tenor. John Judd

Conducted by William E Garrard

Bell News, 29 Apr 1905, p.90, notes:

“Rung after meeting short for Double Norwich Caters”


Peal No. 88

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 24th February, 1906

5093 Double Norwich Court Bob Caters

in 3 hrs 25 mins

Composed by Revd. Edward Bankes James

Treble. Arthur Cutmore
2 John T Kentish
3 Albert V Selby
4 Ernest G Stibbins
5 Henry W Wilkes
6 Henry G Miles
7 Henry W Kirton
8 Archibald F Harris
9 William E Garrard
Tenor. Frederick J Redknap

Conducted by William E Garrard


Peal No. 89

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Ancient Society of College Youths

Saturday 12th May, 1906

5040 Double Norwich Court Bob Royal

in 3 hrs 25 mins

Composed by Frederick Dench

Treble. Albert V Selby
2 Henry R Newton
3 John T Kentish
4 Henry S Ellis
5 Henry G Miles
6 William H Pasmore
7 Ernest G Stibbins
8 James Willshire
9 Alfred B Peck
Tenor. John N Oxborrow

Conducted by John N Oxborrow

Bell News Vol. XXV p.91


Peal No. 90

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 1st December, 1906

5007 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 27 mins

Composed by Henry G Miles

Treble. William E Garrard
2 Archibald F Harris
3 Thomas F W Bonnick
4 Frederick G Symonds
5 Arthur Cutmore
6 Sidney A Wright
7 Ernest G Stibbons
8 Albert V Selby
9 Henry G Miles
Tenor. Frederick J Redknap

Conducted by Henry G Miles

Rung in honour of Her Majesty’s Birthday


Peal No. 91

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 9th November, 1907

5013 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 21 mins

Composed by Henry G Miles

Treble. Frederick Edwards
2 William E Garrard
3 James R Mackman
4 Arthur Cutmore
5 Ernest G Stibbons
6 Sidney A Wright
7 Henry G Miles
8 Albert V Selby
9 Archibald F Harris
Tenor. Frederick J Redknap

Conducted by William E Garrard


Peal No. 92

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 25th January, 1908

5003 Grandsire Caters

in 3 hrs 21 mins

Composed by Henry G Miles

Treble. Frederick Edwards
2 John Judd
3 William E Garrard
4 Arthur Cutmore
5 Ernest G Stibbons
6 Cornelius Charge
7 Albert V Selby
8 James R Mackman
9 Archibald F Harris
Tenor. Frederick J Redknap

Conducted by Archibald F Harris

2 – 1st caters inside


Peal No. 93

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday 22nd June, 1911

5000 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 31 mins

Composed by Henry Dains

Treble. Jarold Hayward
2 William E Garrard
3 Henry G Miles
4 William A Garrard
5 George B Edser
6 Arthur E Bradley
7 Ernest G Stibbons
8 Albert V Selby
9 James R Mackman
Tenor. Frederick J Redknap

Conducted by William E Garrard

In Honour of the Coronation of Their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary

Peal board in tower


Peal No. 94

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 9th September, 1911

5000 Kent Treble Bob Royal

in 3 hrs 32 mins

Composed by Charles H Hattersley

Treble. Jarrold Hayward
2 Henry G Miles
3 Clarence J Dobbie
4 George B Edser
5 William A Garrard
6 Walter G Matthews
7 Ernest G Stibbins
8 James R Mackman
9 Archibald F Harris
Tenor. William E Garrard

Conducted by William E Garrard

3, 4, 5 – 1st peal of Royal


Peal No. 95

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 17th January, 1914

5004 Double Norwich Court Bob Caters

in 3 hrs 28 mins

Composed by Frederick Dench

Treble. Walter G Matthews
2 James R Mackman
3 Clarence J Dobbie
4 Henry G Miles
5 Ernest G Stibbins
6 Albert V Selby
7 William A Garrard
8 Cornelius Charge
9 William E Garrard
Tenor. Frederick J Redknap

Conducted by William E Garrard


Peal No. 96

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 21st October, 1922

5009 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 24 mins

Composed by Henry G Miles

Treble. Arthur Cutmore
2 William E Garrard
3 Revd. R F R Routh
4 Charles W Roberts
5 William E Judd
6 Robert Holloway
7 Arthur W Davis
8 Albert V Selby
9 Henry G Miles
Tenor. Percy E Clark

Conducted by William E Garrard

3 – 1st peal of caters

6 – 1st peal in the method


Peal No. 97

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 13th October, 1923

5009 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 29 mins

Composed by Nathan J Pitstow

Treble. William H Wood
2 Arthur Cutmore
3 Henry Dyas
4 George W Frayne
5 Percy E Clark
6 Albert V Selby
7 Charles W Roberts
8 Henry G Miles
9 William E Judd
Tenor. George M Mackman

Conducted by Henry G Miles


Peal No. 98

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 13th September, 1924

5000 Kent Treble Bob Royal

in 3 hrs 33 mins

Composed by Gabriel Lindoff

Treble. William E Judd
2 William E Garrard
3 Henry Dyas
4 George W Frayne
5 Albert V Selby
6 R Congreve-Prigeon
7 Percy H Smith
8 Charles W Roberts
9 Gilbert H Harding
Tenor. Henry G Miles

Conducted by Henry G Miles

All are members of the Ancient Society of College Youths, London


Peal No. 99

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 16th January, 1926

5031 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 36 mins

Composed by Frederick Dench

Treble. Henry G Miles
2 Arthur Cutmore
3 George W Frayne
4 Frank V Sinkins
5 Charles W Roberts
6 S C Reeve-Flaxman
7 Gilbert H Harding
8 Albert V Selby
9 Archibald F Harris
Tenor. William E Judd

Conducted by Charles W Roberts

7 – 1st peal in the method
All the band are College Youths


Peal No. 100

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 23rd October, 1926

5043 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 28 mins

Composed by Charles W Roberts

Treble. Mrs R J Wilkins
2 Frank V Sinkins
3 Ralph E Sadler
4 George W Frayne
5 Henry G Miles
6 Eric G Locke
7 William E Judd
8 R Congreve-Prigeon
9 Archibald F Harris
Tenor. Geoffrey C Rice

Conducted by R Congreve-Prigeon

3 – 1st peal
6 – 1st peal of caters

Also members of the Ancient Society of College Youths


Peal No. 101

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 19th October, 1929

5019 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 20 mins

Composed by George R Fardon

Treble. Arthur Cutmore
2 Henry G Miles
3 Albert V Selby
4 Challis F Winney
5 Robert A Fardon
6 Alexander Waddington
7 E Ralph Mackrill
8 William E Judd
9 John T Kentish
Tenor. Harry Folkard

Conducted by Henry G Miles

To commemorate the Induction of Canon Edwin Brook-Jackson MA as Vicar


Peal No. 102

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Monday 6th May, 1935

5009 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 37 mins

Composed by Nathan J Pitstow

Treble. Ernest C S Turner
2 Henry G Miles
3 William E Judd
4 E Ralph Mackrill
5 Frank Skevington
6 Miss Frances Humphrey
7 Arthur B Wiffen
8 Clarence H Dobbie
9 James R Mackman
Tenor. Charles F W Hunt

Conducted by William E Judd

In Honour of the Silver Jubilee of Their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary

Peal board in tower


Peal No. 103

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 6th March, 1937

5002 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 36 mins

Composed by Gabriel Lindoff

Treble. E Ralph Mackrill
2 Mrs Phillis Humphrey
3 William E Judd
4 Ernest C S Turner
5 Miss Frances Humphrey
6 Arthur B Wiffen
7 William R Madgwick
8 Henry G Miles
9 Clarence H Dobbie
Tenor. Wilfred W Bailey

Conducted by William E Judd

To commemorate the Collation of The Rev. Prebendary Arthur Edward Smith, MA, as Vicar of St Mary Abbots

Peal board in tower


Peal No. 104

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Wednesday 12th May, 1937

5014 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 32 mins

Composed by Charles W Roberts

Treble. William H Wood
2 Mrs Phillis Humphrey
3 Ernest C S Turner
4 E Ralph Mackrill
5 Percy L Miles
6 Frank Skevington
7 William E Judd
8 William R Madgwick
9 Henry G Miles
Tenor. Clarence H Dobbie

Conducted by Henry G Miles

Rung in Honour of the Coronation of His Majesty King George VI

Peal board in tower


Peal No. 105

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Ancient Society of College Youths

Saturday 1st December, 1962

5067 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 8 mins

Composed by David E Parsons (No. 5)

Treble. William Hibbert
2 John Phillips
3 Lawrence Smith
4 John H Lott
5 Wilfred Williams
6 John Chilcott
7 A Frank Udall
8 William T Cook
9 Michael V Chilcott
Tenor. Roger F Overington

Conducted by John Chilcott

Rung in Honour of the Engagement of H R H Princess Alexandra to Mr A Ogilvie


Peal No. 106

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

London County Association &
North Southwark Diocesan Guild

Saturday 27th April, 1963

5000 Kent Treble Bob Royal

in 3 hrs 18 mins

Composed by Yorke Green

Treble. Kathleen M Baker
2 Charles W Ottley
3 Veronica E Dupre
4 John Phillips
5 Roger F Overington
6 John H Lott
7 Wilfred G Wilson
8 C Montague Meyer
9 A Frank Udall
Tenor. Harold W Rogers

Conducted by Wilfred G Wilson

1 – 1st peal

Rung in Honour of the Wedding of H R H Princess Alexandra to Mr A Ogilvie


Peal No. 107

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Ancient Society of College Youths

Saturday 4th April, 1964

5067 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 15 mins

Composed by David E Parsons (No. 5)

Treble. John Phillips
2 David A H Bennett
3 John H Lott
4 William T Cook
5 James G A Prior
6 A Frank Udall
7 John Chilcott
8 Michael P Moreton
9 John H Champion
Tenor. Trevor N G Bailey

Conducted by John Chilcott

Rung in Honour of the birth of a son to H R H Princess Alexandra and Mr A Ogilvie


Peal No. 108

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

London County Association

Saturday 5th July, 1969

5007 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 14 mins

Composed by Sir Arthur Percival Heywood

Treble. John Phillips
2 Veronica E Dupre
3 Julie E Udall
4 Rosemary Cotton
5 Stephen Darvill
6 Fredrick Howson
7 A Frank Udall
8 C Montague Meyer
9 Michael R Wycherley
Tenor. John H Lott

Conducted by John Phillips

3, 6 – 1st peal in the method
4 – 1st peal on ten bells

Rung in Honour of the Investiture of Charles, Prince of Wales


Peal No. 109

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

London County Association

Saturday 13th May, 1972

5003 Grandsire Caters

in 3 hrs 22 mins

Composed by Gabriel Lindoff

Treble. Jean M Wedell
2 Elizabeth J Cranfield
3 Veronica E Dupre
4 Olive L Rogers
5 Keith G Game
6 John H Lott
7 Frank B Lufkin
8 David Woodward
9 Harold W Rogers
Tenor. A Patrick Cannon

Conducted by Frank B Lufkin

1 – 1st on 10

To start the Centenary Celebrations of the Present Church of St Mary Abbots: 1872-1972


Peal No. 110

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non-Association

Friday 6th October, 1972

5130 Grandsire Caters

in 3 hrs 19 mins

Composed by R William Willans

Treble. R William Willans
2 A Frank Udall
3 Veronica E Dupre
4 Elizabeth J Cranfield
5 Jean M Wedell
6 John H Lott
7 David Sullivan
8 David Woodward
9 C Montague Meyer
Tenor. Alan J Taylor

Conducted by R William Willans

Retirement complement to Reginald Claude Racher, Verger 1953-1972


Peal No. 111

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

London County Association

Saturday 30th June, 1973

5057 Grandsire Caters

in 3 hrs 27 mins

Composed by Edgar C Shepherd (No.1)

Treble. Martin S H Macdonald
2 Veronica E Dupre
3 Elizabeth J Cranfield
4 Fred Bone
5 Mary Sutcliffe
6 R William Willans
7 John H Lott
8 David Sullivan
9 David Woodward
Tenor. Alan J Taylor

Conducted by David Woodward

1, 5 – 1st on 10
9 – 1st as Conductor

Wedding complement to Miss Elizabeth Rees (daughter to the Vicar) and Mr Brian Rolleston, married this day


Peal No. 112

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

London County Association

Saturday 11th January, 1975

5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 25 mins

Composed by Charles W Roberts

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Ann Toomer
3 Geraldine R Lea
4 Christopher Davis
5 Lavinia M Wild
6 Nicholas W H Simon
7 Angus G Ogilvie
8 David Sullivan
9 David Woodward
Tenor. James Clatworthy

Conducted by Nicholas W H Simon

1, 5 – first peal on 10
3, 4, 8 – first peal of Royal

First peal of Surprise in the tower.


Peal No. 113

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

London County Association

Saturday 16th October, 1976

5040 Spliced Surprise Royal

(8 methods: 720 London, Rutland: 600 Albanian, Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire, Pudsey & Yorkshire; 125 changes of method)

in 3 hrs 34 mins

Composed by John H Fielden (arr. Colin G Wright)

Treble. Celia M Till
2 Geraldine R Lea
3 Christopher Davis
4 Anne Toomer
5 Lavinia M Wild
6 Stephanie J Pattenden
7 Nicholas W H Simon
8 David Woodward
9 David Sullivan
Tenor. James W Belshaw

Conducted by Nicholas W H Simon

First Spliced Surprise Royal by all except 3

Rung by members of the Sunday Service Band on the 716th anniversary of the founding of the parish


Peal No. 114

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non Association

Tuesday 31st May, 1977

5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 25 mins

Composed by Roderick W Pipe

Treble. Nicholas W H Simon
2 Anne Toomer
3 Nicholas J H Small
4 Geraldine R Lea
5 Lavinia M Wild
6 Stephanie J Pattenden
7 David Sullivan
8 James W Belshaw
9 Christopher Davis
Tenor. David Woodward

Conducted by Nicholas W H Simon

By the Sunday Service Band as a retirement complement to the Vicar, Rev. H L O Rees


Peal No. 115

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non Association

Thursday 20th October, 1977

5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 24 mins

Composed by James Clatworthy (No.3a)

Treble. Linda M Beer
2 Geraldine R Lea
3 Lavinia M Wild
4 Anne Toomer
5 Nicholas W H Simon
6 Clifford Davies
7 Peter W Emery
8 Neil J Sheard
9 David Sullivan
Tenor. David Woodward

Conducted by Nicholas W H Simon

1, 7 – 1st Royal

By the Sunday Service Band, on 717th anniversary of the Parish, prior to the service to induct the Rev I L Robson as Vicar


Peal No. 116

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non Association

Thursday 4th May, 1978

5055 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 25 mins

Composed by Robert E J Dennis

Treble. Celia M Till
2 Anne Toomer
3 Linda M Beer
4 Nicholas W H Simon
5 Lavinia M Wild
6 James W Belshaw
7 Clifford Davies
8 David Sullivan
9 David Woodward
Tenor. Alan J Taylor

Conducted by James W Belshaw

4 – 400th tower bell peal

By Sunday service band on the Feast of the Ascension


Peal No. 117

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non Association

Saturday 23rd December, 1978

5040 London No. 3 Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 21 mins

Composed by C Kenneth Lewis

Treble. James W Belshaw
2 Neil J Sheard
3 Geraldine R Lea
4 Linda M Beer
5 Anne Toomer
6 Clifford Davies
7 Peter W Emery
8 David Woodward
9 Stephanie J Pattenden
Tenor. David Sullivan

Conducted by David Sullivan

4 – 1st in method

By the Sunday service band for Christmas


Peal No. 118

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non Association

Saturday 27th October, 1979

5039 Grandsire Caters

in 3 hrs 31 mins

Composed by Albert M Barber

Treble. Peter W Emery
2 Elizabeth A Hibbert
3 Julia M Dixon
4 Margaret Baird
5 James R L Ingham
6 Nigel S D Taylor
7 Stephanie J Pattenden
8 Neil J Sheard
9 James W Belshaw
Tenor. Alan J Taylor

Conducted by Stephanie J Pattenden

3 – 1st inside on 10

For the 350th anniversary of the founding of the Camden Charities; the foundation of the parish; and the centenary of the spire


Peal No. 119

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non Association

Monday 24th December, 1979

5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 36 mins

Composed by Frederick Dench

Treble. Julia M Dixon
2 Linda M Baggott
3 Elizabeth A Hibbert
4 Nigel S D Taylor
5 James R L Ingham
6 Peter W Emery
7 Robert L Piron
8 Geraldine R Lea
9 Stephanie J Pattenden
Tenor. James W Belshaw

Conducted by Geraldine R Lea

1, 5 – 1st of Royal

For Christmas


Peal No. 120

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non Association

Thursday 15th May, 1980

5021 Grandsire Caters

in 3 hrs 22 mins

Composed by John N Longridge

Treble. Paul J R Daybell
2 Nicholas W H Simon
3 K Ruth Simon
4 Elizabeth A Hibbert
5 James R L Ingham
6 Linda M Baggott
7 Geraldine R Lea
8 Peter W Emery
9 David J Buckley
Tenor. James W Belshaw

Conducted by Peter W Emery

For Ascension Day


Peal No. 121

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non Association

Thursday 16th October, 1980

5040 Lincolnshire Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 23 mins

Composed by Roderick W Pipe

Treble. Julia M Dixon
2 Elizabeth A Hibbert
3 K Ruth Simon
4 Stephanie J Pattenden
5 John Kleeman
6 Simon D Brown
7 Geraldine R Lea
8 Nicholas W H Simon
9 Peter W Emery
Tenor. James W Belshaw

Conducted by Nicholas W H Simon

On the 720th anniversary of the founding of the parish


Peal No. 122

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Wednesday 24th December, 1980

5040 Bristol Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 28 mins

Composed by Anthony R Carter

Treble. Paul J R Daybell
2 Stephanie J Pattenden
3 Nicholas W H Simon
4 Peter W Emery
5 Simon D Brown
6 Geraldine R Lea
7 James W Belshaw
8 David A Warwick
9 Alan R Patterson
Tenor. Stanley Jenner

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For Christmas


Peal No. 123

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday 28th May, 1981

5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 24 mins

Composed by Roderick W Pipe

Treble. Stephen B Yates
2 James W Belshaw
3 Julia M Dixon
4 Rowena M Unsworth
5 Paul J R Daybell
6 Anthony J Townsend
7 Nicholas W H Simon
8 Stephanie J Pattenden
9 Nigel S D Taylor
Tenor. Peter W Emery

Conducted by Stephanie J Pattenden

5 – 1st Royal inside

For the Feast of the Ascension


Peal No. 124

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

London County Association

Thursday 24th December, 1981

5080 Spliced Surprise Royal

(8 methods: 720 Rutland; 680 Bristol & London; 640 Pudsey & Cambridge; 600 Superlative; 560 Lincolnshire & Yorkshire; 119 changes of method, all the work)

in 3 hrs 30 mins

Composed by Robert C Kippen

Treble. K Ruth Simon
2 Elisabeth A G Bowden
3 Rowena M Unsworth
4 Anthony J Cox
5 Peter W Emery
6 Nicholas W H Simon
7 James W Belshaw
8 Geraldine R Lea
9 Graham A Duke
Tenor. Stephanie J Pattenden

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For Christmas


Peal No. 125

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Sussex County Association

Thursday 20th May, 1982

5000 London No. 3 Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 31 mins

Composed by Anthony J Cox

Treble. David E House
2 Susan E Smith
3 Maurice W Southworth
4 David D Smith
5 R Brian Walton
6 James Kirkcaldy
7 Christopher W Kipling
8 Ian V J Smith
9 Andrew W R Wilby
Tenor. Robert C Kippen

Conducted by David E House


Peal No. 126

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday 24th June, 1982

5007 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 22 mins

Composed by John Carter

Treble. Rowena M Unsworth
2 Julia M Dixon
3 Nicola J Crichton
4 Antony J Townsend
5 Paul J R Daybell
6 James W Belshaw
7 John Kleeman
8 Stephanie J Pattenden
9 Peter W Emery
Tenor. Geraldine R Lea

Conducted by James W Belshaw

Rung in honour of the birth of Prince William on Monday 20th June


Peal No. 127

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday 21st October, 1982

5000 Rutland Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 17 mins

Composed by Robert E J Dennis

Treble. Ian N Robinson
2 Rowena M Unsworth
3 K Ruth Simon
4 Nicola J Crichton
5 Judith G Nolan
6 James W Belshaw
7 Nicholas W H Simon
8 David J Buckley
9 Stephanie J Pattenden
Tenor. Peter W Emery

Conducted by Peter W Emery

For the 722nd anniversary of the foundation of the parish


Peal No. 128

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

London County Association

Thursday 12th May, 1983

5040 Nova Delight Royal

in 3 hrs 32 mins

Composed by Ian Butters

Treble. Lorna E Champney
2 Rowena M Unsworth
3 K Ruth Simon
4 Antony J Townsend
5 Graham A Duke
6 Christopher Forster
7 Nicholas W H Simon
8 Geraldine R Lea
9 Peter W Emery
Tenor. James W Belshaw

Conducted by Nicholas W H Simon

First in the method for all

For Ascension Day


Peal No. 129

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Lancashire Association

Thursday 4th August, 1983

5005 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 2 mins

Composed by John Pladdys (arr. James E Groves)

Treble. Peter L R Hayward
2 John Pladdys
3 Peter D Hughes
4 Len Mitchell
5 James Hedgcock
6 Robert J Crocker
7 Geoffrey J Dodd
8 Christopher J Pickford
9 D Paul Smith
Tenor. Graham K Austin

Conducted by John Pladdys

In Honour of the birthday of H M Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother


Peal No. 130

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

London County Association

Thursday 20th October, 1983

5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 28 mins

Composed by Roderick W Pipe

Treble. Geraldine R Lea
2 Lorna E Champney
3 K Ruth Simon
4 Nicola J Crichton
5 Matthew J Clark
6 Antony J Townsend
7 Nicholas W H Simon
8 Ray East
9 Peter W Emery
Tenor. James W Belshaw

Conducted by Nicholas W H Simon

For the 723rd anniversary of the foundation of the parish


Peal No. 131

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

London County Association

Saturday 24th December, 1983

5080 Spliced Surprise Royal

(8 methods: 720 Rutland; 680 Bristol, London; 640 Pudsey, Cambridge; 600 Superlative; 560 Lincolnshire, Yorkshire; 119 changes of method, all the work)

in 3 hrs 25 mins

Composed by Robert C Kippen

Treble. William G Merritt
2 Rowena M Unsworth
3 Nicola J Crichton
4 David J Dearnley
5 Geraldine R Lea
6 Nicholas W H Simon
7 James W Belshaw
8 Derek E Sibson
9 Alan Regin
Tenor. Stephanie J Pattenden

Conducted by James W Belshaw

3 – 1st Spliced Surprise Royal

For Christmas


Peal No. 132

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

London County Association

Saturday 28th April, 1984

5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 18 mins

Arranged by David J Sheppard

Treble. Christine Brightman
2 Ann Davies
3 Roger G Booth
4 Gary J Audley
5 Dennis A Hewitt
6 Paul J R Daybell
7 Geraldine R Lea
8 Robert L Piron
9 Peter W Emery
Tenor. David Woodward

Conducted by Geraldine R Lea

Wedding Day compliment to Mister Ekperechi Kanu and Miss Eva Robson, daughter of the Vicar of St Mary Abbots


Peal No. 133

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

London County Association

Thursday 31st May, 1984

5120 Redcliffe Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 28 mins

Composed by John H Fielden

Treble. Peter J Williamson
2 David J Dearnley
3 Rowena M Unsworth
4 K Ruth Simon
5 Norman M Brock
6 Geraldine R Lea
7 Nicholas W H Simon
8 Ray East
9 Alan Regin
Tenor. Peter W Emery

Conducted by Nicholas W H Simon

First in the method by all

For the Feast of the Ascension


Peal No. 134

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non Association

Thursday 2nd August, 1984

5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 25 mins

Composed by Marcus C W Sherwood

Treble. Richard Harris
2 Stuart M Cox
3 Alison J Cox
4 John R Peverett
5 Roger Bailey
6 Alison K Surry
7 Ian Roulstone
8 John P Colliss
9 Philip Mehew
Tenor. Roy LeMarechal

Conducted by Roger Bailey

For the 84th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother


Peal No. 135

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

London County Association

Saturday 20th October, 1984

5040 Rutland Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 25 mins

Composed by Gabriel Lindoff

Treble. Christine Dringer
2 Joanna M Ainsworth
3 Stephanie J Pattenden
4 Juliet R Hawkins
5 James W Belshaw
6 Peter J Williamson
7 Paul J R Daybell
8 Geraldine R Lea
9 Peter W Emery
Tenor. Ray East

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For the 724th anniversary of the foundation of the parish


Peal No. 136

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Monday 24th December, 1984

5009 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 24 mins

Arranged by James W Belshaw

Treble. Nicola J Crichton
2 Stephanie J Pattenden
3 Peter W Emery
4 James W Belshaw
5 K Ruth Simon
6 Nicholas W H Simon
7 Rowena M Unsworth
8 Geraldine R Lea
9 David J Sheppard
Tenor. Simon D Brown

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For Christmas


Peal No. 137

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

London County Association

Thursday 16th May, 1985

5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 25 mins

Composed by John H Fielden

Treble. Peter W Emery
2 Lorna E Champney
3 Betty Murtagh
4 K Ruth Simon
5 Christopher S Leach
6 Nicholas W H Simon
7 Christopher S Caryer
8 Geraldine R Lea
9 Norman M Brock
Tenor. David J Buckley

Conducted by Geraldine R Lea

For the Feast of the Ascension


Peal No. 138

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Kent County Association

Thursday 1st August, 1985

5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 18 mins

Composed by John H Fielden (arr. Anthony R Carter)

Treble. Derek J Carr
2 Valerie J Howard
3 Timothy Wylie
4 Michael J Clay
5 John A Howard
6 Malcolm J Lodwick
7 Thomas Cullingworth
8 John B Keeler
9 David Hird
Tenor. Thomas M Barlow

Conducted by John B Keeler

For the 85th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother


Peal No. 139

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 19th October, 1985

5080 Spliced Surprise Royal

(8 methods: 720 Rutland; 680 Bristol, London; 640 Pudsey, Cambridge; 600 Superlative; 560 Lincolnshire, Yorkshire; 119 changes of method, all the work)

in 3 hrs 32 mins

Composed by Robert C Kippen

Treble. Paul J R Daybell
2 Peter W Emery
3 James W Belshaw
4 Christopher S Caryer
5 Stephanie J Pattenden
6 Lorna E Champney
7 Nicholas W H Simon
8 Norman M Brock
9 Geraldine R Lea
Tenor. David J Sheppard

Conducted by James W Belshaw

Circled the tower to peals – 2, 3, 5, 9

For the 725th anniversary of the Foundation of the parish


Peal No. 140

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non-Association

Saturday 24th December, 1985

5040 Wimborne Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 27 mins

Composed by James W Belshaw

Treble. James W Belshaw
2 Joanna M Ainsworth
3 Christopher S Caryer
4 Graham A Duke
5 Kevin L Lucas
6 Nicholas W H Simon
7 Geraldine R Lea
8 Peter W Emery
9 Stephanie J Pattenden
Tenor. Ian G Campbell

Conducted by James W Belshaw

First in the method for all

For Christmas


Peal No. 141

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

London County Association

Thursday 8th May, 1986

5040 Lincolnshire Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 26 mins

Composed by Roderick W Pipe

Treble. Elizabeth A Hibbert
2 Nicholas W H Simon
3 Betty Murtagh
4 Geraldine R Lea
5 David J Buckley
6 Christopher M Wulkau
7 Robert L Piron
8 Christopher S Caryer
9 Peter W Emery
Tenor. David C Brown

Conducted by Nicholas W H Simon

3 – First in the method
4 – 450th peal

For Ascension Day


Peal No. 142

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 18th October, 1986

5040 Nideggan Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 24 mins

Composed by James W Belshaw

Treble. Philip R Goodyer
2 Lorna E Champney
3 Christopher S Caryer
4 Elizabeth A Hibbert
5 Geraldine R Lea
6 Nicholas W H Simon
7 James W Belshaw
8 Timothy P Bradley
9 Stephanie J Pattenden
Tenor. Simon D Brown

Conducted by James W Belshaw

First in the method for all

For the 726th anniversary of the Foundation of the Parish


Peal No. 143

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

London County Association

Wednesday 24th December, 1986

5040 London No. 3 Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 39 mins

Composed by Gabriel Lindoff

Treble. Geraldine R Lea
2 Joanna M Ainsworth
3 Rowena M Unsworth
4 Clare J Mitchell
5 Paul J R Daybell
6 Stephanie J Regin
7 James W Belshaw
8 Brian P Diserens
9 Alan Regin
Tenor. John R Mayne

Conducted by James W Belshaw

4 – First in the method

For Christmas


Peal No. 144

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Winchester & Portsmouth Guild

Saturday 25th April, 1987

5040 Lincolnshire Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 35 mins

Comp: Traditional

Treble. Roy LeMarechal
2 Barry F Peachey
3 Fr. Barry J Fry
4 Martin J E Daniels
5 David J Forder
6 R Roger Savory
7 Stephen R T Pocock
8 Stephen H Stanford
9 Paul T Young
Tenor. James W Twiney

Conducted by Roy LeMarechal

2, 4, 7 – First in the method

For Easter


Peal No. 145

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

London County Association

Thursday 28th May, 1987

5040 Albanian Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 28 mins

Composed by James W Belshaw

Treble. John R Ketteringham
2 Christopher S Caryer
3 Betty Murtagh
4 K Ruth Simon
5 David J Buckley
6 James W Belshaw
7 Brian P Diserens
8 Lorna E Champney
9 Stephanie J Pattenden
Tenor. Geraldine R Lea

Conducted by James W Belshaw

On Ascension Day, and to mark the Retirement of Douglas Light, Virger


Peal No. 146

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Derby Diocesan Guild

Thursday 30th July 1987

5040 Mortlake Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 21 mins

Composed by William Pye

Treble. Jane E Orchard
2 Rev. David H Sansum
3 Patricia A M Halls
4 Timothy Wylie
5 Gordon A Halls
6 Rev. Frederick Ross
7 Frederick C Pearson
8 David I Smith
9 David Kingman
Tenor. Thomas M Barlow

Conducted by Gordon A Halls

For the 87th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother


Peal No. 147

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday 24th December 1987

5007 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 20 mins

Arranged by Stephanie J Pattenden

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Simon J Davies
3 K Ruth Simon
4 Christopher S Caryer
5 David Holdridge
6 Nicholas W H Simon
7 Geraldine R Lea
8 Hilary F C Small
9 James W Belshaw
Tenor. Lorna E Champney

Conducted by Stephanie J Pattenden

5 – 1st Stedman
7 – 500th peal

For Christmas


Peal No. 148

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Oxford Diocesan Guild

Saturday 9th April, 1988

5040 Bristol Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 22 mins

Composed by Richard J W Tibbetts

Treble. J Alan Ainsworth
2 Susan L Patterson
3 Hugh Neill
4 Philip A B Saddleton
5 Richard J Tibbetts
6 David E Rothera
7 Maurice F Edwards
8 David J Sheppard
9 Bernard F L Groves
Tenor. Alan R Patterson

Conducted by Richard J Tibbetts

Within the Octave of Easter


Peal No. 149

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday 12th May, 1988

5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 22 mins

Composed by James W Belshaw

Treble. Alison Edmonds
2 Connie A Barter
3 Richard M Hobbs
4 Simon J Davies
5 David Holdridge
6 Nicholas W H Simon
7 James W Belshaw
8 David J Buckley
9 Christopher S Caryer
Tenor. Timothy P Bradley

Conducted by James W Belshaw

5 – First in the method

For Ascension Day


Peal No. 150

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Ancient Society of College Youths

Thursday 4th August, 1988

5120 London No. 3 Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 27 mins

Composed by Peter Border

Treble. Tudor P Edwards
2 George W Pipe
3 Robert Dennis
4 John G Gipson
5 John H Fielden
6 Kenneth J Hesketh
7 Philip J Rothera
8 James L Towler
9 R Kingsley Mason
Tenor. Peter Border

Conducted by Peter Border

For the 88th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother


Peal No. 151

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 22nd October, 1988

5040 Lincolnshire Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 29 mins

Composed by John H Fielden

Treble. David Holdridge
2 Simon J Davies
3 Paul J R Daybell
4 Christopher S Caryer
5 Leslie N Melton
6 James W Belshaw
7 Lorna E Champney
8 Nicholas W H Simon
9 Stephanie J Pattenden
Tenor. Hilary F C Small

Conducted by James W Belshaw

To celebrate the 728th anniversary of the foundation of the parish


Peal No. 152

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 24th December, 1988

5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 28 mins

Arranged by James W Belshaw

Treble. Alan J Taylor
2 Nicholas W H Simon
3 Geraldine R Forster
4 Paul J R Daybell
5 Christopher Davis
6 Christopher S Caryer
7 Stephanie J Pattenden
8 Hilary F C Small
9 Lorna E Champney
Tenor. James W Belshaw

Conducted by Stephanie J Pattenden

For Christmas


Peal No. 153

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday 4th May, 1989

5000 Spliced Surprise Royal

(8 methods: 600 Bristol, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire; 640 Cambridge, London, Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative; 49 changes of method, all the work)

in 3 hrs 29 mins

Composed by Michael Maughan (arr. Stephanie J Pattenden)

Treble. David Holdridge
2 Simon J Davies
3 Catherine R Taylor
4 Juliet R Lawrance
5 Christopher Davis
6 Thomas F Lawrance
7 Nicholas W H Simon
8 Geraldine R Forster
9 Christopher S Caryer
Tenor. Peter W Emery

Conducted by Nicholas W H Simon

6 – 1st 8-Spliced S Royal

For Ascension Day


Peal No. 154

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non-Association

Thursday 4th August, 1989

5000 Spliced Surprise Royal

(4 methods: 1280 Cambridge; 1240 Bristol, London, & Superlative; 101 changes of method, all the work)

in 3 hrs 30 mins

Composed by Robert C Kippen

Treble. Rosalind J Regan
2 Simon J L Linford
3 Caroline C Leary
4 W Nigel G Herriot
5 David C Brown
6 John B Keeler
7 David E House
8 Alan Regin
9 Philip Rogers
Tenor. Mark Regan

Conducted by David C Brown

For the 89th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother


Peal No. 155

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 21st October, 1989

5040 Spliced Surprise Royal

(8 methods: 720 Cambridge, Lincolnshire, Pudsey, Rutland, Yorkshire; 480 Bristol, London, Superlative; 125 changes of method)

in 3 hrs 31 mins

Arranged by James W Belshaw

Treble. Richard M Hobbs
2 Nicholas W H Simon
3 Thomas F Lawrance
4 Catherine R Taylor
5 David Holdridge
6 Juliet R Lawrance
7 James W Belshaw
8 Christopher S Caryer
9 Stephanie J Pattenden
Tenor. Lorna E Champney

Conducted by James W Belshaw

5 – 1st Spliced S Royal

For the 729th anniversary of the Foundation of the Parish


Peal No. 156

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Sunday 24th December 1989

5079 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 11 mins

Composed by Richard A G Inglis

Treble. Juliet R Lawrance
2 Simon J Davies
3 David Holdridge
4 Stephanie J Pattenden
5 Mark C Liebenrood
6 Nicholas W H Simon
7 James W Belshaw
8 Thomas F Lawrance
9 Alan Regin
Tenor. Alan J Taylor

Conducted by Nicholas W H Simon

5 – 1st Stedman

For Christmas


Peal No. 157

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Ancient Society of College Youths

Saturday 21st April, 1990

5080 Spliced Surprise Royal

(8 methods: 720 Rutland; 680 Bristol, London No. 3; 640 Cambridge, Pudsey; 600 Superlative; 560 Yorkshire, Lincolnshire; 119 changes of method, all the work)

in 3 hrs 32 mins

Composed by Robert C Kippen

Treble. David J Dearnley
2 Stephen A Coaker
3 Robin O Hall
4 Graham G Firman
5 John R Martin
6 Richard H Burton
7 Paul N Mounsey
8 Alan D Flood
9 John N Hughes D’Aeth
Tenor. Brian P Diserens

Conducted by John Hughes D’Aeth

For Easter


Peal No. 158

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday 24th May 1990

5003 Grandsire Caters

in 3 hrs 20 mins

Arranged by James W Belshaw

Treble. Robert A Lewis
2 Lesley J Belcher
3 Richard M Hobbs
4 Simon J Davies
5 David Holdridge
6 Juliet R Lawrance
7 James W Belshaw
8 John E Hawes
9 Lorna E Champney
Tenor. Stephanie J Pattenden

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For Ascension Day


Peal No. 159

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non-Association

Saturday 7th July 1990

5007 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 14 mins

Arranged by Stephanie J Pattenden

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Lucy E Smith
3 David Holdridge
4 Lorna E Champney
5 Nicholas G Robinson
6 Jonathan Machall
7 Juliet R Lawrance
8 John R Cooper
9 Alison K Surry
Tenor. Clive M Smith

Conducted by Stephanie J Pattenden

For the Patronal Festival


Peal No. 160

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non-Association

Monday 24th December 1990

5007 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 8 mins

Arranged by James W Belshaw

Treble. Simon J Davies
2 Stephanie J Pattenden
3 Lorna E Champney
4 Howard E J Smith
5 Nicholas W H Simon
6 Juliet R Lawrance
7 James W Belshaw
8 Thomas F Lawrance
9 John E Hawes
Tenor. Alan J Taylor

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For Christmas


Peal No. 161

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday 9th May 1991

5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 26 mins

Composed by Robert E J Dennis

Treble. Anthony C Cole
2 Nicholas W H Simon
3 Katherine P Davies
4 Simon J Davies
5 Lorna E Champney
6 David Holdridge
7 Richard M Hobbs
8 Edward G Mould
9 Stephanie J Pattenden
Tenor. John E Hawes

Conducted by Nicholas W H Simon

1, 3 – 1st Royal
5 – circled tower

For Ascension Day


Peal No. 162

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 6th July, 1991

5000 Spliced Surprise Royal

(8 methods: 960 Rutland; 920 London; 720 Yorkshire; 520 Bristol; 480 Superlative, Lincolnshire, Pudsey; 440 Cambridge; 124 changes of method)

in 3 hrs 28 mins

Composed by James W Belshaw

Treble. Paul J R Daybell
2 Simon J Davies
3 David Holdridge
4 Geraldine R Forster
5 Nicholas W H Simon
6 Juliet R Lawrance
7 James W Belshaw
8 Richard M Hobbs
9 Lorna E Champney
Tenor. Stephanie J Pattenden

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For the Patronal Festival


Peal No. 163

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Ancient Society of College Youths

Thursday 8th August, 1991

5002 London Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 17 mins

Composed by John H Fielden

Treble. Matthew J Hilling
2 David P Hilling
3 Martin J Whiteley
4 Anthony R Kench
5 Peter J Joyce
6 W John Couperthwaite
7 Christopher H Rogers
8 Michael P A Wilby
9 Stephen A Coaker
Tenor. Andrew W R Wilby

Conducted by Christopher S Rogers

For the 91st Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother


Peal No. 164

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Oxford Diocesan Guild

Saturday 25th April, 1992

5040 London No. 3 Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 34 mins

Composed by Timothy G Pett

Treble. Kathleen S M Baldwin
2 Roger Baldwin
3 Mary C Symes
4 William Butler
5 Brian Bladon
6 Colin M Turner
7 Ian R Fielding
8 Timothy G Pett
9 Peter G C Ellis
Tenor. Frank W Rivett

Conducted by Timothy G Pett

For Easter


Peal No. 165

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 4th July, 1992

5000 Spliced Surprise Royal

(4 methods: 1520 Rutland; 1320 Cambridge; 1160 Yorkshire; 1000 Lincolnshire; 113 changes of method, all the work)

in 3 hrs 23 mins

Composed by James W Belshaw

Treble. Patricia Medley
2 Stephanie J Pattenden
3 Katherine P Davies
4 Robert B S Oakeshott
5 David Holdridge
6 Nicholas W H Simon
7 James W Belshaw
8 Juliet R Lawrance
9 Lorna E Champney
Tenor. Thomas F Lawrance

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For the Patronal Festival, and the 120th anniversary of the building of the present church


Peal No. 166

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Norwich Society

Thursday 6th August 1992

5040 Lincolnshire Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 23 mins

Comp: Anon

Treble. J Michael Roberts
2 Caroline C Leary
3 Rosalind J Regan
4 Lucinda J C Reeve
5 David E House
6 Michael Quimby
7 David G Adams
8 Martin Cubitt
9 Richard P J Carter
Tenor. Ian Butters

Conducted by David E House

For the 92nd birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother


Peal No. 167

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday 24th December 1992

5001 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 18 mins

Arranged by James W Belshaw

Treble. Juliet R Lawrance
2 Simon J Davies
3 Nicholas W H Simon
4 Thomas F Lawrance
5 Adrienne Pyne
6 James W Belshaw
7 John E Hawes
8 Edward G Mould
9 Lorna E Champney
Tenor. Robert A Lewis

Conducted by James W Belshaw

To celebrate Christmas, and the birth this day of a son, Hector, to Jayne and Chris Dearman


Peal No. 168

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non-Association

Wednesday 7th April, 1993

5000 London No. 3 Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 31 mins

Composed by James Clatworthy

Treble. Linda M Garton
2 Enid Lawson
3 Tina R Stoecklin
4 Alison K Surry
5 Stephanie J Pattenden
6 Malcolm J Lodwick
7 James W Belshaw
8 Phillip M Orme
9 Mark Regan
Tenor. John P Loveless

Conducted by John P Loveless

For Easter


Peal No. 169

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday 20th May, 1993

5040 Spliced Surprise Royal

(5 methods: 1080 Rutland, Pudsey; 960 Cambridge, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire; 112 changes of method, all the work)

in 3 hrs 23 mins

Composed by Stanley Jenner

Treble. Richard M Hobbs
2 Simon J Davies
3 David Holdridge
4 Robert B S Oakeshott
5 Nicholas W H Simon
6 John E Hawes
7 Edward G Mould
8 James W Belshaw
9 Katherine A Oldershaw
Tenor. Simon J Gay

Conducted by James W Belshaw

100th peal in the new tower

On Ascension Day


Peal No. 170

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 3rd July, 1993

5040 Lincolnshire Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 29 mins

Composed by John H Fielden

Treble. Robert A Lewis
2 Nicholas W H Simon
3 Katherine P Davies
4 Adrienne Pyne
5 Thomas F Lawrance
6 Nicholas A Elvidge
7 David Holdridge
8 Juliet R Lawrance
9 James W Belshaw
Tenor. Paul J R Daybell

Conducted by Thomas F Lawrance

For the Patronal Festival


Peal No. 171

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Martins Guild, Birmingham

Thursday 5th August, 1993

5042 Bristol Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 19 mins

Composed by David G Hull

Treble. Phillip R J Barnes
2 David G Hull
3 Frances Dodds
4 Stephen J Mills
5 Peter J Triplow
6 Anthony M Daw
7 Julia R Cater
8 Andrew J Mitchell
9 Paul E Bibilo
Tenor. David J Pipe

Conducted by David G Hull

For the 93rd birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother


Peal No. 172

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

London County Association

Saturday 23rd October, 1993

5040 Ayr Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 30 mins

Composed by Derek E Sibson

Treble. Robert A Lewis
2 Thomas F Lawrance
3 Nicholas A Elvidge
4 David Holdridge
5 Juliet R Lawrance
6 Simon J Davies
7 Nicholas W H Simon
8 Derek E Sibson
9 Stephanie J Pattenden
Tenor. James W Belshaw

Conducted by Derek E Sibson

First peal in the method

For the 733rd anniversary of the Founding of the Parish


Peal No. 173

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Friday 24th December, 1993

5031 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 19 mins

Composed by James W Belshaw

Treble. James W Belshaw
2 Juliet R Lawrance
3 Katherine P Davies
4 Adrienne Pyne
5 Nicholas W H Simon
6 Keith D Anderson
7 David Holdridge
8 John E Hawes
9 Thomas F Lawrance
Tenor. Alan J Taylor

Conducted by James W Belsahw

For Christmas

100th 10-bell peal in the tower


Peal No. 174

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday 12th May, 1994

5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 23 mins

Composed by James Clatworthy

Treble. C Michael H Brady
2 Simon J Davies
3 John E Hawes
4 David Holdridge
5 Matthew J Clark
6 Nicholas W H Simon
7 Keith D Anderson
8 Edward G Mould
9 James W Belshaw
Tenor. Thomas F Lawrance

Conducted by Nicholas W H Simon

For Ascension Day


Peal No. 175

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 2nd July, 1994

5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 30 mins

Composed by Albert M Barber

Treble. C Michael H Brady
2 Patricia N Medley
3 Adrienne Pyne
4 Simon J Davies
5 Janice E Higgins
6 Nicholas W H Simon
7 Thomas F Lawrance
8 Edward G Mould
9 Juliet R Lawrance
Tenor. Stephanie J Pattenden

Conducted by Thomas F Lawrance

For the Patronal Festival


Peal No. 176

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Ely Diocesan Guild

Thursday 4th August, 1994

5003 Grandsire Caters

in 3 hrs 27 mins

Composed by Albert M Barber

Treble. Jack S Dear
2 Anthony H Smith
3 Charlotte M Smith
4 Mary E Hall
5 Wendy Piercy
6 Richard F Prime
7 Alan M Barber
8 George E Bonham
9 Phillip S George
Tenor. George E Thoday

Conducted by Alan M Barber

For the 94th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother


Peal No. 177

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 22nd October, 1994

5000 Kensington Delight Royal

in 3 hrs 25 mins

Composed by Alan F Scholfield

Treble. Keith D Anderson
2 Stephanie J Pattenden
3 Simon J Davies
4 Simon J Gay
5 David Holdridge
6 James W Belshaw
7 Nicholas W H Simon
8 Juliet R Lawrance
9 Lorna E Champney
Tenor. Thomas F Lawrance

Conducted by James W Belshaw

First peal in the method

For the 734th anniversary of the Founding of the Parish


Peal No. 178

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 24th December, 1994

5007 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 28 mins

Composed by Stephanie J Pattenden

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Nicholas W H Simon
3 Katherine Parker
4 Katherine P Davies
5 Janice E Higgins
6 Adrienne Pyne
7 James W Belshaw
8 John E Hawes
9 Lucinda J C Reeve
Tenor. Alan J Taylor

Conducted by Stephanie J Pattenden

For Christmas


Peal No. 179

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

London County Association

Thursday 20th April, 1995

5040 Spliced Surprise Royal

(4 methods: 1920 Rutland; 1200 Cambridge; 960 Lincolnshire, Yorkshire; 119 changes of method)

in 3 hrs 25 mins

Arranged by James W Belshaw

Treble. Paul J R Daybell
2 Simon J Gay
3 Adrienne Pyne
4 John E Hawes
5 Michael J Wigney
6 Nicholas W H Simon
7 James W Belshaw
8 Edward G Mould
9 Stephanie J Pattenden
Tenor. David Holdridge

Conducted by James W Belshaw

Wedding compliment to David Holdridge and Ruth Harrison, to be married at St Mary Abbots on 22nd April


Peal No. 180

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non-Association

Thursday 25th May, 1995

5040 Lincolnshire Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 27 mins

Arranged by Lucinda J C Reeve

Treble. Rachel C Billinge
2 John E Hawes
3 Patricia Medley
4 Roger D Bailey
5 C Michael H Brady
6 Nicholas W H Simon
7 Simon J Gay
8 David Holdridge
9 James W Belshaw
Tenor. Lucinda J C Reeve

Conducted by Simon J Gay

For Ascension Day


Peal No. 181

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

London County Association

Saturday 1st July, 1995

5000 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 20 mins

Composed by Stephanie J Pattenden

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Elizabeth A Hibbert
3 Geraldine R Forster
4 Rowena M Unsworth
5 Nicholas W H Simon
6 James W Belshaw
7 Paul J R Daybell
8 Derek E Sibson
9 David Holdridge
Tenor. Alan J Taylor

Conducted by Stephanie J Pattenden

1 – 1000th Peal
1, 9 – 100th together

For the Patronal Festival


Peal No. 182

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Peterborough Diocesan Guild

Thursday 10th August, 1995

5007 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 27 mins

Composed by John Pladdys

Treble. John Hyden
2 Sally Mason
3 Elizabeth A G Bowden
4 John Pladdys
5 Robert B Smith
6 Michael D Fiander
7 Rupert A Clark
8 Gary W Mason
9 Murray A Coleman
Tenor. Michael E C Mears

Conducted by John Pladdys

For the 95th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother


Peal No. 183

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Sunday 24th December, 1995

5007 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 21 mins

Composed by Dale Barton

Treble. Patricia Medley
2 Simon J Davies
3 Nicholas W H Simon
4 Janice E Higgins
5 John E Hawes
6 C Michael H Brady
7 James W Belshaw
8 Edward G Mould
9 David Holdridge
Tenor. Lucinda J C Reeve

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For Christmas


Peal No. 184

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 20th January, 1996

5055 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 19 mins

Composed by Robert E J Dennis

Treble. David Holdridge
2 James W Belshaw
3 Juliet R Lawrance
4 Lucinda J C Reeve
5 Stephanie J Pattenden
6 Edward G Mould
7 David Woodward
8 Thomas F Lawrance
9 Simon J Gay
Tenor. Robert A Lewis

Rung strictly silent and non-conducted

For the St Mary Abbots Guild Centenary


Peal No. 185

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Essex Association

Saturday 13th April, 1996

5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 14 mins

Composed by John H Fielden

Treble. John Armstrong
2 Adrian C Malton
3 David E Rothera
4 Anthony M Faulkner
5 John W Stephenson
6 Paul J Bloomfield
7 Christopher C M Pain
8 Tony J Bloomfield
9 Colin J Newman
Tenor. John I White

Conducted by John Armstrong

For Easter


Peal No. 186

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday 16th May, 1996

5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 21 mins

Composed by John H Fielden

Treble. John E Hawes
2 David Holdridge
3 Lucinda J C Reeve
4 Rachel C Billinge
5 Adrienne Pyne
6 Nicholas W H Simon
7 C Michael H Brady
8 James W Belshaw
9 Graham L Naylor
Tenor. Simon J Gay

Conducted by James W Belshaw

1, 2 – circled tower to peals

For Ascension Day


Peal No. 187

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Tuesday 24th December, 1996

5079 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 26 mins

Composed by Dale Barton

Treble. Simon J Davies
2 Richard M Hobbs
3 Janice E Higgins
4 John E Hawes
5 Nicholas W H Simon
6 James W Belshaw
7 Peter J Blight
8 David Holdridge
9 Michael T Sprackling
Tenor. Lucinda J C Reeve

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For Christmas


Peal No. 188

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non-Association

Saturday 5th July, 1997

5007 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 22 mins

Composed by James W Belshaw

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Richard A Pearce
3 K Ruth Simon
4 Matthew J Clark
5 Philip J H Hudson
6 James W Belshaw
7 C Michael H Brady
8 James R S Sawle
9 David Holdridge
Tenor. Dennis A Hewitt

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For the Patronal Festival, and for the retirement of The Revd. Ian Robson, Vicar of St Mary Abbots 1977-97


Peal No. 189

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Society of Royal Cumberland Youths

Thursday 7th August, 1997

5082 Bristol Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 27 mins

Composed by Christopher M Wulkau

Treble. Paul A Cammiade
2 Claire F Edwards
3 Elizabeth A Hibbert
4 Ian K Bushell
5 Eleanor J Kippin
6 Ian Roulstone
7 Ian G Mills
8 Peter M Fleckney
9 Ian G Campbell
Tenor. Alan Regin

Conducted by Ian Roulstone

Rung, as part of the Society’s 250th Anniversary Celebrations, for the 97th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother


Peal No. 190

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 6th September, 1997

5184 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 47 mins

Composed by Andrew S Hudson

Treble. Simon J Davies
2 James W Belshaw
3 Matthew J Clark
4 Lucinda J C Reeve
5 Edward G Mould
6 Thomas F Lawrance
7 C Michael H Brady
8 Simon J Gay
9 Stephanie J Pattenden
Tenor. Keith D Anderson

Conducted by Thomas F Lawrance

Half-muffled following the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales


Peal No. 191

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non-Association

Saturday 18th October, 1997

5080 Spliced Surprise Royal

(8 methods: 720 Rutland; 680 Bristol, London No. 3; 640 Cambridge, Pudsey; 600 Superlative; 560 Yorkshire, Lincolnshire; 119 changes of method, all the work)

in 3 hrs 30 mins

Composed by Robert C Kippen

Treble. Janice E Higgins
2 Ann Smith
3 K Ruth Simon
4 Shirley E McGill
5 Nicholas W H Simon
6 John E Hawes
7 James W Belshaw
8 Ian V J Smith
9 Lucinda J C Reeve
Tenor. Stephanie J Pattenden

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For the 737th anniversary of the Founding of the Parish


Peal No. 192

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

London County Association

Wednesday 24th December, 1997

5040 Lincolnshire Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 31 mins

Comp: Traditional

Treble. Alban Forster
2 Simon J Davies
3 Janice E Higgins
4 Matthew J Clark
5 James W Belshaw
6 C Michael H Brady
7 Nicholas W H Simon
8 David Holdridge
9 John E Hawes
Tenor. Lucinda J C Reeve

Conducted by John E Hawes

For Christmas


Peal No. 193

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Lancashire Association

Saturday 18th April, 1998

5080 Bristol Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 29 mins

Composed by Robert E J Dennis

Treble. Jeffrey Brannen
2 John Cornock
3 Peter C Randall
4 Geoffrey R Gardner
5 Andrew D Sibson
6 James E Andrews
7 David R Mitchell
8 Richard S Starkie
9 Ian G Campbell
Tenor. George H Campling

Conducted by George H Campling

For Easter


Peal No. 194

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday 21st May, 1998

5040 Pudsey Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 25 mins

Composed by Thomas F Lawrance

Treble. James W Belshaw
2 Lucinda J C Reeve
3 C Michael H Brady
4 Penelope J V Sharpe
5 David C Bath
6 Nicholas W H Simon
7 Matthew J Clark
8 Thomas F Lawrance
9 Paul J R Daybell
Tenor. David Holdridge

Conducted by Thomas F Lawrance

For Ascension Day


Peal No. 195

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 4th July, 1998

5003 Grandsire Caters

in 3 hrs 21 mins

Composed by James W Belshaw

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Janice E Higgins
3 Prudence Fay
4 K Ruth Simon
5 Juliet R Lawrance
6 James W Belshaw
7 Matthew J Clark
8 David C Bath
9 John E Hawes
Tenor. C Michael H Brady

Conducted by Stephanie J Pattenden

3 – 1st on ten

For the Patronal Festival


Peal No. 196

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Kent County Association

Thursday 6th August, 1998

5031 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 11 mins

Composed by J M Hadley Hunter

Treble. Mark A S Jones
2 David J Dearnley
3 Philip A B Saddleton
4 Catherine N Merlane
5 Christopher E J Kilgour
6 Stephen A Wheeler
7 Thomas M Barlow
8 Adam W Kilgour
9 Bernard H Taylor
Tenor. Dickon R Love

Conducted by Philip A B Saddleton

Rung for the 98th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother


Peal No. 197

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 24th October, 1998

5031 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 29 mins

Composed by James W Belshaw

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Penelope J V Sharpe
3 Matthew J Clark
4 David C Bath
5 Juliet R Lawrance
6 James W Belshaw
7 C Michael H Brady
8 Edward G Mould
9 John E Hawes
Tenor. Robert A Lewis

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For the 738th anniversary of the Founding of the Parish, and to welcome the new Vicar, Timothy Thornton


Peal No. 198

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

University of Bristol Society

Saturday 10th April 1999

5039 Grandsire Caters

in 3 hrs 16 mins

Composed by F Nolan Golden

Treble. David Heighton
2 Susan J Rothera
3 Jane K A Hough
4 Christopher Ridley
5 Brian M Baverstock
6 Nicholas W H Simon
7 Mark Instone
8 Maurice E Downs
9 Michael T Sprackling
Tenor. Edward G Mould

Conducted by David Heighton

For Easter


Peal No. 199

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday 13th May 1999

5040 Grandsire Caters

in 3 hrs 22 mins

Composed by James W Belshaw

Treble. Christine Gabitass
2 Simon J Davies
3 Penelope J V Sharpe
4 Janice E Higgins
5 Matthew J Clark
6 James W Belshaw
7 Nicholas W H Simon
8 C Michael H Brady
9 David Holdridge
Tenor. Edward G Mould

Conducted by James W Belshaw

1 – 1st peal

For Ascension Day


Peal No. 200

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 3rd July 1999

5040 Lincolnshire Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs 24 mins

Comp: Traditional

Treble. Edward G Mould
2 Janice E Higgins
3 James W Belshaw
4 David Holdridge
5 Matthew J Clark
6 Nicholas W H Simon
7 Stephanie J Pattenden
8 David C Bath
9 James D Heyes
Tenor. Thomas F Lawrance

Conducted by Stephanie J Pattenden

For the Patronal Festival


Peal No. 201

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Essex Association

Thursday 5th August 1999

5007 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 18 mins

Arranged by James W Belshaw

Treble. John W Stephenson
2 Richard M Hobbs
3 Terry Earle
4 Vernon Bedford
5 Clive J Stephenson
6 James W Belshaw
7 Andrew R Stone
8 Dennis A Hewitt
9 Alan Regin
Tenor. Stephen J Bedford

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For the 99th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother


Peal No. 202

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

London County Association

Saturday 23rd October 1999

5039 Grandsire Caters

in 3 hrs 32 mins

Composed by Albert M Barber

Treble. Christine Gabitass
2 Simon J Davies
3 Penelope J V Sharpe
4 Jane Harries
5 Janice E Higgins
6 Matthew J Clark
7 Anthony M Faulkner
8 David Holdridge
9 John E Hawes
Tenor. Robert A Lewis

Conducted by John E Hawes

For the 739th Anniversary of the Founding of the Parish


Peal No. 203

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

London County Association

Friday 24th December 1999

5016 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs 30 mins

Composed by Thomas F Lawrance

Treble. Thomas F Lawrance
2 C Michael H Brady
3 Janice E Higgins
4 Keith D Anderson
5 David Holdridge
6 Paul J R Daybell
7 William Stungo
8 James W Belshaw
9 Matthew J Clark
Tenor. Juliet R Lawrance

Conducted by Thomas F Lawrance

1, 10 – circled tower to peals

For Christmas


Peal No. 204

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Middlesex CA & London DG

Saturday 29th April 2000

5040 Spliced Surprise Royal

(3 methods: 2160 Yorkshire; 1440 Cambridge, Lincolnshire; 13 changes of method, all the work)

in 3 hours and 27 minutes

Treble. Peter J Bennett
2 Rebecca S Bruce
3 Victoria J M Halliwell
4 Lloyd S Cartwright
5 Roger Bailey
6 Michael J Trimm
7 James R S Sawle
8 Mark J Herbert
9 Mark A Humphreys
Tenor. Stephen S Russ

Composed and conducted by Roger Bailey

For Easter


Peal No. 205

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 3rd June 2000

5040 Spliced Surprise Royal

(4 methods: 1440 Cambridge, Yorkshire; 1080 Lincolnshire, Rutland; 13 changes of method, all the work)

in 3 hours and 31 minutes

Treble. Christine Gabitass
2 David C Bath
3 Penelope J V Sharpe
4 Janice E Higgins
5 David Holdridge
6 John E Hawes
7 Edward G Mould
8 Paul J R Daybell
9 James W Belshaw
Tenor. Stephanie J Pattenden

Composed by M Maughan

Conducted by John E Hawes

1 – 1st Surprise Royal

For Ascensiontide


Peal No. 206

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 1st July 2000

5079 Stedman Caters

in 3 hours and 23 minutes

Treble. Christine Gabitass
2 Janice E Higgins
3 K Ruth Simon
4 Edward G Mould
5 Penelope J V Sharpe
6 David Holdridge
7 Matthew J Clark
8 John E Hawes
9 Thomas F Lawrance
Tenor. Robert A Lewis

Composed by J Freeman

Conducted by John E Hawes

1 – 1st Stedman Caters

For the Patronal Festival


Peal No. 207

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 12th August 2000

5100 Stedman Caters

in 3 hours and 26 minutes

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Paul J R Daybell
3 Christine Gabitass
4 Janice E Higgins
5 David C Bath
6 James W Belshaw
7 David Holdridge
8 Matthew J Clark
9 Edward G Mould
Tenor. Robert A Lewis

Composed and conducted by James W Belshaw

2 – circled tower

For the 100th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother


Peal No. 208

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Society of Royal Cumberland Youths

Sunday 24th December 2000

5000 Bristol Surprise Royal

in 3 hours and 22 minutes

Treble. James W Belshaw
2 Simon J Davies
3 Paul A Cammiade
4 John P Loveless
5 Catherine N Merlane
6 Graham A Duke
7 Stephanie J Pattenden
8 Derek E Sibson
9 Alan Regin
Tenor. Ian G Campbell

Arranged and conducted by James W Belshaw

2 – 2000th peal

For Christmas


Peal No. 209

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Ancient Society of College Youths

Saturday 21st April 2001

5040 Bristol Surprise Royal

in 3 hours and 16 minutes

Treble. David E House
2 James H Foster
3 Phillip R J Barnes
4 Christopher Forster
5 Timothy M Payne
6 David Kirkcaldy
7 Marcus A G Williams
8 John I White
9 Simon J Poole
Tenor. Mark W J Regan

Composed by James Clatworthy

Conducted by David E House

For Easter


Peal No. 210

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Middlesex CA & London DG

Thursday 24th May 2001

5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal

in 3 hours and 30 minutes

Treble. Roger D Bailey
2 Simon J Davies
3 Christine Gabitass
4 Janice E Higgins
5 Penelope J V Sharpe
6 John E Hawes
7 Peter J Blight
8 David Holdridge
9 Matthew J Clark
Tenor. Dennis A Hewitt

Composed by C Kenneth Lewis

Conducted by John E Hawes

3 – 1st in method

For Ascension Day


Peal No. 211

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Surrey Association

Thursday 2nd August 2001

5039 Grandsire Caters

in 3 hours and 21 minutes

Treble. Michael J Wigney
2 Irene E Rich
3 Sheila M Cheesman
4 Cheryl A Gosling
5 Philip Pratt
6 Robin A Grant
7 Ronald F Diserens
8 Jason W Hughes
9 Stewart F W Kimber
Tenor. Anthony A Nunn

Composed by Charles H Kippin

Conducted by Stewart F W Kimber

For the 101st Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother


Peal No. 212

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Monday 27th August 2001

5055 Stedman Caters

in 3 hours and 26 minutes

Treble. Christine Gabitass
2 Janice E Higgins
3 Rachel C Billinge
4 K Ruth Simon
5 Edward G Mould
6 David Holdridge
7 John E Hawes
8 Paul J R Daybell
9 Thomas F Lawrance
Tenor. Robert A Lewis

Composed by Robert E J Dennis

Conducted by John E Hawes

A farewell to the Vicar, the Revd Tim Thornton, leaving to become Bishop of Sherborne


Peal No. 213

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 27th October 2001

5004 Grandsire Caters

in 3 hours and 23 minutes

Treble. Gareth Dancer
2 Penelope J V Sharpe
3 Thomas F Lawrance
4 Christine Gabitass
5 Rachel C Billinge
6 Matthew J Clark
7 John E Hawes
8 Juliet R Lawrance
9 Paul J R Daybell
Tenor. Dennis A Hewitt

Composed and Conducted by Thomas F Lawrance

For the 741st Anniversary of the Foundation of the Parish


Peal No. 214

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Monday 24th December 2001

5003 Erin Caters

in 3 hours and 23 minutes

Treble. Christine Gabitass
2 Simon J Davies
3 Edward G Mould
4 Janice E Higgins
5 Nicholas W H Simon
6 James W Belshaw
7 Alban D Forster
8 Matthew J Clark
9 John E Hawes
Tenor. Paul J R Daybell

Composed and conducted by James W Belshaw

For Christmas


Peal No. 215

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

London County Association

Thursday 14th February 2002

5007 Stedman Caters

in 3 hours and 19 minutes

Treble. James A Smith
2 Dennis A Hewitt
3 Penelope J V Sharpe
4 Janice E Higgins
5 David Holdridge
6 James W Belshaw
7 Paul J R Daybell
8 Philip R Goodyer
9 Matthew J Clark
Tenor. Lloyd S Cartwright

Arranged and conducted by James W Belshaw

Rung with the bells half-muffled for the funeral tomorrow of Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon


Peal No. 216

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Yorkshire Association

Saturday 6th April 2002

5040 Bristol Surprise Royal

in 3 hours and 27 minutes

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Alan D Flood
3 Katherine L Town
4 John Cornock
5 Matthew Durham
6 Geoffrey R Gardner
7 James W Belshaw
8 David A Town
9 George Campling
Tenor. Ian G Campbell

Composed and conducted by George Campling

For Easter

Rung with the bells half-muffled during the lying in state of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother


Peal No. 217

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Monday 8th April 2002

5055 Stedman Caters

in 3 hours and 25 minutes

Treble. Christine Gabitass
2 Janice E Higgins
3 K Ruth Simon
4 Penelope J V Sharpe
5 Nicholas W H Simon
6 John E Hawes
7 Alban D Forster
8 Paul J R Daybell
9 Dennis A Hewitt
Tenor. David Holdridge

Composed by Robert E J Dennis

Conducted by John E Hawes

Rung with the bells half-muffled for the funeral tomorrow of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother


Peal No. 218

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday 9th May 2002

5040 Swindon Surprise Royal

in 3 hours and 21 minutes

Treble. James W Belshaw
2 Janice E Higgins
3 Penelope J V Sharpe
4 David C Bath
5 John E Hawes
6 Nicholas W H Simon
7 Peter I Harrison
8 Matthew J Clark
9 Simon R Holden
Tenor. Dennis A Hewitt

Composed by Benjamin D Constant

Conducted by John E Hawes

7 – 1st Surprise Royal

For Ascension Day


Peal No. 219

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 29th June 2002

5040 Spliced Surprise Royal

(4 methods: 1320 Cambridge, Rutland; 1200 Yorkshire, Lincolnshire; 105 changes of method, all the work)

in 3 hours and 22 minutes

Treble. Rachel C Billinge
2 Penelope J V Sharpe
3 Christine Gabitass
4 John E Hawes
5 Janice E Higgins
6 Peter I Harrison
7 James W Belshaw
8 Edward G Mould
9 Simon R Holden
Tenor. Philip R Goodyer

Composed by Stanley Jenner

Conducted by James W Belshaw

3, 6 – 1st Spliced Surprise Royal

To mark the Induction of Gillean Weston Craig as Vicar of St Mary Abbots


Peal No. 220

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday 15th August 2002

5050 Stedman Caters

in 3 hours and 26 minutes

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Simon J Davies
3 Rachel C Billinge
4 Christine Gabitass
5 Penelope J V Sharpe
6 James W Belshaw
7 Janice E Higgins
8 John E Hawes
9 Thomas F Lawrance
Tenor. Edward G Mould

Composed and conducted by Stephanie J Pattenden

To mark the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second


Peal No. 221

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Tuesday 24th December 2002

5021 Grandsire Caters

in 3 hours and 22 minutes

Treble. Gabriel E Welsh
2 Edward G Mould
3 Paul J R Daybell
4 Dennis A Hewitt
5 Christine Gabitass
6 Penelope J V Sharpe
7 James W Belshaw
8 Alban D Forster
9 John E Hawes
Tenor. Matthew J Clark

Arranged and conducted by James W Belshaw

1 – 1st on 10
2 – Circled tower

For Christmas


Peal No. 222

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non-Association

Monday 21st April 2003

5000 Spliced Surprise Royal

(4 methods: 1280 Superlative No. 2; 1240 each Bristol, Cambridge, London No. 3; 101 changes of method, all the work)

Composed by Robert C Kippin

in 3 hours and 32 minutes

Treble. Joanna K Dorling
2 Fiona M Edwards
3 Joanne R Fielding
4 Michael J Trimm
5 Ruth Blackwell
6 Simon R Holden
7 Richard M Hobbs
8 Ian K Bushell
9 Richard A Pearce
Tenor. Stephen A Wheeler

Conducted by Michael J Trimm


Peal No. 223

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non-Association

Saturday 5th July, 2003

5000 Spliced Surprise Royal

(8 methods: 760 Rutland; 680 Cambridge, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire; 640 Pudsey; 520 Bristol, London, Superlative; 124 changes of method)

Composed by James W Belshaw

in 3 hrs 25 mins

Treble. Paul J R Daybell
2 Stephanie J Pattenden
3 John E Hawes
4 Stephen A Wheeler
5 Fiona M Edwards
6 Peter I Harrison
7 James W Belshaw
8 Edward G Mould
9 Matthew J Clark
Tenor. Simon R Holden

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For the Patronal Festival

2 – 50th peal on the bells
8 – 1st of 8-Spliced Royal


Peal No. 224

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Ancient Society of College Youths

Saturday 9th August 2003

5000 London No. 3 Surprise Royal

in 3 hours and 34 minutes

Treble. James A Smith
2 Joanna M Ainsworth
3 Adam S Greenley
4 Paul N Mounsey
5 Jason W Hughes
6 David J Baverstock
7 Gwen Rogers
8 Andrew J Graham
9 Philip Rogers
Tenor. Philip R Goodyer

Composed and Conducted by Paul N Mounsey


Peal No. 225

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 22nd November 2003

5040 Grandsire Triples

in 3 hours and 14 minutes

Composed by Joseph J Parker – 12-part

Treble. Janice E Higgins
2 Paul J R Daybell
3 Gabriel E Welsh
4 Michael R Worthington
5 Edward G Mould
6 Matthew J Clark
7 Peter I Harrison
Tenor. David Holdridge

Conducted by Peter I Harrison

For the 743rd Anniversary of the Foundation of the Parish

3 – First inside
7 – 1st in method as conductor

First peal in the method on these bells, and first on 8 bells since 1905.


Peal No. 226

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Wednesday 24th December 2003

5040 Lincolnshire Surprise Royal

in 3 hours and 21 minutes

Comp: Traditional

Treble. James A Forster
2 John E Hawes
3 Alban D Forster
4 Paul J R Daybell
5 Stephanie J Pattenden
6 Nicholas W H Simon
7 Edward G Mould
8 Dennis A Hewitt
9 James W Belshaw
Tenor. Peter I Harrison

Conducted by James W Belsahw

1 – 1st on 10

For Christmas


Peal No. 227

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 7th February 2004

5003 Grandsire Caters

in 3 hours and 23 minutes

Treble. James W Belshaw
2 Janice E Higgins
3 Janet E Archibald
4 K Ruth Simon
5 Gabriel E Welsh
6 Nicholas W H Simon
7 Penelope J V Sharpe
8 Paul J R Daybell
9 Peter I Harrison
Tenor. Edward G Mould

Composed and conducted by James W Belshaw

In Memoriam Matthew James Clark 1954-2003

3 – 1st peal
5 – 1st on 10 inside

For the 52nd anniversary of the Accession of Queen Elizabeth II


Peal No. 228

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday 20th May 2004

5007 Stedman Caters

in 3 hours and 25 minutes

Treble. Janice E Higgins
2 Paul J R Daybell
3 Peter I Harrison
4 Janet E Archibald
5 Penelope J V Sharpe
6 Nicholas W H Simon
7 James W Belshaw
8 Geraldine R Forster
9 Simon R Holden
Tenor. David Holdridge

Composed and conducted by James W Belshaw

For Ascension Day

2 – circled tower twice
4 – 1st in method


Peal No. 229

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Ancient Society of College Youths

Saturday 11th September 2004

5000 London No. 3 Surprise Royal

in 3 hours and 14 minutes

Treble. Joanne C Lovell
2 Nigel J Bailey
3 Hannah L Wilby
4 Paul B Hunter
5 Barbara A Foster
6 Michael G Clements
7 Samuel M Austin
8 James Clatworthy
9 Richard I Allton
Tenor. Andrew B Mills

Composed and Conducted by Richard I Allton

For the Patronal Festival (new date)


Peal No. 230

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 23rd October 2004

5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal

in 3 hours and 25 minutes

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Simon J Davies
3 Gabriel Welsh
4 Janet E Archibald
5 Nicholas W H Simon
6 Edward G Mould
7 James W Belshaw
8 Geraldine R Forster
9 Paul J R Daybell
Tenor. Peter I Harrison

Arranged and conducted by James W Belshaw

3, 4, – 1st Surprise Royal

For the 744th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Parish


Peal No. 231

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Friday 24th December 2004

5040 Spliced Surprise Royal

(4 methods: 1920 Rutland; 1040 Cambridge, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire; 94 changes of method, all the work)

in 3 hours and 26 minutes

Treble. Penelope J V Sharpe
2 Simon J Davies
3 Alban D Forster
4 Janice E Higgins
5 James W Belshaw
6 Nicholas W H Simon
7 Paul J R Daybell
8 James White
9 Simon R Holden
Tenor. Peter I Harrison

Composed and conducted by James W Belshaw

8 – 1st Spliced S Royal

For Christmas


Peal No. 232

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non-Association

Saturday 2nd April 2005

5039 Grandsire Caters

in 3 hours and 3 minutes

Composed by Thomas Hooley

Treble. John J Ford
2 Nicholas M W Haggett
3 Fiona M Wheeler
4 Douglas J Beaumont
5 Janet E Archibald
6 Nicholas W H Simon
7 Stephen A Wheeler
8 Andrew J Preston
9 Simon R Holden
Tenor. Richard M Hobbs

Conducted by Stephen A Wheeler

For Easter


Peal No. 233

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday 5th May 2005

5007 Stedman Caters

in 3 hours and 18 minutes

Arranged by James W Belshaw

Treble. Penelope J V Sharpe
2 Paul J R Daybell
3 David Holdridge
4 Janice E Higgins
5 Gabriel Welsh
6 James W Belshaw
7 Janet E Archibald
8 Thomas W Goodyer
9 Simon R Holden
Tenor. Peter J Blight

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For Ascension Day

3 – 50th peal of Stedman Caters


Peal No. 234

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Sunday 14th August 2005

5007 Stedman Caters

in 3 hours and 21 minutes

Arranged by Stephanie J Pattenden

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Simon J Davies
3 Gabriel E Welsh
4 James W Belshaw
5 Penelope J V Sharpe
6 Janet E Archibald
7 David Holdridge
8 Peter I Harrison
9 Simon R Holden
Tenor. Philip R Goodyer

Conducted by Stephanie J Pattenden

For the 60th Anniversary of VJ Day

4 – Circled tower twice
4, 7 – 200th peal together

50th Peal of Stedman Caters on the Bells


Peal No. 235

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 24th December 2005

5000 London No. 3 Surprise Royal

in 3 hours and 25 minutes

Composed by Peter Border

Treble. Gabriel E Welsh
2 Simon J Davies
3 Anne M Brechin
4 Penelope J V Sharpe
5 Nicholas W H Simon
6 James W Belshaw
7 Philip R Goodyer
8 Paul J R Daybell
9 Simon R Holden
Tenor. Peter I Harrison

Conducted by Peter I Harrison

First in method – 3
First Royal as Conductor

For Christmas


Peal No. 236

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Society of Royal Cumberland Youths

Saturday 4th February 2006

5007 Stedman Caters

in 3 hours and 21 minutes

Arranged by James W Belshaw

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Elizabeth A Hibbert
3 Simon J Davies
4 Anne M Brechin
5 Penelope J V Sharpe
6 James W Belshaw
7 Peter W Emery
8 Thomas E Hinton
9 Simon R Holden
Tenor. John E Hawes

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For the 54th anniversary of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s Accession to the throne


Peal No. 237

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Oxford Society

Saturday 22nd April 2006

5075 Stedman Caters

in 3 hours and 13 minutes

Composed by John Pladdys

Treble. Michele Ellender
2 Susan L Apter
3 John Pladdys
4 Keith D Anderson
5 John W T Hibbert
6 John H Napper
7 Michael J Uphill
8 Alan D Flood
9 Clive Holloway
Tenor. Simon R Holden

Conducted by John Pladdys

For the 80th Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II


Peal No. 238

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Ancient Society of College Youths

Saturday 9th September 2006

5000 London No. 3 Surprise Royal

in 3 hours and 28 minutes

Composed by Stephen A Coaker

Treble. Hannah L Wilby
2 Stephen A Coaker
3 Rebecca L Sugden
4 Jane L Kostelnyk
5 Andrew R C Kelso
6 Gwen Rogers
7 David G Maynard
8 Fr David A Gibbons
9 J Alan Ainsworth
Tenor. Philip Rogers

Conducted by Stephen A Coaker

For the Patronal Festival


Peal No. 239

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Sunday 24th December 2006

5007 Stedman Caters

in 3 hours and 16 minutes

Composed by James W Belshaw

Treble. John E Hawes
2 Simon R Holden
3 David Sullivan
4 Mary E Holden
5 Paul J R Daybell
6 Peter I Harrison
7 James W Belshaw
8 Peter W Emery
9 Philip R Goodyer
Tenor. Janet E Archibald

Conducted by James W Belshaw

1 – circled tower twice

For Christmas Evensong


Peal No. 240

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Oxford Diocesan Guild

Thursday 17th May 2007

5019 Stedman Caters

in 3 hours and 14 minutes

Composed by Robert C Kippin (arr. Jeremy R Pratt)

Treble. Beryl R Norris
2 Alan D Flood
3 Andrew N Stubbs
4 Noel J Diserens
5 L Roy Woodruff
6 Robert H Newton
7 W John Couperthwaite
8 David R Cox
9 Simon R Holden
Tenor. Claire F Roulstone

Conducted by W John Couperthwaite

For Ascension Day


Peal No. 241

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Society of Royal Cumberland Youths

Saturday 8th September 2007

5040 Lindsey Surprise Royal

in 3 hours and 24 minutes

Composed by James W Belshaw

Treble. Christine Richardson
2 Elizabeth A Hibbert
3 Julia A Lysaght
4 Anne M Brechin
5 David E Cloake
6 Nicholas M W Haggett
7 James W Belshaw
8 Peter I Harrison
9 Stephanie J Pattenden
Tenor. Ian G Campbell

Conducted by James W Belshaw

7 – 50th as Conductor on the bells

For the Patronal Festival


Peal No. 242

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 20th October 2007

5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal

in 3 hours and 37 minutes

Comp: Anon

Treble. K Ruth Simon
2 Elizabeth A Hibbert
3 Rona M Joiner
4 Rowena M Unsworth
5 Anne M Brechin
6 Penelope J V Sharpe
7 Janet E Archibald
8 Geraldine R Forster
9 Mary E Holden
Tenor. Stephanie J Pattenden

Conducted by Mary E Holden

Rung by a ladies’ band, for the 747th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Parish


Peal No. 243

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Monday 24th December 2007

5007 Stedman Caters

in 3 hours and 21 minutes

Composed by James W Belshaw

Treble. Mary E Holden
2 Alban D Forster
3 Heather M Forster
4 Simon R Holden
5 Geraldine R Forster
6 James W Belshaw
7 Janet E Archibald
8 Peter I Harrison
9 Alan Regin
Tenor. James Forster

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For Christmas Evensong


Peal No. 244

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 5th April 2008

5040 Albanian Surprise Royal

in 3 hours and 38 minutes

Comp: Traditional

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Mary E Holden
3 Elizabeth A Hibbert
4 Heather M Forster
5 Peter J Blight
6 Benjamin D Kipling
7 James W Belshaw
8 Geraldine R Forster
9 Janet E Archibald
Tenor. Christopher J Cooper

Conducted by James W Belshaw


Peal No. 245

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday 1st May 2008

5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal

in 3 hours and 22 minutes

Comp: Traditional

Treble. Michael P Moreton
2 Janet E Archibald
3 Gabriel E Welsh
4 Geraldine R Forster
5 John E Hawes
6 James W Belshaw
7 Edward G Mould
8 Peter J Blight
9 Alan Regin
Tenor. Paul J R Daybell

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For Ascension Day


Peal No. 246

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non Association

Saturday 6th September 2008

5000 Vermuyden Surprise Royal

in 3 hours and 24 minutes

Composed by James W Belshaw

Treble. Dennis A Hewitt
2 Stephanie J Pattenden
3 Simon J Davies
4 Leon G Thompson
5 Alexander J Britton
6 John E Hawes
7 Janet E Archibald
8 Philip R Goodyer
9 James W Belshaw
Tenor. Stephen R T Pocock

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For the Patronal Festival


Peal No. 247

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Wednesday 24th December 2008

5007 Stedman Caters

in 3 hours and 19 minutes

Composed by John Pladdys (arr. James W Belshaw)

Treble. Simon R Holden
2 Geraldine R Forster
3 Hugh J W Wilkinson
4 Paul J R Daybell
5 Heather M Forster
6 James W Belshaw
7 James A Forster
8 John E Hawes
9 Alan Regin
Tenor. Mary E Holden

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For Christmas


Peal No. 248

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 25th April 2009

5000 Bristol Surprise Royal

in 3 hours and 16 minutes

Composed by Ian R Fielding

Treble. Joanne R Fielding
2 Stephanie J Pattenden
3 Heather M Forster
4 Anne M Brechin
5 Janet E Archibald
6 James W Belshaw
7 Mary E Holden
8 Peter I Harrison
9 Philip R Goodyer
Tenor. Simon R Holden

Conducted by Mary E Holden

For Easter and prior to the Guild Dinner


Peal No. 249

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday 21st May 2009

5021 Grandsire Caters

in 3 hours and 23 minutes

Composed by James W Belshaw

Treble. James W Belshaw
2 John W T Hibbert
3 Geraldine R Forster
4 Hugh J W Wilkinson
5 Edward G Mould
6 John H Napper
7 John E Hawes
8 Janet E Archibald
9 Michael J Palmer
Tenor. Robert M Wood

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For Ascension Day


Peal No. 250

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St James’ Guild

Saturday 24th October 2009

5040 Anglia Surprise Royal

in 3 hours and 11 minutes

Composed by Donald F Morrison [no. 4045]

Treble. Peter L R Hayward
2 Ruth Curtis
3 David J Dearnley
4 Clive G Smith
5 Bernard F L Groves
6 Martin F Mitchell
7 Claire F Roulstone
8 Paul F Curtis
9 Ian Roulstone
Tenor. Alan Regin

Conducted by Ian Roulstone

For the 749th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Parish

With best wishes from the band to Hilary Small and Jane Marshall-Nichols, on the occasion of their marriage the previous day


Peal No. 251

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday 24th December 2009

5007 Stedman Caters

in 3 hours and 19 minutes

Arranged by James W Belshaw

Treble. Peter I Harrison
2 Paul J R Daybell
3 Heather M Forster
4 John E Hawes
5 Hugh J W Wilkinson
6 James W Belshaw
7 Geraldine R Forster
8 Alan Regin
9 Philip R Goodyer
Tenor. James A Forster

Conducted by Peter I Harrison

For Christmas

60th birthday compliments to Chris Forster for tomorrow


Peal No. 252

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Middlesex CA & London DG

Saturday 10th April 2010

5007 Stedman Caters

in 3 hours and 27 minutes

Arranged by James W Belshaw

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 George Unsworth
3 Joanna K Dorling
4 Elizabeth A Hibbert
5 Ian H Oram
6 James W Belshaw
7 Paul J R Daybell
8 Peter I Harrison
9 Peter W Emery
Tenor. Janet E Archibald

Conducted by James W Belshaw

A wedding day compliment to Joanne Fielding and Simon Holden


Peal No. 253

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Friday 24th December 2010

5080 Spliced Surprise Royal

(8 methods: 720 Rutland; 680 Bristol, London No. 3; 640 Cambridge, Pudsey; 600 Superlative No. 2; 560 Lincolnshire, Yorkshire; 119 changes of method, all the work)

in 3 hrs and 29 mins

Composed by Robert C Kippen

Treble. Paul J R Daybell
2 Ian W Blake
3 Heather M Forster
4 Geraldine R Forster
5 Peter I Harrison
6 Peter W Emery
7 James W Belshaw
8 Janet E Archibald
9 Alan Regin
Tenor. Philip R Goodyer

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For Christmas


Peal No. 254

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non-Association

Saturday 30th April 2011

5007 Stedman Caters

in 3 hours and 24 minutes

Composed by John Pladdys (arr. James W Belshaw)

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Shirley E McGill
3 Timothy R Forster
4 Geraldine R Forster
5 James W Belshaw
6 Paul J R Daybell
7 Simon J O Head
8 James White
9 Christopher D O’Mahony
Tenor. William J Stungo

Conducted by James W Belshaw

To mark the marriage of HRH Prince William of Wales KG and Miss Catherine Middleton

First peal of Stedman: 3, 7


Peal No. 255

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Middlesex CA & London DG

Thursday 2nd June 2011

5000 Cambridge Surprise Royal

in 3 hours and 18 minutes

Composed by James W Belshaw

Treble. Michael J Palmer
2 Ronald F Diserens
3 Michael P Moreton
4 Shirley E McGill
5 Michael R Crockett
6 Peter J Blight
7 James W Belshaw
8 Geraldine R Forster
9 Ian G Campbell
Tenor. Alan Regin

Conducted by James W Belshaw

Rung prior to Ascension Day service


Peal No. 256

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non-Association

Saturday 22nd October 2011

5001 Stedman Caters

in 3 hours and 27 minutes

Composed by John Pladdys (arr. James W Belshaw)

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Peter W Emery
3 David Holdridge
4 Janet E Menhinick
5 James W Belshaw
6 Ian W Blake
7 Edgar T Skipsey
8 Anthony P Cotton
9 Janet E Archibald
Tenor. David P Macey

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For the 751st Anniversary of the Foundation of the Parish


Peal No. 257

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 24th December 2011

5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs and 28 mins

Arranged by James W Belshaw

Treble. Roger Forster
2 Heather M Forster
3 Paul J R Daybell
4 John J Ford
5 Timothy R Forster
6 Geraldine R Forster
7 Ian W Blake
8 James W Belshaw
9 Philip R Goodyer
Tenor. Alan Regin

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For Christmas

3 – Circled tower to peals three times


Peal No. 258

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non-Association

Saturday 11th February 2012

5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs and 28 mins

Composed by Peter W J Sheppard

Treble. Mary E Gow
2 Clare F E Dyer
3 Ruth Curtis
4 Jonathan R Slack
5 Martin F Mitchell
6 James White
7 Stephen J F Mitchell
8 Robert J Crocker
9 Paul F Curtis
Tenor. Stephen Coaker

Conducted by Stephen J F Mitchell

For the 60th anniversary of the Accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


Peal No. 259

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Ancient Society of College Youths

Saturday 8th September 2012

5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs and 33 mins

Composed by Donald F Morrison [no. 1453]

Treble. Daniel J Smith
2 Katherine L Town
3 Bernard F L Groves
4 Graham M Bradshaw
5 Lizzie J Hough
6 Stephen P Noyes
7 Malcolm S Turner
8 Susan E Marshall
9 Stuart J Heath
Tenor. Roy LeMarechal

Conducted by Roy LeMarechal

In memoriam Noel J Diserens, on the first anniversary of his death


Peal No. 260

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 20th October 2012

5007 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs and 38 mins

Composed by John Pladdys (arr. James W Belshaw)

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 John J Ford
3 Rachel Titmuss
4 Emily J Crowder
5 Peter M Jasper
6 James W Belshaw
7 Thomas M Hardin
8 Peter I Harrison
9 Peter W Emery
Tenor. Ian W Blake

Conducted by James W Belshaw

To mark the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth

First peal on 10 bells: 4, 7
First of Stedman: 3, 4, 5, 7


Peal No. 261

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Monday 24th December 2012

5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs and 35 mins

Composed by Thomas F Lawrance

Treble. James A Smith
2 John J Ford
3 Joanna K Dorling
4 Thomas F Lawrance
5 Timothy R Forster
6 Geraldine R Forster
7 Ian W Blake
8 Janet E Archibald
9 Alban D Forster
Tenor. Alan Regin

Conducted by Thomas F Lawrance

For Christmas


Peal No. 262

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non-Association

Saturday 9th February 2013

5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs and 33 mins

Composed by Benjamin D Constant

Treble. Janet E Archibald
2 Penelope J V Sharpe
3 Ian W Blake
4 Emily J Crowder
5 Geraldine R Forster
6 Paul J R Daybell
7 David Holdridge
8 Christopher J Cooper
9 Peter W Emery
Tenor. Peter I Harrison

Conducted by Peter I Harrison

For the 61st anniversary of the Accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


Peal No. 263

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non-Association

Monday 1st April 2013

5001 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs and 24 mins

Composed by John Pladdys (arr. James W Belshaw)

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Janet E Archibald
3 Ian W Blake
4 Anne M Anthony
5 David Holdridge
6 James W Belshaw
7 Paul J R Daybell
8 David Kirkcaldy
9 Frank W Rivett
Tenor. Richard M Hobbs

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For Easter


Peal No. 264

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non-Association

Thursday 9th May 2013

5007 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs and 21 mins

Arranged by James W Belshaw

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Russell A Brown
3 Geraldine R Forster
4 James A Smith
5 Shirley E McGill
6 James W Belshaw
7 David Kirkcaldy
8 Christopher J Cooper
9 P Quentin Armitage
Tenor. Janet E Archibald

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For Ascension Day


Peal No. 265

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday 25th July 2013

5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs and 34 mins

Arranged by James W Belshaw

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Penelope J V Sharpe
3 James A Smith
4 David Holdridge
5 Thomas M Hardin
6 Emily J Crowder
7 James W Belshaw
8 Ian W Blake
9 Peter I Harrison
Tenor. Philip R Goodyer

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For the birth of HRH Prince George Alexander Louis on Monday 22nd July.

5 – 1st Royal
6 – 1st Cambridge S Royal
7 – 100th peal on the bells


Peal No. 266

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Tuesday 24th December 2013

5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs and 30 mins

Comp: Anon

Treble. Geraldine R Forster
2 James W Belshaw
3 Ian W Blake
4 James A Smith
5 Timothy R Forster
6 Thomas M Hardin
7 Paul J R Daybell
8 Peter W Emery
9 Janet E Archibald
Tenor. Philip R Goodyer

Conducted by Philip R Goodyer

For Christmas


Peal No. 267

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 8th February 2014

5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs and 27 mins

Composed by Benjamin D Constant

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Janet E Archibald
3 Ruth E R Corney
4 Peter W Emery
5 Samuel C Cave
6 James A Smith
7 Timothy R Forster
8 David Holdridge
9 James W Belshaw
Tenor. Philip R Goodyer

Conducted by Janet E Archibald

For the 62nd anniversary of the Accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

3, 5 – 1st peal of Surprise Royal


Peal No. 268

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non-Association

Saturday 6th September 2014

5000 London No. 3 Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs and 27 mins

Composed by James W Belshaw

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Richard L Thumwood
3 Ian W Blake
4 Ruth E R Corney
5 Christopher J Cooper
6 James W Belshaw
7 David Holdridge
8 Samuel C Cave
9 P Quentin Armitage
Tenor. Philip R Goodyer

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For the Patronal Festival

4, 5, 7, 8 – 1st London S Royal


Peal No. 269

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 18th October 2014

5040 Spliced Surprise Royal

(4 methods: 1480 Cambridge; 1080 Lincolnshire; 1320 London No. 3; 1160 Yorkshire; 30 changes of method, all the work)

in 3 hrs and 27 mins

Arranged by James W Belshaw

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Geraldine R Forster
3 Timothy R Forster
4 Peter J Blight
5 Ian W Blake
6 Ruth E R Corney
7 Samuel C Cave
8 David Holdridge
9 James W Belshaw
Tenor. Janet E Archibald

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For the 754th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Parish

6, 7 – 1st Spliced S Royal

200th peal since the bells were augmented to 10 in 1882


Peal No. 270

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Wednesday 24th December 2014

5040 Spliced Surprise Royal

(8 methods: 720 London No. 3, Rutland; 600 Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire, Pudsey, Superlative No. 2, Yorkshire; 125 changes of method)

in 3 hrs and 31 mins

Composed by John H Fielden

Treble. Penelope J V Sharpe
2 Ruth E R Corney
3 James A Smith
4 Peter W Emery
5 Peter J Blight
6 James W Belshaw
7 Samuel C Cave
8 Geraldine R Forster
9 Janet E Archibald
Tenor. Philip R Goodyer

Conducted by Janet E Archibald

For Christmas


Peal No. 271

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday 7th February 2015

5000 Spliced Surprise Royal

(8 methods: 800 Rutland; 600 Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire, London No. 3, Pudsey, Superlative No. 2, Yorkshire; 124 changes of method)

in 3 hrs and 31 mins

Composed by James W Belshaw

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Richard B Pullin
3 Peter W Emery
4 Penelope J V Sharpe
5 Ruth E R Corney
6 Peter J Blight
7 David Holdridge
8 James W Belshaw
9 James A Smith
Tenor. Janet E Archibald

Conducted by James W Belshaw

To mark the 63rd anniversary of the Accession of HM The Queen

50th peal on the bells: 7


Peal No. 272

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non-Association

Saturday 11th April 2015

5040 Bristol Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs and 30 mins

Composed by Anthony R Carter

Treble. James A Smith
2 Elizabeth A Hibbert
3 Richard L Thumwood
4 James W Belshaw
5 David Holdridge
6 Samuel C Cave
7 Stephanie J Pattenden
8 Ruth E R Corney
9 Philip R Goodyer
Tenor. Janet E Archibald

Conducted by Janet E Archibald

For Easter

5, 6, 8 – 1st Bristol S Royal


Peal No. 273

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

Non-Association

Thursday 14th May 2015

5007 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs and 29 mins

Composed by James W Belshaw

Treble. Shirley E McGill
2 Elizabeth A Hibbert
3 Geraldine R Forster
4 Ruth E R Corney
5 David Holdridge
6 James W Belshaw
7 Samuel C Cave
8 Ian W Blake
9 Ian G Mills
Tenor. Stephanie J Pattenden

Conducted by James W Belshaw

To mark Ascension Day.

50th peal on the bells: 3.


Peal No. 274

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Sunday 17th October 2015

5040 Spliced Treble Dodging Royal

(5 methods: 1,200 each Cambridge and Yorkshire Surprise; 960 each Bristol Surprise and Triton Delight; 720 Lincolnshire Surprise; 102 changes of method)

in 3 hrs and 30 mins

Composed by Donald F Morrison [no. 6914] (Arr. S. C. Cave)

Treble. James W Belshaw
2 Ruth E R Corney
3 Stephanie J Pattenden
4 Richard B Pulling
5 Peter J Blight
6 Philip R Goodyer
7 Samuel C Cave
8 David Holdridge
9 Janet E Archibald
Tenor. Peter W Emery

Conducted by Samuel C Cave

Circled the tower twice: 3
First spliced as conductor.

To mark the 755th anniversary of the foundation of the parish.


Peal No. 275

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday, 24th December 2015

5003 Spliced Caters and Royal

(2m: 2483 Grandsire Caters, 2520 Lincolnshire S Royal; 2 com & atw)

in 3 hrs and 23 mins

Composed by James W Belshaw

Treble. Paul J R Daybell
2 Timothy R Forster
3 Peter J Blight
4 June Mackay
5 Geraldine R Forster
6 David Holdridge
7 James W Belshaw
8 Peter W Emery
9 Philip R Goodyer
Tenor. Janet E Archibald

Conducted by James W Belshaw

For Christmas


Peal No. 276

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday, 6 February 2016

5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs and 25 mins

Composed by Edmund Shuttleworth

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Elizabeth A Hibbert
3 Arthur Crumlish jnr
4 James A Smith
5 Richard B Pullin
6 James W Belshaw
7 David Holdridge
8 Ruth E R Corney
9 Samuel C Cave
Tenor. Janet E Archibald

Conducted by Stephanie J Pattenden

1st Cambridge Royal 3.

To mark the 64th anniversary of the Accession of Her Majesty the Queen.


Peal No. 277

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday, 5 May 2016

5040 Spliced Surprise Royal

(9 methods: 960 Anglia, 720 Bristol, 480 each Cambridge, Lincolnshire, London No.3, Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative No.2 and Yorkshire. 119 changes of method)

in 3 hrs and 31 mins

Composed by Donald F Morrison [no. 4127]

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Elizabeth A Hibbert
3 Peter J Blight
4 Geraldine R Forster
5 James W Belshaw
6 Ruth E R Corney
7 Samuel C Cave
8 David Holdridge
9 Peter W Emery
Tenor. Alan Regin

Conducted by Samuel C Cave

To mark Ascension Day.


Peal No. 278

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Thursday, 9 June 2016

5090 Stedman Caters

in 3 hrs and 30 mins

Composed by James W Belshaw

Treble. Stephanie J Pattenden
2 Elizabeth A Hibbert
3 Ian W Blake
4 Emily J Crowder
5 Peter W Emery
6 James W Belshaw
7 Peter J Blight
8 David Holdridge
9 James A Smith
Tenor. Janet E Archibald

Conducted by James W Belshaw

To mark HM Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday celebrations.

150th peal together: 1 & 8; 2 & 5.
Circled the tower twice: 5


Peal No. 279

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday, 15 October 2016

5040 Spliced Surprise Royal

(8 methods: 720 London No.3 and Rutland; 600 each Albanian, Bristol, Cambridge, Lincolnshire, Pudsey, Yorkshire; 125 changes of method)

in 3 hrs and 29 mins

Composed by John H. Fielden (Arr. Samuel C Cave)

Treble. Peter J Blight
2 Penelope J V Sharpe
3 Elizabeth A Hibbert
4 Stephanie J Pattenden
5 Ruth E R Corney
6 James W Belshaw
7 Samuel C Cave
8 David Holdridge
9 Peter W Emery
Tenor. Philip R Goodyer

Conducted by Samuel C Cave

Rung by a Sunday Service Band in celebration of the 756th anniversary of the foundation of the parish.

Also to mark the 40th anniversary of the first peal of spliced Surprise Royal in the tower, in which 4 and 6 also rang. The same methods were rung today as in the 1976 peal.


Peal No. 280

Kensington, St Mary Abbots

St Mary Abbots Guild

Saturday, 11 February 2017

5040 Cambridge Surprise Royal

in 3 hrs and 28 mins

Composed by Samuel C Cave (No. 3)

Treble. Ruth E R Corney
2 James A Smith
3 Elizabeth A Hibbert
4 Penelope J V Sharpe
5 Catherine E Ockwell
6 Richard B Pullin
7 Samuel C Cave
8 David Holdridge
9 Philip R Goodyer
Tenor. Peter W Emery

Conducted by Samuel C Cave

To mark the 65th anniversary of the Accession of Her Majesty the Queen


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