Thursday, April 5

Change-Ringers from England to Ring a Peal


A group of more than 30 change bell ringers from the UK will visit Sewanee on Thursday, April 5, to ring the University’s Bentley Bells in Breslin Tower, from 5 p.m. to approximately 6:45 p.m. Eight members of the group will ring a quarter peal at approximately 5:45 p.m. A peal is a continuous period of ringing, usually up to three hours, of 5,000 or more sequences of changes without any repetition. Refreshments and light snacks will be available in Convocation Hall where the peal attempt can be viewed through a closed circuit TV broadcast. Students and community members are invited to visit with our guests, to listen to the bells, and to learn about this ancient bell ringing tradition.