On Sunday 16th February at St. John the Baptist, Broadclyst, the baptism took place of Henry James Neal, second son of the Exeter Branch joint secretaries, Robert and Lucy Neal. Friends and family were present to witness the special service which was preceded by a nicely struck quarter peal of Grandsire Triples conducted by Robert. Rather fittingly the treble was rung by Robert’s father-in-law.

Quarter peal

Guild of Devonshire Ringers

Broadclyst, Devon

St John the Baptist

Sunday, 16 February 2020 in 50m (20–0–25 in E♭)

1260 Grandsire Triples composed by E. Barnett

  1. John Davis
  2. Andrew Digby
  3. Sue Sturdy
  4. James Kirkcaldy
  5. Michael Cannon
  6. Peter Richards
  7. Robert Neal (C)
  8. Rob Franklin

Rung prior to the christening of Henry James Neal, son of local ringers, Lucy and Robert Neal.

qp band

Quarter peal band: Robert, Michael, Peter, Rob, Andrew, James, John

Following the service everyone present was invited to a splendid lunch which included a christening cake superbly decorated by Lucy.

group photo

Friends and family gather after the service

 

Michael Cannon