Quarter Peals

Although most bell ringing before Church services or weddings is performed in 5-10 minute bursts, interspersed with short breaks, a quarter peal is a period of about 45 minutes of continuous ringing, where the bells are rung in a special sequence or 'method'. Teams of bellringers perform quarter peals for various reasons, perhaps before a special Church service, in memory of a departed person or for notable feast days such as Christmas or Easter. For example, in the UK in 2012, such performances rang out to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the opening of both the Olympic and Paralympic games.

Details of all ringing listed here can also be found on Bellboard.