on six bells is a minimum of 5040 changes. This number of changes is determined by the maximum number possible on 7 bells (7x6x5x4x3x2x1 = 5040). As we have six change ringing bells at Gt.Gransden a peal must conform to this rule in order for it to be recognised by the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers. Peals are usually rung for territorial associations. As we are in the diocese of Ely most peals are rung for this local ringing association. Visting ringers from outside the diocese might choose to ring a peal for their own assoction and hence peals have been rung for the Bedfordshire and the Hertfordshire associations.
The method is the name of the sequence in which the changes are made. Where a number is displayed in brackets e.g. (7m) this means that seven different sequences were rung during the peal. The terms Surprise, or Plain indicate the complexity of the methods which are defined by the specific way in which the changes are made.
With effect from 26th March 2014 the peal fee per ringer will be £4
Peal No 7 on 28th October 1995.
This was to mark 100 years since the rehanging of the bells and the recasting of the 4th.
Peal No 8 on 31st October 1998.
A compliment to the Revd Bruce Curry (Priest in Charge at this parish, & Rural Dean) on being installed as Honorary Canon of Ely Cathedral.
Peal No 9 on 9th October 1999.
A compliment to Victor Hughes on completing 40 years as organist and choir master at this church.
Peal No 16 on 30th April 2005.
To celebrate the completion of the tower project, the peal being rung from the new ringing room.
Peal No 19 on 8th November 2008.
To mark the centenary of the first peal on the bells rung to the same methods and also conducted from the 3rd (although not the same bell!).