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No 6711

Wednesday 27 September 2023

Vol cliv No 1

pp. 1–17

Other Notices

Notice by the University Bellringer

On Friday, 8 September 2023, the following rang the bells of Great St Mary’s, the University Church, for the anniversary of the Accession of HM King Charles III:

Claire Y. Barlow
Lesley H. M. Boyle
Alison L. Brooke
Patrick L. H. Brooke
Greg P. H. Chu
Gareth Davies
Frank H. King
David C. W. Richards

The ringing included touches of Stedman Triples and Cambridge Major.

This is the first time that the bells have been rung for the Accession during the present reign. The earliest known record1 of the bells of Great St Mary’s being rung for an Accession was in 1572 for that of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth I. For their labours, the ringers were paid a total of 4d.



  • 1Cambridgeshire County Archives, Churchwardens’ Accounts, KP30/5/1, St Mary the Great.