Dedication and blessing of Rochester's bells
Church of the Ascension, Rochester, New York
November 20–22, 2015
General open ringing for those arriving by Friday evening, 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Pub dinner (downtown) likely.
Saturday general ringing, 9:30 to 11:00 AM.
Saturday 1 PM: Ceremony (expect it to last 1.5-2 hours) to be followed by a reception with light refreshments in the Great Hall of the church, and then a Dedication Peal (invited band).
Sunday, service ringing before and after the 10:15 AM Eucharist (9:45 to 10:10 AM, and ~11:30 AM to 12:30 PM). Probable Cumberlands' Peal in the afternoon. Possible ringing afterwards if there is interest.
See attached PDF (newly expanded Oct. 19) for places to stay, ways to get to Rochester, and area attractions. If you want to stay with a local host rather than a hotel/motel, contact Helen Haller.
Mailed invitations and more details will follow.
We would appreciate knowing if you plan to attend -- contact Helen Haller: