Ivan steps down from the tower after 55 years of ringing!

Monday June 12th 2017

Ivan Stacey, left, who has retired after ringing the bells in St Patrick’s, Ballymena, for 55 years, with his wife Rosemary and Tower Captain Colin Watt.

Mr Ivan Stacey, who has been a bellringer at St Patrick’s Parish Church, Ballymena, for 55 years, has decided to call it a day!

To mark the occasion, and thank Ivan for his many decades of service, members of the Ballymena Hon Society of Bellringers organised a night out for Ivan and his wife Rosemary who also used to ring.

The dinner was attended by Tower Captain Colin Watt, and ringers past and present.

St Patrick’s bellringers past and present enjoy the night out to thank Ivan Stacey for his 55 years commitment to ringing the church bells.

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