Category Archives: Events

Twitter was designed very much with events in mind. If you listen to the Radio, listen out for “Tweet us using hashtag…” and you may be surprised how many times you hear it. Once an event has a well publicised hashtag, anyone can tweet about it, and anyone can see all the tweets. It becomes a public conversation.

East Dorset District Launches a Minor Methods Practice – RSVP

Marisa Bartlett writes:

Paul Tyson and I would like to announce that a new Monthly Minor Practice will begin on Wednesday 12th October at Canford Magna church – 7.30pm – 9.00pm.

The idea is to help ringers progress to more complex minor and, eventually, Surprise Minor methods, with the help of experienced ringers to support them – but it all depends on the number of people who turn up – in particular helpers.  The minimum ability is that you can ring touches to Plain Bob Minor.

The first method will be St Clement’s Bob Minor.  If you want to attend this session and learn to ring this method please ensure you’ve looked at the line and have a rough idea about the touches.

I would therefore ask that if you are interested (in either learning or helping) please would you let me know so that we can plan a worthwhile session. I will regularly post the method of the month, so don’t worry if you can’t attend the first session.

Many thanks

Marisa (District Ringing Master)

Open Campanile – St Oulton, Derby – Saturday 17th January

I am a Derby Cathedral ringer and I am holding an open day on the 12 bells at St Oulton Campanile, Little Eaton, Derby on Saturday 17th January to raise money for my trip to Peru in summer 2015 with Camps International. I will be involved in community development projects such as reforestation and building schools for the children, a large part of the cost of the trip goes towards these projects. In general we will be improving the standard of living for rural communities.

The bells will be available from 12pm till 3pm and I will make sure that enough local ringers are present so that everyone gets a ring on all 12. Gill Hughes has kindly offered for Belper Campanile also to be available on this day between 2 and 3pm for those ringers who also want to ring there.

There will be a minimum charge of £3 per person and tea and cakes will also be on sale. For ringers going to both towers then we would expect a minimum donation of £5.

Please note that the bells at Little Eaton are located at my house on Brooks Hollow but there is no parking available directly outside the house. However, there is lots of on-street parking available on nearby roads and at the village park next to St Paul’s church.

Best regards
Rachel Jopp

Overseas ringers meet up at the Ringing Roadshow

“Overseas Ringers meet-up”, at 1:30 – 2:00 PM at the Central Council Public Relations Committee stand.  This is meant for overseas ringers visiting or living in the UK, or for UK ringers planning to visit or to move to other ringing country.  Come and meet others ringers like you and find out about ringing opportunities for you.  The Central Council Vice President, Christopher O’Mahony, an Australian living in the UK, will attend this event

Frome Branch Practice Marston Bigot Thursday 6th March 7.30pm

Andy Mead writes: a short note , the next Frome Branch practice will be at Marston Bigot ( St Leonards ) on the Thursday 6th March @ 19.30

The last branch practise was a fantastic show with over 20 ringers in attendance .

Again this practise will cater for all sorts of abilities , so please don’t be put off .

Lastly , I will be running the Learners practise again at Marston Bigot ( St Leonards ) on Friday 28th Feb 19.30 start , please if you have anyone that may benefit from this practise please sent them over .

Best Regards

Andy Mead

Chew Branch Practice Sat. Jan 18th 3.00-4.30 Winford #bellringing

Andy Mead writes on Facebook
FYI From the Chew Branch 
This is a reminder that our first branch practice of the year will be at Winford this coming Saturday, Jan 18th from 3:00 – 4:30.Ringing is for everyone, from learners wanting to experience new bells (they go very well) to people wanting to ring something to stretch their usual repertoire with help if needed (and there will always be “ordinary/comfortable” options as well!) What is rung will depend on what those attending want – branch practices are for all of us, so come along to ring what YOU want to ring.

Please pass on this message to everyone – we hope to see lots at Winford and to have a good afternoon together. Contact Andy Mead using the email form below

Frome Branch Practice at Marston Bigot Friday 20/12/13 7.30pm #bellringing #MarstonBigot

Marston Bigot from Wiki

Andy Mead writes (on Facebook)

Hi All

Decembers Branch practise will be at Marston Bigot on Friday 20th December , starting @ 19.30

For those of you who have not rang there , they are probably one of the best light rings of eight around , so they really are worth a visit .

The practice will be an extension of the learners practice , that I have been running there for quite some time now .

Again this is not a surprise practice , it will be rounds from rounds on 6 & 8 upwards , for those of you that may have any special requests that you would like to ring , please let me know .

There is ample parking , situated at the top of the lane past the church . The Belfry is an upstairs ring , very comfortable and warm .

After the practice , we usually go off to the White Heart in Trudoxhill for refreshments .

Bath & Wells DACR – Tower select

Bath & Wells Diocesan Association of Change Ringers web resource

National 12-bell competition


The organisers of the National 12-bell striking competition set a HUGELY high standard for publicity about a bellringing event. Their website, live stream online radio feed, and masterful use of Twitter has shown the rest of us in the exercise just how professional we can be too, if we are prepared to roll up our sleeves and LEARN. Continue reading