Category Archives: Facebook

Facebook Groups for Bellringers – updated July 2016

There are probably over 4000 ringers on Facebook. Difficult to be more precise as they are not neatly lined up in one place asking to be counted. So where are they lined up? Many are friends with each other and use Facebook to plan outings, peals, etc etc. If you only meet up with a ringer a couple of times a year, it can be a real help to keep in touch this way as well. The best place to start is your local Guild or District Facebook group, or the one nearest to you. With any luck you will know some of the members so your application to join should go through with no trouble. Many ringers find this membership is all they need – they can find out what’s on locally, ask if practice nights are happening (if there’s any doubt) or just use it to stay in touch with friends. If you apply for membership of any group please be prepared to wait about 48 hours as the Admins are often busy ringing! If nothing appears to happen then check your messages “other” inbox because the Admin may be trying to confirm who you are!

New ones (July 2016)

New ones (2015)

but here is a selection of Guild and association groups:

These national groups are a start!

Bellringing Facebook Pages

Any query, or to add your group to this list, or remove it if you wish, please use the REPLY BOX BELOW or contact me.

How CCCBR could be using Social Networking

Status – draft for discussion. Awaiting a sponsor from within Council to take it further. Replies may be left on this web page.


CCCBR (Central Council for Church Bell Ringers) is probably closer to implementing radical change than at any time in the recent past [1]. Improved use of Social Networks could strengthen and speed this movement, and empower members of Council to work together, and with other ringers, to respond to what is widely agreed to be an impending crisis in the number of ringers and their levels of skills, as well as the number of open churches [2], in the next 10-20 years [3]  Continue reading

Good advice on Facebook from a marketing professional

Jamie Turner

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Ringers love to get professional services (and everything else for that matter!) for free without sacrificing quality.  Jamie Turner writes good solid stuff about online marketing.

There has been much talk recently in ringing circles about the need to “get on facebook” or “use facebook better”.

The article is  “Skyrocketing your Facebook Engagement“. Read and enjoy!

#bellringing at Rogate temporarily suspended, practices now at Stedham

Darren Woodyer writes on Facebook:
Rogate out for 10 Days whilst Bushes being done on the back 4. Going to be back in 10 days time. All practices are at Stedham. Also we are going to have a practice morning once a month if anyone would like to come along you are most welcome. We are going to do ringing up and down in peal this month. Sat 25th at stedham. We are going to start about 11.30.

Learners/Beginners practice, Martson Bigot on Friday 24th Jan 19.30

Andy Mead writes on Facebook: a reminder , I shall be running the learners / beginners practice at Martson Bigot on Friday 24th Jan 19.30 start

The ringing will be bell handling / rounds etc – Doubles and Triples

If you feel any of your ringers will benefit from this practice , please send them.

Any helpers that can come please do .

Best Regards

Andy Mead (click here to email him)

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