Association News

Adapt to Survive

This is a report from the March 2017 Association of Ringing Teachers (ART) conference by Catherine Sturgess.

600 new ringers were registered on the ART Learning the Ropes scheme during 2016, which probably doesn’t reflect the full numbers that ART teachers have taught. An average of one ringer a day during the year achieved a level one certificate (“safe and competent bell handing including raising and lowering a bell”).

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CRAG 2017 Survey

The Council Review Action Group (or CRAG for short) of the CCCBR has launched a new survey which they would very much like all ringers to complete.

CRAG 2017 Survey

NDAR Open Day 2016 Profits

Betty Baines reports that we made a profit of £920 on the Open Day. This will be divided equally between the Bell Restoration Fund and the Paul Cattermole Fund. She also wishes to pass on her thanks to everyone who helped on the day and to the church wardens and incumbents who allowed us to use their bells.

Heritage Open Days 2016

The CCCBR wants to encourage towers to register for Heritage Open days so they can reach their target of 500 churches open for ringing-related events and so that towers opening receive the support package from Heritage Open Days.  Registration closes at the end of July and the sooner you register the better.

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An Evening with Rev. Richard Coles

In aid the the Mancroft Appeal300, An Evening with Rev. Ricahrd Coles, Vicar of Finedon, Northants. Presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live. Guest panellist on QI and Have I Got News for You. Author of Live of the Improbable Saints, Legends of the Improbable Saints and Fathomless Riches: Or How I went from Pop to Pulpit. Member of the 80’s band The Communards.

The Auditorium, The Forum, Millennium Plan, Norwich on Thursday 18 August 2015.  Doors open at 19h00 for 19h30.

Tickets £10 available from any St Peter Mancroft Ringer or by email

BBC Music Day 2016

Bellringers have been invited by the BBC to take part in their Music Day on 03 June 2016 by ringing at 19h00 that day. The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers hopes there will be much coverage of ringing and do hope many bands will get in touch with the BBC to confirm they will be taking part.

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