On 16 March 2018, an ART M2F (From Rounds to Methods) is going to take place at The Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre in Norwich.
Message from Simon Rudd, Chairperson of the Mancroft Appeal 300 Committee:
Now that the training bells are in place in the Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre, the work of the Mancroft Appeal 300 Committee will slowly start to wind down and a new committee that will carry forward the management of the MRDC needs to be appointed. I should stress that the current Mancroft Appeal 300 Committee will not itself be directly appointing this committee. Rather, we are looking both to members of the St Peter Mancroft Guild and more widely for volunteers and suggestions for suitable people to join the new committee.
On 16 June 2018, the NDA will be running an ART Learning the Ropes Course on Teaching Bell Handling at Blofield.
Message from Theo Crowder – Is there anyone out there with a burning desire to take over the role of the Parish Affiliation Officer from me? I took over from Jenny Forster some years ago but would now like a rest from doing it. Basically it involves collecting £10.00 a year from all the Parishes (not Towers) who subscribe to the Parish Affiliation Scheme and paying it into the NDA Bell Restoration Funds account (paying in book supplied). About 115 Church’s subscribe but more than half pay by Standing Order. Full details would of course be supplied to anyone interested.
The Annual General Meetings of the Norwich Diocesan Association and of its Bell Restoration Fund will be held in Buxton on Saturday, 05 May 2018 at 4pm.
Last weekend saw coverage on both BBC East and itv Anglia of the final ringing at St Peter Mancroft in advance of the Mancroft 300 Project. This coverage can be viewed here.
Richard Turk is co-ordinating this year’s Association Quarter Peal Week. This year, the week will run from Easter Sunday (1 April 2018) until Sunday 8 April 2018 inclusive.