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.
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”).
Richard Turk is co-ordinating this year’s efforts for the Association Quarter Peal Week. This year, the week will run from Easter Sunday (16 April 2017) until Sunday 23 April 2017 inclusive.
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.
The Annual General Meetings of the Norwich Diocesan Association and of its Bell Restoration Fund will be held at Lophams Village Hall on Saturday, 06 May 2017 at 15h00.
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.
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.
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
Our new President, Rev Paul Cubitt, the 18th since the Association was formed, tells us a little about himself and a little about how he see the Association and the challenges that will be faced during his term.
The 2016 Open Day on Saturday 27 August 2016 will take in towers across the diocese from East to West, starting in Great Yarmouth and finishing in Kings Lynn. This will be the final Open Day in the current series.