For the first time in several years, the Association will be holding a six bell striking competition on 29 September in South Walsham.
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.
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.
The next Western Branch Quarterly Meeting will be held on 25 February 2017
10h30 – 12h00 ringing at 6, tenor 10 cwt in G#
No practiceCastle Acre followed by lunch and a short meeting in the Horse and Groom, 40 Lynn Street, Swaffham (01760) 725935. Car parking available.
Details and menu can be found in the Tower Handout.
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.