Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre Seeking New Committee

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.

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NDAR Needs New Parish Affiliation Officer

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.

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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