CCCBR Recruitment & Retention Workshop – Sunday 15th March 2020

“Church bell ringing faces recruitment crisis” Sound familiar?  Recruitment and retention of new ringers is challenging but there plenty of positive examples out there to learn from. Matt Lawrence of Lilleshall in Shropshire recently ran a workshop about recruitment as a set of three discussion sessions. The workshop assumes that you should not just “do … Read moreCCCBR Recruitment & Retention Workshop – Sunday 15th March 2020

President’s Blog #2

As I write this on Brexit day it is clear the bells for Brexit story fizzled out. We managed to get some positive TV coverage though with Moseley’s young Brumdingers getting on the BBC Breakfast Show. I know lots of ringers did local media interviews and hopefully managed to spin out some positives for ringing, … Read morePresident’s Blog #2

Ringing for Brexit

We have started to receive queries about bells being rung on 31st January to mark the UK leaving the European Union. There are historical moments for which bells have been rung – end of world wars for example. In 2018 the Central Council worked with the government on a recruitment and awareness campaign to recognise … Read moreRinging for Brexit

ART Conference 2020 – join us in Derbyshire!

The ART Annual Conference is an inspiring and enjoyable weekend, with leading speakers sharing best practices from their ringing as well as ideas from other activities and professions. Continuing our successful partnership with the CCCBR the second day of the conference is organised by the Volunteer and Leadership Workgroup and focuses on recruitment and retention. … Read moreART Conference 2020 – join us in Derbyshire!

Ring out for Peace

8th May 2020 During the Second World War, the Bells of Britain were silenced, only to be used to give warning of air raids or invasion. During air raids, many churches suffered damage from bombs and incendiaries, including such iconic churches as Coventry Cathedral, St Clement Danes and St Mary le Bow pictured in London, … Read moreRing out for Peace

Fred E Dukes International Bell Fund – Applications now invited

Applications are invited for grants from this Fund, which are paid only for work carried out by the UK bell founders and bell hangers on bell restoration projects in countries outside the UK and Ireland.  Details of the allocation criteria and administration procedures and an application form are available from me.  Closing date for applications … Read moreFred E Dukes International Bell Fund – Applications now invited