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
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!
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
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
SAVE THE DATE 4-6 SEPTEMBER 2020 It’s time to make a note of the date of the 2020 Central Council weekend, which is being held in Nottingham. A range of engaging events are being organised for ringers at all levels and will include : tower based workshops; bell ringing seminars; topical debates; guest speakers; open … Read moreNottingham 2020 – Save the date!
Bellringing is thriving in Devon, particularly at North Tawton – a great clip of 10 year old Ewan ringing and his teacher who is undertandably very proud of him can be seen below: Source: BBC Spotlight News, Wednesday 20th November 2019 Here’s a link to the tower on the Devon Association website: https://www.devonbells.co.uk/index.php/tower-information/north-tawton/
Celebrations have been taking place in Jersey to mark the 40th anniversary of a set of church bells. The bells at St John’s Church were installed on 16 November 1979 in front of watching crowds and have been ringing for Sunday services, weddings and christenings ever since. To read the full story, follow the link … Read moreJersey bells celebrate 40th anniversary
The speakers and topics for the 2020 ART Conference have just been released. From well-known ringing names to unknown teachers doing great things to those who are bringing new ways of thinking from outside the world of bell ringing there should be something for everyone. The Central Council’s Volunteering & Leadership group will once again … Read moreART Conference 2020
Eglantyne Jebb is remembered each year in the church calendar on December 17th as a social reformer and the founder of Save the Children in 1919. In this our centenary year, Save the Children supporters would like to mark this special day either on the day itself or the closest Sunday, December 15th, by asking … Read more100 years of Save the Children