16th September 2015

Public Relations

PR Matters Day – Write-up by Alison Everett now available here.  Also see the pre reading for the day The Effective PR Officer

New resources to help you ‘market’ bell ringing to other can be found in new menu choice to right New Resources (2017)

Terms of Reference of the PR committee, ie what we do:

  • foster goodwill and mutual understanding between ringers and the general public
  • foster public awareness of ringing
  • establish and maintain goodwill and mutual understanding between the Council and significant non-ringing bodies (including the media, church and government), and
  • establish and maintain goodwill and mutual understanding between the Council and ringers at large (as individuals and in ringing societies).

The Committee’s work includes BBC Bells on Sunday liaison, responding to Learn-to-Ring enquiries, distributing publicity leaflets, university liaison, overseas liaison, managing the Council’s Facebook and Twitter presence and maintaining the Things-To-Ring-For lists on the website.  Over the years, the Committee has provided advice and assistance in various forms to help ringers who organise public-facing events or run PR campaigns.  This has included display boards, posters, videos, presentation material and publicity leaflets.  Current aspirations include upgrading the presentation material to be more comprehensive, easier to integrate with local material and easier to download.


The committee provides a contact point with ringing for Press and public and performs other services including:

Other projects are undertaken as appropriate, ranging from the Millennium Project to the promotion of ringing for special occasions.


Committee membership

Photo of Mike BaleMike Bale Guildford Diocesan Guild

Photo of Jacqui BrownJacqui Brown University of London Society

Photo of Bruce ButlerBruce Butler Secretary North American Guild
829 North 25th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
215 765-8736

Vicki Chapman Essex Association
20 Mews Court, Chelmsford CM2 9PF, UK
01245 358040

Photo of Neal DodgeNeal Dodge Suffolk Guild

Photo of Nick ElksNick Elks Peterborough Diocesan Guild

Photo of Beverly FaberBeverly Faber North American Guild
180 Turn of River Road, Unit 14C, Stamford, CT 06905, USA

Photo of Kate FlavellKate Flavell Chairman Surrey Association
07768 798395 / 020 8942 1662

Photo of Susan HallSusan Hall Derby Diocesan Association

Photo of John HarrisonJohn Harrison Oxford Diocesan Guild
2 Murdoch Road, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 2DA, UK
0118 978 5520

Photo of Caroline StockmannCaroline Stockmann Kent County Association
Bell House , High Street , Sevenoaks , Kent TN13 1JD, UK
07826 543693

Clyde Whittaker Middlesex County Association & London Diocesan Guild

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