7th March 2016

Directory of Ringing Centres

Adelaide Ringing Centre

Recognised by the Central Council

Location St Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide
Contact The Hon David Bleby QC Tel: +61 8 82724017; Mobile: +61 419 810 039 PO Box 716, Unley, South Australia 5061, Australia (email)
Website users.on.net/~maball
Training activities Currently the most comprehensive and technically advanced ringing training centre in the world, the Adelaide Ringing Centre provides training facilities on eight computer-linked dumbbells at all levels in a dedicated tower, with a fully equipped seminar room and resource Centre in the room below, and with convenient access to the 41cwt Taylor eight in C in the adjacent tower. For information concerning training programs, ringing schools and seminars contact:
Dr Matthew Sorell: E-mail
Mr Matthew Ball (Tower captain): E-mail
The Hon. David Bleby: E-mail

(Data last updated: 8 February 2013)

Aston Clinton Ringing Centre

Recipient of a Founders Company grant
Recognised by the Central Council

Location St. Michael & All Angels, Church Lane, Aston Clinton, Bucks.
Grid reference SP879119
Contact Colin Walter Tel: 01296 630411 110 Weston Road, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Bucks HP22 5EJ, UK (email)
Training activities Weekly simulator practices with individual tuition and silent, group practice. Promotion and development of ringing for young people. Bespoke training in handling and basic method ringing and conducting offered to individuals and groups. Ringing Centre open to groups to arrange their own training requirements. Training days for the development of method ringing up to Surprise level on 10 bells and one day seminars on any ringing related subject; course can be run to order.Weekly simulator practices with individual tuition and silent, group practice.8/10 bell practices held at approximately 6 weekly intervals. Once per month, Saturday morning teaching sessions primarily for learning doubles and minor methods; with this arrangement local tower captains bring their learners. Outreach assistance to local towers. Organising Sunday service and wedding ringing at another local tower.

(Data last updated: 17 July 2015)

Barrow on Humber Ringing Centre

Recipient of a Founders Company grant
Recognised by the Central Council

Location Holy Trinity Church, Barrow on Humber, N Lincolnshire. 3 miles east of Humber bridge. Nearest main railway station: Barnetby, approx 8 miles, where all Sheffield-Cleethorpes and Lincoln-Cleethorpes services stop. Ringing Centre manager lives in Barnetby, so lifts from here may be possible.
Grid reference TA072214
Contact Heather Peachey 07775 996933 12 Hallam Close, Barrow on Humber, Lincs DN19 7FD, UK (email)
Website www.lowwood.org.uk
Training activities The Barrow Ringing Centre is operated by a training society known as the Barrow and District Society of Church Bell Ringers. The Centre is part of the Lincoln Diocesan Guild, but due to its location also serves ringers from neighbouring territorial associations. There are Society practices twice a week, on Mondays at Barrow (12) and Wednesdays at Elsham (6). Workshops, quarters and peals are organised according to need and demand, at various times and locations, with most Sunday afternoons seeing some activity taking place. The Society produces a monthly newsletter which is available online, by email or post.

(Data last updated: 20 December 2012)

Bishopstoke Ringing Centre

Recipient of a Founders Company grant
Recognised by the Central Council

Location
St Mary’s Church, Bishopstoke, Hampshire
Contact
Christine Knights-Whittome
01962 886939
3 Oaklands, South Wonston, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 3HZ
(email)
Training activities
The Centre is located in the territory of the Winchester and Portsmouth DG of Church Bell Ringers, and is available to the Guild, its Districts and Towers, and to individuals for ringing training of all types.
Courses in the last year have included a Guild Education Committee day course on teaching bell handling and an ITTS module one course.

(Data last updated: 21 Nov 2016)

Bradford Ringing Centre

Recognised by the Central Council

Location
Bradford Cathedral
Grid reference
SE166332
Contact
Deborah Thorley
01535 631382
(email)
Website
www.bradfordringingcentre.org.uk
Training activities
Bradford Ringing Centre is operated by the Western Branch of the Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers.
Our first aim is to recruit and train a new band for Bradford Cathedral, then to recruit and teach further new ringers for towers in the branch.
Weekly practices are held on Monday evenings and branch 10 & 12 bell practices are held monthly.
Our second aim is to provide monthly training courses principally for branch members, held on the fourth Saturday morning of each month.
Further courses and coaching sessions will be arranged as required, and we hope to become involved in the Ringing Foundation’s ITTS.

(Data last updated: 9 January 2013)

Bradpole Ringing Centre

Recipient of a Founders Company grant
Recognised by the Central Council

Location
Holy Trinity Church, Bradpole, Dorset
(email)
Website
www.facebook.com/groups/383587258481999/
Training activities
The Centre continues to run about 50 courses each year mainly on Wednesdays and Saturdays, covering bell-handling and listening, plain hunt, raising and lowering individually and in peal, Plain Bob/Grandsire/Stedman Doubles, Little Bob/Kent TB Minor, St Simon’s Group, Reverse Canterbury Group, Grandsire Triples, Cambridge Minor, Bob Major.
The Centre has also been used by adjacent branches of the SDGR for training days and by individuals bringing their learners to the centre. We encourage as many as possible to use the centre’s facilities and our main courses continue to be listening (this is proving increasingly popular) /handling/plain hunt and PB and G Doubles.
We also run a “friends” night as often as possible to try and encourage the helpers to meet together to ring more advanced methods.

(Data last updated: 26 July 2015)

Braunston Ringing Centre

Recognised by the Central Council

Location
All Saints Church, Braunston, Northamptonshire
Grid reference
OS Sheet 152, SP536663
Contact
Geoff Pullin
01327 871806
25 The Glebe, Badby, Daventry, Northants NN11 3AZ, UK
(email)
Training activities
A weekly 2 hour practice session for our “Monday Group” consisting mainly of pensioners, which continues to flourish.
To encourage further local Branch interest it is intended hold additional practices on Saturdays.

(Data last updated: 11 August 2015)

Bryanston Ringing Centre

Recipient of a Founders Company grant
Recognised by the Central Council

Location
St Martin’s church, Bryanston School, Dorset
Contact
Philip Rioch
01258 450594
14 Shottesford Avenue, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7XU, UK
(email)
Website
sdgr.org.uk/branches/east-dorset/towers/a-c/bryanston/
Training activities
Weekly daytime practice on Tuesday mornings, catering for all abilities (limited places available – please contact the correspondent for further details).
General practice at 7.45pm on second Thursday of the month. All welcome.
Training facilities also available for hire.

(Data last updated: 12 March 2014)

Castor Ringing School

Recipient of a Founders Company grant
Recognised by the Central Council

Location
St Kyneburghas Church, Castor, Peterborough
Contact
David Teall
(email)
Website
www.petbells.org.uk/ringing-school
Training activities

Castor Ringing School runs training sessions from 10.00am to 12.00 noon on most Saturday mornings throughout the year.  The ringing chamber at Castor is particularly spacious with a good rope circle and plenty of seating and the bells are a joy to ring.  We also have the use of an adjoining room with teaching facilities.  We use tied bells and a simulator and provide tuition in both bell-handling and change ringing.  Once our pupils have rung their first quarter peal on an inside bell we encourage them to continue to attend as Helpers.  We welcome participants from any Tower and have regular attendees from the Peterborough, Lincoln and Ely Guilds/Associations.

(Data last updated: 20 Feb 2017)

Chigwell Ringing Centre

Recognised by the Central Council

Location
St. Mary’s Church, 66 High Road, Chigwell, IG7 6QB
Contact
Graham Foat
07092 988 391 (Voicemail)
(email)
Website
www.chigwellringingcentre.co.uk
Training activities
Based at St Mary’s church, the Chigwell Ringing Centre was set up by the Essex Association of Change Ringers using a grant from Essex County Council’s Arts in Essex Small Grants Scheme. The wooden tower houses six bells (8cwt in G), each of which has a sensor connected to a simulator (Abel). The sound-control system allows the bells to be silenced for practice.
The Centre hosts workshops and short courses including the “Counting your Place” programme – see the website for details.

(Data last updated: 30 March 2015)

Cinque Ports Ringing Centre

Recipient of a Founders Company grant
Recognised by the Central Council

Location
St Mary the Virgin, Dover, Kent
Contact
Barbara Dale
01304 823217
9 Chisnall Road, River, Dover, Kent, CT17 0RH, UK
(email)
Website
en-gb.facebook.com/CinquePortsRingingCentre
Training activities
Practices every Saturday morning; bell control for beginners followed by method ringing.
Quarter peals by arrangement.
Participation in District training events.

(Data last updated: 12 March 2014)

Coggeshall Ringing Centre

Recipient of a Founders Company grant
Recognised by the Central Council

Location
St Peter-ad-Vincula, Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex
Contact
Janet Edwards
01376 573412
181 High Street, Kelvdon, Colchester, Essex CO5 9JD, UK
(email)
Website
www.eacr.org.uk
Training activities
The centre is used for the annual Essex Ringing Course. It is used for all sessions over the three day course.
Essex Association Districts without a 10 bell tower use the centre for 10 bell practices. Coggeshall also organise their own training sessions, sometimes for their own ringers and sometimes for the District or Association. The centre is also available for hire by other ringers wanting to practice a particular method or handling.
Information on the Coggeshall Ringing Centre is available on the Essex Association website at www.eacr.org.uk – go to the training page and look under Ringing Centres.

(Data last updated: 8 February 2013)

Colwall Ringing Centre

Recipient of a Founders Company grant
Recognised by the Central Council

Location
St James the Great, Mill Lane, Colwall
Contact
Elspeth Jones
01684-540784
Allfields, British Camp, Malvern, Worc., WR13 6HR
(email)
Training activities
Sessions are usually held on the 3rd Saturday morning to cover raising and lowering, basic handling, plain hunting and a particular method chosen in advance.

(Data last updated: 13 March 2012)

Docklands Ringing Centre

Winner of the Worshipful Company of Founders prize for 2000
Recognised by the Central Council

Location
London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Southwark
Contact
All contacts reachable via “Contact Us” form — see link on website Home page
Website
www.docklandsringers.co.uk
Training activities
The centre operates at a number of towers in East and South East London.
There are two main practices each week, at St James’ Bermondsey on Tuesdays and St Dunstan Stepney on Thursdays. Both start at 7.30pm and the towers are easily accessible by public transport.
We also have a beginners practice most Sunday afternoons at Stepney. We are capable of teaching people from the absolute beginner stage, and welcome new recruits.
At Bermondsey we have a number of teaching aids, and can arrange intensive lessons for new recruits. For those considering returning to ringing, we have an active social life and we regularly ring a variety of methods, from Grandsire, Plain Bob and Stedman. We are happy to help people progress and often attempt quarter peals up to Surprise Major level.
For more details see our website.

(Data last updated: 16 July 2010)

East Riding Ringing Centre (North Cave)

Recognised by the Central Council

Location
All Saints, Church Lane, North Cave, East Yorkshire, HU15 2GJ
Contact
Simon Plows
01430 425774
25 Bridge Road, West End, South Cave, East Yorkshire, HU15 2JE
(email)
Training activities
The East Riding Ringing Centre – North Cave, is a very active band, and is committed to the training of its local ringers as well the training of ringers at many other towers within East Yorkshire area.
The Centre promotes the art of change ringing within the area, while also working and standing back to back with the local ringing Societies.
We fully recognise and support the ITTS.
As well as the training we provide for our ringers and others towers, our facilities, which include: full sound control; a fully equipped classroom (below the ringing chamber); a new modern fitted kitchen and a modern toilet block within the church; and good parking; all within a lovely rural village setting, are fully available to other groups and Societies. An offer that has already been taken up by an external group during 2013, the Ringing Centre having been used for two training courses by the Beverley & District Society, in July and September.
We also provide bell maintenance advice for other towers, and carry out the installation of new stays and rope repairs.

(Data last updated: 4 November 2013)

Ecclesfield Ringing Centre

Recognised by the Central Council

Location
St Mary’s, Ecclesfield, South Yorkshire,
Website
www.ecclesfieldtower.org.uk/Ringing-centre.html

(Data last updated: 23 January 2010)

Eckington – The Gordon Halls Ringing Centre

Recipient of a Founders Company grant
Recognised by the Central Council

Location
SS Peter & Paul, Eckington, Derbyshire
Contact
Don Jones
0114 248 4206
2 Spruce Rise, Killamarsh, Sheffield, S21 1GQ, UK
(email)
Website
www.gordonhallscentre.org.uk
Training activities
I am pleased to report that the Ringing Centre is being put to good use. The number of events held has again increased, there being 65 training events held at the Centre during 2013. There were 42 events arranged by the Centre for the benefit principally of Derbyshire ringers although some Yorkshire ringers have also benefited on many of these occasions. There have been 2 ITTS courses, 2 Chesterfield District training events and this year 19 occasions that the Whiting Society have run training events at the Centre. The Whiting Society events have ranged from Spliced Treble Bob Minor to ‘improving handling’ courses. This has particularly pleased me, as this range of activity benefiting the whole spectrum of the ringing fraternity is what I envisaged for the Centre more than 10 years ago when setting it up. Two Derbyshire bands have benefited from whole band training events helping them move forward using the many benefits of the equipment and philosophy of the Centre. A number of beginners have benefited from handling and other basic training activities. We often get enquiries from beginners looking to get help that is not readily available with their local band, these are always dealt with sympathetically and are welcomed.

(Data last updated: 12 March 2014)

Edgmond Ringing Centre

Recipient of a Founders Company grant
Recognised by the Central Council

Location
St Peter’s Church, Edgmond, Newport, Shropshire
Contact
Edric Broom
01952 825851
New House, Pipers, Lane, Edgmond, Newport, Shropshire TF10 8LE, UK
(email)
Website
www.sacbr.org.uk/Edgmond/Edgmond.htm
Training activities
The Centre holds a weekly all ability practice on Wednesday evenings, 7.30 to 9pm at which all are welcome, with ringing from call changes to surprise major.
A monthly Wednesday morning practice on the silenced bells and simulator gives an extra opportunity particularly to less experienced ringers in the area.
New recruits are taught to handle before the main practice and at other sessions arranged as required.
The Centre hosts at least four Saturday Training Mornings per year for the Shropshire Association
Monthly surprise major quarter peals are organized.

(Data last updated: 20 December 2012)

Edington Priory Ringing Centre

Recognised by the Central Council

Location
Contact
Chrstine Purnell
01225 704934
30 Avon Road, Melksham, Wilts., SN12 8BA
(email)
Website
sdgr.org.uk/branches/devizes/towers/e-l/edington/

(Data last updated: 20 December 2012)

Enfield Ringing Centre

Recognised by the Central Council

Location
St Andrew, Enfield
Contact
Craig Ward
07943 160955
79 Harman Road, Enfield, Middx, EN1 1LA
(email)

(Data last updated: 13 Sep 2013)

The Fire Ring and Marches Teaching Belfry

Recipient of a Founders Company grant
Recognised by the Central Council

Location
9 miles from Ludlow
Contact
John Turney or Jan Herraty
01547 530470 (answerphone)
Orchard House, Hopton Heath, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 0QD
(email)
Website
www.firering.co.uk
Training activities
In 2013 we have been continuing to run short courses for ringers at all levels of ability. Our teaching belfry now has 10 “bells” giving the opportunity to ring on higher numbers for both methods and call changes. Several local towers use the teaching belfry for special sessions – often concentrating on a single method or using the facilities as a base for an alternative outing. We encourage first quarter peals in various methods – whether it is plain bob or surprise methods. There are also weekly practices held here, an opportunity for more experienced ringers to brush up surprise methods and improving confidence in calling and conducting.

(Data last updated: 12 March 2014)

Gnosall Ringing Centre

Recipient of a Founders Company grant
Recognised by the Central Council

Location
St Lawrence’s Church, Gnosall, Staffs
Contact
Richard Harris
01785 822739
(email)
Website
www.gnosall-bells.org.uk
Training activities
Activity has been quiet in 2007.
However, regular 12 bell practices will continue during 2008 and the centre is starting to be used in a limited way for teaching a small number of new recruits.

(Data last updated: 22 May 2008)

Gwennap Ringing Centre

Recipient of a Founders Company grant
Recognised by the Central Council

Location
St Wennappa’s Church, Gwennap, Cornwall
Contact
Norman Mattingley
01872-242569
16, Hurland Road, Truro, TR1 2BU
(email)
Training activities
All regular Centre training activities are currently suspended until further notice. The Centre’s facilities can be booked for use by visiting groups.

(Data last updated: 20 Feb 2017)

Hailsham Ringing Centre

Recognised by the Central Council

Location
Sussex
Contact
Christine Baldock
01323 832642
Mountain Side, Under Road, Magham Down, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 1QD, UK
(email)

(Data last updated: 20 December 20 2012)

Houghton-le-Spring Ringing Centre

Recipient of a Founders Company grant
Recognised by the Central Council

Location
St Michael’s Church, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear
Contact
Kristopher King
07810 443132
58 Fellside, Birtley, County Durham DH3 2ND
(email)
Website
www.dandn.org

(Data last updated: 13 March 2012)

Huddersfield – Longwood Ringing Centre

Recipient of a Founders Company grant
Recognised by the Central Council

Location
St Mark, Longwood, Huddersfield
Contact
Mr C Jones
01484 317811
31 Moor Close, Beaumont Park, Huddersfield, HD4 7BP, UK

(Data last updated: 6 November 2013)

Keele Ringing Centre

Winner of the Worshipful Company of Founders prize for 1999
Recognised by the Central Council

Location
St John’s Church, Keele, Staffordshire
Contact
Philip Gay
Woodlands, Keele Road, Keele, Newcastle Under Lyme ST5 5AL, UK
(email)
Training activities
There is a weekly learners’ practice at Keele (Tuesday, 6.30 – 8.00 pm), catering for basic ringing skills and method ringing up to Plain Bob Doubles.
Keele and Madeley churches are used for Association training events.
The annual Keele University Ringing Courses (three 3-day courses in 2007) are held at Keele and Madeley churches.
Individual sessions for simulator-based training are arranged by request as required.

(Data last updated: 2 February 2008)

Kineton – Edgehill Ringing Centre

Recognised by the Central Council
This is an Association of Ringing Teachers Teaching Centre

Location
S Peter, Kineton, Warwickshire: SP335511
Contact
Graham Nabb
01926 641812
12 Glosters Green, Kineton, Warwickshire, CV35 0LT
(email)
Website
edgehillbellringers.org/
Training activities
Practices each month following the Learning the Ropes (LTR) Curriculum levels 1, 2 & 3; others as required.
Regular Quarters to support LTR achievement.
Focus on basic skills handling, bell control, listening etc.
Six basic ringing sessions per month during the week.
Teaching from scratch on a regular basis by ITTS trained tutors.
Weekly quarter peals for progression.
Evening Target Practices.
Workshops on theory, listening skills and other subjects as required.
Full day courses on Bell maintenance and Tower Management.
Monthly Kids group ‘Kids in Charge’.
School Group – after school club.

(Data last updated: 8 October 2015)

Moulton Ringing Centre

Recognised by the Central Council

Location
Moulton, Northants, SS Peter & Paul
Contact
Barry Care
01504 646818
“Sunrising”, 9 Alibone Close, Moulton, Northampton, NN3 7WR
(email)
Training activities
We continue to work closely with the local branch of Guild to provide regular special practices.
These have ranged from more straightforward methods through to include opportunities for visitors to ring Surprise Major methods at Saturday morning sessions.
Our weekly normal practices on Monday evenings are open to visitors from other towers which we actively encourage, and have provided opportunities for them to experience ringing on higher numbers up to maximus – usually at the introductory level of Plain Bob and Little Bob.

(Data last updated: 3 March 2013)

Oadby Ringing Centre

Recipient of a Founders Company grant
Recognised by the Central Council

Location
St Peter’s church, Oadby, Leicestershire
Contact
Andrew Young
OADBY RINGING CENTRE, Parish Office, Wigston Road, Oadby, Leicestershire LE3 5QE
(email)
Website
www.oadbyrc.org.uk
Training activities
The centre holds midweek practices at least once a month, as well as Saturday practices once a month.
These range from beginners up to Surprise Major level.
Many of the midweek practices are aimed at individual towers, who visit the Centre.
In addition a number of quarter peals are rung, either at the centre or nearby towers, in support of the training sessions held.

(Data last updated: 20 December 2012)

Pimlico Ringing Centre

Location
Lupus St, Pimlico, London SW1
Contact
Stephanie Pattenden
020 7630 5496

(Data last updated: )

Prittlewell Ringing Centre

Recipient of a Founders Company grant
Recognised by the Central Council

Location
St Mary’s Church Prittlewell, Essex
Contact
Peter Sloman
01702 545889
“Rumbles”, Hall Road, Rochford, Essex SS4 1NN
(email)
Training activities
Sessions held every Saturday morning from 9.00 am to 12 noon.
Tuition for new recruits and ringers with bell handling problems for towers in the surrounding area.
Courses in basic bell handling leading to an ability to ring rounds, call changes (Kaleidoscope) and basic hunting on five. The bell handling includes ringing up and down, and listening skills.
Monthly quarter peal attempts for consolidation of basic methods, hunting and listening (tenor behind).

(Data last updated: 20 December 2012)

Rothwell Ringing Centre

Recognised by the Central Council

Location
Holy Trinity Church, Rothwell, Northants.
Contact
Murray Coleman
01536 761303
20 Copelands Road, Desborough, Kettering NN14 2QF
(email)
Training activities
Training sessions are held generally monthly on Saturday afternoons, in conjunction with Branch meetings.
Individual training sessions on the dumb bell are also held.

(Data last updated: 22 May 2008)

Shiplake Ringing Centre

Recipient of a Founders Company grant
Recognised by the Central Council

Location
SS Peter & Paul’s Church, Shiplake Cross, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon (Grid Ref. SU767782)
Contact
Cyril Crouch
0118 940 2704
Woodford, Baskerville Lane, Lower Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 3JY, UK
(email)
Website
www.shiplakeringingcentre.org.uk
Training activities
The Centre holds a variety of activities in conjunction with the local branch including monthly advanced 8 bell practices, and training days.
The centre is available to book for individual and group training activities including use of the simulator.

(Data last updated: 13 March 2012)

South Petherton Ringing Centre

Recognised by the Central Council

Location
Parish Church SS Peter & Paul, South Petherton, Somerset
Contact
David Purnell
01460 241642
40 Lampreys Lane, South Petherton, TA13 5DU
(email)
Website
bath-wells.org/towerselect.php?DoveID=SOUTH%20PETT
Training activities
The centre is used by the Branch and the Association for occasional events, and by the Tower for the teaching of recruits with the use of a simulator on a weekly basis.
Training is from teaching bell handling, raising and lowering, through to Surprise Minor.

(Data last updated: 20 Decemebr 2012)

Stretham Ringing Education Centre

Recognised by the Central Council

Location
Parish Church St James’ Church, Stretham, Ely, Cambs. CB6 3LD

Contact
Barbara Le Gallez
(01223) 860283 or 07855 904827
(email)
Website
www.elyda.org.uk/strethamrec
Training activities

Our facilities are available every day, 9am-9pm (except when already in use by church or local band) for a cost of £2 per person per session. Training courses are available on request on most topics. Using our simulator, you can ring on your own or have a lesson with a qualified teacher. Quarter peal bands welcome. You can learn to ring here, following the ART Learning the Ropes syllabus. We welcome group outings to experience bell ringing. We are easy to find, there is parking outside the front gate and a shop and good pub across the road. Kitchen and toilet in church.

(Data last updated: 20 February 2017)

The Swan Bell Tower

Recognised by the Central Council

Location
The Swan Bells, Barrack Square, Riverside Drive, Perth 6000, Western Australia
Contact
Rhys Greenhaigh
Swan Bells, P O Box 5589, St George’s Terrace, Perth, Western Australia
(email)
Website
swanbells.com.au/
Training activities
The tower undertakes training at all levels from teaching bell control to advanced ringing on higher numbers.
The tower is open to the public on a daily basis (over 60,000 visitors last year) often with ringing demonstrated by the St Martin’s Society band.
Training during the year has included weekly handling clinics, advanced practices up to Surprise Maximus, change ringing on handbells etc.
75 – 100 ringers have benefited from these sessions in the last year.
Swan Bells is probably one of the best ringing facilities in the world.

(Data last updated: 9 January 2013)

Troyte Ringing Centre

Recipient of a Founders Company grant
Recognised by the Central Council

Location
Bampton and Huntsham, Devonshire. OS Landranger Sheet 181
Contact
Michael Hatchett
01398 331843
Five Oaks, Bampton, Devon, EX16 9LE, UK
(email)
Website
www.troyteringingcentre.org.uk
Training activities
The Centre provides:
-weekly bell handling workshops (Bampton)
-weekly evening practices – Monday at Huntsham and Thursday at Bampton – Mondays concentrate on the early stages of method ringing, Tusdays provide opportunities for a range of five and six bell methods
– an annual training programme of six Saturday events some with Friday evening theory sessions
– a monthly 8-bell evening practice beyond Plain Bob Major
– a monthly Sunday “theory with tea” session
– a speaker with display boards and handouts for recruitment and/or raising public awareness talks.
Other activities:
– weekly peal attempts at Huntsham
– annual fund raising programme – during 2010 we raised over £3,000 for Help for Heroes.

(Data last updated: 13 March 2012)

Wolborough Ringing Centre

Recipient of a Founders Company grant
Recognised by the Central Council

Location
St Mary’s Church Wolborough, Coach Road, Newton Abbot, South Devon TQ12 1EJ – OS Map Grid Ref: SX 854703
Contact
(office) 01626 334357
St Paul’s Church Office, Devon Square, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 2HN
(email)
Training activities
The Centre holds a variety of training afternoons, bell-handling workshops, listening skills sessions, and youth events (swim & barbecue).

(Data last updated: 20 December 2012)

Workington Ringing Centre

Recipient of a Founders Company grant
Recognised by the Central Council

Location
St Michael’s Church, Workington, Cumbria NX997289 CA14 2EZ
Contact
M Gareth Evans
01900 824647
69 High Brigham, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0TG
(email)
Website
www.carlisle-dgcbr.org.uk
Training activities
The centre holds a range of activities including raising and lowering, listening, Kent and Cambridge, Stedman, Grandsire, Plain Bob, simple conducting and an annual training day attended by about thirty students (using 6 local towers).

(Data last updated: 12 March 2014)

Yorkshire Dales Ringing Centre

Recognised by the Central Council

Location
Settle, North Yorkshire, with 20-mile radius catchment area
Contact
Steven Soames
01729 822057
2 Sandhole Close, Giggleswick, N. Yorkshire BD24 00A, UK
(email)
Website
www.ydrc.wanadoo.co.uk/
Training activities
Monthly Saturday morning courses in such subjects as Teaching the Teachers, calling call changes, raising and lowering, bell-handling, Plain Bob Doubles and Minor.
For more details see our website.

(Data last updated: 18 March 2012)

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