Ringing Remembers: Armistice Centenary 12:30pm

All bell ringers are invited to join the nation in marking the end of the First World War by ringing together on Remembrance Sunday 11th November at 12:30p.m. to coincide with the nation’s tribute as thousands march past the Cenotaph. Everybody is invited to take part, whether you are a new Ringing Remembers recruit or an experienced ringer. All are welcome. If you haven’t done so already speak with your tower captain to start making plans for ringing during this national moment. Share … [Read more...]

Bellringing Summer School

Learn to ring church bells in a week. As a recent learner says: "I can’t recommend learning to ring more enthusiastically, but it comes with a warning – it’s incredibly addictive!“ This is what you could be doing … What is it? A week long course to learn how to ring church bells, including introductory sessions on theory, maintenance, listening skills, handbell ringing, etc and a visit to St Mary le Bow, Cheapside to see the famous ‘Bow Bells'  Where is it? St Mary Abbots, … [Read more...]

MCA: Peal of 5040 Spliced Plain Minor – 420 methods

On Sunday 27 May 2018 at St George in the East a peal of 5040 spliced minor was rung unconducted. 420 methods were rung, including 72 for the first time, according to a grid composed by Adrian Sweeting. For details of this unusual event, see Bellboard. … [Read more...]

Musical Evening for the BRF

A brilliantly conceived and executed social evening revealed the astonishing musical talents of N&E District ringers. Proceedings were opened by Alec Gray on solo trumpet (move over, Satchmo) and the varied program that followed maintained the high standard. Our considerable thanks to Michael Royalton-Kisch and Janet Betham for organisation and their performances. And the icing on the cake was the wonderful amount of £758 raised for the BRF. … [Read more...]

N & E Learners’ Outing

On 18th June 10 learners and 17 helpers visited Monken Hadley, Ridge, South Mimms and North Mymms towers for the annual Learners' Outing, stopping for lunch at Ridge and finishing with a delicious tea provided at North Mymms by the Monken Hadley ringers. Many thanks to the drivers and helpers - we raised about £64 for the BRF after tower donations were given. … [Read more...]

N&E: Highgate Fair fundraising

On 11th June over £360 was raised for the Bell Restoration Fund at the Highgate Fair in the Square. Very many thanks to those who contributed items to sell, helped on the stall and came to demonstrate handbells. … [Read more...]

Philip Vracas’ funeral service

Philip’s funeral will be on Friday 20th May 2016, at Christ Church Spitalfields, and will start at 2.30pm. There is no need to let the family know if you are attending, they are expecting a large gathering. … [Read more...]

Philip Vracas

It is with much regret that I have to inform you all that Philip Vracas, our recently re-elected President, died unexpectedly late evening on Monday 25th. Stephen Jakeman Vice-President … [Read more...]

N&E 6-bell Striking Competition

N&E District held their 6-bell striking competition this afternoon, with 6 teams entering, two of whom were Novice bands. Aldgate won the Novice cup, with St. Mary's Kilburn coming second. Kilburn St. Augustine won the Jersey cup, with Aldgate and St. James' Islington coming second and third. There was some good ringing on not easy bells. Congratulations to all. Janet Drake N&E Sec. … [Read more...]

NE: Quarter Peal Day and Bell Restoration Fund

N&E District had a very successful day last Saturday, 19 March, our Quarter Peal Day. Stephen Jakeman kindly and efficiently took over the organisation of the day from Alec Gray who was unwell. 17 quarters were attempted, and 11 scored, which included 10 firsts - ( quarter, in method or as conductor). £386. was raised and donated to the BRF. Congratulations and thanks to all who took part. … [Read more...]