Middlesex Association Bellringing Summer School

The Middlesex Association Bellringing Summer School concluded yesterday (25th August 2017) after a week of activity centred on St Mary Abbots Church, Kensington, where around twenty participants made extensive use of the new training bells, but also including sessions on handbells (tune ringing and change ringing), theory and history sessions, a maintenance/steeple keeping session at Fulham (All Saints), and a group visit to St Paul's Cathedral (see below). The whole event was organised in … [Read more...]

Middlesex Ringing for 800th Lord Mayor’s Show Day

              A band of twelve members of the Middlesex County Association & London Diocesan Guild arranged by master Geraldine Forster successfully rang a special touch of 800 changes of Stedman Cinques at St Mary le Bow. Cheapside, on Saturday 14th November to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Lord Mayor's Show Day.  The details of the ringing and band were pre-prepared on a peal-type board, which added to the pressure of scoring on … [Read more...]

Middlesex Eight Bell Striking Competition

The Middlesex Eight Bell Striking Competition, organised by Tom Lawrance, took place on Saturday 30th May at Sunbury on Thames with nine teams competing.  In alphabetical order these were: Foster Lane, Kilburn, Ladies (2 teams), St Giles-in-the-Fields (2 teams), Southern, Stepney/St Martin’s, Western Charles Herriott & Rachael Smith were the judges and the top teams were as follows: 1st Southern (27 faults) 2nd Western (35 faults) 3rd St Giles-in-the-Fields (36 … [Read more...]

Ringing for VE Day

The Association has been asked to publicise the following: Dear association PR Officer You are probably already aware that the attached letter VE Day 70 to the Central Council has also been widely circulated around the churches asking that ringers arrange to ring for the 70th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe) at 11 am on Saturday 9 May or over that weekend. I do hope you will encourage your members to join in as appropriate. We know that ringers are always keen to ring for … [Read more...]

Middlesex Association Twelve Bell Practice – Friday 13th February

Middlesex Association Master Geraldine Forster has written: Thank you to those who replied to my earlier email. Unfortunately, there are just too many conflicting events in London this Friday (13th February). We have just 5 for the early part of the practice and a maximum of 9 for the remainder of the evening with no regular back- end ringers. I have, therefore, decided to cancel the practice for this month only. I look forward to seeing everyone on 13th March.   Best … [Read more...]

Association Handbell Day

Association Handbell Day – Harrow on the Hill – Saturday 28th March 2015 Following the success of last year’s Handbell Day here at Harrow, I’m proposing to host it again in 2015.  This year, it will fall on Saturday 28th March (the day before Palm Sunday).  Details are as below. If you’d like to come along, please email Christopher O’Mahony to register your place – cdo@harrowschool.org.uk   RUNNING ORDER: Last year’s running order worked pretty well, so I … [Read more...]

South & West District ADM

At the South & West District ADM on 10th January the following district officers were elected:   Chairman: Peter Kemp Ringing Master: Michael Palmer Secretary: Monica Trow Training Officer: John Manley Deputy Ringing Master: Dorothy Barker Bell Restoration Committee Representatives: John Barrance & Ray Pearce Training Committee Members: Roger Forster (+ one vacancy)   Jill Wigney and Janet Baker were co-opted as joint treasurers to continue their … [Read more...]

S&W District Planning Meeting

The South & West District of the Middlesex Association will hold its planning meeting at Hillingdon on Saturday 6th December.  The meeting is at 10am with ringing to follow through to 1.30pm. At the meeting the draft programme for the year will be considered.  Subject to confirmation this comprises meetings as set out below.  Comments on this should be sent to Mike Palmer: mike.palmer42@btinternet.com 14 February 2015 10.30am – 12 noon 14 March 2015 10.30am – 12 … [Read more...]

Norwood Green Quiz Night

Linda Foddering writes: Dear All, A massive thank you for making the quiz night so successful and such a good evening. We raised £120.00 on the raffle, with £256.00 for tickets sold and £68.00 in donations. A grand total of £444.00 goes towards the Bell Appeal   … [Read more...]

Middlesex Association Logo Clothing

I have had one or two enquiries about the next clothing order and will be submitting one at the end of September.  It is probably too late to have them available for the Autumn General Meeting but hopefully I will have them by the end of October and can distribute them at the various District Meetings thereafter, or at the Christmas Shopping meeting, so they should be with you by Christmas at the latest.  So get a present for your loved one now!  Prices have risen slightly but I have still … [Read more...]