Middlesex return to the Essex Trophy 10-bell competition

A band representing Middlesex has entered the competition for the Essex Trophy (10-bell competition) after a gap of six years. It was held at Hertford on Saturday 9th September with the following results: 1st Sussex CA (85%) 2nd Essex A (82) 3rd Kent CA (76) 4th Middlesex CA (69) 5th Surrey A (62) 6th Hertford CA (55) … [Read more...]

Autumn General Meeting

The Autumn General Meeting of the Middlesex County Association & London Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers is taking place on SATURDAY 21st October at Stepney (St Dunstan) with the following timetable of events: 1400 - 1530  Six Bell Striking Competition 1530 - 1600  General ringing 1600 - 1630  Service 1630 - 1730  Tea and Raffle 1730 -            The Meeting with general ringing (if time) through to 2000. … [Read more...]

ART Teacher Training Module M2F, 2nd December, Pimlico

With 20 pupils attending our summer school, and having completed Level 1 of Learning the Ropes, we are now turning our attention to placing them with a local Sunday band and supporting them to progress on to Levels 2 and 3. We have therefore arranged an ART Teacher Training Module M2F, on Saturday 2 December at St Saviour Pimlico from 9.30am till 4.30pm, which covers the material for Levels 2 and 3 of Learning the Ropes. Anyone who would like to learn more about teaching the stages up to … [Read more...]

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...]

South & West Striking Competition

The S&W 6-bell striking competition took place at Cranford on Sunday 4th June.  A record eight teams took part, and the judge was Ben Kipling from St Martin-in-the-Fields.  It was particularly good to see a U3A band from Twickenham, some of whom only started to ring in Autumn last year. This years winner was Staines, second was Acton, and third was Hillingdon.  These three teams will go on to the final at the Association Autumn General Meeting on October 21st at Stepney (St … [Read more...]

North & East Striking Competition

The results of the North & East District striking competition which was held at St George in the East on Saturday 20th May were as follows: 1st place - Islington St. James - 20 2nd place - Stepney St. Dunstans - 23 3rd place - Aldgate St. Botolphs A - 26 4th place - Hackney St. John's - 35 5th place - Enfield St. Andrews - 76 6th place - Kilburn St. Augustines - unable to complete the piece so disqualified The Novice competition was won by Aldgate St Botolphs B. The top … [Read more...]

Dennis Brock on BBC Radio 4 “Sunday”

The 28 May 2017 episode of the BBC Radio 4 program: "Sunday" featured an article about Dennis Brock. The piece featuring Dennis starts at around 18:50 into the program. There are various ways to listen: Listen Now on the BBC iPlayer Radio Download from the Sunday Podcast page Download the file directly from the BBC here Use your favourite Podcast app to download the episode or subscribe to the program: Android / Google Play / RSS iTunes / Windows phone   … [Read more...]

Easy Fundraising

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2017 Handbell striking competition results

The 2017 handbell Striking competitions took place in the majestic surroundings of Harrow School on Saturday 6 June, as part of the annual handbell day. The competitions were judged by Roger and Kath Baldwin, thus: The 6-bell Competition for "The Goodfellow Cup" attracted four entries.  Results were as follows: 1st (17 faults) - Chiswick, ringing Plain Bob Minor 2nd (30 faults) - Southwark, ringing Kent T B Minor 3rd (45 faults) - Harrow, ringing Plain Bob Minor 4th (46 faults) - … [Read more...]

CRAG Summary Report and Main Report Frequently Asked Questions

As General Secretary of the Association Steve Mitchel has been sent the CRAG FAQ PDF document: you can read the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ document here -> CRAG FAQ … [Read more...]