Association AGM 22nd April

The Association AGM will be held on Saturday 22nd April at St Stephen’s Church, Rochester Row, Westminster, giving us all a chance to ring on these fine, newly refurbished bells (a project supported by a grant from the Bell Restoration Fund). The programme is: 3.15-4.45 p.m.: general ringing and service touch. 4.45-5.15 p.m.: service 5.15-6.15 p.m.: tea 6.15 to about 7.45 p.m.: the Annual General Meeting All officer posts are up for election with some existing post-holders … [Read more...]

Clothing Order

Jill Wigney is (subject to sufficient interest) going to make one final clothing order.  Jill writes... I am doing a clothing order as I have had one or two enquiries as to when the next one will be.  The order form 2017 Clothing Order Form will shortly be on the web site, or you can use the link below.  If neither works please email me direct and I will email one back to you. This will be my last order.  I feel the price of the garments has increased so much over the years (blamed in … [Read more...]

Bellringing Summer School

Thanks to all who voted in the Aviva Community Awards! The London Bellringing Summer School for learners will take place from Monday 21st to Friday 25th August, based in Kensington where the tower has excellent training facilities including a set of dumbbells, partially funded by the Middlesex Association. Each day will run from 10 until 4 and will include handling lessons on tower bells, handbells, some history of ringing and change ringing theory. The aim of is to enable prepare learners … [Read more...]

8 Bell Striking competition

To be held at St Mary, Finchley: Saturday 27th May, 3.30 meet, ringing from 4.00. … [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...]

MCALDG 6-Bell Striking Competition Results

The Association's 6-bell Striking Competition was held on Saturday 15 October, at Hanwell, St Mary. Six teams rang two 120s separated by a few whole pulls of rounds. The judges, Ben Kipling assisted by John Manley, aggregated their marks for each 120, as set out below. The results were given by Ben at the Autumn General Meeting at Ealing: 1. Staines - Grandsire Doubles - 39 faults + 22 faults = 61 2. Aldgate- Grandsire Doubles -  64 faults + 34 faults = 99 3. Ealing - Grandsire Doubles - … [Read more...]

Summary of MCALDG Autumn General Meeting

The Association's Autumn General Meeting was held at Ealing on the afternoon of Saturday 15 October, in the hall of the United Reform Church on Ealing Green. This followed ringing before a service at Ealing Christ Church, and an excellent tea provided by the Ealing ringers. The attendance was a little down on previous years, perhaps not helped by the wet weather in west London. However, 36 people signed the record of attendance, representing 19 towers, and with two members present who are not … [Read more...]

N&E Training needs assessment update

To all N&E Tower Captains, Thank you very much for your input to the training needs assessment in April/May. We had responses from 27 towers, giving a good perspective on the needs of bands across the district. We also had 18 offers of help, to either lead or support training sessions. A document is attached summarising the key findings. Based on these we have built an outline District training programme for the next 18 months, which is also attached. In delivering this programme … [Read more...]

St Mellitus Medal awarded to Dennis Brock for great contribution to parish life

The St Mellitus Medal has been awarded to Dennis Brock in recognition of his long service to St Mary’s Sunbury-on-Thames, the Diocese of London and to the world of bell ringing in London and the Home Counties. See the full story from the Diocese of London here: … [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...]