CCCBR Weekend – Sunday Service Ringing, 8th September

CCCBR Weekend - Sunday Service Ringing The Middlesex Association welcomes CCCBR members and others to London for the activities over the weekend of the CCCBR Meeting. In addition to the towers mentioned in the CCCBR publicity material, the following towers in and around Central London have confirmed that Sunday morning service ringing will take place, and visitors will be welcome.  Do please get in touch with the tower contacts (via the web forms on the tower pages reached by clicking … [Read more...]

MCA & LDG AGM, 27th April

Details of the timetable for the MCA & LDG AGM are now published and are as follows: 1400 to 1530 Striking Competition at Aldgate1500 to 1600 Service Ringing at Cree1600 to 1630 Service at Cree1630 to 1730 Tea at Cree1730 to 1900 Meeting at Cree1900 to 2000 General Ringing at Aldgate St Katharine Cree, Leadenhall Street, EC3A 2DXSt Botolph Without, Aldgate, EC3N 1AB … [Read more...]

Dennis Brock 100

Friday, 23 November 2018 Dennis Brock rang a Quarter Peal for his 100th Birthday. Not only ringing a quarter for his 100th birthday, mentioned in Prime Minister's Questions and the BBC London News and National radio. https://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/event.php?id=9563 55:27 into this episode of BBC Radio 4's Broadcasting House BBC London News … [Read more...]

Challenge Accepted!

Few people will be aware that the Rhodesia Plate Striking Competition Trophy (awarded to the team, other than the winners of the Association Plate, ringing the best 120 in the six bell striking competition at the Association Autumn General Meeting) was intended to be a challenge trophy, that is, at any point the holder can be challenged for it. On 1st October 2018 at St Clement Danes the first ever challenge competition took place between Stepney (St Dunstan), the winner in 2018, and challenger … [Read more...]

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 your … [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...]

St Paul’s Bells Project Update June 2018

The 12 bells of St Paul’s have hung in the Cathedral’s north west tower since 1878. Over the years the bells have rung out for coronations, jubilees, royal births and other great national and City occasions including the annual Lord Mayor’s Show. After 140 years of near constant use, the bells and their frame were beginning to show signs of significant deterioration — posing the real risk of the bells in time falling silent. In partnership with ringers, City Livery Companies, the City of London … [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...]

Ringing Remembers Poster

Please find attached the Ringing Remembers Poster from Big Ideas Co who are working with the CCCBR on the Ringing Remembers campaign.  Please circulate this to your towers and encourage them to put it up in church and village notice boards.  There will be a suite of images available to download from the CCCBR website to use on other material as well. There will be some limited numbers of printed posters available, and a trifold information leaflet at the ART conference at the … [Read more...]

Aviva Community Fund Application – Second London Summer School

Middlesex Association has another opportunity to be awarded a grant of £1,000 to enable us to run a one week summer school next year aimed at new recruits to ringing. Aviva give 200 awards of £1,000 based on votes from the general public and the successful projects are those which receive the most online votes. Each of you, your friends and relatives have ten votes each, which you can cast on Aviva’s Community Fund website.  Obviously we hope that you will cast all your ten votes for MCALDG’s … [Read more...]