N&E Go West

On Saturday 17th July over 20 people ventured out as the N&E District enjoyed a superb outing to Reading, organised by Janet Betham.Two rings of 8 and a 12 in Reading followed by a nice little 8 in Caversham, as well as good weather and a nice walk along the Thames, meant for a great day out.A couple of highlights were some very well struck Grandsire Cinques by a completely Middlesex Band, and singing Happy Birthday to Judy Bourne of Hackney who had chosen to spend her day with us!A full … [Read more...]

Bell News – June 2023

The latest Bell News is available here featuring the following; Ringing for The Coronation of King Charles III Full programme of events for the summer Other Association & District news As ever, comments and suggestions for improvement, as well as articles and content for future issues are gratefully received. Contact details for the Editor can be found on this page. We look forward to seeing you at an Association or District event soon! … [Read more...]

Westminster, The Queen’s Tower, Imperial College London

Tower Details Westminster, The Queen’s Tower, Imperial College London, SW7 2DD (TQ266792) 10 bells — 38- 1-15 in Db.   Ringing usually takes place for an hour, typically from 1300, on a limited number of dates each year but is currently suspended whilst work takes place on the tower.  This is not expected to finish until January 2026! When ringing takes place visitors can usually be accommodated but we ask that you make contact in advance. You should bear in mind that with 239 steps to the … [Read more...]

Westminster, St Stephen

Tower Details Address: St Stephen, Rochester Row, SW1P 1LE (TQ295790) Bells: 8 Weight: 23-0-00 in C# Service Ringing: 1st Sunday 9.30–10.00 am; 2nd and 4th Sundays 11.15–11.45 am; 5th Sunday please check Practice Ringing: Occasional practices on Fridays; please contact to confirm A restoration of these bells was completed in 2016 by John Taylor & Co. Tower contact: Andrew Hodgson bells@sswsj.org Tower Location … [Read more...]

South Hackney, St John of Jerusalem

Tower Details Address: Lauriston Road, E9 7DH (TQ356842) Bells: 8 Weight:19-0- 11 in Eb.                                                            Toilet: Available in church Parking: Off road in front of church. Tower Access: Via main door Service Ringing:  Sunday 09:15-10:00 but ring to check.  Other ringing by arrangement. Tower contact: Guy Wells, 07983 500954 guymondog@gmail.com Tower Location … [Read more...]

Shoreditch, St Leonard

Tower Details Address:  High Street E1 6JN (TQ335826) Bells:  13 (inc sharp 2nd) Weight:  25-1-11 in Eb Service Ringing:  Sunday 9.45-10.30 am by arrangement Practice Ringing:   no regular practice. Contact:   Michael Crockett michaelrcrockett@yahoo.co.uk To view the tower calendar to see when the bells have been booked Click Here To book bells through the Society of Royal Cumberland Youths Click Here Tower Location … [Read more...]

Cranford, St Dunstan

Tower Details Address: Cranford, St Dunstan, The Park, TW5 9RZ (TQ101781) Bells: 6 Weight: 7 cwt in B. All ringing by arrangement. Toilet: Yes Tower contact: Michael Palmer, 07587 207213  palmermj42@yahoo.com Tower Location … [Read more...]

Bushey, St James Apostle

Tower Details Address:  High Street, Herts WD23 3BD (TQ130952) Bells:  8 Weight: 13-0-11 in F# Service Ringing:  Sunday 9.30 - 10.00 am Practice Ringing:  Thursday 7.30 - 9 pm Tower Contact: Stuart Brant, 35 Raglan Gardens, Watford, Herts WD19 4LJ, sbrant42@gmail.com, 07749 708988 Tower Location … [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...]

The Strike Back Express – bellringers on a train

A recent article by Alan Pink that appeared in the Ringing World. “What’s the record for the number of bellringers on one train?” One of the learned contributors to this journal may know the answer, but whatever it is, we’re hoping to break it on 29 July! A specially chartered vintage train will travel all the way from Hastings on the East Sussex coast to Bath and back, via Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Bromley South and Clapham Junction, with all profits from ticket sales going to our … [Read more...]