For those of you who will feel deprived of ringing in the week commencing 21 March (Holy Week) I have good news. The CS Sopley Minor practice WILL be taking place as usual on Wednesday 23 March at 7.30pm.
As there will be little other ringing in that week, why not give this practice a try – you may discover you like it and want to come again! We will be continuing to dispel the dreaded bob minor single “demons” as well as progressing to other methods including Little Bob, Single Oxford, Kent TBM and Cambridge amongst others (all dependant on who is there!)
We look forward to seeing you there,
Tim Kettle, Tim Martin and Christopher Smithies
Please don’t forget it’s the Sopley minor practice on Wednesday this week!
We are aiming to continue the progress made last month in Plain Bob and Treble Bob Plain Hunt, as well as continuing with Kent TB minor, Little Bob Minor and Cambridge Minor.
We try to have something for everyone, so if you’re just thinking about ringing on 6 bells you can start with plain hunt minor (maybe jumbled up) or Treble Bob Plain Hunt, before trying your hand at Plain Bob. You can move on to the other methods when you feel ready.
We are dependent on more experienced ringers to provide the backbone and experience for these practices, so if you feel you would like to help please come along. We nearly always manage to do something a bit different or more challenging during the evening – and, of course, we want everyone present to feel they’ve had a good, worthwhile evening at the end of the practice.
Hope to see you on Wednesday,
Tim Kettle, Tim Martin, Christopher Smithies
After their AGM in Bournemouth on Saturday 9 January, Salisbury Guild are ringing at St Peter’s from 7pm to 9 pm. They have kindly invited members of Christchurch and Southampton district to join them.
I hope to see some of you there
Please note that due to the proximity to Christmas the December Sopley minor practice is cancelled.
The next Sopley minor practice will be Wednesday, 27 January, 2016. Details of methods will be posted in good time to allow for study!
For obvious reasons the practices on 24 and 31 December are cancelled. Practices will resume on Thursday 7 January.
Please note this practice has been cancelled – next practice 19 November
Please note that service ringing at St Peter’s will be at 9.15 due to an earlier service time
The date of the Sopley Minor Practice has moved to the 4th Wednesday in the month from next week 28th October. As a result it no longer clashes with the District Surprise Major practice at Ringwood (first Wednesday) and we hope that this will accommodate anyone who would like to attend both.
To recap, the practice is for anyone who wants to practice Minor methods from Plain Bob through Little Bob, Kent, Oxford to Cambridge and other methods as requested within the ability of the group. So far a number of ringers have gained experience in basic minor and treble Bob minor and we can pack a lot of touches in to an hour and a half due to the nature of the bells. This practice is for any District ringers who want more help with any of the above so don’t wait for a personal invitation!
This month, in addition to any of the usual methods we are hoping to have a go at spliced plain and little Bob Minor. If you want any more information contact the organisers, Tim Kettle, Chris Smithies or Tim Martin.
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