Here is a poster showing the A&P District Events for February and March 2019.
Please download a copy for your tower!
RINGING FROM 6PM ‘FIZZ N BUBBLES’ FROM 7PM
QUIZ STARTS 7.30PM
AT ST. MARY’S CHURCH HALL, BENTLEY, Church Lane, Bentley GU10 5NA
Plenty of Parking, the Hall is behind the Church
The Alton & Petersfield District Bellringer’s 2019 Quiz!
Bentley hosting, in our new Church Hall, ringing from 6pm and a glass of fizz for early arrivals & non-ringers!
We are planning a pudding auction, so get baking! Anything with alcohol going in always works a treat! As does ‘gooee’ puddings or a cheese board as a great accompaniment!
All monies raised will go to the District Funds!
Fish n chips. Bring your own drinks, we’ll have plenty of glasses and nibbles & pens for scribbles!
Prize for winning team! Prize for Most Original Table Name!
Prize for the Best Pud Maker!
First come first served places limited so hurry or you might not get in!
We ‘really’ look forward to seeing you!
Event: Organ recital by Claudia Grinnell of Winchester Cathedral
Date: 16th March 2019 at 7 pm
Place: St John the Evangelist church, Northington, Hampshire, SO24 9TH
Tickets: £10 including refreshments (unreserved seating)
A chance to hear the 1890 Charles Martin organ in a program designed and performed by Claudia Grinnell including a piece by local composer Gavin Skinner.
For tickets and information please email using the link.
Proceeds are in aid of two important charities – Breast Cancer Care and Friends of St.John’s a major restoration of the organ.
This promises to be a wonderful evening, and will do much to advance these worthy causes. If nearer the time I can find out more details of the programme I’ll let you know.
With regret we have to inform of the passing of Alan Sturgess long time ringer and previously Captain of SS Peter & Paul Fareham who will be sadly missed.
The funeral will be held on Wednesday 27th February, 1.45pm at St Peter and Paul, Fareham. There will be general ringing from approx. 1pm.
For those wishing to make a contribution, please donate to “Fareham Bell Ringers” for the upkeep of the bells that Alan had rung for many years.
ART Conference 2019 – Goes to Worcester!
ART will be holding its annual conference on 2/3 March at Worcester. The exciting agenda includes a great line up of speakers, with keynotes by:
Mark Regan, the Ringing Master at Worcester Cathedral, who will not only be looking to the future, but offering visits to the Cathedral Ringing Centre. Book early, as places are limited!
Matt Bulbeck, a professional outdoor sports coach and bell ringing teacher.
New-ish ringers Ian and Louise Wilson, with their take on bell ringing leadership based on 20 years of knowledge and experience gained in industrial and academic settings.
Simon Linford and Clare McArdle, who will be talking about Project Pickled Egg alongside the re-launch of the Learning the Ropes Plus scheme.
Reflecting the rapid proliferation of questions and concerns around recent events, additions to the ART line-up include presentations from the Church of England about safeguarding and the C of E, bell ringing insurance and risk assessments. There will be opportunities to talk through any local issues with the experts who will be available throughout the day.
The second day of the conference weekend concentrates on building a vision for the future of youth ringing and is hosted by the Central Council. A day of speakers and break-out sessions. A day for you to help shape the future. A day for anyone interested in developing the leaders and ringers of the future.
A Vision for the Future of Youth Ringing – David Hull
Putting Girls in the Lead: How Girlguiding Does it – Fiona Joines
Successful Leaders and the D of E Scheme – Christopher O’Mahony
Parental Involvement: What can we Learn from other Activities – Pip Penney
Different ages, different approaches – David Smith
The day will include a number of break-out sessions led by youth leaders. These will provide plenty of opportunities to share ideas and good practice and give you the chance to draw a vision of the future and start working towards it.
The ART Conference is our leading national event and is open to anyone with an interest in ringing teaching and leadership. We would like to invite you to join us at Worcester on 2nd & 3rd March 2019 for what is sure to be a full and interesting weekend.
» Book your conference place now
Hursley 2pm-2:45pm – Parking around the back of the church
1 Game of Bowling at Eastleigh Hollywood Bowl Swan Centre SO50 5SF
Hollywood Bowl needs to know numbers of bowlers by Tue 12th Feb
Cost for bowling under 16 £5.20 16 and over £6.20
FOR ALL YOUTH RINGERS (18 AND UNDER)
ALL ABILITIES WELCOME FROM ROUNDS UPWARDS
For more details contact Sallie Ingram
Link to download poster
With places filling up for the Cambridge Surprise Major course in March, the Education Committee is turning its attention to those whose current experience doesn’t stretch to that. We are holding another full-day course on Grandsire Doubles and Triples, on Saturday 6 April, based at Goodworth Clatford. There may be lots of new ringers who started early on in the Ringing Remembers campaign who may now be ready to think about Grandsire Doubles, and hopefully it will also appeal to “returning ringers” who need to brush up on past skills. If in doubt, talk to your tower captain.
I have attached the poster and application form (both Word and pdf versions). Places are filled on a “first come first served” basis so check your diaries now, as leaving everything until the closing date is not a good idea!
If you, or anybody else in your tower is interested, I am more than happy to answer any questions – email: Christine or ‘phone 01962 886939.
For: the Guild Education Committee
This month our Beyond Bob Doubles practice will be at Cheriton on 30th January from 19:30 to 21:00, all welcome from the Winchester District and beyond. This is an opportunity to ring anything from grandsire doubles and plain bob minor to Stedman and surprise minor, if there is anything you would like to try just let me know. The next Guild Education Day on Cambridge major is in just over a month so if you want a little extra practice at Cambridge minor before then this is your opportunity.
In order not to spam the whole District/Guild I have a fairly limited distribution list so feel free to forward this e-mail to anyone who might be interested, and if you wish to be taken off the list then let me know.
15:30 – 16:30 General Ringing
16:30 – 17:00 Service
17:00 – 18:00 Tea followed by Annual District Meeting
18:00 – 19:00 General Ringing
Please supply names for tea to Edd Colliss by the 29th January
Links to documents:
|DATE||VENUE||NO OF BELLS|
|ST MARY BOURNE||6|
HALF YEARLY MEETING
|ANDOVER (start 7.45)||8|
|ST MARY BOURNE||6|
As there is a Burns Night event taking place in the village hall next door, we have been asked not to ring at Blackmoor on January 25th. We are, however, planning to have a practice on Thursday 24th instead which you are welcome to join us for.
There will be no practice on February 1st either as it the date of our annual dinner and meeting.
You are always welcome to join us for any other practice night.
Two great minds (Alan Bentley and Tim Kettle) have been at work together to host this great opportunity within the C&S District: A one day course (Module 1) Teaching Bell Handling. This will be held at St. Peter’s, Bournemouth on 9th March 2019 with tutor Gill Hughes. In time we plan to host more in the undercroft conference centre.
St. Peter’s has great facilities within its undercrofts, and in time we hope will become known on the ringers-map as a ‘Learning/Ringing Centre’, as the church invests in making the staircase, tower, steeple, bells more accessible to the public and awareness. We are very lucky to home a beautiful heavy ring of 8 by Taylor’s (21cwt in E), recast as a complete set in the 1930’s. The tower is also home to the popular and successful weekly tailored practice night specifically geared towards bell handling.
For more information please contact Tim Kettle, Ringing Master of St. Peter’s.
There will be no ringing at St. John’s, Bournemouth on Sunday 20th January. This is due to a joint service being held at St. Michael’s.
Normal ringing times will resume after this.
Here are the dates for the two Channel Island District Meetings for 2019:
Channel Island District meeting & Inter-Island 8-bell Striking Competition – Spring 2019 – on Alderney – Sat April 27th
Channel Island ADM & Inter-Tower 6-bell Striking Competition – Autumn 2019 – on Jersey – Sat Sept 21st
Here are some of the events already planned in 2019 for the IOW District:
|Feb 16||IOW Annual District Meeting – Newport|
|April 13||8-bell striking competition – Brighstone|
|May 25||Lester Bailey Call Change competition|
|June 15||Guild AGM on the IoW – Freshwater|
|June 15||Guild Inter District Striking competition on IOW at Brighstone|
|July 20||Half yearly meeting|
|Sept 21||IOW Day (quarter peals etc)|
|Oct 5||Fred Green Change ringing competition|
A PDF of the Christchurch & Southampton District Events in 2019 can be downloaded from here.
There will be no practice at Romsey Abbey on Wednesday 23rd January as we are holding our AGM.
Please note that there will be NO practice at Hursley on Friday 1st
February as the ringers are holding their AGM.
We hope to have 6 or 7 peal attempts at Hursley between October 2019 and
April 2020, some of which will be allocated to visiting bands. If anyone
would like to apply for one of these attempts please contact the Tower
Secretary, Christine Hill, by 25 January. Contact can be made directly
or via the Hursley website
https://www.pealbase.co.uk/hursley/code/contact.php . There will be a
draw at the AGM to allocate attempts if necessary.
Please find attached the notification of the first Winchester District event of 2019 – a practice at King’s Worthy, next Friday. It’s quite handy to get to for anyone reasonably close to Winchester, and you will be assured of the opportunity of some interesting ringing.
Hope to see lots of people there, to support the local band as well as to broaden your experience.
Sadly this evening’s practice at 7:30pm-9:00pm with Tim Kettle at St. Peter’s has had to be cancelled due to lack of ringers. We hope to see everybody in full attendance next week.
For those still wishing to ring this evening, there will be a practice at St. Peter & Paul, Ringwood at 7:45pm until 9:15pm. (New ringers from 7:15pm until 7:45pm)
Places are filling up for the Education Committee’s day on Cambridge Surprise Major, 9th March based at Milford-on-Sea. If any of you are thinking about this, could I just remind you that the closing date for application is creeping up and you need to get your form and payment to me sooner rather than later. Closing date is Tuesday 21st February.
I am attaching the poster and application form (both Word and pdf versions) again in case the originals got accidentally recycled with the Christmas wrappings!
Any queries – do please get in touch.
The Guild Education Committee
A Happy New Year to all our ringers! We hope all your towers enjoyed a good Christmas and – like the Guild Education Committee – are looking forward to plenty of ringing in 2019.
To this end, we are attaching the poster and application form (both Word and pdf versions) for the first of our Education Days. This will be on Saturday 9th March when we will be covering Cambridge Surprise Major, based at Milford-on-Sea.
With lots of very welcome new ringers within our towers following Ringing Remembers, we will be covering some of the basic subjects as the coming year unfolds, but, first off, we hope Cambridge Surprise Major will appeal to the slightly more experienced ringers who are looking for a challenge. If you think this is something you would enjoy, or if there are others within your tower who would like to join in, do please get in touch.
As always if you have any queries do please email me or phone 01962 886939 and I’ll do my best to help, or I’ll “find a man who can”!
On behalf of: The Education Committee
Wishing you all a very happy new year for 2019.
There is an invitation and welcome to all at All Saints, Milford this evening (New Year’s Eve) from 7:30pm until 9:00pm. Rounds and call changes upwards.
Please support local towers, and if you’re en route to a party, and haven’t rung much over the festive season. I know that my brain is rather clogged with mince pies!
Friday 21st – 7.45 to 9.00pm
Sunday 23rd – 9.30 to 10.00am
Monday 24th – 3.30 to 4.00pm and 10.30 to 11.00pm
Christmas Day – 9.30 to 10.00am
Friday 28th – Practice cancelled
Unfortunately, Swanmore church is closing their doors on the 31st December, meaning there will be no more ringing at Swanmore in 2019 at all.
Our last practice is Friday 21st, 6.30-7.30pm. We will be ringing on Christmas Day and we will be ringing on Sunday the 30th for the last time.
Ringing times for Christmas Day is to be confirmed. Sunday 30th December is 2 till 3.30pm.
All ringers are welcome to join us for the last ringing on the bells at St Michael’s Swanmore before the church closes. If you haven’t rung there yet, this WILL be your last chance!