We are looking for someone to carry out routine checking and maintenance of our bells as currently we don’t have anyone physically able to do it.
Please contact me if you may be able to help us. We will happily agree a fee for this work.
Fawley Bell Ringers Secretary & Treasurer
T: 024 8084 3662
M: 07711 577919
There will be no practice at Buriton on Wednesday 26th February it being Ash Wednesday when there will be a Service in Church at 7.30pm.
The following Wednesday, 4th March, there will again be no practice as we will then be holding our AGM.
Thereafter we will be practising normally when all will once again be most welcome.
This month’s Beyond Bob Doubles will be at East Tytherley on Wednesday 26th February, expect Little Bob, Grandsire, maybe Stedman. All welcome.
The next Basingstoke District Practice will be held at St. Peter’s Yateley (8 bells, 11cwt tenor) on Saturday 21st March from 4:30pm to 6pm. As always all levels and abilities are welcome and rounds, call changes, Plain Bob and Grandsire will be rung. A brief meeting for the election of any new members may be held.
Please find attached poster for our next District practice, which is in Crawley, so nice and central for (nearly) everyone.
Hope to see lots of you there!
Best wishes meanwhile,
The Guild Education Committee is putting on a course to help people progress beyond Plain Bob. We will use a series of intermediate methods to teach you essential method ringing skills, which will make learning more advanced methods much easier, and also help you keep right in them and ring them well!
The doubles group(s) will explore methods such as Reverse Canterbury, before moving on to St Simon’s and St Martin’s. We will also explore the world of ‘variations’, where different calls are used in a base method to add variety and interest to your doubles ringing.
The minor group(s) will explore Little Bob, St Clement’s, Single Oxford and Double Oxford. We will also show how these methods can easily be spliced together with Plain Bob.
The minimum requirements are that you can ring touches of Plain Bob inside confidently.
These methods are all on the Ringing World 2020 Blue Pathway. This is a challenge for ringers and bands to extend their method ringing repertoire. Anyone can log on to Bellboard and subscribe to a pathway.
We may not be able to teach you to ring all of the methods in your group in one day, but you will get a good start. Afterwards we intend to follow up students in each District with further opportunities to practice these methods and perhaps score quarter peals in them.
Please apply in good time to secure your place. There is an electronic version of the application form at https://forms.gle/GuSEQngXcNNbEJco8
Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 3rd April.
Telephone: 07797 713862
A reminder about the Eversley Surprise Minor practice that takes place on the last Wednesday of every month (this month 26th February). Cambridge and the other more popular methods from the “41” are all attempted.
All Saints, Odiham bells will be out of action during refurbishment from Monday 10th February 2020 until end of March/early April, unless otherwise stated. Therefore, practices on Wednesday evenings will be held elsewhere. Wednesday 12th February it will be held at St Mary Herriard, venues of future practices will be notified when known.
The dates and towers for the Guild Striking Competitions 2020 are:
Guild Inter-Tower 6 and 8-bell competitions on the Saturday 16th May at Fawley and Eling.
Guild Inter-District 8-bell competition on Saturday 13 June at St. Lawrence, Alton. This is on the morning of the Guild AGM.
Further information available from these downloads:
Contact Pete Jordan
The next Christchurch & Southampton District Practice will be at Eling on Saturday 15th February, 2.30 – 4.30pm.
Dear Method Monday Ringers,
On Monday I propose we continue with our standard methods and continue to work on Cambridge Surprise Minor and St Clements Minor. If you want to have a go at treble bobbing then the Cambridge will provide a good opportunity. If you fancy plain hunt where you return to lead over the bells in a different order then St Clements is for you.
All this depends on enough ringers being available.
If you can ring bob minor then we can have a go at Original minor. I’ll explain on Monday.
Our usual plain hunt, rounds and call changes and doubles methods will still feature. A prompt start beckons.
The Isle of Wight District ADM will be on Saturday Feb 15, 2020.
Your chance to find out what is planned for the year and to meet your fellow ringers.
It is being held at All Saints Ryde.
- 3 pm ringing for all
- 4.30 Service in church
- 5.15 ADM in the Church Hall, followed by tea, and more ringing at the discretion of the Tower Captain.
Micheldever only has a small band, but were able to ring on Christmas morning when, for many years, the Micheldever bells have been silent on Christmas Day due to lack of ringers.
The band included the Winchester District Chairman, John Croft, who lives nearby, and two relative newcomers, Milena Nunn and her son Tomas.
The Micheldever band, in particular Mary Tiles for her tireless efforts, deserve to be congratulated for their achievement.
As you will know Ropley has no church and no bells at the moment, but we do have a band of ringers. We practice on the second Thursday of the month at Old Alresford in the winter and Bishops Sutton in the summer. We do have a problem, half the band are ill. Two are needing an operation in the near future which will put them out of ringing for some time, another is getting over an illness which put them in hospital before Christmas and they are still weak and a fourth has a sick husband. I do not want to stop practices but with only three ringers it may happen. I am asking if you could give an evening a month to help? If there is no response then practices will stop, meaning it will be very difficult to start again. Please contact me if you can help.
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This month’s Beyond Bob Doubles will be at Cheriton from 19:30 on Wednesday 29th January. All welcome from the district and beyond.
Applications are invited for peal attempts at Winchester Cathedral on Mondays 13 April (Easter Bank Holiday), 25th May (Spring Bank Holiday) and 31st August (Summer Bank Holiday) 2020.
The draw for these dates will be held on Wednesday 12th February, and the deadline for applications is 12 noon on that day.
Further details from Steve Lamb, Tower Secretary, tel. 07508 008864 or email.
The next Basingstoke District practice will take place at Eversley (6 bells, 5cwt tenor) on Saturday 15th February 2020 from 11am until 12:30pm.
As always all levels and abilities will be catered for and rounds, call changes, Plain Bob and Grandsire will be rung and a brief meeting for the election of any new members will be held.
A reminder about the Eversley Surprise Minor practice that takes place on the last Wednesday of every month (this month 29th January). Cambridge and the other more popular methods from the “41” are all attempted.
There will be no ringing at Petersfield on Monday 20th January. It’s our AGM!