The Guild 10-bell competition is this year being held at All Saints, Basingstoke, on Saturday 7th October.
The draw is at 9:50am with the ringing starting promptly at 10am. The rules will follow shortly and any entries and queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me via the email link below.
Nicola Penny Reports. Photos by Tim Martin
As many of you know, the Ringing World National Youth Contest was at the beginning of July in Birmingham. It was wonderful to see so many young ringers from all over the country taking part. There were 1 8 teams of 10. There were 4 of us from the Priory. The others making up the Winchester & Portsmouth Guild team came from as far as Winchester Cathedral, Basingstoke and Milford. Our qualifier took place at St Peters in Harborne. The piece itself was good but we didn’t get through to the final. However, this was not necessarily a bad thing as it meant we could ring in more towers! Although navigating round the town to get to them was a challenge for the drivers.
There were towers open all over Birmingham including; St Giles (Sheldon), St Alphege (Solihull) and St Nicolas (Kings Norton), Then there was St Martin in the Bullring with a fantastic 16 bell tower. This being the favourite. It was really good to be able to ring in Birmingham, especially as the bells where so nice to ring and the views from the tower windows were impressive as well!
Monday 10th – No practice
Sunday 16th – 9:30am service ringing
Monday 17th – Practice 7:30pm as normal.
What a fantastic practice we had today of Stedman Doubles held at Herriard
2017 will see Winchester and Portsmouth Guild hosting the ART Conference including the second ART Awards ceremony at Basing in the Basingstoke District.
The ART Conference is once again presenting a packed agenda of speakers sharing best practice from their ringing as well as ideas from other activities and professions.
The Conference is ART’s 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 Old Basing, Hampshire on 11th March 2017 for what is sure to be a full and interesting day.
Tickets are only £12 for the diverse and inspiring Conference Sessions and the second ART Awards Ceremony. » Book your place at the 2017 ART Conference now
The day includes talks by two headline speakers, and a range of afternoon sessions to choose from. A number of new ART products will be launched and stalls will be available all day long long selling a range of publications and the latest equipment. The ART Awards Ceremony will be accompanied by drinks and nibbles.
On Sunday 12th March, you will be able to attend one or two ART workshops. Choose from “Learning Handbells”, “Mentoring Workshop” and “Teaching Handbells”. Tickets are only £10 including lunch.
This year’s sessions include…
- Engaging your Stakeholders
- Recruitment: The Holy Grail
- Ringing Culture: Help or Hindrance?
- Group Teaching & Working Together
- ART Assessors – the Key to Quality
- Igniting the Spark: Lessons from Devon
- Situational Leadership
For more information download the schedule & agenda for the weekend
- All Saints Basingstoke
- Saturday 17th September
- All welcome
- Contact Ian Rees
On Monday 7th March, the All Saints, Basingstoke practice will be transferred to Wootton St Lawrence. Practices are back to normal at All Saints from the 14th.
The Vicar and Warden of All Saints’ Church, Basingstoke, invite you to join with All Saints’ Ringers at 4.00pm on Sunday March 6th 2016 to celebrate and dedicate a tenth bell for the All Saints’ ring. The casting of this bell also commemorates the centenary of the casting of the ring of nine.
Open ringing from 3pm. All welcome.
After 4 years of presentations, deliberations, consultations and fund raising, on Friday 22nd the donors and some of the ringers from All Saints, Basingstoke went to watch as the new treble was cast to augment the ring of 9 to 10. The bell has been cast to mark the centenary of the existing bells and it is hoped it will be ringing by Easter Day.
Telephone: 01256 358933
Address: 56 Queen Mary Avenue, Basingstoke , RG21 5PG
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