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May - Challenge Month


The Association is having it's first Challenge Month in May 2019. Whether you are a new ringer or been at it for 25 years or more, there's always something new to try. So why not rise to the challenge and give it a go this May?

Challenges could be anything from ringing a touch of call changes to doing your first quarter or calling a peal. See our events page for May for more ideas and how to get involved.

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June Striking Contest


We have our annual six-bell striking contest coming up on Saturday 1st June. If you are entering a band, please submit your entry to our Ringing Master, Rob Barcroft, by the week before. (Rob's email is on the Officers page.)

The contest is taking place at Kingsley starting at 3pm. Full details are on our Events pages and the contest rules are on the Stiking Contest pages.

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Trip to Dublin


Following on from a successful trip to Ypres earlier this year, Steve Stoker has arranged a coach trip to Dublin in late October. It is a 4 day trip with ringing at all five towers in Dublin. The cost is £339 per person based on 2 sharing and includes coach travel, ferry and bed & breakfast at a four star hotel.

If you are interested in the trip please contact Steve asap for further details on .

(Guinness isn't compulsory, but will no doubt be available for those so inclined!)    

Keele Learners' practice


For several years Phil Gay has run a learners' practice at Keele, St John on a Tuesday night. These sessions make extensive use of a simulator and are open to all Association members.

If you are interested in attending one or more of these sessions, please contact Phil on .

Phil has written a more extensive piece on the background to these practices which can be viewed here:   View more...

Forthcoming Events


All of May - Challenge Month

Tues 28th May - Call Change Plus Practice: Caverswall

Sat 1st June - 6-Bell Striking Contest: Kingsley


100 Club


The Association runs a '100 Club' to raise funds for the Bell Restoration Fund. The way it works is that members pay a subsciption of £12 and are entered in 5 draws in the year. There will be four prize draws, usually at business meetings, and one Superdraw at the Association's AGM. If fully subscribed the first prize will be £50 at the prize draws and £100 at the super draw.

So if you would like a flutter in aid of a good cause, please contact our 100 Club organiser, Chris Adams.  

Visit our 100 Club page by clicking here -   View more...

Learning to Ring


Have you ever considered learning to ring? Not sure where to start?

Take a look at our towers page to find somewhere close to you and just call in on a Sunday or practice night. Or go to the officers page and drop an email to our secretary for further information.

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Safeguarding of children and young people is an important issue both at a tower and an association level. The Association has therefore appointed a Safeguarding Co-ordinator, produced guidelines for tower captains, and policies and procedures for association events.

Copies of the documents can be found on our Publications page. They can also be obtained from our Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Ray Daw.

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