Sponsored Places Available for ART Conference!

Interested in ringing, teaching and leadership?

Our lovely Alan Collings is once again generously offering to sponsor 6 places on the 2018 Association of Ringing Teachers (ART) Conference being held at Royston, Hertfordshire on 3rd & 4th 4 March 2018. There is a packed agenda of leading speakers sharing best practice from their ringing as well as ideas from other activities and professions. Hot topics are Young Ringers, Retention, Insurance, PR, Simulators and New Technology by expert speakers such as Simon Linford, Linda Garton, Matt Bulbeck and Pip Penney.

Further information can be found at http://ringingteachers.org/news/conference

If you would like to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity, or obtain further details, please email Sandra Alford at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note, this covers ticket price only, all other expenses e.g. Travel costs, accommodation if necessary, to be paid for by applicant.

Tickets go on sale at the beginning of January. The Sussex members who attended last year found it interesting and extremely worthwhile - one even came away with a new set of handbells!

Thank you Alan!

Happy Christmas from the Master

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!

It’s nearly time for Santa Claus to visit and bless us with the opportunity for plenty of additional ringing over the Christmas and New Year period. No doubt many of us will also be welcoming the chance to go out for a Christmas get together or even a Christmas meal with our fellow ringers and of course the almost obligatory ‘little’ sip of alcohol.

This is my last Christmas message to you, as I have almost completed my 3 year term as Master, and will be handing over the chain of office at the Association’s AGM in May.

I look forward to meeting many of you at the individual District ADM’s in February, but in the meantime, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year, and just keeeeeep ringing.

Graham Hills
Association Master

Ringing the Changes for the Central Council – Your Feedback on the New Rules is Needed!

Sweeping changes are underway at the CCCBR (Central Council for Church Bellringers) to modernise it, and make it more relevant to and supportive of all ringers. Key to this is a complete rewrite of the Council’s rules – a revised draft of the new rules is now available for comments and suggestions. Please do take a look at the new draft rules, and submit your comments and suggestions by 12th January 2018!

It’s important that as many ringers as possible – no matter what ability or background – provide feedback and suggestions on the draft rules. The Central Council exists to support and represent you, so please do get involved in this process. You might have experience or ideas from non-ringing activities that could be very valuable.

There’s a nice overview of the work being undertaken to rewrite the rules, feedback so far, and things to consider in the 15th December issue of Ringing World. Feedback submitted at this stage will guide work on the final version of the new rules, which will be published in February, in good time for the next Central Council meeting in May 2018.

SCACR clothing - back by popular demand!

By popular demand, SCACR clothing is back!

Brighten up your winter with our new SCACR clothing range – hoodies, rugby tops, t-shirts and more – a range of colours and sizes – available to order now! Children’s sizes now available.

Full details on the clothing page.

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