Sponsored Places Available for ART Conference!

Interested in ringing, teaching and leadership?

Our lovely Alan Collings is once again generously offering to sponsor 10 places on the 2019 Association of Ringing Teachers (ART) Conference being held at Worcester on 2nd & 3rd March 2019. The ART Annual Conference is an inspiring and enjoyable weekend, with leading speakers sharing best practice from their ringing as well as ideas from other activities and professions. Continuing last year's successful partnership with the CCCBR, the second day of the conference is organised by the newly formed Volunteer and Leadership Workgroup and focuses on youth development and leadership.

The conference is open to all ringers. Book your place now - together we can make a difference.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note, Alan's sponsorship covers ticket price only, all other expenses e.g. travel costs, accommodation if necessary, to be paid for by applicant.

Tickets are now on sale. The Sussex members who attended last year found it interesting and extremely worthwhile. In 2017, one Sussex ringer even came away with a new set of handbells!

Alan specialises in restoration of handbells, and will be in Worcester with handbells for sale and also to discuss repairs etc. for any handbells you may already use. Alan kindly brought the Dewbys Bells mini-ring to support the SCACR presence at the South of England Show in June 2018. He's always extremely supportive of the Association, and we thank him for his continued generosity.

Thank you Alan!

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Blue Peter broadcast of Sussex Young Ringers - UPDATED!

Sussex Young Ringers will feature on the BBC’s Blue Peter programme on Thursday 10th January 2019 (17.30, CBBC channel). Filming took place during the Ringing World National Youth Contest in July, which the Sussex team won. Presenter Lindsey Russell was also filmed having a “learn the ropes” session the week before, with the SCACR and KCACR (Kent) youth striking competition teams. The programme may contain a few surprises…!

The programme airs a few times in the week and is available in iPlayer until 9th February. Do encourage everyone you know to watch it! This is great publicity for ringing, and we hope it will inspire new young (and old!) ringers.

Here's the link to the #bluepeter #bellringing challenge https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0001yts/blue-peter-diamond-countdown … scroll to 18:45. 'It was a lot more challenging than I thought it would be, but a lot more FUN - you can do it too, give it a try!

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Look no further for your ideal Christmas present!!

Check out our wide range of clothing this festive season. We’ve got everything from t-shirts to gilets for men, women and children.

Not a reindeer’s nose in sight although possible a Jingle Bell – ho, ho, ho!

See details on our Clothing page or contact Sandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Orders to be received by 1st December 2018.

BBC Countryfile at Rotherfield - 11 Nov 2018

The BBC have been to Rotherfield to record an article for 'Countryfile', to be broadcast on BBC1, Sunday 11th November.

The filming included a new War Memorial which has been erected on the village green behind the church. Particular reference was made to Owen Holmwood who was a bell ringer and killed in action 21st October 1916.

The Rotherfield ringers we were asked to ring and so hopefully, you will hear half muffled ringing at the beginning and with John Craven looking up at the Tower, open ringing to finish.

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