Another Successful Association of Ringing Teachers (ART) course for Sussex

Saturday the 27th of January saw 12 ringers from across Sussex gather at Southover, Lewes for the ‘M2F’ course run by the Association of Ringing Teachers (ART). The one-day course at Southover was fully booked, with Gill Hughes (from Derbyshire) putting them through their paces on the road to becoming better teachers / coaches.

Ian: “I had no pre-conceived learning objects for attending the Module 2F course, but, based on my experience of the Module M1 course I had an expectation for a very useful informative day, which would provide valuable tools to improve my teaching technique and effectiveness, presented in a collaborative environment and friendly atmosphere. I was not in any way disappointed.”

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Your association needs you!

We are looking for enthusiastic, keen people to take on interesting and varied roles, becoming key members of our team to ensure the smooth running of the Association. If you’d like to find out more, have any questions or would like to put yourself forward, please get in touch with Sandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Master

The Master oversees the activities of the Association through the District & Team structure. He/she chairs the formal meetings of the Association including AGMs and General Committee Meetings (GCMs) and may be invited to chair all or part of District and Association Team meetings. He/she submits a report of the Association’s activities to the March GCM for inclusion in the Annual Report and adoption at the AGM. The Master is limited to a three year term of office.

  • Wears an impressive chain of office & has the interests of the Association at heart
  • Needs a sensible head & a good listening ear
  • Drinks a lot of tea
  • Has the full support of a great General Committee
  • Chairs 2 GCMs (Mar & Nov) & an AGM (May)
  • Gets to eat a lot of cake

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Annual District Meetings - February 2018

February is a hive of activity for the Association with many opportunities for you to ring and meet/make friends from across your District and beyond. No matter what stage you are at with your ringing, everyone is most welcome - ringing will be from rounds upwards.

All four District Secretaries would be pleased to see you at your Annual District Meeting - your chance to give feedback on District events and happenings, elect your District team and nominate Officers for General Committee positions. Would you like to be involved more? - please take a look at the Vacancies leaflet. Don't be put off by the titles - roles can be split down and shared out - so if you can help in any way, however small, please do let Sandra know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the end of January.

See you there!

The dates & locations of the Annual District Meetings are in the calendar.

Ringing Remembers: 1,400 new ringers for Armistice Day 2018

In November 2017, an exciting new campaign was launched to recruit 1,400 new bell ringers to participate in the 2018 Armistice Day commemoration. 2018 will be the centenary of the end of World War I, in which more than 50 Sussex ringers lost their lives. So far, only 121 new recruits have registered nationwide. The New Year is an excellent time to attract new learners: many people are looking for new challenges and new ways of getting fit.

Recruitment Ideas and Resources

For ideas, see our 'Ringing Remembers' page in the Learning & Training section.

"This project gives us the opportunity to raise the profile of ringing and develop a relationship with community networks to provide new bell ringers. Ringing Remembers is a poignant and significant programme which appropriately acknowledges the sacrifices made by so many, aspiring to a living l

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