Guild News update from Helen Allton:

Dear all,

Please see Helen’s Guild news update following the Guild Management Committee meeting held on Saturday 6 March. We will hear more about a return to ringing in due course. In the meantime, there is the opportunity to participate in Virtual Ringing Courses starting on 31 March.

Best wishes,

Julie

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An update for members on items arising out of yesterday’s Guild Management Committee meeting.

Guild Virtual Ringing Course – Easter 2021

The Guild is looking at putting on some online workshops. These would be via Zoom, with small groups and a tutor, making them interactive. Each would be ~ 45 minutes of workshop, plus setup and social. Zoom time intended to be no more than an hour. They are open to anyone interested. It might help refresh your memory of something you were ringing last year, or it might be an opportunity to understand the theory that underpins something you already know or want to learn. 

There is no obligation to attend all items in a theme, and repeat sessions can be run if there is demand. Can you please express interest as to which workshops you would be interested in attending. Please register interest for all workshops, even if on the same day; timetabling may be adjusted to suit. Replies to me on secretary@pdg.org.uk by 20th March, to give time for preparation. 

If you feel you could contribute, the president would obviously very pleased to hear from you. 

ThemeWednesday 31st March Saturday 3rd AprilWednesday 7th AprilSaturday 10th April
TowersInspection and MaintenanceAll about Stays & RopesTowers & Bell FramesRestorations
First stepsCalling Call ChangesRopesight & Plain HuntListening & StrikingRinging Up & Down
First MethodsPlain Bob methodPlain Bob TouchesGrandsire MethodGrandsire touches
Plain Methods Plain Bob Minor, including touchesSt Clements Minor & Single Oxford MinorTreble Bob & Little Bob MinorStedman Doubles & Triples
Treble Dodging  MethodsKent & Oxford Treble Bob MinorNorwich & Annable’s LondonCambridge & IpswichLondon & Beverley Surprise Minor
Knowledge BaseRinging on higher  numbersLearning MethodsUniversal touchesTerminology & Place Notation

Dates of Guild events.

The meeting debated the timing of upcoming Guild events for 2021. The conclusion is the diary below. Obviously the in-person events may have to be changed, according to circumstances at the time. 

·         AGM: 12th June to be held via Zoom

·         Spring Meeting and 6 bell striking contest: 21st August – Northampton branch

·         Summer Festival & inter branch 8 bell contest: 25th September – Thrapston branch

We will, of course, keep you up to date with any changes.

Returning to Ringing

There is obviously a lot at present that remains unknown about ringing again. This includes the requirements for distancing, masks, hand sanitising, session length, different ringer per rope etc etc etc.  Rest assured that we will keep you up to date with information as it is available, including from the Central Council and the diocese. 

Tower captains and correspondents can expect to hear from their branch Ringing Masters and Stewards in the near future. There will support available to enable towers to return to ringing; we need to know what support individuals, towers and branches will want, as it will vary. While we’re good, we’re not psychic. Talk to your branch or guild officers; we want to help. 

And thank you to everyone who contributed to a productive meeting. 

Thanks

Helen

Helen Allton

Secretary: Peterborough Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PDGCBR

Website: www.pdg.org.uk

e-mail: secretary@pdg.org.uk

telephone: 01832 735266

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1 thought on “Guild News update from Helen Allton:

  1. Hi Julie,

    I would be interested in nine of the workshops:

    31.3.21 Plain Bob including Touches Ringing on Higher Numbers

    3.4.21 Learning Methods

    7.4.21. Listening and Striking Universal Touches Grandsire Method

    10.4.21 Terminology & Place Notation Grandsire touches Ringing Up & Down

    Thank you,

    Helen.

    On Mon, 8 Mar 2021 at 12:06, Peterborough Branch wrote:

    > Julie Pocock posted: ” Dear all, Please see Helen’s Guild news update > following the Guild Management Committee meeting held on Saturday 6 March. > We will hear more about a return to ringing in due course. In the meantime, > there is the opportunity to participate in Virtual R” >

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