Update 31 May

Dear All,

What a gloriously sunny morning on this, the first day of June. Let’s hope the sunshine today augurs well for the rest of the month.

Without further ado, herewith Helen’s update.

Happy reading,

Best wishes,


Helen’s text:

To: Branch Chair, Treasurer & Secretaries, please pass on to your members. 

What a difference a bit of sun makes, it makes everything feel much more optimistic. It’s been a lovely weekend and even the Bank Holiday turned out nice – for a change. 

Guild News

Time to get your clicking fingers out. Ecclesiastical Insurance are running their “Movement for Good” campaign for the third year. This awards donations of £1000 to 500 charities. The Guild was successful in 2019, with your help we could be so again. All you need to do is click this link: https://www.movementforgood.com/index.php?cn=258271&ct=heritage_arts%22  and the website will open. Click on the button that says Nominate a charity now and it will take you to the relevant area of the page. You should find the Peterborough DG information already populated, just select Charity type “Heritage Arts” All you need do is complete the rest of the form for us to be nominated. The more nominations, the better chance of being selected.

Guild AGM

Just a reminder, the AGM will be held on 12th June at 6pm via Zoom. All attendees will need to register and all details can be found here: https://www.pdg.org.uk/agm-2021 Any nominations, matters arising and any other business to be sent to the Secretary in advance. 

There are 2 posts where the current holder is standing down, and for which nominations are needed, PRO and Newsletter editor. Role descriptions are on the AGM page. 

There is a further post, a new one, of Safeguarding Officer, and the role description for this can be found on the AGM page. 

If you are interested in any of these, please get in touch with the secretary, secretary@pdg.org.uk

Latest Guidance from the CCCBR

The latest guidance from the CCCBR is available here. https://cccbr.org.uk/coronavirus/

They have also produced a handy table of the different precautions that are advised. This can be found here: https://cccbr.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Guidance-at-a-glance-v-1.02.pdf

As ever, if you have any questions, we’re here to help. 

CCCBR updates:

The President’s Blog, edition 34. https://cccbr.org.uk/2021/05/18/presidents-blog-34/

The Central Council advises of 2 upcoming events that ringers may wish to plan to get involved with. 

Should you have an Ellacombe apparatus, 26th June marks the 200th anniversary of its invention. If you have an example, you may want to be involved, by ringing it at noon (suggested) on that date. https://cccbr.org.uk/2021/05/21/ellacombe-bicentenary-celebrations/

The NHS was founded on 5th July 1948. To mark its founding, the day has been assigned as NHS, Social Care & Frontline Workers’ Day. Ringers are encouraged to ring at 8pm that evening. You can ring 73 times (once per year) or ring for a few minutes.  https://cccbr.org.uk/2021/05/28/nhs-social-care-frontline-workers-day-5th-july-2021/

Photo Contest

After last year’s YouTube contest, the CCCBR is looking to form a collection of photos available for use in publicity and similar. The first subject is “Ringing through the Seasons” and the closing date is 4th July. Details can be found here.  https://cccbr.org.uk/2021/05/23/photo-gallery-competition/

And that seems like enough to be going on with. Hoping the fine weather continues and that we move towards June in brighter sprits. 



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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