Update 7 November from Helen Allton

Dear all,

Herewith Helen’s latest update.

I am sure many bellringers will be having the same thoughts as Helen when you read her final paragraph.

Happy reading,

Best wishes,


Helen’s text:

To: Branch Chairs, secretaries & treasurers, please pass on to members. 

Hopefully by now you’ve found out the muffles for fitting for ringing next weekend. The answer to the seasonal question is opposite the garter hole. What’s the question? Let me know if you think you know. There are no prizes, this one’s just for pride. 

Guild updates

Just a reminder that the Guild 10- bell practice will be at Kettering next Saturday, 13th November, from 10:30 to 12:30. 

All are welcome – the practices aim to help ringers move from being able to ring methods on 8 to starting to ring on 10. Methods previously rung have included Grandsire and Little Bob, and onto Stedman and Surprise.

The intention is to resume the 10-bell practice every other month. Contact The Master, Simon Dixon, with any queries. master@pdg.org.uk


With more events taking place in branches, you can keep up to date with what is planned across the Guild via the website, the events page lists what is upcoming. https://pdg.org.uk/events

CCCBR news

The president has published his latest blog. https://cccbr.org.uk/2021/11/02/presidents-blog-46/

The CCCBR has launched a discussion site, Ringing Forums. https://www.ringingforums.org/ It aims to be a place for ringers to ask questions and debate topics in a ringing exclusive environment. It will take a while to reach a critical mass of users, but there’s some items of interest already. You need to register to post, but not to read what has bene posted. 

I wonder if I’m the only person debating quite how many jumpers it is possible to wear at once while ringing. The desire to have ventilation is becoming less comfortable as the temperature drops. I’ll let you know when I discover how many jumpers is one too many. 😊



Helen Allton

Secretary: Peterborough Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers

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e-mail: secretary@pdg.org.uk

Telephone: 01832 735 266