Wedding ringers required Saturday 23rd July – Oundle

We need just two more ringers to make up a band of eight to ring for a wedding at Oundle Church on Saturday 23rd July. Meet time is 1:40pm for ringing both before and after the Wedding Service which is scheduled to start at 2pm. We ‘could’ just ring the back six, but I would rather ring all eight if possible. A fee of £25 is available per rope – please let me know if you are available.

Nick Elks – 07961 916819 – nick.elks@gmail.com

Urgent – more ringers required for wedding at Oundle this Saturday 23rd April

We are still short for a complete band to ring for the wedding at Oundle this Saturday. Do please consider if you are able to help. Ideally ringing before the wedding (10:45am to 11:00am) and also after the service which starts at 11:00am. If you can only ring afterwards (meet at 11:30am) that would be ok. The couple and the church would be most appreciative if we can at least ring afterwards. £25 per rope

Wedding ringer required Oundle Saturday 9th April

A positive covid test means we are now one ringer short for the wedding at Oundle this coming Saturday April 9th. The wedding service is at 1:00pm, with ringing afterwards only from 1:30pm, ringing up (if you are able to come early) at 12:45pm. There is £25 per rope. Please let me know if you are able to ring.

Nick Elks

Small grants available from the Branch for ringing consumables/sundries

Our Branch funds have accumulated over £1000 and we are looking to disburse that money in the form of small grants to local towers. If you need to buy a new rope, stay, slider etc then you can apply for a small grant from the Branch funds to help towards the cost. There is an application process (a form to complete) and grants are capped at £100 per application. This grant is, for the time being, only available during 2022, and applications cannot be backdated to cover purchases made before Jan 1st 2022. Any enquiries as to what is covered, and for application forms, please contact me as Branch Steward at the following email address… nick.elks@gmail.com

Ringers required at Whittlesey – Friday 5th November

A ringer from Yorkshire is looking for ringers to ring before a memorial service for her Godmother at Whittlesey St Andrew on Friday 5th November. The service is 2pm. She hopes to ring a quarter so ringing would be from 12.45 approx. If a quarter is not possible then it would be general ringing for 30 minutes or so. If you are free to ring, please message me and I will pass on details to the organiser.

Lutton wedding Sat Aug 14th

Four ringers required for a wedding at Lutton on Saturday 14th August. Wedding starts at 1pm. Please note that the bells are not to be rung full circle, but are only to be chimed because they are currently unsafe to ring full circle. Let me (Nick Elks) know if you are available please. £20 per rope.

Ringing For The Ghosts Of Today

Had to share with everyone a video on Youtube that was uploaded just yesteray. It is a ringing inspired story brilliantly acted, narrated and filmed to a very high standard. Do please watch it, I am sure it is like nothing you have seen before. Highly recommended.

New guidance from the Central Council on bellringing – not quite yet, but soon….

The Central council have been in talks with the Church of England Recovery Group about moving forward plans to relax the quite stringent current guidelines for ringing. The result is that we can look forward to more ringing with slightly fewer restrictions – but not quite yet.Click on the link below to see an article about this…

Further development of Coronavirus guidance – the Path Ahead