These are certainly troubling times and I know we are all missing our ringing and our ringing friendships.
If you would like to keep in touch please use the Branch website to check for updates and if you are a Facebook user you can join the Guild Facebook group. The link is:
All Branch events are cancelled for the time being.
Peterborough Branch Secretary
If you would like to read the minutes of the recent branch AGM you can find them here:
Also here in the downloads section of the web site is a poster- style list of the events for this year to give an overview of what is planned and in case you wish to print one for your tower. All the event details are also listed individually here:
and will be updated as more details are confirmed.
Best wishes all and happy ringing
Thank you to all who attended the AGM yesterday. It was good to see so many of you there and your input into the Branch is greatly appreciated. It was also a great opportunity to meet the new Guild secretary, Helen, and the new 100 club organiser, Cathy. Thankyou both for coming to join us yesterday,
For those of you who were not able to come I think I can safely say you missed an enjoyable afternoon of ringing, a really lovely service with rousing “old favourites” from the hymn book, a brief meeting and a delicious afternoon tea. St Mary’s provided a very welcoming and warm venue..in fact SO warm… quite a novelty for those of us more used to risking hypothermia in some of our freezing rural churches.
I am so pleased to be able to say that Alex remains as chairman and all the officers and committee members remain in post. They have all worked so hard for the Branch and this continuity makes life easier for all and I’m very grateful to them. All committee members are listed in the contacts section of the web site if you wish to get in touch with any of them. The programme of events is almost finalised and you can find details of upcoming workshops etc in the EVENTS section of the branch web site. https://petbells.org.uk/events/
Finally a heartfelt thank you from me to all the band of willing volunteers who made organising, providing for and clearing up after this meeting seem to happen by magic!
The next 10 bell practice is on Saturday February 8th at Rothwell, 10.30 to 12.30.
10 bell practices will be held every other month. I’ve added all the proposed dates to the events section of the Branch web site (https://petbells.org.uk/events/ ) and will add any further details as they occur.
The Association of Ringing Teachers conference will take place on March 14th /15th. It looks like an interesting weekend. If you are interested in this you can find all the details and booking information here
As many of you already know parking at St Mary’s is extremely limited.
Please click here to see all the possibilities for parking close to the church.
By the way, its not too late to decide to come to the AGM at 2pm on January 18th. Please remember we need the support of the Branch and your input into Branch activities so please come along and make your voice heard. Just click here to let us know you are coming (so we can save you some cake!)
First a REMINDER: please don’t forget that the AGM will be on SATURDAY 18th JANUARY, at St Mary’s Peterborough, starting at 2pm. The committee would love to see you there and if you’d like AFTERNOON TEA ( delicious!) it really would help us to know that you are planning to attend. ( If you would like to send apologies please let me know that too.)
Secondly, a REQUEST: if you are a Tower correspondent and there are any changes to be made, eg contact number, email, or even perhaps a new correspondent taking over, or if there are any changes to your practice night times or days, please let me know so that I can
1 update our Branch website
2 ensure information I supply for the Guild report is accurate and up to date.
Its so easy to contact me. Simply click here
Go on, it will barely take a moment of your time. You could do it now! Hoping to see you soon