We are a group of about 400 bell ringers in North Staffordshire who meet to ring and socialise together.
We give support and training throughout the area, promote bell ringing and provide bell ringing advice.
If you would like to find out more, visit a tower or try a sampler session, please email our public relation officer .
Up-coming EventsSat 5th February
Sat 5th March
New Members & Quarterly Meeting - Alton
The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers is the representative body for bellringers worldwide. Founded in 1891, the Council today represents 65 affiliated societies including our Association.
View the Central Council website
The Association of Ringing Teachers (ART) provides training, support and motivation for ringing teachers. It also provides a progresive learning scheme for new ringers. They have an extensive website with many useful resources.
View the ART website
Afternoon Meeting - January 8thOur first meeting of 2022 was due to have been at Church Eaton on Saturday 8th January.
However, due to the deteriorating Covid19 situation the committee have decided to cancel this meeting.
We are hoping that the New Members meeting in February can go ahead, but watch this page for the latest updates.
Our new CommitteeOur Chairman, Secretary and Ringing Master stood down at this year's AGM all having served the maximum number of years allowed by our rules. Our thanks to Nigel, Rosemarie and Rob for their work over the last 3 years.
Our new chairman is Alan Walters with Lucy Naish taking on the role of secretary. Liz Fitzgibbon remains treasurer and Tim Hine is our new ringing master.
A full list of our management team is on the officers page.
Welcome to our new PresidentWe give a warm welcome to our new president, the Venerable Dr Megan Smith.
Megan has recently been appointed Archdeacon of Stoke-upon-Trent. She was born in Burton-upon-Trent and was previously the Vicar of Lenton in Nottingham.
Read more here...
Stafford UpdateAs many of you will know, Stafford bells are being replaced by those from Hanley St John and augmented to twelve.
Covid19 delayed things, but it is now expected that the off site work will be complete by Christmas, ready for installation at Stafford in the new year.
See the Stafford Ringer's Facebook page for the latest news.
Check before you VisitThe way towers will be operating in the near future varies widely. Some will be wearing masks and limiting numbers, while others will be going back to pre-covid practices and welcoming visitors.
To avoid disappointment we recommend ringing or emailing the tower contact prior to attending a practice.
View the list of towers here...
BRF - Raising funds while you shopWe now have an easy way to raise extra funds for our Bell Restoration Fund. The BRF has been registered on Easyfundraising and if you shop at any of the 4000+ retailers available via their website, the BRF gets cashback. It doesn't add anything to the cost to your shopping, just gives a bit of extra income to the BRF.
Retailers include well known brands like M&S, John Lewis, Argos, Dunelm, Currys and many many more.
You can shop either via the Easyfundraising website or by downloading their App from Google Play or the Apple App Store.
If you have any questions please email our Treasurer, Liz Fitzgibbon.