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 2nd March
Walk and Pub Lunch - Dilhorne
Sat 2nd March
Quarterly Meeting - Caverswall
Tue 12th March
Surprise Major Practice
Sat 6th April
Afternoon Meeting - Butterton and Sheen
Tue 9th April
Surprise Major Practice
Sat 4th May
Afternoon Meeting - Norton in the Moors
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Our Next Events - 2nd MarchOur next ringing meeting is at Caverswall on the afternoon of Saturday 2nd March. See here for the meeting details.
Prior to the meeting there is a morning walk and pub lunch organised by the Ring & Ramble activity group. The walk is 3½ miles around Dilhorne with lunch at the Royal Oak. See here for details of the walk and pub lunch.
Jean NixonWe regret to report the death of Jean Nixon of Penkridge on Wednesday 14th February.
In addition to holding several posts in the Lichfield & Walsall Society, Jean has been involved in ringing in this area for many years. She has run the Tuesday Daytime band, rung regularly with the Keele Woodlands peal band and been a member of our 100 Club since it's inception.
We will give details of funeral arrangements when we have them.
Ringing 2030For many years the average age of ringers has been increasing. We are now at the point where ringing could die out as these older ringers retire from bands.
To address this the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers (CCCBR) has launched an inititive to recruit more ringers under the age of 40.
See the CCCBR website to read more.
Activity GroupsSeveral ringing groups are active in the North Staffs area. These are organised by the group leaders and provide a variety of ringing opportunities. Some groups are mainly social, while other concentrate on a particular aspect of ringing.
Details of these groups and when they meet can be found on our Activity Groups page.
(Most groups don't have to build their own belfry!)
100 ClubThe Association runs a '100 Club' to raise funds for the Bell Restoration Fund. Members pay a subsciption of £12 and are entered in 5 draws in the year.
There are four prize draws, usually at business meetings, and one Superdraw at the Association's AGM. If fully subscribed the first prize will be £50 at the prize draws and £100 at the super draw.
If you would like a flutter in aid of a good cause, please visit our 100 Club page...
Gay's StaysPhil Gay has supplied ash stays for many years, with profits going to the Keele belfry funds. The stock has been somewhat depleted recently, but Phil now had a replenishment and can again provide a wide range of sizes.
If you need a stay or want a couple for standby, please contact Phil on or by email ( ).