About UsWe 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.
Due to the current Coronavirus situation, ringing is currently very limited. However, if you would like to find out more about bell ringing please .
Up-coming EventsSat 7th August
Walk & Lunch
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
Covid19 Guidance from 19th JulyMost Covid19 regulations ended on Monday 19th July. The Central Council of Church Bellringers have drawn up new guidelines for ringing to reflect the changes and these have been approved by the House of Bishops Recovery Group.
Don't forget that with the changes you may have to update your tower risk assessment.
Please read the advice and summary here...
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...
Meeting - Sat 7th AugustOur first meeting after the lifting of Covid19 restrictions is planned to be a walk and lunch in the Cheddleton area.
At present the meeting details are still to be confirmed.
See the proposed details here...
Wednesday Online Ringing PracticeAfter over a year of weekly practices, the final one took place on the 14th July.
Our thanks to Ian Slater who initiated and ran these meetings. Many ringers have be able to keep in touch, progress and maintain their interest thanks to Ian's friendly and pro-active approach.
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.
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...