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 4th June
Sat 11th June
Six Bell Striking Contest - Checkley
Sat 2nd July
Afternoon Meeting - Madeley & Wolstanton
Sat 6th August
Walk, Picnic Lunch and Ring - Alstonefield
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
Jubilee Ringing - June 2nd to 5thMany events will take place across the country to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee and we can provide the soundtrack.
All kinds of events are being organised in towns and villages, so it is an ideal time to ring something special. It could be a short touch of a method or call changes, or perhaps a quarter peal.
See our events page for some ideas and further information.
Striking Contest - June 11thAfter a two year break we are holding a six bell striking contest on Saturday 11th June at Checkley. The bells were rehung in 2016 and are easy to ring from a modern ringing room.
Bands ring a short touch of a method or call changes, which are judged and certificates awarded.
Why not enter your band? It is a good day out with the opportunity to meet ringers from around the area and a tea to follow.
For all the details see our events page.
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...
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.
Clapper RefurbishmentOver the last few years a number of towers have had clappers repaired, re-bushed, etc. at the Baldwins Gate workshop of H E Butters and Co.
This workshop has now closed, but Graham Barnes who worked there now works at Huntaway Engineering Ltd, and he will be able to continue with clapper work.
For further information phone Rob Siddall at Huntaway Engineering on .