Durham & Newcastle Diocesan Association
of Church Bellringers 
Ars Incognita Contemnitur
 

Association Events and Announcements

Announcements

Coronavirus - Covid-19

The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers has been working with the Church of England to include bell ringing in their plans to resume worship. The latest guidance from the Central Council can be found at https://cccbr.org.uk/coronavirus/ (NB the guidance only relates to C of E churches and not other jurisdictions).

The guidance provides background reading for everyone, and then specific advice for tower captains, steeple keepers and ringing masters, as well as safety considerations for all ringers.

Please note that the guidance comes from the CCCBR and not from the D & N, and it will be up to each tower to apply the guidance, working closely with your local church authorities and taking into account your local context, for example size of tower, distance between ropes, access arrangements etc. Of course, you do not have to start ringing if your ringers are not comfortable in doing so.

The guidance will be updated regularly so it is advisable to check the CCCBR website for the current position.

100 Club

The June 2020 100 club draw was made during the Central District virtual meeting on 13th June, the video can be viewed here. The results also appear in their usual place on the "100 Club Winners Page".

10 and 12 Quarter Peal Weekend

Details of all quarter peals rung may be found here.

Events

July 2020

Sat 4th - Northern District Meeting - Morpeth (tbc) and Cramlington (map) - Cancelled

Sun 12th Southern District Meeting - Stockton (tbc) - Cancelled

Wed 15th - The Midweek Guild- Cancelled

Details to follow.

Sat 18th - Ringing Ramble - Cancelled

Details to follow.

August 2020

There is no Midweek Guild meeting this month.

September 2020

Sat 5th - Northern District Meeting - Benwell (map) and Jesmond (map) - Cancelled

Sat 12th - Central District Meeting

Venue and times to follow.
For more information please contact the Central District Secretary.

Wed 16th - The Midweek Guild - Cancelled

Details to follow.

October 2020

Sat 3rd - Northern District Meeting - Hexham (map) - Cancelled

Sat 3rd - Association 8 Bell Striking Competition - Cancelled

Wed 21st - The Midweek Guild - Cancelled

Details to follow.

November 2020

Sat 7th - Northern District Annual Meeting - North Shields (map)

Sat 14th - Central District Annual Meeting

Venue and times to follow.
For more information please contact the Central District Secretary.

Wed 18th - The Midweek Guild- Cancelled

Details to follow.

Sat 21st - Southern District Annual Meeting - Barnard Castle (map)

 

December 2020

Date tbc - The Midweek Guild Christmas Lunch