Durham & Newcastle Diocesan Association
of Church Bellringers 
Ars Incognita Contemnitur
 

Association Events and Announcements

Announcements

100 Club

In the absence of any Association events at which 100 club draws could be made it was decided that rather than wait until such time as activities can resume the 100 club draws would be made in front of an independent witness (i.e. someone without a ticket) and to video the draws as a record. The April and May draws were made at Barnard Castle on 14th May witnessed by Alex Pym, the video can be viewed here. The results also appear in their usual place on the "100 Club Winners Page".

Bill Hedley - RIP

It is with sadness that the death of Bill Hedley of Cramlington is announced. He died last night 18th April after a short illness. Bill was Tower Captain for about 47 years, and he had previously been tower captain at Gosforth.

Coronavirus - Covid-19

As a result of the situation regarding Coronavirus Covid-19 most Association  activities have been suspended, cancelled events are marked as such but will left the listing below until the date has passed so they can be re-instated if and when the situation improves.

Advice from the Central Council  of Church Bell Ringers can be found by clicking here CCCBR coronavirus-covid-19 advice.

10 and 12 Quarter Peal Weekend

Details of all quarter peals rung may be found here.

Events

June 2020

Wed 3rd - 8 bell practice - Fenham - Cancelled

Sat 6th - Northern District Trip - Cancelled

In light of the prevailing situation regarding Coronavirus - Covid-19 it has been decided not to organise this trip.

Sat 13th - Association 6 bell Final - Southern District Tower(tbc) - Cancelled

Sat 13th - Central District Meeting - Online via Zoom

From Alex Pym, the District Secretary

It isn’t going to come as a surprise that we’ve decided not to hold the Central District Meeting on the 13th June as a physical meeting, but we are going to attempt the tea and business part as a virtual gathering using Zoom at 4pm on the same day. I have received membership proposals for Derek and Karen at Ryton and it would be great to welcome them to the association even if tower ringing is suspended at present. So make some sandwiches, bake a cake (if flour is available by then of course), pour yourself a cup of tea and join everyone else at 4pm on the 13th June. The screenshot of everyone at home will make a great addition to the D&N archives and look good in the blue signature book we usually pass round!

We’ll send a Zoom meeting number closer to the time via this mailing list. If you know of anyone who isn’t on the list, and they wish to be added, please ask them to drop me an email.

For more information please contact the Central District Secretary.

Wed 17th - The Midweek Guild- Cancelled

Details to follow.

Sat 27th - Southern District Outing - Cancelled

Details to follow.

July 2020

Wed 1st - 8 bell practice - Fenham

A decision on whether this practice takes place or not will be made closer to the date.

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