Durham & Newcastle Diocesan Association
of Church Bellringers 
Ars Incognita Contemnitur

Association Events and Announcements


Newcastle Cathedral

Ringing is currently suspended at the Cathedral due to dangerous movement of the weather vanes.


April 2023

Tue 4th - Northern District Holy Week Quiz - North Shields (map)

The quiz will take place at 19:00 in the Church Hall adjacent to the church, the hall will be open from 18:30.

Please bring a contribution for a shared supper and a raffle prize.
Bring your own drink and glasses - tea and coffee will be available.

Teams can consist of up to 6 people, please let Karen Dickinson know of your participation by Saturday 1st April.
Email karen.hfh.1@gmail.com or Tel/Text 07585 808018

Parking will be available in the school yard. Go through the entrance into the churchyard off Preston Road, follow the path round to the left and through the gates.

Wed 19th - The Midweek Guild

Details to follow

Sat 22nd - Association Annual General Meeting - Gosforth (map)

Afternoon Ringing
13:00 to 14:30 - SS James & Basil, Fenham, NE4 9EJ (map)
14:00 to 15:30 - St. George, Jesmond,NE2 2TA (map)

All subsequent activities at All Saints, Gosforth, NE3 4DP (map)
15:30 to 16:30 Ringing
16:30 Service
17:00 Tea
18:00 Annual General Meeting
Followed by evening ringing.

To book tea: please send names to Yvonne Cairns, including details of any dietary requirements.
Deadline for booking: Sunday 16th April 2023.

Meeting apologies and agenda items accepted in advance only, email Rob Criddle

A tower poster can be found here.

May 2023

Wed 17th - The Midweek Guild

Details to follow

Sat 20th - Association 6-bell Final - Southern District

June 2023

Sat 3rd - Northern District Outing

Sat 10th(tbc) - Central District Meeting

Wed 21st - The Midweek Guild

Details to follow

July 2023

Sat 1st - Northern District Meeting Allendale (map)

Wed 19th - The Midweek Guild

Details to follow

August 2023

September 2023

Sat 2nd - Northern District Meeting -  Rothbury  (tbc)

Sat 9th(tbc) - Central District Meeting

Wed 20th - The Midweek Guild

Details to follow

Sat 30th - Association 8-bell Striking Competition - Central District

October 2023

Sat 7th - Northern District Practice - Ponteland (map)

Sat 14th - Association Annual Dinner

Wed 18th - The Midweek Guild

Details to follow

November 2023

Sat 4th - Northern District Annual Meeting - Hexham (tbc)

Sat 11th(tbc) - Central District Meeting

Wed 15th - The Midweek Guild

Details to follow

December 2023

Date tbc - The Midweek Guild

Details to follow