Durham & Newcastle Diocesan Association
of Church Bellringers 
Ars Incognita Contemnitur
 

Northern District - for a map of the district click here

The Sat Nav details shown consist of the Latitude, Longitude, Postcode and OS Grid Reference. Clicking on the OS Grid Reference will show a map.

Most ringing is temporarily suspended, see Events and Announcements.

Allendale, St. Cuthbert

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  • 8 Bells: 10-0-9 in G.
  • Sat Nav: 54.897564, -2.254128, NE47 9AZ, NY838559
  • Sundays: 10:15 to 11:00
  • Practice: Wedneday 19:30 to 21:00
  • Contact: Joan Lumley
  • Dove's Guide

Alnwick, St. Michael

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Alnwick, St. Paul

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Bamburgh, St. Aidan

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Berwick-upon-Tweed, Town Hall

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  • 8 Bells: 20-3-14 in Eb
  • Sat Nav: 55.769439, -2.003162, TD15 1AT, NT999529
  • Sunday: 17:15 to 18:00.
  • Practice Thursday 19:00 to 20:30.
  • Contact: Alison Tymon tel. (01289) 305842 or 07831 637634
  • Dove's Guide
 

Corbridge, St. Andrew

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Cramlington, St. Nicholas

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  • 6 bells, 19-1-18 in E.
  • Sat Nav: 55.085828, -1.583262, NE23 1DU, NZ267769)
  • Sunday: 09:30 to 09:55.
  • Practice: Friday 19:00 to 20:30 (Learners by prior arrangement at 1830). The door is locked so it is best to ring the Tower Captain in advance so we can hold the door if necessary.
  • Contact: Alyson Kerr  (0191) 237 5590
  • Dove's Guide

Embleton, Holy Trinity

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Gosforth, All Saints

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  • 10 Bells: 22-0-23 in Eb
  • Sat Nav: 55.003290, -1.624765, NE3 4DP, NZ241677
  • Sunday: 09:00 to 09:30 and 18:00 to 18:30.
  • Practice: Practice Monday 19:30 to 21:00
  • Contact: Yvonne Cairns (0191) 239 9346
  • Dove's Guide

Hexham, Abbey Church of St. Andrew

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  • 10 Bells: 21-1-16 in E.
  • Sat Nav: 54.971475, -2.101507, NE46 1XQ NY936641
  • Sunday: 09:15 to 10:00 and 17:30 to 18:25.
  • Practice: Thursday 19:00 to 21:00.
  • Advanced Practice on the last Monday each month, or Wednesday in school holidays: 1930 to 2100. Check website or phone Clive Moon on 07776 395214 to confirm.
  • Sec. Sally Hewitt
  • Website: http://www.hexhamabbeybells.org.uk
  • Dove's Guide

Matfen, Holy Trinity

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Morpeth, Clock Tower

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Newburn, St. Michael & All Angels

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Newcastle upon Tyne, Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas

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  • 12 bells: 37-2-17 in Db, plus a sharp treble and a flat sixth to form a light ring of 10.
  • Sat Nav: 54.969104, -1.612587, NE1 1NB, NZ250640
  • Sunday: 09:15 to 09:55, evening by arrangement only.
  • Practice: Tuesday 19:30 to 21:15, if arriving after 19:45 phone mobile numbers for admission.
  • Sec: Matthew Hetherington 07815 833952
  • Ringing Master: Stephen Bell
  • Dove's Guide

Newcastle upon Tyne, St. George, Jesmond

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  • 8 bells: 18-0-20 in E.
  • Sat Nav: 54.995133, -1.602958, NE2 2TA, NZ255668
  • Sunday: 09:00 to 09:30.
  • Practice: Friday 19:45 to 21:00.
  • Contact: Lorna Taylor 07759 892294
  • Dove's Guide

Newcastle upon Tyne, SS. James and Basil, Fenham

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  • 8 bells: 14-0-10 in F.
  • The ringing bells form part of a chime of 17.
  • Sat Nav: 54.9843, -1.6491, NE4 9EJ, NZ225656
  • Sunday: 09:30 to 10:00, Festivals and Special Occasions 18:00 to 18:30.
  • Tuesday 19:00 to 20:30. Text (07736 830656) to confirm
  • Monthly practice on 1st Wednesday, contact Barbara Davies - Details on Events Page.
  • Contact Joanne Ayre/Rachel Gill
  • Dove's Guide

Newcastle upon Tyne, St. John the Baptist

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  • 8 bells: 11-0-5 in Ab.
  • Sat Nav: 54.970013, -1.615702, NE1 5SG, NZ247640)
  • Sunday: Sporadic evensong quarter peals at 2:30pm, contact Helen/Peter for next date..
  • Contact: Peter Dawson  07540 943 424
  • Student Contact:  Helen Dawson  07834 377 927.
  • Dove's Guide

Newcastle upon Tyne, St. James, Benwell

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Newcastle upon Tyne, St. Matthew

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  • 8 bells: 31-1-00 in Db.
  • Sat Nav: 54.971854, -1.629744, NE4 5QU, NZ238642
  • Unringable pending inspections (for which we have no date yet), due to tower movement damaging the newly repaired Nave roof.
  • Contact: Matthew Cracknell 07850754207 
  • Dove's Guide

Newcastle upon Tyne, St. Stephen (Cruddas Tower)

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  • 8 bells: 27-2-8 in D.
  • Sat Nav: 54.964688, -1.637619 NE4 7HA,  NZ238642
  • Ringing suspended due to structural problems with tower.
  • Contact: Matthew Cracknell 07850754207 
  • Church demolished, tower in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
  • Dove's Guide

Newton Hall, St. James

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North Shields, Christ Church

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Ovingham, St. Mary the Virgin

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Ponteland, St. Mary

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  • 8 bells. 6-3-4 in B.
  • Sat Nav: 55.050322, -1.741715, NE20 9BB, NZ165730
  • Sunday: 09:25 to 10:00 (check before hand, not every week)
  • Practice: Thursday 19:30 to 21:15
  • Contact: Julie Bell
  • Dove's Guide

Rothbury, All Saints

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  • 8 bells: 13-3-15 in F.
  • Sat Nav: 55.309356, -1.910760, NE65 7UY, NU058017
  • Sunday: 09;30 to 10:00.
  • Practice: Friday 19:00 to 20:30.
  • Contact: Margie Heads
  • Dove's Guide

Warden, St. Michael & All Angels

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  • 3 Bells: 3cwt in C#.
  • Unringable, not all hung.
  • Bells tuned as 1,2 and 4 of 4.
  • Sat Nav: 54.99294, -2.13681,  NE46 4SW, NZ914665
  • Dove's Guide

Whitley Bay, St. Paul

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Wylam, St. Oswin

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  • 6 bells: 22-2-23 in E.
  • Sat Nav: 54.977546, -1.824127, NE41 8AT, NZ113648
  • Sunday: 09:15 to 10:00
  • Practice: Monday 19:30 to 21:00
  • Contact: Andrew Cairns 07890 506 941
  • Dove's Guide