Guild Newsletter

The Guild Newsletter is published quarterly and is distributed to the Districts at each of the quarterly Whole Guild Meetings which are held in January, April, July and October, in rotation between the districts.

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First QP "Inside"

Congratulations go to Peter Gordon, one of the ringers in our Coventry Spires Youth Team, who has rung his first quarter inside.  The first of many, we're sure!

Studley, Warwickshire Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, 14 October 2017 (11)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Louise Grubb
2 Richard H Spray
3 Peter J Gordon
4 A J Barnfield
5 Rachel D Page (C)
6 Robert E Airlie
First inside at first attempt for Peter, aged 14, ringer of the 3rd.

8-Bell Ringing Competition Results

Here are the results of the 8-Bell Competition which was held at Brinklow on Saturday, October 14th.  Thanks go to the judge, Colin Lee of Adderbury.

Rang Team Method Peal Speed Score Position  Band Photograph
1st Rugby A Cambridge S Major 2h 45m 89% 1st
2nd Coventry A Cambridge S Major 2h 47m 79% 3rd
3rd Warwick A Cambridge S Major 2h 56m 84% 2nd
4th Rugby B Grandsire Triples 2h 57m 73% 5th=
5th Warwick B Grandsire Triples 3h 21m 76% 4th
6th Coventry DG Scratch Grandsire Triples 3h 25m 73% 5th=

 Congratulations go to Rugby A, who were the winners


 2017 Edition Available

The latest newsletter is available to view as "Current Edition" and a printable version has been put into "Downloads".

Please note that the deadline for the following edition is Saturday 15th December 2017 and items submitted after this date may have to be held over until the January 2018 edition.


2018 ART Awards

The ART Awards recognise people and groups who are leading best practice and innovation in the teaching and development of ringing and our Learning the Ropes achievers.

The teaching awards are open to everyone, not just ART Members or those using the Learning the Ropes Scheme. The ringing award is open to those who have completed one of the Learning the Ropes programmes (on tower or hand bells) or participated in the Learning the Ropes plus Scheme.

Details of the 2018 Awards are now on the ART web site – please have a look here