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Ringing Competition Results

Here are the results of the 6-Bell Ringing Competition, which was held at Bilton on Saturday, March 10th.

Rang Tower Method Faults Place
1st Rugby Grandsire Doubles 27 4th - Method
2nd Coventry Cathedral Cambridge S Minor 21 3rd - Method
3rd Bulkington Grandsire Doubles  35  6th - Method 
4th Leek Wootton Call Changes  50 2nd - Call Changes
Leek Wootton
5th Leek Wooton B (Scratch Band) Call Changes 65 -----
Leek Wootton B
6th Bilton Grandsire Doubles 12 1st Method
7th Warwick Cambridge S Minor  14  2nd Method 
8th Berkswell Call Changes 46 1st Call Changes 
9th Aston Cantlow St Columb Doubles  37 7th Method
Aston Cantlow
10th Lillington Plain Bob Doubles  30 5th Method 
11th Youth Team (Scratch Band) Plain Bob Doubles  42  -----
Youth Team

 Our congratulations go to Bilton, winners of the Method Competition and also to Berkswell, winners of the Call Change Competition.

Method Cup
Judge David Westerman presenting the Method Section Cup to the Bilton Ringers.......
Call Changes
... and the Call Change Cup to the Berkswell ringers


Our thanks go to our judge, David Westerman from the Peterborough DG

Draft Reports 2017

The Officers Reports for 2017 which will be put forward for adoption at the AGM may be read here:-

Central Council AGM - Elections

Due to an even more increased workload this year, as well as an ailing parent, Caroline Stockmann does not have the time to do justice to the Public Relations Officer role, and is reluctantly stepping down to open the opportunity for someone else to do what is a very worthwhile and enjoyable role.

Please draw this opportunity to your members' attention and circulate widely - you do NOT need to be a Council Member already to stand for election to this position.

You also don't need to be a Council Member already to stand for election to the proposed new Executive, and again please draw this opportunity to your members' attention.

Nominations, duly proposed and seconded by Council Members, must reach me by 27 March. A nomination form and the formal notice of the meeting are on the Council's website at

Mary Bone
CCCBR Secretary

Central Council Annual Meeting Weekend

Saturday 26 to Monday 28 May, 2018


This year, the Central Council meeting weekend is following a NEW format, themed on inclusion and outreach. As well as the annual meeting itself, there is a wide variety of seminars, sessions, stalls and activities on offer for ALL ringers. Here’s a flavour:

Available all weekend:

  • Lichfield Mobile Belfry running demonstrations
  • Carter Ringing Machine and Woodhouse Ringing Machine running demonstrations
  • First World War Rolls of Honour on display
  • CCCBR publications stall
  • Association of Ringing Teachers stall

Saturday afternoon activities:

  • Hands-on tower maintenance seminar (courtesy of the current Towers & Belfries Committee)
  • Stewardship & Management Guidance seminar (courtesy of the current Tower Stewardship Committee)
  • Biographies seminar (courtesy of the current Biographies Committee)
  • Bell Restoration Projects seminar (courtesy of the current Bell Restoration Committee)
  • Public Relations seminar (courtesy of the current PR Committee) ·
  • Youth Leadership Forum

Sunday afternoon activities:

  • An open meeting by the Guild of Clerical Ringers on the theme of mature clergy/ringer relations, challenges and opportunities
  • An open meeting on the proposed new central ringing organisation rulebook

Day tickets are available for £12 per person – with free entry for under 18s!

Follow this link to find out more and secure your booking!