Trustees' Reports'- Ringing Master' Report

The Six Bell Striking Competition held this year at Stretton on Dunsmore achieved a very good standard by all tower and youth teams involved, with Warwick “A” being awarded first place, although the Coventry Cathedral team ran them a very close second place.,/p>

The District Eight Bell Striking Competition held at Bulkington was again well attended, with Warwick District “A” being awarded first place.

My thanks go out to all District Ringing Masters for organizing and running so many meetings and practices for all standards. This has enabled many of our learners to progress and achieve substantial improvements during the year.

The Saturday Morning training sessions started in September. This was a request from the questionnaire completed by members in 2014. The sessions have been well attended by learners from across the Guild and well supported by experienced ringers. In my opinion the learners have achieved a great deal not only for new starters, but also for those with less than 2 years’ experience. Many new friendships have developed during both the Saturday practices and organized outings, which we all hope will establish long term ringing groups and teams.

The successful Queens Quarter peal week just proves what we can achieve as a Guild. I will forever regard this as one of the greatest achievements by all involved.

The continued building of the youth team can only be an excellent way of development for the future of ringing. A massive thank you for all involved, especially all the parents who give up their time in transporting the Young ringers to all our practices around the Guild Towers.

Now for my aims in 2017

Saturday Teaching mornings to continue
More first time learners to be recruited
To ensure as many towers ring for Sunday Service
Our Youth Team ring Plain Bob Triples at the National Striking Competition to be held in Birmingham this Year.

Mark W Sayers

Guild Ringing Master