There will be an additional practice on Thursday 9th April from 10.00-12.00, all abilities very welcome.
If you’re a non-ringer who’s interested in what goes on, why not pop along too!
Staplehurst entered teams into both the Method and Call Change Striking competitions today. We were placed first in both categories. Congratulations to Ightham also, the host tower, who were placed a close second in both.
Last night around twenty local Scouts and their parents, some fifty people in total used the Church as a venue for their investment of new Scouts. It was our pleasure to give them all a tour of the tower.
The tour included a brief talk about ringing in general, then a chance to see the bells followed by a “go” at ringing. I think most of the Scouts were surprised at how little effort it actually takes to ring a bell. We hope to see some of them join us again at some point in the future.
If you’re at all interested in learning to ring, or just seeing what goes on, please come and join us on a Tuesday evening at 7pm.
We were surprised – and delighted – to welcome a former member of our band to practice on 23rd December. Iain Mackay gave up ringing due to shoulder problems some six years ago but is now back and intends to start coming regularly again. True to his word Iain turned up to ring for the Christingle service on Christmas Eve and rang as though he had never been away.
Good to have you back Iain, and we look forward to seeing you for many years to come!