Guild Second Saturday Sessions!

Second Saturday Sessions

May 14th 2022 sees the first Guild-organised SSS to allow expertise across the Guild to be shared and enjoyed by as many ringers as possible.  This time two separate sessions are being run, but if they both appear popular, they will be repeated at a later date.  Therefore, we are asking that if anyone is interested in either session, that they contact Simon Dixon ( to let him and we’ll be in touch with more details.  Please note that there will be a small fee of £2 per student to go towards a tower donation.

Session 1 – Basic Bell Maintenance

This is aimed at those who are interested in the mechanics of the bells and would like to learn a bit more, especially about how to keep the bells and fittings in good working order.  It will be a mainly practical session held up in the belfry and would suit new recruits as well as existing ringers.

Session 2 – Beyond Plain Bob

For those ringers who have been confidently ringing Plain Bob (Doubles or Minor) and want to find out how to learn and ring other methods, such as St Simon’s Doubles, St Clements and Single Oxford Bob Minor.  It will be a combined theory and practical session.

Cathy Dixon

Public Relations Officer

Peterborough Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers

Jubilee Ringers wanted!

We are looking for new ringers to learn the ropes in this Jubilee year. Details are on the Guild Website here (opens in a new tab). A great opportunity to celebrate the 70 years’ reign of Queen Elizabeth II with your own achievement!

Branch Dinner

Details have been circulated to sign up for the Branch Dinner on the 25th March; confirmation of attendance and menu choices are needed by the 18th March – so not long now to sign up!

Stormy February

After Storms Dudley, Eunice and Franklin, it might be a good idea to check the Bells to ensure that the weatherproofing is working properly. Persistent damp (rain) in the Belfry will cause rot in the woodwork, and corrosion in the metalwork; both are expensive to correct if the root cause is not addressed.

Ashwell Bells rung again

On February 12, 2022 the Ashwell Bells were rung again – see Bell Board for details. This was the first ringing recorded since 1976!

Note however, that the bells are still under repair, and not available for general ringing. The Tower Correspondent will be able to provide further information as renovations progress.

Preston Open Ringing – 16 October 2021

Preston held their Open Ringing session on Saturday 16th October 2021, to celebrate the renovation of the Bells. A good number of ringers and other Church members attended, and a fair bit of ringing was done – along with the social side of things …

Many thanks to the organisers and volunteers for a great morning!