ALL RINGING SUSPENDED
Sorry to have to announce that storm damage caused a partial ceiling collapse in the church in February 2020. A preliminary survey indicates risk of further collapses and that an asbestos test may also be required. Consequently all ringing has had to be prohibited until further notice, and at this stage it appears that at least several weeks will elapse before any resumption.
Update (November 2020):
All bell ringing throughout the country was prohibited under precautions due to the Covid19 pandemic. This was partially lifted in ther summer of 2020, but re-imposed in November. It is only now that restoration work to the church roof and ceiling seems likely to commence, and the estimated duration of repairs is estimated as 45 weeks, so the most optimistic view is that it will be at least September 2021 before ringing may re-start here (subject of course to whatever Covid19 regulations may be in force at that time).
Under normal circumstances our ringing times are:-
Sunday Service Ringing 10.00 until 10.30 a.m.
Practice night - Monday
We practise every Monday (except bank-holidays) from 7 pm to 8.30 pm.
During inclement weather practices may be cancelled, so it is advisable to check via Tower Contacts before setting out.
Alternate Thursdays. 2019 programme commences on January 10th, 11.00 - 15.00. Tea & Coffee provided, bring own lunch. £1 donation for heat, light etc.
Group is working on Spliced Treble Bob Minor. Basic ringing expertise for members is ability to ring Oxford Treble Bob Minor on a working bell. We have progressed through Oxford Group, College Exercise Group, Woodbine Group and Willesden Group. Currently working on London Group, although we do keep reprising the others, particularly as new members join us.
Contact Robert Appleby for further details.
Simulator practice for very young ringers accompanied by their parents. Meetings are held on specific Sunday afternoons by arrangement. Contact Robert Appleby for further details.
Peals & Quarters
The bells have become an established part of our local community and we take our responsibility seriously. We are located close to Salts Mill with its varied workplaces and Shipley College is next door to us, so it is unlikely that permission for extended ringing will be permitted during business hours.The simulator is available for quarters as an alternative. Details of additional ringing already booked are provided below:-