We are an association of change ringers covering the Church of England's Bristol and Gloucester Dioceses.
Tower details are listed here, along with an explanation of change ringing and a sprinkling of links and pictures.
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What's New On This Site?
- March 9th 2014 The Association Annual Report 2013 and Handbook for 2014 has been published.
- March 7th 2014 Voting for the Tower of the Year competition took place at the Branch Officers' meeting at Barnwood on March 1. The eight entries (plus one late entry) for the competition are available here. The winners were Kington St Michael in Chippenham Branch with Frampton Cotterell in Bristol Rural branch as runners up. Congratulations to them and to all the entrants. They will receive their trophies at the Association AGM in Bristol.
- February 26th 2014 Please note that there will be no Surprise Major Practice at St Andrew, Chippenham on Wednesday 5 March due to the Ash Wednesday Service. Also, there will not be a practice on Wednesday 12 March due to a concert in the church. Ringing will be back to normal the following week. Visitors are most welcome to join us at our weekly practice from 7.30 to 9.00pm every week (1st Wednesdays are the Surprise Major Practices).
- February 23rd 2014 The February edition of the Bristol Branch newsletter is now available on this site.
- February 23rd 2014 Entries for the Spring Training Day which takes place around Cirencester on 8 March are now closed because all courses are full. Information on the arrangements for the day is still available here.
- February 12th 2014 The January edition of the North Cotswold Branch newsletter is now available on this site.
- February 1st 2014 The 1st G&B Youth Team practice towards the Ringing World National Youth
Contest in Worcester on July 5th was hosted by Barnwood (Gloucester branch) on
January 25. Thank you to Frances Mulvey for making us so welcome. The bells
combined with the simulator were ideal for our purposes. 17 youngsters attended
and ringing ranged from rounds and call-changes through to a course of Cambridge
Major and a touch of Stedman Triples. Striking was good throughout and it was
pleasing to welcome 4 new youngsters to our group - we hope you enjoyed
yourselves and will come again.
The next practice will be at Painswick (Stroud Branch) on February 15, starting at 7pm. This will be an 8 bell practice but Painswick gives us a variety of 8 bell rings to practice on.
The March practice is on the 22nd and is being hosted by Leckhampton (Cheltenham Branch), 7pm meet.
- January 6th 2014 The January edition of the Cirencester Branch newsletter is now available on this site.
- December 4th 2013 The December edition of Strike Note, the Chippenham Branch newsletter is now available on this site.
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You are advised to check any events, either at the branch website or with the branch secretary, before travelling.
Mar 11 : Gloucester branch, Cathedral
Mar 11 : Stroud branch, Stroud
Mar 11 : North Cotswold branch, Mickleton
Mar 15 : Bristol Rural branch, Tortworth
2:00pm Striking Competition
Mar 15 : Forest branch, Newland
7:00pm Branch Practice
Mar 17 : Cirencester branch, Coln St Aldwyn
Mar 20 : Forest branch, Lydney
7:30pm 10 bell Practice
Mar 20 : Chippenham branch, Langley Burrell
7:30pm Doubles Practice
Mar 21 : Bristol Rural branch, Chipping Sodbury
Mar 22 : Bristol Rural branch, Alveston
Mar 22 : Leckhampton
7:00pm RWNYC Team Practice
Mar 27 : Bristol branch, Stoke Bishop
Mar 28 : Forest branch, TBA
7:30pm Surprise Minor Practice
Mar 29 : Cheltenham branch, St Mark
Apr 1 : Cirencester branch, Cirencester St John
7:30pm 12 Bell Practice
Apr 1 : Stroud branch, Stroud
7:30pm Stedman Practice
Apr 2 : Bristol branch, Henbury
7:30pm 8 bell practice
Apr 2 : Chippenham branch, Chippenham, St Andrew
7:30pm Surprise Major Practice
Apr 4 : Gloucester branch, Barnwood
7:30pm Surprise Major Practice
Apr 5 : Southville
9:00am Croome Trophy
Apr 5 : Ss Philip and Jacob, Bristol
10:00am Penn Trophy
Apr 5 : St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol Branch
3:00pm Association AGM
Apr 7 : Forest branch, Blaisdon
7:30pm Branch Practice
Apr 7 : Swindon branch, Minety
Apr 7 : Stroud branch, Randwick
Apr 8 : North Cotswold branch, Bourton on the Water