The Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers
Purton, St Mary

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This page details the Association wide events during the year. Refer to the individual calendars for each Branch level event. More details about each event are available below the calendar.

2017
Jan 28, 3:00pm Management Committee Meeting St John, Cirencester
Jan 28, 7:15pm RWNYC Team Practice Barnwood
Feb 25 RWNYC Team Practice Bisley
Mar 4, 10:00am Branch Officers' Meeting Barnwood
Mar 4, 2:00pm Management Committee Meeting Barnwood
Mar 11, 9:30am Spring Training Day Cirencester
Mar 18 RWNYC Team Practice Painswick
Apr 1, 9:00am Croome Trophy Compton Abdale, Cirencester Branch
Apr 1, 10:00am Penn Trophy Coln St Aldwyns, Cirencester Branch
Apr 1, 4:00pm Association AGM Chedworth, Cirencester Branch
Apr 22, 7:15pm RWNYC Team Practice Blunsdon
May 1 RWNYC Outing Bath area
May 20, 7:15pm RWNYC Team Practice Malmesbury
Jun 24, 7:15pm RWNYC Team Practice Prestbury
Jul 1 RWNYC Birmingham
Sep 16, 10:00am Management Committee Meeting Barnwood
Oct 14 - Oct 22 Peal and Quarter Peal Festival
Oct 14, 9:00am Autumn Training Day Wotton-under-Edge
2018
Jan 27, 3:00pm Management Committee Meeting St John, Cirencester
Mar 3, 10:00am Branch Officers' Meeting Barnwood
Mar 3, 2:00pm Management Committee Meeting Barnwood
Mar 10, 9:30am Spring Training Day Cirencester

If you have a suitable client available you can link to 'www.bellsgandb.org.uk/gandb.ics' and have the entire events calendar in your own calendar. Copy the link address (URL) above and paste it into your client in the appropriate place. Desktop clients include iCal, Outlook (but not Outlook Express, now called Windows Live Mail), Evolution and Lightning. There are also various clients for smart phones and tablets available. Alternatively use Google Calendars online if you have a gmail account and import by URL. Google will take a little while to access and incorporate the calendar so don't expect immediate results.

Note: To view any of the information marked with PDF below your computer will need to be capable of displaying Portable Document Format (PDF) files. This link can be used to download a simple reader for this purpose. You should be aware that each link is not in use until just before the event in question.


The Spring Training Day is in March, based at Cirencester. Courses range from basic bell handling up to Grandsire Doubles or Plain Bob Minor.
The Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held in April every year, normally either the second Saturday before or after Easter.

Full Information          PDFLatest minutes


The 8 bell Striking competition. This is held on the morning of the day of the AGM and the winners receive the Penn Trophy.

PDFArrangements           Results of last competition


The 6 bell Striking Competition. This is also held on the morning of AGM day and the winners are presented with the Croome Trophy.

PDFArrangements           Results of last competition


The Best Kept Tower Competition. This competition is no longer held, having been replaced with the Tower of the Year competition.

Results of previous competitions


The Tower of the Year Competition. This competition replaces the Best Kept Tower competition.

PDFRules           Entries and results of previous competitions


The Young Persons' Striking competition. This is held in June or July, hosted by the branch of the winners of the previous year's competition. The winners receive the Nibley Trophy. This competition is not currently being held as the Ringing World National Youth Contest clashes.

Results of previous competitions


The Autumn Training Day takes place in October, based in Wotton under Edge. The courses offered for this day continue with more advanced topics up to Surprise Minor and an introduction to seven and eight bell ringing.
This page updated: 11/03/2017
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