The branch Coronation quarter-peal week ran from May 6 to May 14. Thirteen quarters were scored (out of a planned sixteen or so), from Padbury in the branch’s south-west corner to Emberton in the north. Ringing started straight after the coronation itself, and continued somewhere throughout the branch every day until the next weekend.
The full list can be accessed on Bellboard, via the diary entry for 6 May, called “Oxford Diocesan Guild – North Bucks Branch Coronation quarter-peal week”
Last year over 1,000 parishes and 25 cathedrals came together to ring out their warning about our environmental crises on the eve of COP 26. There was a string of bell ringing and community events across the US and Canada and some bells even rang out in Australia!
I am pleased to report that our Youth Team were placed first in the Ringing World National Youth Contest held in Worcester on Saturday 11th September. This makes back to back wins for our youngsters against some stiff competition.
The youth team is made up of young ringers from around the branches and holds monthly practices as preparation for the contest each year.
Many congratulations to this year’s team and I hope the team for next year will be able to make it a hattrick.
The Team receives the Whitechapel Trophy for a second year.
Are you under 30? Then a new ringing organisation might be for you
Launched this weekend, on the eve of the Ringing World National Youth Contest in Worcester, the Young Change Ringers Association will be a group for young ringers, run by young ringers.
Initially there are two main areas of activity: three gatherings of young ringers every year to meet and ring with each other, and individual mentoring schemes for young ringers to learn from each other.