Online training session 9 December 2020: The National 12 Bell Contest

On Wednesday 9 December we will be joined by Mark Bell and Haley Barnett, the Chair and Secretary of the National 12 Bell Contest committee. The ’12 Bell’ is one of the biggest ringing events of the year and, for many, a highlight of the ringing calendar. Mark and Haley have been instrumental in organising the contest in recent years and are ready to reveal all the behind the scenes secrets. 

They are keen to hear your questions: please register by completing this form:  

Any questions you have can be submitted by that form, if possible by Sunday evening please so Mark and Haley have time to prepare their responses. 

We look forward to seeing many of you there. 7pm Wednesday 9 December.

Future dates…

Wednesday 9 December at 7pm. Haley Barnett and Mark Bell: The Secrets of the 12 Bell Contest

Wednesday 16 December at 7pm. Simon Linford: Long length ringing: the story of 100 Spliced


Wednesday 6 January 2021 at 7pm: New Year Quiz – Guild Social

Wednesday 13 January 2021 at 7pm: Sue McClaughry: Managing ringing restoration projects (Sue is the recent winner of the Westley Award for Church Bell Maintenance 2020). Joint talk with the Central Council.

Wednesday 20 January 2021 at 7pm: Chris Pickford: The bells of Taylors

Tuesday 26 January 2021 at 7pm (note change of day): Mark Davies: Bellringing and Maths

Wednesday 3 February 2021 at 7pm: Gordon Breeze: [Title tbc]. Joint talk with the Central Council.

Wednesday 10 February 2021 at 7pm: Linda Garton: The story of ladies’ peals