Guild Italian evening in aid of the BRF - 30th Nov

The BRF Committee are hosting an Italian evening at Ratby Church Hall on the 30th November

Join us for an evening of Italian food, quizzes, and handbell concertos.

Cost £9 - contact the Secretary for tickets.

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Guild AGM and Quiz Night


Great Dalby


The 2013 Guild AGM was held at Twyford on the 26th of October.

The event was well supported with ringers from all over the county enjoying the open ringing at Great Dalby and Twyford prior to the Service at Twyford.

Now with Added Photos! (Facebook required)

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Flower Quiz!

The Answers to the Flower Quiz run in aid of the BRF at the BRF Fundraiser in April are now available here.

Many thanks to Jenny for writing the quiz and congratulations to the winners.

Ringing for the Royal Baby

The Sproxton bells rang out at 7.30p.m.yesterday to mark the Royal birth, only three hours after the new Prince was born!  Were we the first?The band rang reverse rounds followed by ''firing'' the bells twenty two times to mark the birth date, July 22nd.


The band of locals ringers was Andrew Shipman, Kath Ward, Philip Shipman, Nick Cooke, Sue Dawson, Roger Hawkins, Ken Brockway and David Braunton.


Sue Dawson


Strikefest!! - Results

Thanks to all of those who turned out yesterday  for the Strikefest at St Wistans, Wistow.

The Strikefest was organised and hosted by the Market Harborough District and they made an excellent selection of the weather for the occasion, to suit the rural location.

For those who don't know, the Strikefest is a competition with a difference - the bands are drawn from the available ringers with a mix of experienced and less experienced ringers. As long as you can ring call changes, you can enter!. There where 24 experienced ringers, and 8 less experienced ringers over a good age range. Some people kindly rang in two teams to enable the less experienced ringers a good opportunity to ring.

Following the competition ringing, there was some open ringing, which those member who where on wedding duty managed to make, and then a picnic tea whilst the judge, one Andrew Young, gave us the results.

The full results are included below - Congratulations to all those who entered - especially if this was your first competition and congratulations to Team 4, headed by Chris Sansome. Thanks for Andrew and Diana for all their hard work.


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LDG 2025 - Workshop 29th June

The LDG2025 Committee have been meeting regularly for the past six months, and after presenting to the Guild Committee in March, we are looking to widen our engagement. Committee members have been visiting District Meetings in the last two months and trying to widen the engagement out to the rest of the Guild membership.

It's important to the LDG2025 Committee that we get more input from those members of the guild who aren't immediately represented in our core group. To do this we are holding an open workshop at St Margaret's, Leicester, on the 29th June.

The day will be split into two sessions - The morning session will start at 10am and the afternoon session will start at 1pm.  There will be a break in between the sessions to allow people to grab some lunch, and although we don't have plans to provide lunch at the moment, there are plenty of places locally where food can be found.

In each session we will be running a number of small groups, focusing on a number of issues that we have been discussing in our smaller meetings.

We would like to invite any and all guild members - young and old, new and not-so-new, to come and join us for all or part of the day.

The workshop is intentionally open and informal - there is no need to tell us you are coming to join us ( although that would be great ) - and there is no need to be there for the whole day.

The Committee will be meeting in early June to put together an agenda for the day and this will be circulated prior to the event.

I look forward to seeing you at St Margaret's on the 29th June,

John C




If you've not heard about the LDG 2025 Committee and what we've been up to, then take a look at the LDG2025 section of the site.