We, as a Guild and at local level, need to improve our recruitment of new blood into ringing and the retention of existing ringers. The Recruitment and Education Committee is here to help do exactly that! Below we have included all the information about what the Committee offers to you and all the projects we run and support for the Guild.
Becoming a Bell Ringer
"Becoming a Bell Ringer" is an online recruitment section for potential ringers. If you want to find out what it takes to become a church bell ringer, then click here to See Becoming a Bell Ringer >>>
Education and Recruitment Resources
The Committee has a wealth of resources, available freely for open days, recruitment days and for talks. See Education and Recruitment Resources >>>
Slow Motion bellringing - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLPu17xyQqc&feature=youtu.be
Handstroke Grip and Pull - Learning the Ropes DVD from ART - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXYnM8gbRyM
Stages of Learning - Learning the Ropes DVD from ART - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-6gTWvO11I
I hope you find these resources useful and help you inprove your skills
If you would like to put together a recruitment campaign but want some more ideas about how to get started then, following on from our initial success, we plan to run another 3Rs Workshop soon.
The workshop is designed to give you ideas on recruitment and retention and encourage you to share your own ideas and experiences with others. It covers a wide range of topics on recruitment and retention, with group and open discussion. As well as information, a special workshop pack is given to everyone and all the 3Rs equipment is there for demonstrations.
The workshop session lasts about an afternoon, and, from the group feedback, it is time very well spent!
Bell Ringing Talks
We now have good resources for presenting group talks on bell ringing. If any local groups you know may be interested, please put us in touch with them!
The risingringers is a young ringers group, formed by the Committee. See more >>
This section has a range of useful resources, advice, downloads and links to help towers with the recruitment and retention of ringers.
The Committee is responsible for the publication of the Guild Newsletter - ldgNEWS. You can download the latest and previous copies from the news page.
Best Practice Ideas
Some suggestions on how to put the 3Rs in to practice in your tower - give them a try! See Education and Recruitment Best Practices >>>
The Committee is made up of representatives from the different districts - get to know your local representative:
|Hinckley District||Mick Angrave|
|Leicester District||Mark Pendery - Chairman
Carol Franklin - Guild Secretary
Pam Fisher - Guild Treasurer
Nicky Carling - Guild Ringing Master
|Loughborough District||Tony Croft - Secretary|
|Market Harborough District||Andrew Young - Oadby Ringing Centre
|Melton District||Peter Brown|