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 >>>

Bell Handling

A vital part of learning to ring is having good bell handling skills. This will enable you as a learner to progress on to other aspects of ringing. It is a core foundational skill of the excercise. These early skills learned form the foundations on which the later skills are built. The difficulty for the new learner is knowning what 'Good' actually looks like. Below are some video clips of 'Very Good' bell handling. Please take a look at these to ensure your bell handling and style matches up to this. If you feel you need more help or tuition please make contact with a member of the Recruitment & Education team using the email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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


3Rs Workshop

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!

Rising Ringers

The risingringers is a young ringers group, formed by the Committee. See more >>

Online Resources

This section has a range of useful resources, advice, downloads and links to help towers with the recruitment and retention of ringers.

Online Resources - Recruitment

Online Resources - Retention


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 >>>

Education and Recruitment Committee

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
Dave Carling
Heather Morris
Loughborough District Tony Croft - Secretary
Market Harborough District Andrew Young - Oadby Ringing Centre
Arthur Rees
Melton District Peter Brown
Syston District  

If you want to contact the committee please contact your local representative or use This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..