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Hollesley Band.

Ever been bored at home one evening? Nothing on TV? Or just fancy doing something different? Ever thought about change-ringing?

‘What, bellringing? That’s all old people in churches swinging from ropes isn’t it?’

Not entirely true. There are old people who ring bells, but one of the many beauties of ringing is that it is done by people of all ages. There are some as young as five or six who ring, but many kids start at around nine or ten and it has been known for people to still be ringing in their 100th year! There're no hard or fast rules on age – if you’re able enough you’re young/old enough! It is open to ALL, whether individuals, a family or a group of mates.

By becoming a bellringer you will be entering an interesting, fulfilling and sometimes exciting world full of ready-made friends around the globe, involving travel and discovery. You never stop learning and unlike other pastimes you can join in ANYWHERE. And in these tough times, you’re not obliged to pay anything!

Want to know more? Well you’ve come to the right place. The Suffolk Guild has linked bellringers across the county since 1923 and can start you on the way into this life-changing hobby. Check out the list of towers (that’s basically churches with bells) to find where near you has bells and who to contact about learning there. Failing that, get in touch with any of the Guild’s contacts. Please explore this site to find out more about what is going on in Suffolk ringing – you’ll be surprised!

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If you would like to learn to ring, please contact:

What's On
in the next month

For full details please see What's On

August

Saturday 30th

SE District Meeting.Debenham & Winston

SW District Practice.St Peter's, Sudbury

September

Wednesday 3rd

Great Barton Afternoon Summer Practice.Great Barton

NE District 10 Bell Practice.Beccles

Friday 5th

Weekly Practice.Stoke by Nayland

Saturday 6th

Ringing Roadshow.Newbury Race Course

The Suffolk Church in the Middle Ages.The Athenaeum, Bury St Edmunds

Monday 8th

NE District Visit to Aldeburgh Practice.Aldeburgh

Tuesday 9th

2nd Tuesday Ringing.Halesworth & Wissett

Wednesday 10th

Bacton Monthly Practice.Bacton

Friday 12th

Weekly Practice.Stoke by Nayland

Saturday 13th

Suffolk Historic Churches Trust Bike Ride.

NW District Practice.Tostock

SW District Training & Teaching Programme.St Gregory's, Sudbury

Tuesday 16th

NE District Beyond Plain Bob Minor Practice.Worlingham

Friday 19th

Helmingham Monthly Practice.Helmingham

Weekly Practice.Stoke by Nayland

Friday 26th

Weekly Practice.Stoke by Nayland

Saturday 27th

SW District Practice.St Peter's, Sudbury

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