As of 17th May 2021, the CCCBR is allowing ringing of up to 45 minutes for a maximum of six people.
We have been thinking about how we can get back to ringing at St Milburga's and we are proposing that for the first month ringing will only be done by the local band members. We are proposing a gentle return, easing us back into ringing, so that we can all grow in confidence again, given that so few of us have done any ringing over the past 14 months.
So, it will be back to Rounds and Call Changes and Plain Hunt initially. (We want to learn to walk again before trying to run... So our Surprise Minor will be on the back burner for a while!)
Regretfully, there won't be any opportunity for one-to-one handling lessons for the time being.
By mid-June, we will hope to have rung the first Quarter Peal on our new bells and you will understand that this will involve solely local ringers who have contributed directly to the project.
We will continue to update this page with news of the next stage in our opening up of ringing at St Milburga.
1st & 3rd Sundays
5:45pm to 6:30pm: Service Ringing
7pm to 7:30pm: Beginners' practice - please enquire to check if this is going ahead.
7:30pm to 9pm: Main weekly practice
10am to 11am: Beginners' practice & Simulator practice (all levels catered for)
Friday morning practice can be extended on request and we can make the tower available for simulator practice at various other times during the week. Just get in touch with any requests.