Rugby Deanery News

Autumn was quite a busy time in the Rugby Deanery, with Friday practices – including the new monthly advanced practices – covering a range of methods and needs. Mulled cider, mince pies, Wells and St Clements seemed to be a good combination at Clifton in December.

In November quarter peals were rung at both Rugby towers, and at Clifton, Hillmorton, Newbold, and Ryton to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Queen and Prince Philip. The Clifton band included three members of the Guild's youth team, Holly, Estella and Simon, with Holly ringing her first and Simon conducting his first quarter.

November also saw the first ringing tour for the new band of ringers at Ryton, starting at Cubbington (where we coincided with an excellent cake stall), then moving on to Stoneleigh, Bubbenhall, and Ryton. Thanks are due to the experienced ringers who came to help, and we look forward to welcoming the self styled 'Ryton Belles' to future district ringing events.

Finally, the sale of Christmas puddings (450 puddings made and sold!) in aid of the St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Appeal has raised over £2,300 this year. Thanks to everyone in the Guild who supported this fundraising effort.