Trustees' Reports'- Ringing Master' Report 2017

The Six Bell Striking Competition held this Year at Berkswell gave all those competing a real challenge and when the Warwick “A” band was awarded First Place all agreed that a good performance had been achieved.

The District Eight Bell striking Competition, held at Brinklow, proved to be a really good afternoon, with the Rugby “A” Team, who produced a very good performance, in First Place, followed closely by Warwick “A” Team. Colin Lee from the Oxfordshire Guild, judging the event for the first time, was more than impressed by the overall standard of all the bands competing.

Can I thank again both Berkswell and Brinklow Bands for laying on a most enjoyable afternoon for the 2 Guild Striking Competitions. The teas and cakes were of the highest quality and enjoyed by all those that attended.

For the third year in succession the Guild entered a team in the Ringing World National Youth Competition. This year they rang changes and almost made the final. Better luck in 2018 and thanks for everyone for supporting Coventry Spires.

Our 3 District Ringing Masters have again achieved very successful Saturday meetings and training Days throughout the Year. So many of our new ringers have enjoyed and gained many new skills from these ringing sessions.

This has been our second year of Saturday Morning Training sessions, with many new starters and the continued further skills development by those that started in the First Year, so leading to First in quarter qeals by so many of our new ringers. This has been achieved by the commitment shown by our team leaders and helpers for each of the three towers used in the Guild.

Now Guild Ringing Aims for 2018

  1. More First Time Learners to be Recruited
  2. Saturday Teaching Mornings to be continued
  3. Surprise Major and Minor practices to be continued for all Districts

Mark W Sayers - Guild Ringing Master