Current Ringing Status

The latest Church of England guidance states that Face coverings are currently mandatory on public transport and in a range of indoor venues including places of worship. While there are exemptions, *this is a legal requirement* and there is no specific exemption for bellringers.

Ringers should therefore continue to:
  • Insist that masks are worn when ringing in the tower
  • Be sensitive to those ringers who feel uncomfortable about having lots of people in the tower
  • Continue to sanitize hands before and after ringing and if changing rope
  • Recommend that all ringers take a Lateral flow test before joining a ringing session
  • Ensure good ventilation in the ringing chamber. Less ventilation = less ringing time!
  • Think carefully about whether you admit visitors - not part of the usual band - into the tower.
  • Check your local government guidance about COVID prevalence and if in doubt, don't ring.
  • Ensure Ringers don't ring if they feel unwell
  • Be aware of the symptoms of the highly contagious Omicron variant, which include:
    • Runny Nose
    • Headache
    • Sneezing
    • Sore Throat

CCCBR summary of guidance here.
ART Newsletters on recovery of bellringing after COVID are here
ART Survival and Recovery Toolbox here
ART article on Recovery Champions here

The Lancashire Association is here to support its ringers through the issues posed by COVID.

It offers advice on safe ringing and about ringing on line in the "Return to Ringing" link below.
Also here are links to the to our Training and Education resources, to the young ringers Lads and Lasses pages and to our Annual Report. Finally, there are links to our well-stocked Bookstall and to the fascinating mechanical Woodhouse Ringing Machine simulator.

Training & Education

Northwest Residential

Return to Ringing

Information on

Ideas on maintaining social contact Opportunities to continue ringing Latest advice from CCCBR Keeping towers for for future use Online learning material

Lads and Lasses

LACR 3Ls group trains young ringers.

October Newsletter Download a copy

Click here for details about the 3Ls


Annual Report

An electronic copy of the latest Annual Report is available here.


The LACR's well stocked Bookstall
Many titles available.- full list here.

The Woodhouse

Ringing Machine

Derek Ogden

Memorial Library