Ringing World News

An RSS feed from The Ringing World of news bulletins on BellBoard.
  1. BellBoard performance submissions

    While we appreciate that the community aspect of BellBoard may be helping many ringers feel connected during this difficult time, there have been lots of performances posted recently which we believe are not appreciated by many of our users and don’t help BellBoard keep consistent records of change ringing.

    Unless you believe it to be of wider interest, please refrain from posting performances where a computer has controlled one or more of the bells, whether on a simulator or a personal computer.

    We support tolling, performances by bands ringing on simulators or computers, and performances that genuinely reflect change ringing (including call change ringing) performed entirely by people, even if the sound is electronic.

    Users may wish to use the Facebook group ’BellBoard for simulators’.

  2. The Ringing World and coronavirus

    The Ringing World intends to continue production of a weekly printed and online journal despite the coronavirus outbreak. As ringing activity declines, ringing reports and news will also decline, and we are considering how that will affect the content and format of the journal, but we intend to turn challenge into opportunity!

    All office operations will continue to function, including post, phones, and email. But we are rapidly changing the way our office staff work, to move as far and as quickly as possible towards complete home working. Thank you for your understanding of any delay or disruption this may cause.

    Will Bosworth

    Editor

  3. George Pipe's funeral - update

    Due to the risks and so many restrictions in the foreseeable future, I have had to replace George’s funeral with a very small family service. George’s wish to have a service of thanksgiving will be rearranged and I hope his many friends will be able to come along and celebrate his life with his family.

    Diana Pipe

  4. Coronavirus: UK ringing should now be cancelled

    The UK government has advised against all unnecessary social contact with immediate effect. The Prime Minister advised in a press conference of 16th March that now is the time for everyone to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel.

    The Central Council has released a statement in response to the UK government. They advise that If you haven’t already decided to cancel ringing activities, it seems that now is the time to do so. The Ringing World agrees with this statement. It is hard to interpret the government’s guidance in any way other than that all planned ringing activities in the UK should now cease.

  5. Ringing World Diaries - reduced price while stocks last

    There are still a few 2020 Ringing World Diaries left - prices now reduced by 50% while stocks last. Buy now from the online shop.