Author Archives: Debbie Phipps

Lytchett Allsorts ‘Plain Bob Doubles Challenge’

By on 17-Jun-2019 - When it was decided to launch a bell restoration project at St Mary’s Lytchett Matravers in Dorset, Tower Captain Debbie Phipps came up with a clever fund-raising idea which will benefit the band once they are ringing on their newly restored bells as well. Debbie writes; I have challenged ringers from Lytchett Matravers and Lytchett […] Read more

New Log Book

By on 12-May-2018 - We had fun last night when having already seen 9 learners through Level 1 and 5 through Level 2 I thought I knew most of what was required at each level. However when asking what one of my learners needed to ring she asked me about 2 of the skills. You can imagine my surprise […] Read more

3 Learners on Plain Hunt Training

By on 01-Nov-2017 - Lytchett Matravers rang out this morning to the sound of 3 of our Level 3 ringers learning Plain Hunt. When they weren’t ringing they were busy writing out Plain Hunt on 4 and 5 bells to get their ticks in boxes then they completed the Plain Hunt Jargon worksheet. We owe a big thank you […] Read more

Ypres Memorial Bells – celebrated at Lytchett Matravers

By on 26-Aug-2017 - St Mary’s Church; Lytchett Matravers On Friday 25th August 2017 we marked the presence in our Guild (at the Dorset Steam Fair) of the Ypres Memorial Bells on their way to Belgium. Our band comprises of mainly novice ringers following the ART programme of learning so we were unable to ring any special Method but as […] Read more

Know parts of the bell

By on 07-Jun-2017 - As well as teaching ART level 1 I am also doing 50 ringing things. For this I have created a crossword to test if they know parts of the bell. I have included a few level 2 clues to make it a bit more challenging. Debbie   Crossword Parts of the Bell     Read more

Lytchett Matravers Double Success

By on 14-Feb-2017 - Annie Mitchener and Debbie Phipps from St Mary’s Church Lytchett Matravers attended the ART Module 1 training course at St Mary’s church in November with tutor Pip Penney in a very cold church (our contractors fault). Debbie had not trained anyone before the course and the method of training using the ART training scheme is […] Read more