Tag Archives: Association of Ringing Teachers

First Time at a Striking Competition

By on 06-Aug-2019 - I started learning to ring in March 2018, in Nassington, Northamptonshire. I’ll always be grateful that they took me under their wings to help me learn to competently handle a bell. We have two ART teachers at our tower and both have been extremely supportive and encouraging. They’ve never let us stand still with our […] Read more

The old girl’s done it despite a heavy head cold.

By on 03-Oct-2018 - 10 months after taking the ART Module2/2C course in London Ms Deb Margason-Baker ( 35 from Farnham ) surprised herself and shocked her mentor Mr Roger Booth ( 45 from Arlesford) by passing the theory test at 93.33% despite suffering from a heavy head cold. Speaking in an accent she picked up in the ‘Big […] Read more

Module 1 at St Laurence in Thanet – 24th March 2018

By on 29-Mar-2018 -  “Many thanks for an excellent course.  We all learned a great deal and are most grateful to you for the positive, encouraging way you allayed our nerves and fears” “Very inspiring and informative, now I need some new ringers” “Thank you for a very useful course. It helped me having watched an ART Teacher over […] Read more

An unusual experience

By on 14-Dec-2017 - Coming top of the Google search lists, the Association of Ringing Teachers (ART) currently receives around 400 enquiries a year, mostly from people wishing to learn to ring. However, some of the more unusual enquiries include people wishing to learn to ring tunes on handbells, restore their tower bells, or for an unusual ‘experience’ as […] Read more

Module 1 Course to be held in Greenwich, 6th January 2018

By on 24-Nov-2017 - 2018 will be an important year for training new ringers, with the target of recruiting 1,400 new ringers and having them confident enough to ring on 11 November 2018 for the celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The Association of Ringing Teachers is working in partnership with a […] Read more

A Bungling Beginner’s Bellringing Benison

By on 10-Mar-2017 - Linda and I decided “What the heck, we’ll give it a go..” which is pretty much our approach to Life really, so we did just that, and here we are  ringing bells… however, I should begin at the beginning. Life, as it is wont to do, turned several corners recently, leaving us with time on […] Read more

David Thomas’ achievements – by Susan Read

By on 11-Nov-2015 - David Thomas is an exceptional young ringer who started ringing when he was twelve years old, over five years ago.  He rang his first peal in 2013 and is now beginning to ring more advanced peals including Surprise Royal when he has time from his A level studies.  He took part in the Oxford Diocesan […] Read more

A fun day out ringing, and some money raised for ART!

By on 18-Jul-2015 - For many, of the most enjoyable perks of learning to ring Church bells is  the tradition of visiting and ringing at other towers. Ringing outings give us the chance to explore some beautiful Churches, ring a variety of bells and socialise with other ringers. Like a lot of bands, every year, Marsworth team arrange an […] Read more