- Latest Site Update: Sunday 09 December 2018, 15:39:00; applies to News & Articles only.
We are the organisation for church bell and handbell ringers in South Wales, UK.
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Local ringer and historian Andrew Giles has very kindly made available for free download two of his excellent publications about ringers and bells in our Association's area.
The books are in PDF format and Andrew would be delighted if you would take the opportunity to download and read them at your leisure in the hope that they will increase interest in ringing locally and, if read by non-ringers, inspire readers to get involved and try our fascinating and very sociable pastime.
There are two books available:
- The Bells and Ringers of All Saints' Church, Llanbradach, South Wales
- The Bells and Ringers of St Peter's Church, Pentre, Rhondda, Wales, 1890 – 1954
Please remember that the Copyright for both publications resides with Andrew Giles.
Towers: Christmas and New Year Ringing
The following towers have advised of changes and additions to their normal ringing arrangements over the Christmas and New Year period:
4 Tuesday NO PRACTICE
11 Tuesday NO PRACTICE
24 Monday Christmas Eve
- Service at 3.30pm (Nine Lessons & Carols)
- Service at 9.30pm (First Eucharist of Christmas)
25 Tuesday Christmas Day
- Service at 11.00
- NO PRACTICE
30 Sunday Service at 10 am (ringing to be confirmed)
31 Monday Ringing in the New Year (ringing to be confirmed)
1 Tuesday NO PRACTICE (to be confirmed, but likely no practice)
Updated 9th December 2018
The Association's Management Committee is the body that oversees its running. It meets four times per year and provides the fulcrum for the Association's activities.
The Committee oversees the whole gamut of Association business, from the setting of budgets and the overseeing of financial affairs through to the offering of grant-aid and/or loans from the Bell Restoration Fund.
Monmouth Branch Newsletters
Updated 28th November 2018
The Monmouth Branch publishes a quarterly Newsletter for its membership.
A copy of each edition of the Newsletter is sent to each Branch tower via the notified tower correspondent. Email copies are also sent to those who've asked to receive them that way.
Llandaff Branch Newsletters
Updated 18th November 2018
The Llandaff Branch publishes a quarterly Newsletter, copies being sent to each tower.
The latest four Newsletters are available for download below in PDF format. The most recent Newsletter is at the top. Earlier editions (from February 2002) are available from the Webmaster.
The Association's 125th Anniversary
We celebrated our 125th Anniversary (to the very day!) on Saturday 13th October 2018.
The main celebratory event was a dinner held at the Manor Parc Hotel in Cardiff, expertly organised by Andrew Phillips and to which 85 people attended.
Peals were been rung earlier in the day at Caerphilly and at Llandaff and there were a number of Quarter Peals rung too.