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Hollesley Band.

Ever been bored at home one evening? Nothing on TV? Or just fancy doing something different? Ever thought about change-ringing?

‘What, bellringing? That’s all old people in churches swinging from ropes isn’t it?’

Not entirely true. There are old people who ring bells, but one of the many beauties of ringing is that it is done by people of all ages. There are some as young as five or six who ring, but many kids start at around nine or ten and it has been known for people to still be ringing in their 100th year! There're no hard or fast rules on age – if you’re able enough you’re young/old enough! It is open to ALL, whether individuals, a family or a group of mates.

By becoming a bellringer you will be entering an interesting, fulfilling and sometimes exciting world full of ready-made friends around the globe, involving travel and discovery. You never stop learning and unlike other pastimes you can join in ANYWHERE. And in these tough times, you’re not obliged to pay anything!

Want to know more? Well you’ve come to the right place. The Suffolk Guild has linked bellringers across the county since 1923 and can start you on the way into this life-changing hobby. Check out the list of towers (that’s basically churches with bells) to find where near you has bells and who to contact about learning there. Failing that, get in touch with any of the Guild’s contacts. Please explore this site to find out more about what is going on in Suffolk ringing – you’ll be surprised!

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What's On
in the next month

For full details please see What's On

August

Saturday 19th

Memorial Service for Dr Peter Franks

Tuesday 22nd

Halesworth Triples/Major practice

Friday 25th

150th Anniversary of the birth of Michael Faraday

Saturday 26th

NE District Quarter peals and beer

Monday 28th

SW OpenTowers Day

September

Saturday 2nd

SE District Practice

Monday 4th

Hopton Practice

Wednesday 6th

Beccles 10 Bell Practice

Thursday 7th - Sunday 10th September

Heritage Open Days

Friday 8th

Tour of Britain - Stage 6

NE District Improving 8-bell ringing

Monday 11th

Bungay 8 Bell Practice

Tuesday 12th

2nd Tuesday Ringing

Friday 15th

Helmingham Monthly Practice

Saturday 16th

Quarter Peal & Open Ringing

Guild Social

Tuesday 19th

Norman Tower Breakthrough Practice

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