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Friday 15th November 2019


What's On

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November

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Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre What's On

Friday 15th

Helmingham Monthly Practice.Helmingham
7.30 - 9pm 3rd Fridays.
All welcome.
Contact: Tel. 01728 860323

Saturday 16th

See Hitcham's Church Bells - up close!.Hitcham All Saints
2 - 4pm
Win a prize for the best photo.
A chance to see our six church bells, their inscriptions and history once they have been lowered to the bottom of the tower.
Photo Competition - Win a prize for the best photo.
Prizes for the best photo to record the event:
Two categories: under 18 yrs and over18 yrs.
Tea and cake
Children's activities.
Find out about the bells history ...who made them and how.
Why is our bell frame so rare..how do we know its date?
The oldest bells, cast by Henry Pleasant of Sudbury, date from 1697 when William III was on the throne.
The largest weighs 16½ cwt ( 838kg). Be amongst the first people to see them on the ground for hundreds of years.
The event is free as part of our Restoring Henslow's Bells National Lottery Heritage Fund Project.
Contact: Tel.

Thursday 21st

St Matthew's Practice Night.Ipswich, St Matthew
7.30 - 9pm. Practice Night 1st & 3rd Thursdays.
All Welcome.
Contact: Tel. , Mobile: 07852 330702

Saturday 23rd

SW District Practice.Rattlesden
3 - 4.30pm.
St Nicholas Bob Doubles.
Contact: Tel. 01787 227116

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December

Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre What's On

Sunday 1st

20th Anniversary Service.Tostock
3pm Service to mark the 20th Anniversary of the dedication of Tostock bells following restoration and augmentation. The Revd Carl Melville will give the address.
The local band will ring up to the Service but there will be open ringing afterwards if required and a quarter peal.
Light refreshments will be available after the Service.
All welcome.

Wednesday 4th

Beccles 10 Bell Practice.Beccles
7.30 - 9pm 1st Wednesdays.
Rounds and basic methods (Plain Hunt to Stedman/Cambridge).
Contact: Tel. 01986 875354

Thursday 5th

St Matthew's Practice Night.Ipswich, St Matthew
7.30 - 9pm. Practice Night 1st & 3rd Thursdays.
All Welcome.
Contact: Tel. , Mobile: 07852 330702

Saturday 7th

SE Annual District Meeting.Debenham
3pm - Ringing.
4.30-5.00pm - Service,
followed by tea and meeting.
Names for tea to Jenny Scase.
Contact: Tel. 01473 604537

Tuesday 10th

2nd Tuesday Ringing.Gislingham & Thornham Magna
10.30 - 11.30am Gislingham (8)
11.15am - 12.30pm Thornham Magna (6)
Please note times. Lunch menu available from Peter. Booking essential by 3rd December.
Contact: Tel. 01394 411355

Saturday 14th

NW District Practice and Christmas Do.Pakenham
10am - 12 noon (no quarter peal).
After the ringing there will be a Bring & Share lunch, so do bring some food with you to add to the meal.
Contact: Tel. 01638 718801, Mobile: 07887 964821

Tuesday 17th

Eglantyne Jebb Day.
As a driving force and face of Save the Children, Eglantyne Jebb, one of the co-founders, asked for support from the Archbishop of Canterbury of the time and not only did he then in turn ask churches to raise money for the charity but dedicated a day on the CofE calendar to Eglantyne Jebb every year. It is the anniversary of her death in 1928 - 17th of December.
Web page.
Contact: Tel. 07768 466670

Thursday 19th

St Matthew's Practice Night.Ipswich, St Matthew
7.30 - 9pm. Practice Night 1st & 3rd Thursdays.
All Welcome.
Contact: Tel. , Mobile: 07852 330702

Friday 20th

Helmingham Monthly Practice.Helmingham
7.30 - 9pm 3rd Fridays.
All welcome.
Contact: Tel. 01728 860323

Saturday 21st

Ipswich Christmas Ringing.
9.45 - 10.15 St Matthew.
10.30 - 11 St Nicholas and St Lawrence.
11.15 - 11.45 St Margaret and St Mary-le-Tower.
Refreshments at St Margaret's kindly hosted by John and Shirley Girt.
12.30 - 1 St Clement.
Quarter peals at St Lawrence at 9am and 1pm. An extra quarter peal slot could be available at St Lawrence later in the day if someone wanted it.
Names of those attending and volunteers for quarter peals to Katharine Salter; ideally by 10th December.
Contact: Tel. 07776 148450

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January

Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre What's On

Saturday 4th

SE District Ringing Meeting.
Contact: Tel. 01473 747008, Mobile: 07837 275817

Saturday 25th

SW District Practice.Lavenham
3 - 4.30pm.
Focus on Stedman Triples
Contact: Tel. 01787 227116

Burns Night.Sproughton Church Hall
7.30 pm Haggis, Neeps & Tatties, Quiz, Raffle, Free glass of Punch, BYO drink.
Tickets £15 from 26 Lower Street, Sproughton or Ralph.
Proceeds to All Saints Church Funds and the Suffolk Guild Bell Restoration Fund.
Poster
Contact: Tel. 01473 743812

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February

Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre What's On

Saturday 1st

SE District Ringing Meeting.
Contact: Tel. 01473 747008, Mobile: 07837 275817

Saturday 15th

George W Pipe 12 Bell Competition.
For Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.
Facebook page

Saturday 22nd

SW District Practice.Glemsford
3 - 4.30pm.
Focus on St Simon's Doubles
Contact: Tel. 01787 227116

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March

Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre What's On

Saturday 7th

SE District Ringing Meeting.
Contact: Tel. 01473 747008, Mobile: 07837 275817

Saturday 28th

National 12-bell Striking Contest Eliminators.Chester, Walsall and Aston
Website

SW District Practice.Bures
3 - 4.30pm.
Focus on Plain Bob Triples
Contact: Tel. 01787 227116

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April

Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre What's On

Saturday 18th

Guild AGM.Woolpit & Drinkstone
3pm onwards.
Contact: Tel. , Mobile: 07810 836303

Thursday 23rd

St George's Day.

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May

Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre What's On

Friday 8th

Ringing Out For Peace.
Website

Saturday 23rd

SW District Practice.Hadleigh
3 - 4.30pm.
Focus on Grandsire Triples
Contact: Tel. 01787 227116

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June

Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre What's On

Saturday 13th

Ridgman Trophy.Boston
Website

Saturday 20th

National 12-bell Striking Contest.Sheffield Cathedral
Web site

Sunday 21st

Suffolk Day.

Monday 22nd

Windrush Day.

Saturday 27th

SW District Striking Competition.Kedington
2.45 for 3.
Bring & Share Tea and committee meeting.
Contact: Tel. 01787 204368, Mobile: 07903 392304

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July

Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre What's On

Saturday 25th

SW District Practice.Little Cornard
7.30 - 9pm.
Focus on Little Bob Minor
Contact: Tel. 01787 227116

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August

Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre What's On

Saturday 1st - Monday 31st August

SW District Quarter Peal Month.
Contact: Tel. 01787 227116

Saturday 22nd

SW District Summer Outing.
Contact: Tel. 01787 227116

Saturday 29th

SW District Practice.St Peter Sudbury
7.30 - 9pm.
Contact: Tel. 01284 830436

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September

Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre What's On

Saturday 26th

SW District Practice.Elmsett
7.30 - 9pm.
Focus on Grandsire Doubles
Contact: Tel. 01787 227116