Learning to ring church bells
Fun with BellsDecember 12, 201900:29:2320.22 MB

Learning to ring church bells

Ever wondered what it was like to learn how to ring? Or have forgotten what it was like when you first started out?

Discover, or rediscover, in this podcast, as host Cathy Booth talks to not one, but to two new ringers currently following the ART Learning The Ropes scheme.

Linda Haggie simply answered an advertisement in village magazine posted by a fellow dog-walker. As for Annie Longstaff, well two years sailing around the world obviously wasn’t challenging enough and so has now found her land legs and a new passion for bells.

Both ringers talk enthusiastically about their newly found hobby, the patience of their teachers and the friendliness of the other ringers. Find out how ringing is good for your both your mind and your body and also what mischief you can cause

Top five takeaways

  • Want to learn to ring with an ART teacher? Go to https://bellringing.org/contact-us/find-a-teacher/and Rose can help!
  • Learning the Ropes is a progressive learning scheme for bell ringers. It uses milestones to enable ringers to progress faster and further. Find out more at https://bellringing.org/discover-bellringing/
  • Ringing simulators are a great way for beginners to learn without annoying the rest of the neighbourhood
  • As well as good physical exercise, bellringing can help with mindfulness as it takes your whole concentration
  • Want to explore what bell ringing is like from the comfort of your own home? Just go into YouTube, type in ‘bell ringing’ and take your pick.

Sponsor: This podcast is sponsored by the Association of Ringing Teachers (ART).  To find out more about learning to ring, learning to teach or other resources to support your ringing go to bellringing.org.

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