Regular focussed practices are held across the association and will focus on particular methods. These practices are described below and please see the event calendar for details of upcoming practices.
Open 12 bell practice
At Croydon Minster, 1st Tuesday of the month. Focus is on Grandsire and Stedman, all welcome. Organised by Shirley McGill
Surprise Major Practices
What Happens at a Surprise Major Practice? These practices are for those that would like to extend their Surprise Major repertoire. The practices range from Cambridge through the standard 8 and beyond.
Who are they for? Anyone who can already ring Surprise Major, or Surprise Minor and would like to extend this to Major, or aspiring Surprise ringers who are competent at Kent or Double Norwich and know the line for Cambridge.
Northern District Surprise Major – 3rd Friday evening normally at Carshalton. Organised by Shirley McGill email@example.com
Southern District Surprise Major – 2nd Saturday morning at Bletchingley. Organised by Noel Gibbin firstname.lastname@example.org
Peripatetic practices are open to anyone who happen to be free during the day on the first Monday in the month (except bank holidays when we'll ring on the second Monday). Ringers of all abilities are welcome to join us.
We ring at one bell tower in the morning from 10.30am to 12 noon, and then another in the afternoon 2.00 to 3.30pm.
Organiser,Peter Taylor, 07947 119633.
Wandering Bobs is for those who wish to practice basic calling and is held every third Monday in the month, from 10.30am to 12.30pm, followed by optional pub lunch. We're a friendly group and always welcome new ringers to join us.
Full details from Pamela Rider (01372 464145) or Kath Chilcott (020 8686 2272).
Southern District Focussed Practices
3rd Wednesday 7.30 Plain Hunt @ Horley
3rd Thursday 7.30 Plain Bob location varies
4th Wednesday 7.30 Grandsire @ Ranmore
Contact Paul Beeken (email@example.com)
Advanced Six Bell Practice (DFP)
This takes place on the second Monday of each month (with the exception of December) from 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m., and is for those wanting to ring more complex six bell methods - plain courses, touches and spliced.
There is a core list of methods, mainly for those who ring spliced and surprise methods only at the DFP, with one or two methods for those wanting to do something new.
The core plain methods (good for splicing) are Plain Bob, Little Bob, Single Oxford, and St Clements. If required by those attending, one or more of Double Oxford, Double Bob and/or Double Court can be added.
The core Surprise methods are Cambridge, Bourne, London, Carlisle and Norwich.
Contact Anthony Vere Hodge for more details.
The Marsters Practices
8 bell practices 4th Wednesdays 1-3pm alternating Epsom Common/East Moseley (except December)
Regular surprise minor practice 2nd Wednesday 1-3pm all Epsom Common
Organised by Jane Marsters
The Walworth Surprise Minor practices have been running for some years now – meet at 7pm – 8.30pm on Wednesdays at St Peters Walworth SE17 2HH
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