Young members are encouraged to participate in all association events and practices. We occasionally hold specific events for younger ringers so watch the calendar or let your district master know you're interested and would like to be kept informed.
Alternatively let your District Master know you're interested and would like to be kept informed.
There is also a Young Ringers group included in each of the Association Training Days based at Wimbledon in March and at Bletchingley in November.
If you are under 18 and have just rung your first quarter peal you may be eligible for a Violet Potter award (see below).
Violet Potter Awards
Violet Potter was a ringer for over 60 years in Surrey. Initially at St Peter, South Croydon and then St John, Caterham. In this time she was a great supporter of young ringers and went out of her way to encourage them.
In her will, she left the Association a sum of money and the General Committee have decided to start this award with that legacy. It is designed to provide a small goal for ringers who are not yet 18 years old to aim for and provide recognition for an achievement that is within their reach.
Every member of the Association who has not yet reached their 18th birthday (at the time of ringing) is eligible for this. When they ring or they conduct their first peal or quarter peal (treble, tenor or inside), they will be offered the publication of their choice from a list of suitable publications. This will be presented at the next suitable opportunity. Application must be made to the General Secretary within 3 months of the peal or the quarter peal.
Limited funds that will be used until the legacy runs out.
Only one award per person.
"Art & Science of Change Ringing" - Wilfrid G Wilson
"The Bellringer's Early Companion" - Steve Coleman
"The Bellringer's Bedside Companion" - Steve Coleman
"The Method Ringer's Companion" - Steve Coleman
"The Bob Caller's Companion" - Steve Coleman
"The Tower Handbook" - Central Council Publications
"Listen to Ringing Live 1 & 2" - Central Council Publications CDs
or £10 to spend on the Association's Bookstall