south weald bell ringing
About Us

Like most bands we are a varied bunch, ranging in age from 12 to 80+. Almost anyone can learn to ring and you are very welcome to come and visit.  We are affiliated to the Essex Association of Change Ringers within the Southern District.

 

There are various jobs that have to be done and the formal positions are filled by election at our annual general meeting and approved by our Vicar.

Who's Who?

President of the Guild

According to the old Tower Rules laid down in 1899 the president of the Guild is the incumbent.  As president he chairs our annual general meeting.

Mark RobbinsTower Captain

The Tower Captain is the traditional name for the person in charge of the tower, the ringers and the bells and keeps us all in order! Mark Robbins is our Tower Captain.  He started ringing in 2006 and quickly caught the ringing bug.  He is also District Treasurer for the Essex Association of Change Ringers.

Paul TruemanRinging Master

The Ringing Master runs the ringing during practices and teaches learners how to handle the bells and to progress to ringing methods. Our Ring Master is Paul Trueman who was past Master of the Durham University band.

Steeple Keeper

The Steeple Keeper looks after all things bell related and makes sure all the bells are working well and are regularly serviced.  This mainly involves lots of inspection of ropes and pulleys, tightening of errant bolts, and replacing the occasionally broken stay.   Our Steeple keeper is also Paul Trueman assisted by the rest of the band.

Dion LaycockDeputy Steeple Keeper

The deputy steeple keeper essentially holds the ladder and passes tools the steeple keeper!  This is currently Dion laycock who is having fun learning the ropes!

TreasurerNicole

The Treasurer holds the purse strings.  She records all income and expenditure and submits a financial report to the PCC.  Our Treasurer is Nicole.

TraceyHonorary Secretary

Our Secretary keeps all our records and takes minutes at our AGM.  Our Secretary is Tracey Taylor.

Tower Correspondent

The Tower Correspondent is the point of contact for the association and his contact details are listed in the Associations directory. Our Tower correspondent is also Tracey. If you would like to contact us through these web pages please have a look at our contact pages.

Outing 2015The Band

The rest of the St Peter's band make ringing such a fun and varied pastime. These include Alan, Vic, Al and Julia,   The picture was taken during one of our annual outings.

Visiting friends

We often welcome visitors to our practice nights but we also have some regular visiting friends from local towers who help enormously with our practices, outings and quarter peal attempts.