Welcome to the website for the Wisbech District of the Ely Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers.

Bell ringing is a team activity that stimulates the brain and helps keep you fit ... it also makes a glorious sound!

This website is primarily intended to keep local ringers informed of news and district events. We hope other ringers will find the details of towers, practice nights and the district ringing programme useful.

About Bell Ringing

Dates for the District

Here are dates for the District, the Association and the Stretham REC shown in a Google Calendar. A larger calendar, showing these dates and dates for all the Districts and for the Young Ringers, with space for more entries at a time, and with options to view a whole week or month, is available on the Ely DA website here.

To receive emails about Wisbech District events, please contact the District Secretary (wisbechsec_at_elyda.org.uk).

Ely DA Roadmap to Ringing Recovery

The Ely DA Roadmap to Ringing Recovery has been launched! Available here . The roadmap, which has been compiled by the RATS Committee, has information as to what bell-ringers can do and where to find support based on each stage that the Government have provided for coming out of Lockdown.

Ely DA AGM 2021 on Saturday 8th May at 2 pm via Zoom

From JoAnne Rutter, General Secretary Ely DA

The Ely Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers 2021 AGM will be held at 2 pm on Saturday 8th May, via Zoom.

Details on the AGM page of the Ely DA website, here.

Ely DA Annual Report

The Ely DA Annual Report for 2019 (Handbook for 2020) is available as a pdf file to Ringing Members, Junior Members and Honorary Members of the Ely DA. The file is dated 21/05/2020, which corresponds to when the Annual General Meeting would have been held. Please request a file from the District Secretary (wisbechsec_at_elyda.org.uk) or the Report Editor (elyweb_at_elyda.org.uk). Paper copies will be available. We will print one copy for each active tower and copies for individual members by prior request.

Lockdown Bellringing Activities

Dee Smith, as RATO for the Association, has provided a summary of suggested activities. The current list, dated 23/04/20, is here, and Dee will provide updates as new events arise.

Contents of the summary: Cambridge District Webinars; Drop-in and Help sessions on Saturday mornings; Ringing Room.

Summary dated 23/04/20 is here.

CCCBR advice on Coronavirus covid-19, 16/03/2020

See https://cccbr.org.uk/2020/03/16/coronavirus-covid-19-update/

New updates on the Coronavirus have been issued by the UK government today, which include avoiding any “non-essential” travel and contact with others and avoiding pubs, clubs theatres and social gatherings. If you haven’t already decided to cancel ringing activities, it seems that now is the time to do so.