So our Christmas ringing is over and 2021 draws to a close.

The ringers are taking a well earned rest and we start practicing again at 7PM on Wednesday 19 January 2022 in Church House on Old Main Street if anyone would like to join us and give handbell ringing a try. We would particularly welcome anyone who “had a go” at one of our performances over the festive period and fancies finding out more.

We rang twice in All Saints Church: For the Frocks WI at the end of November and for the Christmas Tree Festival on 18th December. The latter was the first occasion we had needed to perform in masks which caused problems as our glasses steamed up etc but I am sure it is something we could get used to and it is better to perform in masks than not at all. It was a lovely setting with all the trees decorated by different groups around us.

We also performed at St Ives Golf Club for the St Peter’s Bowling Club Christmas Dinner, in Baildon for the Parkinsons Group and at St Wilfrid’s Gilstead for a church Christmas event.

So maybe we have not travelled as far as in previous years it was so good to be back practising and performing after the uncertainty of the last 2 years,

Wishing everyone all the best for 2022.

Solna Burnham (Secretary)