Leatherhead District

Calendar Notes

District Practice – Everything from Rounds & Call Changes through to whatever we can sensibly manage. Typically well attended with plenty of ‘stand-behinders’. A chance to experience/hear some better ringing and meet up with members from across the District. The ‘traditional’ District Practice.

Relaxed Ringing & Lunch – These Monday/Friday morning sessions are similar to the above but have a different ‘feel’. We don’t go because we feel we ought to be there, we go because we want to enjoy our ringing together and the social get-together in the pub afterwards! Typically held at a tower just outside the District. A ‘one-tower mini-outing’ if you prefer.

Focus on 6 – These practices will aim to provide opportunities for six‐bell ringers that might not always be possible at their home tower. Intended for those who can generally manage plain hunt or above, we will aim to develop confidence in especially in five‐bell methods, ranging from exercises to improve rhythm, through to calling touches.

Stedman & Beyond – These practices are designed to stretch the more capable ringers in the District. We’ll aim for plain courses and touches of Stedman, Double Norwich, the standard 8 one-at-a-time and spliced, and perhaps beyond. If you are unsure if these practices are for you then please check with the District Master.

10-bell Method Practice – We have a couple of these in the programme. These will be focused on improving our individual and collective ability to ring methods on 9 & 10 bells. Probably mostly Plain Bob, Grandsire, Stedman, Little Bob, Kent, and hopefully Cambridge & Yorkshire.

District QP Day – First Saturday in October – Everyone is invited to participate, so it is not too early to start practising.  We will need to have names by the end of May so that we can organise towers and bands.

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25/03/2015: Leatherhead District Quarter Peal Day
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    TowerBellsPracticeSundays
    Ashtead, S Giles8 bells, (12-3-26)Thursday, 20:00 - 21:309:00 - 9:30 (arrive quietly as ringing after 8:00 service), 5.30-6.00 (check)
    Banstead, All Saints8 bells, (21-0-27)Wednesday, 20:00 - 21:309.00-9.30, 6.00-6.30 (check)
    Capel, S John Baptist6 bells, (6-3-7)Wednesday, 19:45 - 21:15 (2nd, 4th & 5th)9.30-10.00,
    Cobham, S Andrew8 bells, (9-3-9)Tuesday, 19:30 - 21:009.30-10.00, 6.00-6.30
    Dorking, S Martin10 bells, (18-1-18)Monday, 19:45 - 21:158.50 - 9.30 (not 1st),
    East Clandon, S Thomas of Canterbury3 bells, (9-3-15)n/a, Chiming only,
    Epsom, S Martin of Tours10 bells, (16-0-2)Monday, 20:00 - 21:309:30 - 10:00, 5:50 - 6:30 (1st & 3rd only: usually QP by arrangement)
    Epsom Common, Christ Church8 bells, (8-2-2)Wednesday, 20:00 - 21:309.30-10.00,
    Ewell, S Mary V8 bells, (12-2-2)Tuesday, 19:30 - 21.309.00-9.30, 5.45-6.30 (check)
    Leatherhead, SS Mary & Nicholas10 bells, (19-0-12)Tuesday - Church closed for renovation until Christmas 2019, 19:45 - 21:15 - Practices held elsewhere during closure10 - 10.30 - No ringing during closure, 17:30 (QP by arrangement only)- No ringing during closure
    Merrow, S John Ev6 bells, (13-1-23)Tuesday, 19:30 - 21:159.30-10.00,
    Newdigate, S Peter6 bells, (8-0-1)Tuesday, 20:00 - 21:159.30-10.00,
    Ockley, S Margaret6 bells, (13-2-4)Wednesday, 19:45 - 21:15 (1st & 3rd)9.00-9.30,
    Ranmore, S Barnabas8 bells, (19-2-21)Wednesday, 10.30-11.00 (1st only),
    Stoke D’Abernon, S Mary6 bells, (3-3-11)Monday, 19:45 - 21:159.25-9.55,
    West Clandon, SS Peter & Paul8 bells, (17-0-0)Thursday, 19:45 - 21:159.45 - 10.25 (not 2),