Troyte Ringing Centre

Regular Ringing

Bampton   Practice night: Thursday 7:30pm
Service Ringing: Sunday 10.15am (except 5th) and 5.55pm (except 2nd and 5th)

Huntsham Practice night: Monday 7:30pm
Service Ringing: Sunday 9:00am (2nd only)

Huntsham Quarter Peals: First Wednesday Evening each Month (see dates below)
Huntsham Peal Ringing: Thursday Mornings
Huntsham Monthly GDR Branch Practice: Wednesday Evenings (see Branch Events)

For a detailed weekly programme of ringing at Huntsham for all weddings, visiting ringers, peals, quarter peals and practices see the notice posted in the village bus shelter.

Extended Practices

The number of students at our Extended Practices is carefully limited to ensure that all learners get a good opportunity for plenty of ringing. If you wish to attend any of these events, please book a place with Les Boyce well in advance. Where there is demand we may well run extra events, so please get in touch and let us know your needs.

Saturday 30th January 2016
10:00 - 13:00
'Rounds & Call Changes'
Saturday 27th February 2016
10:00 - 13:00
Saturday 23rd April 2016
10:00 - 13:00
'Plain Hunt' No Lunch - due to wedding!
Saturday 30th July 2016
10:00 - 13:00
'Raise & Lower in Peal'

Fee for each practice is 6.00 including coffee and lunch. Bookings for practices should be made to Les Boyce . . .
Tel: 01884 256819.
Developing Skills - here is a list of extra opportunities to practices your skills - Click Here

Beyond Plain Bob Doubles - Methods we will be ringing:
Click on the links below to download a PDF file.

1. Plain Bob above the Treble
2. Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place
3. Shipway Place

See Method Database for further Doubles methods.

Quarter Peals

Quarter Peals are an excellent way of getting extended practice for a particular method or several methods. We can arrange for an experienced band to ring with you to help you achieve your ringing targets. Quarter peals normally are rung at Huntsham on the first Wednesday evening of each month.

Proposed dates for 2016 are: Jan 6th, Feb 3rd, March 2nd, April 6th, May 4th, June 1st, July 6th, Aug 3rrd, Sept 7th, Oct 5th, Nov 2nd & Dec 7th

If you would like us to organise a quarter peal for you, additional dates/venues can also be arranged,
please contact Sheila Scofield . . .
Tel. 01398 331834.

Workshops - "Working with the Numbers"

Short sessions designed to help you understand how methods work and how to learn them.

Saturday 6th February 2016
14:00 - 15:30
'What is a Method?'
Venue, TBC
Saturday 2nd April 2015
14:00 - 15:30
'What can you do with 4 bells?'
Venue, TBC

Fee for each session is 3 inc coffee. Tutor: Mike Hatchett . Please book places with Les Boyce . . .
Tel: 01884 256819.
Developing Skills - here is a list of extra opportunities to practices your skills - Click Here


Like quarter peals, a peal attempt is a good way to get practice. The Troyte Ringing Centre organises regular peals, usually Thursday mornings, and anyone interested in ringing in one should contact Mike Hatchett . . .
Tel. 01398 331843.

Help for Towers & Groups


Events can be arranged for tower bands or groups of ringers with the same needs e.g. raising or lowering in peal or starting to plain hunt. These can be arranged to take place either:

A key requirement is that the individual ringers in towers or groups can commit to attending the sessions which are arranged. Help from others can be arranged where a tower is short of experienced ringers. Courses can be run in the daytime or evening, weekdays or weekends, subject to the availability of tutors, the Centre bells and helping ringers.

Please contact Les Boyce to discuss your requirements and arrangements for meeting these.

News - Click HERE to see the latest reports on our activities

All ringers are invited to make contact for any of the events above or for general ringing information, to book the Bampton practice bell for individual sessions or to bring a band to Huntsham for open ringing.
You can contact us HERE.

Programme of Events: Being Prepared.

Newsletter: CLICK HERE to download the latest Newsletter.

Aims of the TRC - Discussion Document CLICK HERE to download.

Visit the Local Branch website for more local ringing events - Click HERE.

Click HERE to see a Public Holiday calendar.

Display Boards: A set of twelve display boards which are available for use by any tower holding an open day or giving a talk on bell ringing to the general public. These display boards are contained within carry bags and are easy to transport within a medium size car and can be erected and dismantled by one able bodied person using reasonable care. For more details CLICK HERE.

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