Welcome to the world of bell ringing; what an interesting world you've decided to explore. Once gained, bell ringing is a skill for life you'll never forget and can open up a lifetime of experiences and enjoyment.

Learn to ring with an ART teacher

Learning to ring with an ART teacher means you will be taught using the latest teaching methods. All our teachers adhere to ART safeguarding policies and are DBS checked. You will be registered on to the Learning the Ropes Scheme; a progressive learning scheme for new ringers, which breaks down learning to ring into clearly defined chunks, giving you a sense of progress in developing a skill that in reality can take years to master.

In line with other hobbies and sports, achievement is celebrated with certificates and awards, and recognised online and in the international Ringing World newsletter.

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Talk to other new ringers

The Learning the Ropes facebook group is a closed group set up for for new ringers who are being taught under the Learning the Ropes scheme. In here you can ask questions, talk about what's good, what's hard and what fun it all is. It's good to share things that help as you are learning and have someone to share their experiences with you.

Sometimes some of the teachers will help with suggestions if you are finding something rather hard. Get stuck in and enjoy the wider world of friendship between ringers everywhere.

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A ringer's story

This was not Christine’s first attempt at learning to ring. It was in fact her last attempt at learning before throwing in the towel. She overcame considerable problems with anxiety about bell handling to finally master the skill and has subsequently come a long way. She has become a competent method ringer and has now rung over 30 quarter peals.

Christine's teacher tells us that "when she started ringing I do not think she believed that she would achieve the things that she has. It has been a pleasure to help her exceed her expectations."

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Find out more about bell ringing

If you want to discover more about the ancient art of bell ringing then there's lots more information available on the internet.

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