Branch outing April 2019

Bellringers of the Bicester Branch ring the church bells in Bicester and the surrounding villages for church services and special occasions. Bellringing (or Campanology) is a skill which can be learnt in a few hours, but takes months or years to become a master. Anyone who is physically fit, aged 8 to 80 can be a bellringer. Bellringing is a team effort, usually involving 6 or 8 people at a time and as such bellringing is a social hobby enjoyed by around a hundred people in the Bicester area, and by thousands throughout the country. Furthermore, ringers from other areas are always welcome to visit and join in ringing our bells.

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Latest CCCBR communications on phased return to ringing after COVID-19

Here’s a message from the Oxford Diocesan Guild regarding the start of the process of returning to full-circle ringing.
Dear All
Simon Linford, President of the Central Council, has published an update on
the ringing situation that is available at
Further details can also be found at
This webpage includes guidance on further aspects of preparation for the
resumption of ringing.
It should of course be stressed that incumbents at your churches should be
consulted before any steps are taken.
Please ensure that this information is passed to all members.
Ken Darvill
Hon General Secretary
Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers