Advanced Practices are usually held on the last Monday of the month from 19:15 to 21:00. Occasionally they will be moved due to other events in the Abbey. Visiting ringers from outside the area are very welcome.
The dates of the upcoming practices are:
Mon 27 January 2020
Mon 24 February 2020
Mon 30 March 2020
Mon 27 April 2020
Mon 25 May 2020
Mon 29 June 2020
Notices are sent out by email shortly before each practice. If you would like to be added to the distribution list, or removed from it, please contact the .
Methods rung may include any of the Standard 8 Surprise Major, singly and spliced, and Yorkshire, Cambridge, Lincolnshire, Superlative, Pudsey, London and Bristol Surprise Royal, plus other methods by request.
Methods rung vary considerably from one month to the next, and depend upon which ringers are attending the practice. Ringers regularly travel from Carlisle, Penrith, Berwick, Morpeth, Durham, Newcastle, Sunderland and Gateshead to attend the practices.
If you are planning to come to an Advanced Practice please email the or ring on 07771466123 first to let us know you are coming and which methods you would like to ring. This enables us to have an idea of numbers and you to find out if the practice is on and what we are likely to be ringing.
Very occasionally, if the number coming is very low, the practice may be cancelled to save people having wasted journeys. This will be done by contacting all those who have let us know they are coming.