Holy Trinity Church, Village Road, Bradpole DT6 3EP. OS grid ref: SY480942.

Bradpole Ringing Centre

Bradpole Ringing Centre

BRADPOLE Ringing Centre is one of a network of ringing centres approved by the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers. Entry is by the North door. The Centre has a ground floor ring of eight bells and is fully equipped with a David Bagley Simulator (on all eight bells), a video camera/TV playback and a CCTV in the bell chamber showing a working bell. The vestry is equipped with teaching resources. BRC is an ideal location to learn to ring from scratch, to improve or get together with like-minded people.

David Bagley Simulator – The clappers are tied so no sound is heard outside the tower; sound comes from the Abel computer program.

A programme of courses is arranged by the VMT [Voluntary Management Team/Bradpole Ringing Centre Society]. There are also open practices, meetings for Young Ringers, private bookings and targetted sessions.

Most people leading sessions have long experience; some have undertaken training with ART [Association of Ringing Teachers] in Mod 1 and/or 2.

Where is the Bradpole Ringing Centre?

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Parking: There is on-street parking around the church and disabled access from Higher Street.

Facilities: Easy-access toilet in church, near the North entrance. The kitchenette is used during most sessions for hot drinks and biscuits [Fair Trade].

Safeguarding of Young People and Vulnerable Adults: Holy Trinity has a safeguarding rep. The Safeguarding Representative for the Bradpole Ringing Centre Society is Maureen E Frost – details in the tower. Please contact one, or both, of us if you have any concerns.

Local Interests: Visit the historic market town of Bridport, an Anglo-Saxon town made famous by its rope making and the nearby resort of West Bay. Ringers on holiday are invited to make contact – see links below.

John Harris at the Listening Course

John Harris at the Listening Course

Availability

The clapper ties are normally fitted after the local band practice on Tuesday night and removed in time for Sunday Service Ringing. To make a booking during this period please contact us. Don’t forget to tell us whether you want the simulator mapped for 6 or 8 bells.

Touring bands, who prefer to ring on open bells rather than use the Centre equipment, should contact the local Holy Trinity, Bradpole correspondent.

Cost?

Bradpole Ringing Centre depends on donations. Please be generous each time you visit. Additional contributions to cover the cost of refreshment are also appreciated. Specific charges may be levied for certain courses or events which are more expensive to run. Please check this when you book.

Links

Bradpole Committee Contact

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