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We hope that you find this site to be useful and informative. If you have any comments or suggestions about the content, feel free to contact us. In common with many rural areas, there are more bells to be rung than there are ringers to ring them, but we do our best to ensure that any requests for help are dealt with. The East Coast of Lincolnshire is a popular tourist area, and if you have visited before, you will know that the County is not completely flat! We will give you a warm welcome whether you are on holiday, or are arranging an outing with your own band, and will be pleased to help you find a practice night to enjoy

Latest Eastern Branch News

Bill Brotherton

It is with great sadness that we have learnt Bill Brotherton has passed away after having been taken into hospital with breathing difficulties.
We are sure you will all join with us in sending our sincerest condolences to Helen at this time.
Bill will be missed enormously throughout the ringing community.
Bill's funeral was held on Monday 4th May at Alford Crematorium at 1.00pm. Sadly only 6 family members could attend.
An 'honour guard' of local ringers stood along the route, showing our love and affection for Bill.
Read Bill's Obituary...

Branch Practice at Fishtoft - March 7th

The Branch had a very successful practice at Fishtoft, (probably a record turnout for a March meeting) starting with an introduction to change ringing on handbells.

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Eastern Branch AGM at Horncastle

On Saturday 1st February, Eastern Branch held its AGM in Horncastle, with 30 ringers in attendance.

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Eastern Branch at Sutterton

Saturday 7th December was the night of the semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing, but despite that a good turnout of ringers met at St Mary the Virgin, Sutterton to ring the eight bells.

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Ringing with Elloe Deaneries at Surfleet

The Elloe Deaneries ringing at Surfleet on Friday morning, 15th Nov to which the EB had been invited, went well with approx two dozen ringers present.

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Eastern Branch Practice at Stickney

A warm welcome awaited the Eastern Branch ringers who turned up at the ground floor ring of six at St Luke's, Stickney on Saturday 2nd November 2019

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Eastern Branch Race Night a Record Success

The Eastern Branch Fundraiser at Alford on Saturday 26 October raised a record £767.85 for the Guild Training and Recruitment Fund.

The winner of the final race was 'Stedman' owned by Jill Day, who will be the holder of the Betty Collett Cup for the next 12 months.

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Guild 8 Bell Striking Competition Results

The Guild 8 Bell Striking Competition was held at Kirton in Lindsey - St. Andrew on Saturday 19th October.

Click here for the results

Eastern Branch Outing to Yorkshire

On the beautiful, sunny, Saturday morning of 5th October we headed off north, to cross the Humber for a great day out bell ringing.

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Next Events

Gradual Return to Ringing!

As we come out of lockdown, the Church of England is in favour of bells being rung in their churches, accompanying the opening of church buildings to the public. It is on the condition that ringing is in accordance with the guidance issued by the CCBR.
This guidance will be reviewed at least monthly, or in line with any changes in the Church's own guidance and policies.
The opening of churches for services is very much down to individual Dioceses and incumbents, taking into account many factors. It is important to work with incumbents and church authorities for your own tower.

Read the CCBR Guidance here. Read the latest CCBR "Roadmap" here.

Full 2020 Programme

The planned 2020 Programme is now available.

See the full list of Events: [Click here]

Please note that all events are cancelled until further notice.

For your information and don't forget!

Association of Ringing Teachers

There may not be much physical ringing at the moment but there’s a lot going on to keep ringers interested, to help them continue learning, and to keep bands together.
ART has produced a list of resources and ideas that you might find either useful or inspiring.

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Latest Guild News

Download October 2020 Guild News Sheet

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Latest Quarter Peals

Tuesday, 5 May 2020 - Virtual ButterwickRead more ...

Friday, 20 March 2020 - Hemingby, St Margaret Read more ...

Saturday, 14 March 2020 - Freiston, St James Read more ...

Frampton, St Mary - Thursday, 5 March 2020 Read more ...

Sutterton, St Mary the Blessed Virgin - Thursday, 5 March 2020 Read more ...

Wigtoft, St Peter and St Paul - Thursday, 5 March 2020 Read more ...

Saturday, 29 February 2020 - Butterwick, St Andrew Read more ...

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 - Horncastle, St Mary the Virgin Read more ...

Alford, St Wilfrid - Wednesday, 19 February 2020Read more ...

St Benedict, Candlesby - Wednesday, 19 February 2020 Read more ...

Freiston, St James - Wednesday, 19 February 2020 Read more ...

Gunby, St Peter - Wednesday, 19 February 2020Read more ...