Doncaster Ringers

The Doncaster & District Society
of Change Ringers
Established in 1921

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Doncaster & District Society of Change Ringers

The Doncaster and District Society of Change Ringers was established in 1921. Our society members ring at church towers within a 15 mile radius of Doncaster. We hold our monthly meetings (except December and January) on the last Saturday of the month.

Our Annual General Meeting is held on the last Saturday of January.

The aim of our society is threefold: to further church service ringing; to encourage and cultivate the scientific art of change ringing; to promote good fellowship amongst ringers.

Our programme for the year is published on the website and each month our meetings are advertised in the Ringing World. Visitors are always welcome to attend our meetings.

There is a shortage of bell ringers in the Doncaster area. Are you interested in learning how to ring a church bell and take up a very rewarding and interesting hobby? Free training is provided. Send a message via the Contact form.

Visit our Information page for additional resources.

Society president: Mrs Helen Nichols
Society secretary: Mrs Marian Thomas

Our Ringing Programme 2024

Next Meeting
Saturday 24th February
10.00-10.30 Hickleton
10.45am - 11.30am Hooten Pagnell,
Barnburgh 11.45/12.00ish onwards

16th March Central/Doncaster Thrybergh 2 - 3pm
Coptic Orthodox 3.15 - 4.15pm (Eastwood),
Rotherham Minster 4.45 - 6pm

23rd March Dylan’s outing to Southwell area.

27th April outing to Leeds area

4th May YA inter branch contest & AGM Western Branch area

25th May No Meeting

29th June D & D Sprotbrough
6 - 7.30pm

20th July Central Bentley & Arksey joint with Doncaster

August no meeting

September 28th outing to Nottingham area. Barnsley Central & Doncaster

26th October quarter peal weekend D & D

November 16th Central Barnby Dun joint with Doncaster

December No meeting

AGM Doncaster 25th January 2025

Ringing is taking place in accordance with current guidelines.

Tower Practice Times

Adwick le Street Sunday. 5.15pm to 6.00pm. Tower contact: Jay Downes
Arksey. Thursday(3rd, 4th, 5th) 6.30pm to 8.00pm. Tower contact: Terina Cutts
Barnby Dun. Thursday (1st and 2nd) 6.30–8.00pm. Tower contact: Terina Cutts.
Blyth and Harworth (Joint Practice). Mondays 7.30pm–9.00pm. Tower Contact: Roger Smith
Doncaster Minster. Saturday 10.00am-11.30am.
Epworth & Belton Monday 7.30-9.00pm. (Practices alternate irregularly between the two towers) Tower contact: Ted Steele.
Mattersey. Wednesday 6.00-7.30pm. Tower contact: Ian Kingston.
Sprotbrough. Tuesday 7.30–9.00pm. Tower contact: Mr Tim Wheeler.
Sutton Cum Lound. Wednesday evening.
Tickhill. Thursday 7.00-8.30pm
Thorne. Wednesday 6.00–7.30pm. Tower contact: Mr Jim Hirst.


Our Latest News


The next AGM will be on
Saturday 25 January 2025
Details to be announced


To celebrate our centenary year, Society librarian Ted Steele, has written an article for the Ringing World. Read it on our History page.


Saturday 24th February
10.00-10.30 Hickleton
10.45am - 11.30am Hooten Pagnell,
Barnburgh 11.45/12.00ish onwards

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