About Us

This church bell ringing training centre, at St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Eckington, is run for the benefit of all ringers.

The principal supporters when it was originally set up were the Derby Diocesan Association (DDA), East Derby & West Notts. Association (EDWNA) and the Sheffield Branch of the Yorkshire Association. Each of these organisations is represented on the management committee and the Centre hosts courses by them as well as its own. In recent years the Centre has also become one of the principal training towers for The Whiting Society.

The Centre is available for use by all ringers (provided at least one person in the group is an experienced ringing teacher).

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New to Bell Ringing? A short video from ART that gives some idea of what you can gain from learning to ring.

The Centre uses the techniques and practices of the Integrated Teacher Training Scheme and supports the ‘Learning the Ropes’ syllabus for learners. Most teachers are members of the Association of Ringing Teachers.