We are a group of about 650 bell ringers in Derbyshire (or the Diocese of Derby) who meet to
ring and socialise together, give support and training, promote bell ringing and provide bell
The association is divided among 4 districts: Central, Chesterfield, Peak, and Southern.
are organised by the districts or the whole association. We also manage the competition for the W W Worthington Memorial Trophy.
arranged for members - covers personal accident and public liability while ringing
Alec Humphrey, who has been the prime mover behind the regular Derbyshire Young Ringers (DYR) practices, is standing down as one of the leaders as of 1st September 2018. DYR started several years ago, initially as an informal group meeting in the Chesterfield District. Ever since the first RWNYC (in 2011, with a team from Read more about Opportunity for a new DYR Leader[…]
Following migration to a new server, there is currently an issue with updating the database. View the post for more details.
Questionnaire on the future shape of the Derby Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers. Extracted from the results of the on line survey available to all members of the DDA during the last quarter of 2017. The survey was completed by a total of 121 respondents. Q: Indicate the importance of each of the Read more about Membership Survey Results[…]
Sue Hall on the radio again on 15th April. This time for Ringing Remembers. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1iAY6UhesOJREheSxnnJJHz0KqNUOC3Pn
The Education Committee have a number of courses planned for this year. Please indicate which courses you might be interested in. We also need helpers for most of the courses – if you are willing to help please indicate too. Thank you. Courses are usually run on a Saturday (in the morning or afternoon). Once Read more about 2018 Education Survey[…]
The 2018 AGM is on the 14th April, at St Mary the Virgin, Beighton, commencing at 2:00 pm. Meeting papers are now available Agenda Proposed Rule Change Minutes of 2017 AGM There is a small car park at the end of Church Lane. There should be plenty of parking on High Street a few minutes Read more about AGM 2018 – Notice of Meeting[…]
ALL ringers are welcome to attend the events at Lancaster University on 26th-28th May 2018, at the Central Council annual meeting. The meeting weekend is following a NEW format, themed on inclusion and outreach. As well as the annual meeting itself, there is a wide variety of seminars, sessions, stalls and activities on offer for ALL Read more about Central Council Meeting – Open to All[…]
The DDA insurance cover provided for members has changed. In particular the Public Liability policy now excludes working at height (above the ringing chamber or bell chamber floor) above 8m. There are some other restrictions which may apply when working with a third party. Read more about it on the Insurance page.
The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers Ringing Remembers website is now open. If you started learning at the beginning of November 2017, or were inspired by the campaign to return to ringing, please register here. The website also gives you some information and useful links (and resources) regarding the Ringing Remembers campaign. Share your Read more about Armistice 100 – Ringing Remembers[…]
Member Services is now operational for all members. If you are a member of the DDA, you should register as a member. Once you have done so, you will have access to the directory of members. You will be able to inspect and update your personal records and pay your subscriptions. If you are a Read more about Member Services Now Operational[…]