This the group photo from the 2017 Golden Rally at Exeter University. 

You are welcome to dowload and distribute this photo. 


Sheffield University 31st July - 5th August 2017ringingweek

The 11th National Residential Ringing Week will be returning to the wonderful Sheffield University for another exciting week of handbell ringing. The week brings together learning a set of music with some of the world's best conductors, and having a fun holiday with friends new and old. The music is accessible, with possibly a few challenges along the way!

For the 11th edition, we shall be bringing in the main man of the Singapore music scene, Damien Lim, a 3rd visit for one of the most enjoyable advanced conductors in America, Michael Glasgow and our very own maestro, Helen Secker.

The week Monday 31st July – Saturday 5th August 2017 takes place at ‘The Edge’, a purpose built conference facility situated in the middle of the Sheffield Universities student accommodation known as ‘The Endcliffe Village’.

Register at the HRGB Events Website

With your 2017 Membership Cards you will receive an order form for copies of the winning compositions. These are FREE and will be available in whatever range you need – one copy per Member – with further copies being available at £1 each for use by non-members in your group.

You can download audio files of the two pieces to help you rehearse them. 

(Computer generated recording from the score)

(Sight-read by Ockment Valley Handbell Ringers - apologies for the odd error!)

WHMF ‘Crescendo’ Scheme



  • Designed for new, young ringers
  • Staged to maintain enthusiasm and progress
  • Four progressive certificates to be won
  • Encourages team work and commitment
  • Ringer's ability assessed by teacher or team leader
  • Adaptable to each team's requirements
  • Fun - but targets require some effort by the ringer
  • Presentation certificates and lapel badges available for a small charge


AsiaFestivalHRGB sends its warmest congratulations to the Handbell Ringers of Japan who celebrate their 40th Anniversary in November 2016.

As part of the celebrations, members are invited to take part in the 2nd Asia Festival to be held in the Sendai International Center, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan from 18th – 20th August 2017. A post-festival ringing tour is also being planned. Further information is available from the National Secretary.