Following the announcement by the Church of England of the suspension of all services, service ringing has now ceased until further notice. All branch ringing activities are also cancelled forthwith and most towers have also cancelled all ringing in line with Central Council suggestions and the need for social distancing which is not possible in confined belfries.
We wish all ringers a safe passage through this crisis. If you need some ringing inspiration, use Mobel or a similar app to learn new methods, spend some time on the various bellringing websites and if you are enrolled on the LtR scheme use the resources to which you have access – there are plenty of them. Meanwhile keep in touch with each other, use the telephone to talk rather than send messages and find another way to keep active.
Let us look forward to the next time we can ring together again and keep safe in the meantime.