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This website is primarily intended to keep local ringers informed of news and ringing events. We hope other ringers will find the details of towers, practice nights and the ringing programmes useful.
The association is composed of four districts, each with their own website:
and there is a separate website for the Ely DA Young Ringers
Dates for the Association (larger calendar here)
Here are all the dates for the Association, Districts, Young Ringers and Stretham REC shown as a Google Calendar. A larger calendar (with space for more entries at a time, and options to view a whole week or month) is available here. Use of a Google Calendar is experimental - comments or suggestions to the webmaster (webmaster_at_elyda.org.uk) please.
See also the ringing programmes for the individual districts: Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon and Wisbech, for the Stretham REC and for the Young Ringers.
Ely DA garments from Expertees of Huntingdon - web shop here
As discussed at the SGM in October 2016, the Constitution Subcommittee has worked hard to draft new Rules for the Ely Diocesan Association, and to provide draft Regulations to supplement the Rules. The consultation period is now over and these new Rules and Regulations will be formally presented for approval at the forthcoming AGM at Meldreth on Saturday 13th May. The drafts are now available in advance of the AGM. Draft new Rules; draft Regulations.
From Jackie Latham, Cambridge District President:
Service of Thanksgiving - Tuesday 20th December
The Bishop of Ely rededicated the bells of St Mary's, Denver on Sunday 27th November at a service starting at 3 pm. The local ringers rang before the service, and were joined by more ringers in the Ely DA to ring afterwards.
Congratulations to the Fen Tigers (Ely DA Young Ringers) who were placed joint second in the Call Changes Category of the Ringing World National Youth Contest in London on Saturday 2nd July.
They rang in the heat at St James, Garlickhythe, and were awarded an A grade; in the final at St Olave, Hart Street, they were awarded an A- which placed them joint second, together with Three Spires (Lichfield and Walsall).
The winners of the Call Changes Category were Young @ Herts Hot Buns, and the winners of the Method Ringing Category, and of the Whitechapel Trophy, were Bedfordshire Young Ringers.
The band was:
Treble Alfie Pipe
2nd John Hinton
3rd Toby Johnson
4th Rachel Frost (C)
5th Daniel Stevens
6th Ben Edwards
7th Henry Pipe
Tenor Jason Burnett
Full results on the RWNYC website http://rwnyc.ringingworld.co.uk.
Here is a message from John Malala, the secretary of the Kilifi ringers, thanking us for electing them as NRLMs.
All new DBS certificates can be registered with the government's DBS Update Service. This will enable your DBS certificate to be transferred to another organisation or to different parish within the Ely Diocese. Certificates must be registered within 19 days of issue but the service is free for volunteers and it is an easy process, just go https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service. More details can be found here
Contact Phillip George, Association Safeguarding Officer, on safeguarding_at_elyda.org.uk for more information.
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