Birmingham Universities Society Change Ringers
Birmingham Universities Society Change Ringers welcomes ringers from all the universities in Birmingham & rings at St. Bartholomew’s, Edgbaston on Wednesday evenings and Sundays during term time.
- Website: students.guild.bham.ac.uk/buscr
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/187443884723240
- Tower: St Bartholomew, Edgbaston (8 bells, 10-0-14) Practices: Wednesdays (term time), 19:30-21:00 & Sunday Service (term time) @ St Bartholomew, Edgbaston: 9:45-10:30.
Birmingham Universities Society Change Ringers (BUSCR) is currently a thriving university society. We welcome students from all of the universities in Birmingham, and we have a dedicated university practice night at St Bartholomew, Edgbaston on Wednesdays from 19:30-21:00, followed by not inconsiderable pubbage in a nearby Wetherspoons. Most students also attend the St. Paul’s Birmingham practice on a Thursday night, because one night of banter per week just isn’t enough. Like many other university societies, BUSCR have an annual dinner, as well as a summer tour.
BUSCR is just a small organ in the behemoth that is the ringing scene in Birmingham, which has maintained the very highest standards of method ringing and striking over the last century. Every level of ringing is accessible to students, from the Birmingham School of Bell Ringing to the Monday night 12-bell peals at St. Philip’s Cathedral, and practice nights on the ring of 16 at St. Martin’s in the Bullring. Crucially, all ringing is within walking distance of the University of Birmingham. Despite their sometimes fearsome reputation, ringers in Birmingham are always incredibly friendly and welcoming to students, and can certainly give incoming undergraduates lessons on drinking beer!
BUSCR are always keen to include more students in our fun, so please email to let us know if you’re coming!
St Bartholomew, Edgbaston is located on Church Road, Edgbaston (B4217) between the junctions of Priory Road and Edgbaston Park Road, next to Edgbaston golf club. The No. 1 bus stops outside and goes to Broad St. in the city centre. city centre (Broad St.) The 44 bus stops on Edgbaston Park Road and Arthur Road next to the church. Buses 61, 62, 63 stop at the junction of Priory Road and Bristol Road (A38), about 5 minutes walk away. Nearest stations are situated at Five Ways (15 mins walk) and University (20 mins), on the cross city line.