Region: Durham & Newcastle Diocesan Association Church Bellringers

Durham & Newcastle Diocesan Association Church Bellringers

Durham & Newcastle Diocesan Association Church Bellringers was founded in 1877 as the Durham Diocesan Association to preserve and develop the art of “full circle” bell ringing across the parishes of Northumberland and Durham, at the time these were all in the Durham Diocese. In 1882 following the creation of the Newcastle Diocese by splitting the Durham Diocese in two the “& Newcastle” was added to the Association name.

The D&N Diocesan Association is split into three districts on a geographical basis (Northern, Central & Southern), each district has its own officers who organise events at the district level. The General Officers oversee the running of the Association as a whole and organise Association level events:

Newcastle University

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  • Website: www.sunderlandminster.com OR D & N Association: Central District

Newcomers to the area are welcome at any of the towers within the D&N Association. Sunderland, together with the university city of Durham, lies within the Central District – so please contact the for more details:

Sunderland Minster (10 bells: 12-2-07 in G), Sundays: 09:30-10:00 & 17:30 to 18:00. Practice: Mon 19:30-21:00.
St Andrew’s, Roker (10 bells, 22-2-26): Sundays 09:00-09:30 & practice Tuesdays: 19:00-21:00.