Modern Society Plymouth Youths
Students at Plymouth University are very welcome to join the Modern Society Plymouth Youths & bands at local towers within walking distance of the Uni:
- Website: devonringers.org.uk/education/plymouth-youths
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/132541833482889
|Minster Church of S Andrew (10) – Tues 19:30|
|Compton Gifford, Emmanuel (8 bells, 19-3-14) – Thurs 19:30|
|Stoke Damerel, S Andrew (8) – Weds 19:30|
- Practice: Sunday 17:00 to 18:00 followed by service ringing
- 1st Sunday at various towers to be arranged, 3rd Sunday at Compton Gifford, Emmanuel – (see above).
The Modern Society of Plymouth Youths is a society which was formed in early 2011 of young ringers aged 30 and under who ring in the Plymouth area.
The Society is now thriving with members aged 6 to 28, who meet every other week on a Sunday evening at one of the towers in Plymouth City Centre. This allows the Society to be giving back to the churches who allow them to ring there by ringing for Sunday evensong, and calling people to worship, which is after all the sole purpose of church bell ringing.
Practice nights are well attended with 14 or 15 at each practice, along with a positive atmosphere which makes ringing a pleasure.
As well as achieving a decent standard of striking, the society is focused on allowing members to “have a go” at methods that they have wanted to try in a non-intimidating environment. This has already seen results with members making rapid progress on plain hunt, and others having the chance to ring Stedman and touches of Cambridge. The Society has already made its mark by coming 3rd in a local striking competition, and we plan to go on to do bigger and greater things!
Our summer weekend away in 2011 to Thorpe Park and London went very well with a large group making the trip to the “Big Smoke” and especially enjoying ringing on the new bells at St Magnus. In 2012 we visited Alton Towers and rang at a few towers in Derbyshire.
With more exciting outings and events to happen in the pipeline, and always enjoyable practice nights, it seems Plymouth Youths is the place to be for young ringers! If any young people in the Plymouth area would like to join us, they are most welcome. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday evening of the month at various towers so it is advisable to email first to find out where and when we are ringing.