About the bell ringers

Like all ringers, we arrange a few social and other events throughout the year. After practice evening and Sunday evening ringing, we usually convene in the Druid’s Head. There is coffee in one of the ringer’s houses after Sunday morning ringing.

We have an annual dinner. And like most bands we have an annual outing which involves either a weekend trip or a day trip to towers around the country.

Kingston bell ringers outing to Norfolk 2014

Kingston bell ringers outing to Norfolk 2014

We also have an annual barbecue hosted by one of our members.

The most recent 6 Kingston tower captains at the 2014 barbecue

The most recent 6 Kingston tower captains at the 2014 barbecue

And we round off the year with a New Year’s Eve party prior to greeting the New Year with ringing.

Ringers ringing in the New Year 2015

Ringers ringing in the New Year 2015

We also take our part in Surrey Association activities, including the annual Easter quiz and the striking competitions.

Kingston team: Runners up on Surrey Association 8 bell striking competition 2014

Kingston team: Runners up on Surrey Association 8 bell striking competition 2014

As well as occasional extra events …

Ringers' boat trip on the Thames - July 2013

Ringers’ boat trip on the Thames – July 2013

As a member of the band you are welcome to take part in as many or as few of these activities as you would like.