Like many towers and bell 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.

Annual Dinner 2020
Our 2020 annual dinner was held at the Spring Grove – attended by All Saint’s Church’s Reverend Jonathan Wilkes and his wife Linda, and church wardens Anne and Lesley

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 day trip to 6 towers in Cheltenham in 2019
Ringers outing to Cheltenham 2019 photo 1Ringers outing to Cheltenham 2019 photo 2
Ringers outing to Cheltenham 2019 photo 3

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

The most recent 6 Kingston tower captains at the 2014 barbecue

The six most recent 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.

Ringing in the new year 2019–2020

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

2019 Winning 6 bell team 2019 Winning 8 bell teamThe winning Kingston teams for the Surrey Association 6 and 8 bell striking competition 2019

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.