Cancelled Events , Practices and Service Ringing

As the COVID-19 situation changes daily, many ringing events may be called off. Please check with the tower concerned before travelling.

District secretaries and Tower Secretaires are asked to let Peter McBride or Andrew White know of any cancellations. 

Updated 12th May 2020

An updated version of COVID-19 News item has been added to the CCCBR website: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 

A message from our President Julia Lysaght on our new Facebook page: May I suggest that everyone logging on to the IACR Facebook page follows the link given by the CCCBR and then reads the assessment by Dr Barnes and Dr Kelso, both senior doctors as well as active ringers.

Information on Our silent Church Bells during Coronavirus from CCCBR.

Updated 7th May 2020

COVID-19 and ringing Central Council position statement May 5th 2020 can be view here issued on 5th May 2020.

The Irish Association of Change Ringers (IACR) now has a facebook group which dedicated to the art of change ringing in Ireland. This covers both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. If you aren't a member please join the group via this link and one of the admin group will be happy to approve your membership.

Updated 18th March 2020

  • IACR Association Practice - Saturday 28th March 2020 -  Cancelled - see message from IACR Ringing Master - Michael Pomeroy
    • "In the light of the ongoing and worsening Covid-19 virus pandemic, I have decided that the Association Practice scheduled for March 28th at Drumbo and St. Mark's Dundela is cancelled. I will reorganize as soon as it appears safe to do so. In the meantime, keep safe and learn those blue lines!
  • St. Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny - all Practices and Service ringing cancelled until further notice.
  • Mt.St Alphonsus, Limerick - all ringing suspended until 5th April 2020
  • St Mark's Dundela, Belfast - all Practices and Service ringing cancelled until further notice.

Updated 17th March 2020

As of midday on Wednesday 18th March 2020 all Sunday Church Services and Mid-Week Services are all cancelled until further notice in the Northern Province.

https://www.ireland.anglican.org/news/9472/advice-to-clergy-northern-province

  • Northern District AGM and Cunningham Cup Competition ~ Saturday 18th April 2020 - cancelled 
  • Northern District Mini bell practiceSaturday 21st March 2020 - Cancelled.
    • FROM: Robert Foulis, Northern District Chairman

      On Government advice, due to the recent events with the Coronavirus we have taken the decision to postpone the Meeting and Competition until later in the Year.

      Mini Bell practice also postponed.

      Consult IACR for updates.

      Keep safe.

      Robert Foulis

      IACR (Northern District Chairman)

  • St Comgall, Bangor, all Practices and Service ringing cancelled until further notice.
  • SS Philip and James, Holywood, Practices and Service ringing su cancelled until further notice.
  • Northern District Practice - SS Philip and James, Holywood, Saturday 4th April 2020 - Cancelled
  • Holy Trinity, Drumbo, Practices and Service ringing cancelled until further notice. 
  • St Mary's Church, Dunmanway, Practices and Service ringing cancelled until further notice. 
  • Skibbereen, Practices and Service ringing cancelled until further notice. 
  • Rosscarbery, Practices and Service ringing cancelled until further notice. 

 Updated 16th March 2020

  • Southern District AGM and Cherry Cup Competition ~ Sunday 5th April 2020 - Cancelled 
  • St Bronach's,  Rostrevor, Practices and Service ringing suspended until further notice.
  • St Saviour, Greyabbey, Practices and Service ringing suspended until further notice. 
  • Christ Church Lurgan (Shankill), Practices and Service ringing suspended until further notice. 
  • St Malachy, Hillsborough - Practices and Service ringing cancelled until further notice.
  • St Nicholas, Carrickfergus - Practices and Service ringing cancelled until further notice.
  • St Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork - Practices and Service ringing cancelled until further notice.
  • St Donards, Belfast - Practices and Service ringing cancelled until further notice. 
  • St Patrick's, Coleraine - Practices and Service ringing cancelled until further notice.

Updated - 15th March 2020

  • St Macartins Cathedral Enniskillen - all ringing cancelled ~ as per Clogher Diocese website.
  • Southern District Practice - St Mary's Cathedral Limerick - Sunday 15th March 2020 - cancelled.
  • Christ Church Cathedral Waterford ~ Cathedral closed until further notice as per parish website.
  • St Thomas, Belfast, Practices and Service ringing suspended  until further notice.

Updated - 13th March 2020

  • Saturday 14th March 2020 - Eastern District AGM and Lindoff Cup - Cancelled
  • St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin - Practices and Service Ringing Suspended until further notice
  • Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin - Practices and Service Ringing Suspended until further notice