Our group currently consists of 14 members and we meet and rehearse regularly in the village of Stanwick in rural East Northamptonshire, approximately half way between Peterborough and Northampton. We play a variety of music including popular classics and pieces specially chosen to suit our bells.
Chairman:- Sam Chambers
Musical Director/Vice Chair Michael Johnson
Treasurer:- Gill Crowe
Secretary:- Irene Ross
Bookings Officer:- Marie Allen
HRGB Team Correspondent:- Sandra Cox
Website:- Michael Johnson
Publicity:- Kathy Franklin
Originally founded in 1995, we used the handbells belonging to the village church and worked from an alpha system. In 2002 we received a grant from the National Lottery Awards for All, followed in 2008 by a grant from the Midland Co-op Community Dividend and in 2011 a grant from the Northants Empowering Councillors Scheme. These grants, combined with funds raised by the group enabled us to purchase our three octave set of Whitechapel handbells and associated equipment.
We now play from staff notation and thanks to recent generous grants from our local District Councillor, we have been able to purchase more sheet music to expand our repertoire.
We have recently purchased a 4 octave set of Suzuki Handchimes to complement the bells and will gradually introduce these to our performances over the coming months
The group is available for booking to play at a variety of functions, you can find full details about this on the site, as well as details about some of our previous engagements. If you think you might be interested in joining us, you are very welcome to visit us on one of our Monday practice evenings. Drop us an email for more details.
Thank you for your interest in our group.
Welcome to the website of the Stanwick Handbell Ringers
The Stanwick Handbell Ringers
17th August 2006
We are now taking bookings for 2022 (from March onwards). Any bookings will be subject to the prevailing situation with the pandemic.