Read more…"/> Ashford District Update – January 2024 – Kent County Association of Change Ringers


Diary Dates:

The next event will be…

  • Saturday 20th January: JanuaryDistrict Meeting at Wye [TN25 5BP]. Ringing 10:00-12:00 with a meeting to be held afterwards in the church
  • Saturday 17th February: Meeting at Saltwood TBC
  • Saturday 16th March: Meeting at Headcorn TBC
  • Saturday 24th April: Kent County Association AGM Hosted by the Rochester District.
  • Saturday 18th May:Meeting at Frittenden TBC 
  • June: Outing date & venues TBA
  • Saturday 20th July: Meeting at Wittersham Ringing 10:00-12:00 Meeting to be held afterwards in the church
  • Saturday 21st September: Meeting at Newchurch TBC
  • Saturday 19th October:District ADM at Ashford TBC
  • Saturday 16th November: Meeting at Charing Ringing 10:00-12:00 only. 

 Weekly Practices:

If you fancy venturing out during the week- below is a list of practice nights that would welcome your attendance.



Ashford 7:50-9:00 (Usually preceded by a pre practice quarter peal)


Cheriton & Dover joint practice 3rd Wednesday 7:30-9:00  Location TBC


Willesborough 7:30-9:00 (every third Thursday) 




Folkestone 1st Saturday of the month 10-12

(If you hold a regular practice and would like to add your practice to this list please let us know.)

 Bethersden Bells

As many of you know, there is a project in progress to have the lovely, but challenging, bells at Bethersden rehung (but not tuned).

Here is a link to the Bethersden ringers’ Crowdfunding page:


The link for the online training can be found here:

KCACR Safeguarding Resources –

 Ashford District Officers:

Chairman– Brian Butcher  

Secretary- Edward Neate 

Secretary- Helen Marshall  

Treasurer- Sue Atkinson  

Ringing Masters- Edward Neate – Charles Sinden  

District Rep– Brian Butcher

Useful Links:

Kent County Association of Change Ringers

Central Council of Church Bell Ringers


Composition Library