This page contains information about the membership nomination and election process and information for current members.
If you have any enquries about membership related issues, please contact the Secretary.
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The Society can offer opportunities to further your ringing, the chance to ring and socialise with the Society and take part in our regular events - country meetings around the UK (and occasionally overseas), Not the Dinner Day in London, peal weekend and London practices. People often join if they ring with members of the Society - in London and around the UK, USA, New Zealand and Australia.
Copies of the Rules are available in the Society Rules page (members only). If you would like a copy of of the Rules either in electronic format (Word 97 document) or in hard copy, please send an email or write to the Secretary.
The rules of Society state that:-
"To be eligible for membership of this Society, persons shall be not less than fourteen years of age, and have rung any bell in a peal of a recognised method or principle. The completed Society’s official application form shall be received by the Secretary at least one month previous to the meeting at which the proposed election is to take place. Elections to membership shall be made only at General Meetings of the Society, and shall be approved by a majority of those members present and voting. Candidates shall be proposed and seconded by members of the Society who shall satisfy themselves that the abilities of the person proposed are in keeping with the standards and traditions of the Society. The proposer shall be present at the meeting. If the seconder is unable to attend the meeting he may arrange for another member to act on his behalf and vouch for the suitability of the candidate or may second the candidate by letter."
Slightly different rules may apply where the candidate and sponsors are permanently resident outside of the British Isles - please contact the Secretary for further details. We would also like to encourage potential new members to attend the meeting at which they are to be elected wherever possible so that we can welcome them to the Society in person.
How to Join
Please download a copy of the nomination form, to be printed out, completed by the candidate and returned to the Secretary. Please do not return this form electronically as the candidate's signature is required.
If you are unable to obtain this form from this page, please contact the Secretary who will be pleased to forward you a nomination form the old fashioned way!
To ensure prompt and accurate peal submissions to the Ringing World, please use Bellboard.
Conductors of peals should send steepleage, peal booking fee and details of composition to the Junior Steward.
Changes of Address
To keep the mailing list up to date, please send all changes of address to the Assistant Secretary.
These are now listed on an online tick-list (members only), which will be updated throughout the year. Sign up for events usually closes the weekend before the event, so please sign up in advance.
Download and complete this form if you would like to make a Gift aid declaration / contribution in respect of the Bell Restoration Fund.