16th September 2015

Public Relations

Terms of Reference

  • to foster goodwill and mutual understanding between ringers and the general public;
  • to foster public awareness of ringing;
  • to establish and maintain goodwill and mutual understanding between the Council and significant non-ringing bodies (including the media, church and government); and
  • to establish and maintain goodwill and mutual understanding between the Council and ringers at large (as individuals and in ringing societies).

The Committee’s work includes BBC Bells on Sunday liaison, responding to Learn-to-Ring enquiries, distributing publicity leaflets, university liaison, overseas liaison, managing the Council’s Facebook and Twitter presence and maintaining the Things-To-Ring-For lists on the website.  Over the years, the Committee has provided advice and assistance in various forms to help ringers who organise public-facing events or run PR campaigns.  This has included display boards, posters, videos, presentation material and publicity leaflets.  Current aspirations include upgrading the presentation material to be more comprehensive, easier to integrate with local material and easier to download.


The committee provides a contact point with ringing for Press and public and performs other services including:

Other projects are undertaken as appropriate, ranging from the Millennium Project to the promotion of ringing for special occasions.


Committee membership

Photo of Giles BlundellGiles Blundell Lancashire Association
14 Cornwall Road, Bootle L20 3AD, UK
07903 000734

Photo of Jacqui BrownJacqui Brown University of London Society

Photo of Bruce ButlerBruce Butler Secretary North American Guild
829 North 25th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
215 765-8736

Photo of Ernie De Legh-RuncimanErnie De Legh-Runciman Lancashire Association
10 Derwent Drive, Onchan, Isle of Man, British Isles, IM3 2DG
07624 426 654

Nick Elks Peterborough Diocesan Guild

Photo of Beverly FaberBeverly Faber North American Guild
180 Turn of River Road, Unit 14C, Stamford, CT 06905, USA

Photo of Kate FlavellKate Flavell Chairman Surrey Association
07768 798395 / 020 8942 1662

Photo of John HarrisonJohn Harrison Oxford Diocesan Guild
2 Murdoch Road, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 2DA, UK
0118 978 5520

Alan Marchbank Oxford Diocesan Guild
01908 611434

Photo of Michael OrmeMichael Orme Chester Diocesan Guild
01260 278211

Photo of Caroline StockmannCaroline Stockmann Kent County Association
Bell House , High Street , Sevenoaks , Kent TN13 1JD, UK

Clyde Whittaker Middlesex County Association & London Diocesan Guild

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