Society of Royal Cumberland Youths

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Ringing World Centenary Celebrations

St Saviour, Pimlico
St Saviour, Pimlico

The Cumberlands are delighted to be hosting the Ringing World National Youth Contest which will take place from 10am on Saturday, 26th March 2011, forming a major part of the Ringing World's Centenary Day celebrations.

Held at St Saviours Pimlico it will be an eight bell striking contest for bands of ringers aged under 19 years who will battle it out with a test piece of their choice which can be Triples, Major or Call Changes.

Fourteen teams have entered (entry closed on 31st December) and to date we have the following confirmed:

Bedfordshire, Cheshire Cats, Derby DA, Devon Young Ringers, Essex SE District, Hertfordshire, Kids.Ring.Out, Lincolnshire Poachers, Leicester Rising Ringers, Market Deep-Grantham, Oxford DG, Surrey Association, Sussex Young Ringers.

With over a hundred participants and supporters, this is likely to be the biggest ever gathering of young ringers.

Teams will be given defined ringing slots and Contest ringing will commence at 10am until about 2.20pm.

Refreshments will be available in St Saviour's Parish Hall throughout the Contest.

The Judges are Simon Linford (Chief), Tessa Beadman, Imogen Brooke and James Marchbank.

Individual team performances will be assessed against others in the same category. There will be prizes for individual categories and a trophy crafted by Whitechapel for the overall winners. The results will be delivered during the grand reception at the Central Hall, Westminster, and this will be followed by an award ceremony.

St Saviour's Church is in St George's Square, Pimlico SW1. Pimlico Underground station (Victoria Line) is approx 100 metres away from the Church. Victoria mainline station is within walking distance as are Westminster Abbey and Central Hall, Westminster.


If you can offer some of your time during the day to help with the stewarding or catering for the event, the assistant secretary would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Jo Dorling. We are also in need of cakes for morning coffee, so if you have to time to cook, bake and donate a cake we would be very grateful.