Welcome to the website of the East Anglian Region of the Handbell Ringers of Great Britain

The East Anglian Region is one of eight regions of HRGB and currently comprises around 70 teams, including the Regional Team which is made up of ringers from throughout East Anglia and further afield.

If you would like to join a team, help out with forthcoming events, book a team for your special occasion, or are interested in more information about handbell ringing in East Anglia, then please contact our Regional Secretary, Susan Duke.

Latest Update

26th May 2017

The application form for the Teddy bEAR Picnic Rally has been uploaded.

Crescendo Scheme

'Crescendo' is a staged programme to encourage you to develop your handbell ringing skills. It's meant for new, young ringers although existing ringers are very welcome to join in too.

The scheme is free of charge, but if you would like the badges and presentation certificates, they cost £2.50 for each stage (including postage).

For more information, click here for an information sheet or visit the HRGB website.

The Frank Tomlin Bells

When Frank Tomlin died in 2006 he left the region £1000 in his will. After consultation with the membership the Committee decided to use this money to purchase a set of 12 Malmark handbells, to be used by the membership in a way not dissimilar to the Woodroyd Bells owned by the William Hartley Memorial Fund.

These bells were bought in 2008 and are appropriately named the Frank Tomlin Bells. They are available for lease to named individuals on behalf of a team, for a period of 6 or 12 months.

The only cost to the lessee is insurance for the duration of their lease - currently less than £30 per annum - and the only requirement (other than looking after the bells and abiding by certain formal conditions) is to perform at an EAR rally while the bells are in their possession.

This is an ideal opportunity to get a new team started, enabling them to fund-raise to buy their own bells, or to introduce handbells to a school or other youth group. Applications for the lease of the Frank Tomlin Bells are invited; please put your case to us, stating who would use the bells, how long you would like them and why the lease would be of benefit.

Send your applications via Susan Duke to the Regional Committee, who will assess their merit.

Ideas, problems or things to discuss?

Feel free to contact a committee member to air any ideas that you may have. Please inform them of any problems which you encounter and let them know of any help which you can give.