The St Martin’s Guild is led by a team comprising the Master, Secretary, Ringing Master and Treasurer. They are elected by the membership at each Annual General Meeting of the Guild; and they are supported by the other officers and officials.
Master: Clare McArdle
The Master chairs all Meetings of the Guild, ensuring that decisions made by the Guild comply with statutory requirements and CCCBR Rules and Decisions.
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Telephone: 07810 544949
I joined the St Martin’s Guild in the 1970s, not long after learning to ring at Harborne. Although I have dabbled with peal ringing, my main focus has been to help to improve the standards of teaching across the Guild. I am very proud of the success of the Birmingham School of Bell Ringing, both for the quality of teaching that is delivered and the opportunities we are able to offer mentoring people learning to teach. My work in this field has been recognised by the Association of Ringing Teachers – I am an ART tutor and sit on the ART Management Committee.
Secretary: Stella Tew
The Secretary’s duties include recording minutes of Meetings of the Guild; dealing with correspondence; and informing Members of the dates, venues and business of the Guild’s Meetings and other activities.
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Telephone: 07759 223832
I started ringing at St Anne’s and St Mary’s in Moseley in 2014, joining the Birmingham School of Bell Ringing that year. I went on to complete the ‘Learning the Ropes’ programme as one of the early graduates from the school in 2017 and attended the national Masterclass In Autumn 2018. For the last two years I have been Tower Contact for St Anne’s Moseley.
Ringing Master: Arthur Reeves
The Ringing Master is responsible for organising ringing practices, quarter peals, peals, and other ringing events to further the purpose of the Guild.
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I am a member at St Martin’s and St Philip’s in the city centre though like visiting other practices as often as I can. I enjoy many aspects of bell ringing: the music we create itself; the challenge of learning new things; the commitment to a team; the personal drive to keep getting better; and certainly not forgetting the social opportunities to meet new people. Bell ringing certainly has something for everybody, so if you haven’t had a go then get in touch!
Treasurer: Tracy Stevens
The Treasurer keeps an account of the income and expenditure of the Guild; prepares an annual statement of the accounts; maintains the Guild’s insurances; and maintains a complete register of all Members of the Guild.
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I learnt to ring in October 2008, requiring a new hobby following a sporting injury. I soon became hooked by the art of campanology. I ring at Harborne where I am also Assistant Tower Captain and in 2011 I became the Guild’s Treasurer, a position I enjoy. I have also completed the ITTS Modules for teaching bell ringing and am a full member of the Association of Ringing Teachers (ART)