DCA hold numerous events including regular focused practices;
• Ring Something Simple for new ringers covering skills up to plain hunt (pre-booked only)
• 5/6 Bell Practices covering doubles and minor methods
• Dorset 7s & 8s covering triples and major methods
• Surprise method practices
(A £1.50 steepleage charge applies).

We also have frequent training workshops as well as outings.

For a complete list of DCA events (practices and workshops) please refer to the bellboard diary at

Below are some current highlighed events which may be of interest:

Dorset County Association — Ring Something Simple Workshop

10:00 – 12:00 GMT 1st Saturday of the month.

Have you recently started ringing or do you ring anything between Rounds and Plain Hunt? If so, this is for you. Lots of call changes, bell control activities and elements of learning rope sight, alongside ringing up and down. Trained Ringing Teachers on hand to support. A chance to network with likeminded ringers. Steepleage £1.50

Places must be booked in advance via

Dorset County Association — Dorset 7s & 8s

Open to all ringers in Dorset, regardless of the societies they belong to, with an ability to already ring Plain Bob Doubles and/or Grandsire Doubles inside who wish to extend their ringing journey into Triples and Major. If you can already ring Triples and Major methods you will also be most welcome. This is a mixture of training, practice and workshop.

Upcoming practises-

  • 1st June- St Andrew, Preston

DCA 5/6 Bells practices-

A 5/6 Bell Practice with a mix of 5 and 6 bell ringing for all abilities. Starting with Plain Hunt on 5/6 and progressing through various doubles and minor methods.

You can always let one of the Ringing Team know what you would like to ring and they will do their best to accommodate!

Upcoming dates-

8th June- St John Baptist, Symondsbury

Dates for the diary! DCA Summer Outing

Saturday 6th July will be this year’s DCA Summer Outing and this year we are going to the Test Valley and surrounding area in Hampshire.

We have 7 towers booked which are a mix of 6 and 8 bells. First tower will be at 10am and the last tower will be followed by an optional meal at 6pm.

Full details will be published at the end of May.