Lichfield Cathedral were the winners of this year’s contest, which attracted eight entries and was held on Saturday 17th March at St Peter’s Church, Drayton Bassett.

In awarding the Lichfield Cathedral team with the Henry Follis Cup, the judge Jack Page, of Birmingham Cathedral bell ringers, said, “In commending these ringers from Lichfield Cathedral for being very positive with their striking and ringing at an even pace without mistakes, I thought that they had a good ‘toe-tapping-rhythm‘ throughout their test piece.” The cup will now be displayed in the cathedral’s ringing chamber for the ensuing year.

In the call change contest, Coseley entered two teams, one of which included 11-year old Rufus Temple-Purcell, who only started to learn to ring three years ago when he was just eight years old. It was one of these Coseley teams that won the competition’s Harry Butler Shield.

Also taking part in the two competitions were teams from Abbots Bromley, Aldridge, Cannock, Great Barr and Walsall.


DSCF8088 sm

The winning Lichfield Cathedral team


DSCF8083 sm

 Congratulations to Coseley, winners of the call change shield.