We are church bell-ringers, made up of students from both Nottingham University and Nottingham Trent University, welcoming locals at university age too! NUSCR has members ranging from the absolute beginner to those who have been ringing for years, and all levels of ability (and enthusiasm) in-between!
We ring every Tuesday evening from 19:00 until 20:30 (in term time) at All Saints Church, Radford, and for Sunday services, from 10:00 until 10:30. Though naturally, the pub is where you're most likely to find us!
To get in contact with us, find us on Facebook or email using the button below!Email us
With the help of google maps, the church is easy to find, see below!
Along side weekly ringing, NUSCR do a number of peals and quarter peals, both for fun and to improve our ringing, both method capabilities and striking.
Each year in February, NUSCR have an Annual Dinner Day peal rung by its members!
For each major event NUSCR do, we write up a report
here you can see all the reports for NUSCR's big eventsSee all NUSCR Reports
This is my part of the website where I am allowed to talk about myself. I am Scruffy, NUSCR's resident mascot and I try to watch over every practice and service that NUSCR ring for. It is my job to look after the tower and try to scare all the pigeons away, although the latter bit is harder than it sounds! Sometimes I even try to turn up to tours although some of the 9am starts are a bit much for me.
For anyone who wishes to get hold of me, I now have my own email address (email@example.com) & my own twitter (@NUSCR_Scruffy). Better yet come up the tower and talk to me. I would really like to see new and old faces and everyone is invited to have a go at ringing while I'm in charge. As far as experience goes, I have not progressed very far. I tend to sit out and let other people ring but I have tried my hand at some rounds and call changes.
Finally I wish to tell you all about the outings I have been on; with NUSCR I have enjoyed many trips. Most can be read about in the reports tab; my personal favourite however is the annual NUA. This is a wonderful event and I get to see and compete with all the other society's mascots. Being the best mascot is very morale boosting but as the others know this occasionally I am the target of underhand behaviour! As always, I rise above it as the superior being. I hope to update this page as my life goes on so do come back and do come and visit me to!
Our Honorary President, the Reverend Bernard Baines, sadly passed away on Thursday 31st May 2007, after a period of ill health. He had been a curate at All Saints' Church, Radford and was always
supportive of NUSCR's involvement there.
He became the Honorary President in February 1981, having acted as Master of Ceremonies at the Dinner for the previous three years, and since then has been a key part of Society life, from his lively interjections and speech at the Annual Dinners, to his messages in the Natter. He opened his doors to members of the Society every year for his annual "Do", a merry affair involving home-made wine and (often tuneless) renditions of Christmas Carols. Aside from these occasions his door was always open to anyone who wanted to talk something through, or simply needed a cup of tea and a sympathetic ear.
He will be sorely missed as a part of the Society, particularly at our Anniversary Dinner in February, and we extend our sympathies to June.
"Very sorry to hear of Bernard's passing. Bernard brought so much to NUSCR and ensured the church fully appreciated the efforts that the ringers went to - not just in ringing, but also the care, maintenance and improvement of the bells. Bernard's Do was a highlight in each of my 3 years in Nottingham; it helped us bond with each other, with Bernard and June, with the Church and with the prospect of severe liver failure! Thank heavens the Health & Safety brigade never found out.
God bless, Bernard - I hope the Lord can cope with those awful jokes!"
Andrew Keech, NUSCR 1985 - 1988, NUSCR Master 1986/7
"Bernard was a great friend and supporter of all NUSCR did during our era in Nottingham (as indeed he has been ever since). I was ringing master in 1981 when he was elected President, and I well remember how honoured and proud he was to accept the post. We have very fond memories of his warmth, enthusiasm and support during our student days."
Andrew Young, former NUSCR Master
There was one peal and several quarters dedicated to Bernard, both by NUSCR and related organisations
A NUSCR peal of Lessness S Major was scored in tribute as well as a peal was scored by the Southwell Guild. To view the performance on BellBoard, click here
There were also many quarter peals rung including one rung at Beeston by local ringers, several of whom were also NUSCR members. This one can be found here
All is Well
Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away into the next room
I am I and you are you
whatever we were to each other
that we still are
call me by my old familiar name
speak to me in the easy way
which you always used
put no difference in your tone
wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together
pray smile, think of me, pray for me
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was
Let it be spoken without effort
without the trace of a shadow in it
Life means all that it ever meant
it is the same as it ever was
there is unbroken continuity
why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you
somewhere very near
just around the corner
All is well
Henry Scott Holland
(1847-1918) Canon of St Paul's Cathedral