HOE Society-The Inn Ringers


 The Heart of England Handbell Society


The Heart of England Handbell Society was formed in October 2006 at a rally in Harvington,  by a group of teams from across the central England area. The society is aimed at all teams, large and small, in particular those who may not get the opportunity to peform in public on a regular basis.

The society provides opportunities for handbell ringers across the Midlands area to ring together, socialise, enjoy each others concerts and attend events staged by the teams in the society.


The main aims of the society are:-

** To promote handbell ringing across the central England area.

** To support handbell teams across the area

** To stage local rallies with the focus on individual team performance.

** To stage local concerts and to support teams to stage their own concerts.

** To produce two newsletters each year to promote and support the activities of every team in the society.

** To operate a society which refloects the needs of it's membership.

For more information on the Heart of England Handbell Society contact:

Secretary: Paul Mellor : HEBellSociety@aol.com


Heart of England - Newsletters

The society publish two newsletters each year (usually February and October) - a limited number of back copies are available if anyone would like a copy.  If you are interested in obtaining copies of our previous newsletters, please contact us via the society email address.


9th Annual Spring Concert

Sunday 20th May


The Inn Ringers in Concert

Meir Heath and Rough Close Village Hall

13th Annual Rally

 20th  October 2018

Host Team

The Inn Ringers

Meir Heath & Rough Close Village Hall, S-o-T

More details to be confirmed
(Contact Society Secretary for further information)


Previous Heart of England Spring Concerts

8th Annual Spring Concert 2017

Alton Handbell Ringers
- Cheadle Guild Hall

7th Annual Spring Conccert 2016

The Inn Ringers in Concert
with guests 'Rowan'
in aid of Help for Hereos

6th Annual Spring Concert 2015

The Inn Ringers in Concert

with special guests 'Musica'

in aid of the West Midlands Air Ambulance


2014 - no concert held


5th Annual Spring Concert - 2013

The Inn Ringers in Concert 

in aid of the Donna Louise Trust 

Meir Heath and Rough Close Village Hall (Stoke-on-Trent)


4th Annual Spring Concert 2012

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Kingsbury
Kingsbury Handbell Ringers 60th Anniversary Concert

3rd Annual Spring Concert - May 2011

Harvington School Hall
St James' Harvington Handbell Ringers and
The Invitation Brass Band

2nd Annual Spring Concert - May 2010
St Peter's Church, Wem Shropshire
Clive Handbell Ringers
Stone Handbell Ringers

1st Annual Spring Concert - May 2009
St Dominc's First School, Stone
The Inn Ringers and
Alton  Handbell Ringers


Previous Rally Events:-

Harvington (Hosted by St Jame's Handbell Ringers, Harvington) - October 2006

Stone, Staffordshire (Hosted by The Inn Ringers) - October 2007

Halesowen (Hosted by Halesowen Handbell Ringers and the 3rd Halesowen Girls Brigade Bellplate Team) - May 2008

Nether Whitacre (Hosted by: Kingsbury Handbell Ringers) - October 2009

Harvington (Hosted by St. James' Harvington Handbell Ringers) - September 2010

Community Centre, Eccleshall (Hosted by Eccleshall Ladies Handbell Ringers - October 2011

Grosvenor Centre, Gnosall, Stafford - Hosted by Gnosall Handbell Ringers - October 2012

Meir Heath and Rough Close Village Hall, Stoke-on-Trent - Hosted by The Inn Ringers - October 2013

Harvington (Hosted by St Jame's Handbell Ringers, Harvington) - October 2014

Grosvenor Centre Gnosall, Stafford - (Hosted by Gnosall Handbell Ringers)

Nether Whitacre Village Hall, Coleshill - Hosted by Kingsbury Handbell Ringers - October 2015

Hagley Community Centre, Hagley, Birmingham - Hosted by Hagley Handbell Ringers - October 2017