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Durham University Society of Change Ringers

The Durham University Society of Change Ringers was founded in 1959 and originally existed alongside the Durham College Society until the two merged in the 1960s.

The Society practices on Wednesday nights at St. Brandon’s Church, Brancepeth, 7:30pm to 9:00pm, and rings for Sunday service there each week. We also regularly go for quarter peals and ring at other towers in the area. We happily welcome ringers of all standards, including complete beginners. The Society goes on termly tours, holds regular socials, and can often be found in the pub after practice. We also host the annual DUSCR dinner where past and present members of the society get together for a tour and black tie dinner.

Background photograph is of St. Brandon’s Church, Brancepeth © Mike Higton, 2016.

Upcoming Society Events

Society Officers

Ealish Green

I started ringing this September after promising the ringers back home I would learn at university and I am absolutely loving it! Contact me at [email protected]

Sam White

After being lured in by biscuits at the Fresher’s Fair I was taught to ring by DUSCR. One year on I find myself ringing almost every day of the week! Contact me at [email protected]

Lydia Prosser

Social Secretary
I started ringing a couple of years ago as part of a national initiative to recruit 1,400 new ringers in memory of those who died during WW1. My ringing stagnated for a while after that, but joining DUSCR has finally given me the impetus to move past Plain Hunt! Contact…

Stanley Harrison


Non-Executive Officers

ChairpersonJoseph Walker
Life Members’ SecretaryElizabeth Hopper and Rachael Sanderson
Central Council RepresentativePhil Hughes
WebmasterSam White
SteeplekeeperOliver Rice
Assistant SteeplekeeperSam White and Stanley Harrison
D&N RepresentativeIzzy Seale
Handbell MasterAlex Riley