Who are we?

"A drinking society with a serious bellringing problem" - Mr S. Allan - Manchester

We are a diverse bunch of ringers, include undergraduates, graduates, hangers-on and the occasional mascot and we would love to have you (and your friends) come and join us to ring.   The MUGCR has two practice nights during the week, and ring for services on Sundays.

Gerald hosts NUA

If you've never rung before, we are happy to teach you.   If you have, there is ringing for for all levels.

So now that you know you are welcome, what next?


Gerald's "Patented" Guide to Becoming a MUG

  1. Take a good browse of the rest of this website and find out a little bit more about us
  2. Make contact with us via email, if possible, to let us know that you are coming via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. Work out where our towers are.  Both are easy to get to via public transport and a small amount of walking
  4. Turn up at either our Monday or Tuesday practice.   Aim to arrive a few minutes early to get introductions out of the way early.
  5. Our ringing master or the MUG running the practice should introduce themselves and will help you to get a good ring
  6. Allow time after practice, as we regularly socialise afterwards.    Quiz night experts are especially valued.

Peals and Quarters

News from Gerald ...

Hi folks

Congratulations on finding my secret little spot on the Internet. Any time you are up in the bell tower, do leave some beer or Sambuca for me, which makes a nice change from my usual diet of acacia, mimosa, and wild apricot trees. Keep checking back for updates!

Sunday September 20th 2020 

I've been kidnapped (again)! That nice new MUGCR ringing master Simon has pledged to rescue me. Sorry it's taken so long to update the blog but I had to transmit the message from my cell in morse code using my hooves...

Sunday October 27th 2019

I'm afraid I have to report that the ringers at Sacred Trinity left me locked outside my own tower on Tuesday...to keep warm I had to sample a few Sambuca shots and I was discovered this Sunday morning lying upside with a hangover. Pleased to report I am now back in my tower and am contemplating the forthcoming NUA in Birmingham, Friday 8th - Sunday 10th November. I was excluded from the boat race last year because I couldn't hold a pint glass in my hooves - hopefully my recent Sambuca experience will help with the socialising this year.


Update October 21st 2019

Bit of a sad day today as my mate Mark is heading back to Australia. Hhere's the last picture of Mark on British soil (ok concrete) ...for now:Laters Mark  





Update April 2019

I now have a companion in the form of an inflatable giraffe called Jezzabelle. I am enjoying her company ;-)


April 2018

My good friend Sam introduced me to the MUGs back in 2016, and I've not left since.   I spend a great deal of time hanging around our home tower, Sacred Trinity in Salford. I like ringing, dancing and a good pint. I just need a companion.... :-(

 Gerald Pint










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