It is a real pleasure to welcome David Sparling on board the ART Management Committee.
David learned to ring at St Michael's Kirby-le-Soken at the age of 10. He was introduced to handbell ringing during his university studies at Imperial College, London by the late, great Roger Bailey and also given the opportunity to ring on 10 and 12 bells as part of the university of London band. After university, 12 bell ringing continued under the guidance of George Pipe at St Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich. David served as Tower Captain at Kirby-le-Soken from 1985 - 1997. He is a past Master and and a Life Vice President of the Essex Association of Change Ringers and has been a regular tutor on the annual Essex Ringing Course since its foundation in 1991. In addition he has run a number of District and Association Training events over the years. He was appointed as an ART Tutor in April 2019.
If you would like to come and help us with our Committee work or have other skills you would like to offer, please let us know. There is much to do and we continue to look for people to help us.