Ringers being conducted

This half day workshop explains how coursing orders can be used to understand how touches work, how standard touches are applicable to other methods, and how the coursing order can be used to check ringing and correct mistakes.

Workshop objectives

To call touches of Plain Bob Minor and plan a Quarter Peal of Plain Bob Minor with the aim of calling a Quarter Peal of Plain Bob Doubles shortly after the workshop. Be able to understand and use coursing order.


The workshop comprises two theory sessions:

  • Terminology, responsibilities & a simple touch
  • Coursing order

And two practical sessions:

  • Calling Plain Bob Minor
  • Conducting using the coursing order

Workshop content

The workshop delves into:

  • The responsibilities of the conductor
  • Terminology
  • How touches are written out
  • How touches work
  • Calling positions
  • Calling from any bell
  • Coursing order - what it is and how it works


To be able to get the most out of the course and so as not to hold others back, course participants should at a minimum be able to ring touches of Plain Bob Minor confidently, and ideally other methods as well. It is ideal for people who can call touches, maybe even quarter peals, but don’t really understand in any depth what the calls are doing.