Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5392 (August 29 2014) and in the two preceding issues

Personal Announcements

Special Birthday Greetings to KENNETH EDWARDS and in recognition of 65 (+) years bell ringing and countless hours of service to the parish and church of St Peter, Newton-le-Willows.[6038]

Change of Address


CAROL RINGING AND MORE. (38 tunes - £7) and HYMNS AND THINGS (55 tunes - £9), music books in tower-bell number notation fully harmonized for sets of handbells in any key, post free from Don Bedford, Penrhiw, Ciffig, Whitland, Carmarthenshire, SA34 0NG.                   [6037]

For sale / wanted

University Announcements

LANCASTER. Welcomes student ringers, any standard, from the Universities of Lancaster and Cumbria. We have two 10 bell towers so we need your support! Practice nights: Lancaster RC Cathedral Monday, Lancaster Priory Thursday, both 7.30-9pm. Further info John Rogan 01524 858832 or Anne Wichmann 01524 60325.[3074]

Coming to University in London in September? Congratulations! ULSCR practices are held on Thursdays from 7-8.30pm at St Olave’s, Hart Street (near Tower Hill) starting on 25th September. Freshers Reception (free food and drink!) is the 16th October. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see[3073]

OXFORD UNIVERSITY SOCIETY OF CHANGE RINGERS. Congratulates all freshers gaining places at Oxford and Oxford Brookes Universities, and invites them to join the OUS. Please come and find us at Freshers’ Fair and come to the Freshers’ practice at St Mary Magdalen (time TBC). Practices Tuesdays 7.45pm at Mary Mag and alternate Mondays 7.30pm at St Thomas. Contact the Master, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , at or see for more details. All welcome - we look forward to meeting you! [3064]

Guild / Association Announcements


General Meeting

Saturday 20th September 2014

Including Sunday Service Band Striking Competition Final

10.00   Striking Competition – draw West Tanfield Village Hall (refreshments available)
followed by competition ringing at St Nicholas Church
12.30   Service St Nicholas West Tanfield
1.00   Lunch West Tanfield Village Hall followed by meeting
At the meeting there will be a discussion on: “Should the YACR recognise quarter peals?”
General Ringing


3.30 - 4.00   Well, St Michael, 3, 13-3-7 in F
3.30 - 4.30   Burneston, St Lambert (GF), 6, 8cwt in A
4.30 - 5.30   Bedale, St Gregory, 8, 20cwt in Eb
5.30 - 6.30   Sharow, St John Divine, 8, 12-0-5 in G

Lunch will cost £5 and names, including your choice of Vegetable Lasagne or Shepherds’ Pie,
must be given by Saturday 13th September 2014 to Christine Parsons
Tel: 01642 790655 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note: there will be a meeting of the Trustees of the Bell Repair Fund immediately after the general meeting.


Tower Announcements

PEALS AT WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL IN 2015. Applications are invited for entry into one of the three dates for peal attempts at Winchester Cathedral in 2015. Draw to be held on Wednesday 17 September 2014. Please apply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Tower Secretary (or via the W&P Guild website).[5010]

Long Length Attempts

I wish to give notice of an attempt to ring 21216 CAMBRIDGE SURPRISE MAXIMUS at South Petherton on Saturday 11th October 2014, 6.45am meet. This peal forms part of a major fundraising event for Macmillan Cancer Support and local charities. The church will be open all day for refreshments and there will be a video link to the ringing chamber, so do come along to watch and listen. Further details are provided on Martin Whiteley.[6036]

Weekday Meetings and Practices

NORTHANTS MIDWEEK GROUP. Wednesday 3rd September at Duston 2-4pm. Special Method Norwich Surprise Minor. All welcome.                                [3068]

L&MDA. Practice at Blaenavon on Fri 29 Aug from 10.30a.m. All welcome.       [3059]

Meetings on Saturday September 6

LANCASHIRE ASSOCIATION. Wigan Branch Meeting at Aughton, Christ Church 3.30-5pm and Ormskirk, SS Peter and Paul 6.30-8pm. Own arrangements for tea. All welcome.        [3071]