Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5373 (April 18 2014) and in the two preceding issues


Mr CHRIS HIGGINS of Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire. Passed away 4th April 2014.[6019]

LEONARD PERRINS, fifty years a ringer at Ringwood, died 31st March, aged 95. Funeral at Ringwood Parish Church on Monday, 14th April at 11am. Ring 01425 471660 for further details.  [6017]

CAPTAIN E G (Jeff) WHITE of Victoria/Vancouver, B.C. died today, April 2. He was 84.  [6018]

The bell ringers are sad to report that RICHARD BOWDITCH of St John the Baptist, Pilton, Somerset, died on 31st March 2014. Richard was Tower Captain for many years. He inspired many of us to both learn and improve.         [6016]

Change of Address


For sale / wanted


Steel Ladders – Walkways – Spiral Stairs

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel: 01469 531648 Mob: 07793 204890


University Announcements

Guild / Association Announcements

NORWICH D.A. The Annual General Meetings of the Norwich Diocesan Association and of its Bell Restoration Fund will be held at All Saints & St Margaret’s, Pakefield on Saturday, 3rd May, 2014 at 6pm. The business will include the annual election of officers. Written nominations must be submitted in accordance with Rule 17(a). Full details of the day’s arrangements will be published in the coming weeks.           [2022]

KCACR. AGM Easter Monday 21st April 2014 in St Mary’s Centre, Ladywell Road, Lewisham SE13 7HU at 2.30pm. See details below.[1175]


Annual General Meeting

Saturday 26th April 2014

9.30-10am Ringing at Lincoln Cathedral (12)
10am Holy Communion in the Ringers’ Chapel,
Lincoln Cathedral
11am Annual General Meeting at
Bailgate Methodist Church
  Own lunch arrangements
2-3pm Ringing at St Botolph’s Lincoln (6)
and St Peter at Gowts, Lincoln (6)
3.15-4.15pm Ringing at St Giles, Lincoln (8)
4.30-5.30pm Ringing at Lincoln Cathedral (12)
5.30-6.15pm Evensong at Lincoln Cathedral

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Hon Secretary
or tel. 01522 884682


Hertford County Association


Saturday 26th April 2014

Ringing Route

11:00-11:45 King’s Walden, St Mary  6, 11cwt  (GF)
12:00-12:45 Harpenden, St Nicholas  8, 15-0-16 (GF)
13:00 - 13:45 Kimpton, St Peter and St Paul  8, 10-2-15  (T)
14:00 - 14:45 Lemsford, St John the Evangelist  6, 3-2-4  (T) 
15:00 - 15:45 North Mymms, St Mary  8, 12-3-0 (T) 
16:00 - 17:00 Hatfield, St Etheldreda 10, 23-1-20 (T) 
17:00 Service at St Etheldreda    
18:00 Tea followed by AGM at The Bengeo Club,
Bengeo Street, Bengeo, Hertford, SG14 3ES
  Names for tea to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01727 569048
by Wednesday 23rd April 
19:00 (approx) Annual General Meeting
see for draft agenda




EASTER MONDAY, 21st April 2014

Morning Ringing – all towers open for 1 hour

  Route 1 (South) Route 2 (West) Route 3 (North)
10.00 Marksbury 6, 10 cwt Newton St Loe 6, 9-3-18 Dyrham 6, 13 cwt
10.30 Priston 6, 13-1-14 Bath, Weston 8, 12-0-21 Swainswick 6, 6-2-21
11.00 Dunkerton 6, 5-0-18 Bath, Lansdown 6, 2-3-9 Bathampton 6, 7-1-7
11.30 Wellow 6, 21-2-11    
    12.00 Claverton 6, 6-2-11  
    13.00 Freshford 6, 11-2-11  

Please note that parking is very limited in Freshford Village itself. Please park at the village hall
(sign-posted) or the road outside the hall. The church is just a 5 minute walk away. We also
request that those attending lift share where at all possible to avoid unnecessary congestion.

14.00 Service at St Peter, Freshford
15.00 AGM in Freshford Village Hall
  Followed by Tea
  Evening ringing:
18.00 - 19.00 Bathwick 10, 18-3-20
18.30 - 19.30 Bath, St Michael 8, 14-1-9
19.30 - 21.00 Bath Abbey 10, 33-0-25

Please see for listings with postcodes/grid
references and any amendments to the advertised programme.

Jay Bunyan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  01749 812797


Worcestershire & Districts Change Ringing Association

131st Annual General Meeting

Will be held at St Andrew’s Parish Centre,
Pershore, Worcestershire

On Monday 21st April 2014

Details for the ringing and meeting arrangements are as follows:

Time Church
11:30 - 12:30 Ringing at Claines
12:30 - 13:15 Ringing at Spetchley
13:15 - 14:15 Ringing at Stoulton
14:15 - 15:45 Ringing at Pershore Abbey
15:45 Service
16:30 Tea
17:30 Meeting

The tea, meeting and evening ringing will be at
St Andrew’s Parish Centre (opposite Pershore Abbey).

Names for tea to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday 17th April
(phone: 01386 553577)




Milnthorne (6) 09.30 - 10.30 (T)
Heversham (6) 10.00 - 11.00 (T)
Cartmel (6) 11.00 - 12.00 (T)
Ambleside (8) 11.00 - 12.00  
Flookburgh (8) 11.30 - 12.30 (T)
Hawkshead (8) 11.30 - 12.30 (T)
Ulverston (6) 12.15 - 13.15 (T)
Great Urswick (4) 12.45 - 13.30  
Broughton-in-Furness (12) 14.00 - 15.00 (T)
Kirkby-in-Furness  (8) 13.30 - 14.30  
Dalton-in-Furness (10) 14.30 - 15.30 (T)
Barrow-in-Furness (8) 15.15 - 16.00 (T)

Service at 4pm, followed by tea and business meeting.

Ringing till 8.00pm if time permits.

Names for tea to: Andy Pollock, 174 Rating Lane,
Barrow-in-Furness, LA13 9LG.
Names for tea by 18th April 2014

Cheques of £7.50 payable in advance to:
“LACR Furness and South Lakeland Branch”

Please include a self-addressed envelope with order, stating
choice from the following menu. Tea tickets will be issued.


Steak and Potato Pie
Chicken Leek, Mushroom and Gammon Pie
Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie, with Parmesan topping


Any special dietary needs, please advise when booking.




Annual General Meetings
(Bell Restoration Fund & Association)

Saturday 3rd May 2014


Programme & Ringing Arrangements

1-2pm: Ringing at Acle
2-3pm: Ringing at Great Yarmouth Minster
1-2pm: Ringing at Carlton Colville
2-3pm: Ringing at Kessingland
3-4pm: Ringing at All Saints & St Margaret’s, Pakefield
4.15pm: Service in All Saints & St Margaret’s, Pakefield
5pm: Tea at Pakefield Church Hall
6pm: Meetings at Pakefield Church Hall
7.30pm :Six Bell Striking Competition at Somerleyton

Names for tea, by Wednesday, 30th April, please to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (or 01502 584270)

For further details re towers, locations and facilities please visit



AGM Saturday 10th May 2014

Inter-Branch 8 Bell Striking Competition

Competition 12:45 (draw), 13:00 (ringing) at St Oswald, Guiseley (LS20 9BB), 16cwt (8)
Service 16:30 at St Oswald, Guiseley
Tea followed by AGM 17:00 at Guiseley Methodist Church, Oxford Road,
Guiseley, LS20 9EP
Evening Ringing 19:15-20:30 at Ilkley, All Saints (LS29 9DS), 18cwt (8)

General Ringing

Route A 13:00 - 14:00 Tong, St James (BD4 0RR), 8cwt (6)
  14:15 - 15:15 Calverley, St Wilfrid (LS28 5NF), 10cwt (8) 
  15:30 - 16:30 Idle, Holy Trinity (BD10 8NS), 15cwt (8)
Route B 13:00 - 14:00 North Rigton, St John (LS17 0DD), 3cwt (6) 
  14:15 - 15:15 Otley, All Saints (LS21 3HS), 16cwt (8) 
  15:30 - 16:30 Saltaire, United Reform Church (BD18 3LF), 4cwt (6)

Names for tea to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Saturday 3rd May at the latest – or text: 07807 159086
(Cost £5). No name no tea.


Striking Competitions


Spring Guild Meeting & Six Bell Striking Competition

Saturday 26th April 2014 at Crick

Competition Ringing begins at 16.00 hours
(on back 6).

Tea will be served throughout the competition ringing.

Followed by Meeting and Results.

Evening Ringing on the 8 bells at Crick.

Entries to Guild Master, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 18th April.
Or tel. 01869 277526


The 2013 Tewkesbury Shield Competition 

will take place at

Tewkesbury Abbey

On Saturday 3rd May 2014

The teams taking part are the Salisbury DG, Oxford DG, Winchester and Portsmouth DG,
Sussex County Assn, Derby DA, Worcestershire and Districts Assn,  
University of London Society, Welsh Colleges and the St Martin’s Guild. 

The test piece will be a touch of Plain and Little Bob Royal and the Chief Judge is Mark Regan

Booking in of Teams 11.00
Ballot and Competition ringing 11.15 
Adjudication 16.45 approx 

The Competition Secretary, D. Bagley, 38 Ashchurch Road,
Newtown, Tewkesbury, Glos, GL20 8BT

More details at


Ely DA AGM and Striking Competition

Saturday 3rd May

The 8 bell Inter District Striking Competition
will be held at Longstanton from 2.30pm

General Ringing: Milcroft Campanile,
Willingham (3.00pm-4.00pm)
and Over (3.30pm)

4:30pm Service at Over followed by tea

AGM 6.00pm in Over Church Hall

Names for tea to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or tel: 01954 230327 by Saturday 26th April.


Open Days



MONDAY 5th MAY 2014

10.00 Tackley St Nicholas (6) 13-3-15 SP394090    
10.20  Wootton St Mary (6)  9-2-20 SP439199 (T)  
10.40 Woodstock St Mary Magdalene (8)  12-3-24 SP444167 (T) (R)
11.10 Stonesfield St James the Great (6)  7-3-22 SP393170   (R)
11.20 Combe St Laurence (6)  12-0-15 SP414159 (T) (R)
11.40 North Leigh St Mary (6)  9-3-15 SP387136 (T)  
12.00 Freeland St Mary V (6)  3-3-03 SP414127 (T) (R)
12.10 Church Hanborough SS Peter and Paul (6) 13-1-24 SP426128 (T)  
12.50 Bladon St Martin (6)  6-1-18 SP449148    
13.20 Yarnton St Bartholomew (6) 22-1-19 SP478117    
13.50 Kidlington St Mary (8)  21-2-27 SP497148 (T) (R)
14.20 Cassington St Peter (6)  10½cwt SP455106    
14.40 Eynsham St Leonard (6)  9-1-24 SP433092 (T)  
15.00 South Leigh St James (8) 10-1-26  SP394090 (T) (R)
15.20 Stanton Harcourt St Michael (6) 11 cwt SP417057 (T)  
15.40 Northmoor St Denys (6) 11 cwt SP421029    
16.00 Standlake St Giles (6) 11½cwt SP397036    
16.20 Ducklington St Bartholomew (6) 4-2-11 SP359076 (T) (R)
16.50 Aston St James (6) 12-2-11  SP342031 (T) (R)
17.20 Alvescot St Peter  (6) 9-0-20 SP274046 (T)  
17.50 Langford St Matthew (6) 8-2-25 SP249025    
18.30 Buckland St Mary V (8) 17 cwt SP343983    

All towers open for one hour. T =Toilet. R = Light refreshments available

£1 per tower, or day tickets (£12), which are available from stewards at the first three towers on the route.


Any changes will be listed on the Guild website and at the first 3 towers of the day.

IMPORTANT: The start times shown here will be observed precisely.
Please do not embarrass the stewards or yourself by trying to begin ringing earlier.


General Announcements


Appointment of Directors

In accordance with Article 26 of the Company’s constitution, one-third of the Directors are subject to retirement by rotation. Mr C F Mew, F J P Bone and R J Wallis retire. Mr Wallis, being eligible, is willing to be reappointed.

Article 29 requires that notice of intention to propose a person as a Director should be sent to the undersigned, together with a note of willingness to be appointed by the nominee.

The notice should give the name of the nominee, address, occupation and any other directorships (these being particulars that have to be included in the Company’s Register of Directors). The notice may be given in writing or by e-mail.

Proposals may be made by any member of the Company who is still a member of the Central Council at the time of nomination. Proposers should submit information about candidates for Directorship for inclusion in the agenda and also confirm that the nominee is not disqualified from holding office (see Article 36). Nominees are not required to be members of the Central Council.

Nominations may be made up to 11th May. However, only those received by 25th April can be included in the papers for the Annual General Meeting.

Company Secretary,
3, Stocks Farm Cottages,
The Street, Bramley,
Hampshire RG26 5BP
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Long Length Attempts

An attempt for 20160 PUDSEY SURPRISE MAJOR on 19th April 2014 at 9am, Clock House Bells, Awbridge. Roy LeMarechal.

Weekday Meetings and Practices

L&MDA. Practice at Dingestow on Fri 25 April from 10.30am. All welcome.       [2024]

EAST DERBYS AND WEST NOTTS ASSOCIATION. AGM to be held at Tibshelf, Derbys on 21 April, 2014. Ringing 3pm to 4pm, service 4.30pm, tea 5pm, meeting 5.45pm followed by evening ringing. Names for tea to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Tel 07850 328763 by Wednesday 16th April, 2014. Everyone is welcome to attend. [2001]

Meetings on Monday April 21

KCACR. AGM Monday 21st April 2014. The service will be held in St Mary’s Church, Lewisham SE13 6LE at 12noon. Lunch will be available in St Mary’s Centre, Ladywell Road, Lewisham SE13 7HU at 1pm, the cost £10, and tickets can be obtained from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Email requests and online payments preferred – tickets will then be emailed. For those not online postal applications to S M Cameron, 4 Martindown Cottages, Hartley Bottom Road, Longfield Hill, Kent DA3 8LE, together with a sae for ticket return. Bank details for payment: S M Cameron, Account no 00877939, Sort Code 30-97-19. Parking is limited and disabled parking will be allocated on application. Parking available in surrounding streets or Slaithwaite Road Car Park SE13 6DP with 144 spaces, free parking on Bank Holidays, and approximately a 6 minute walk from the centre. Tower Routes to be available on request.[1184]

Meetings on Saturday April 26

OXFORD D.G. Banbury Branch. AGM on Saturday 26th April 2014 at Bodicote. Ringing from 3pm. Service 4pm followed by tea and meeting at Bodicote Church House. Further ringing after meeting. Numbers for tea to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Tues 22nd April, or tel 01295 265315.[5007]

GUILD OF RAILWAY RINGERS. Outing, Nottingham area. Nottingham St Peter’s 10.45am then coach Nottingham station 11.45am to Holme Pierrepont, Radcliffe on Trent, Shelford and West Bridgford. Names for coach and further details from Secretary, Chris Mew, 01926 402273. [2037]

SUFFOLK GUILD. AGM, Stowmarket, Saturday 26th April. 2pm Fringe Meeting on Handbells with talk by Neil Thomas of Whitechapel Bell Foundry. 2.45-4pm General ringing; 4pm Service; 5pm tea in Church Hall; Annual General Meeting. Evening ringing to follow until 8.30pm. Names for tea to Carol Girling, 01449 674425 by Weds 23rd, please. As a hot meal is being provided there is a strict rule of No Names means No Tea.   [2028]

TRURO DIOCESAN GUILD. Northern District.Spring Festival and AGM,Saturday, 26 April 2014. Towers open 1.30-2.30pm Blisland, 2-3pm St Breward, 2.30-3.30pm Advent, 3-4pm Lanteglos followed by service, tea & AGM. 6.15-7.15pm St Teath, 6.45-7.45pm St Tudy. All welcome. Tel 01840 213120.         [2029]