Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5394 (September 12 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]


MICHAEL JOHN MAIN. Suddenly on holiday in Fiji on August 29th 2014. Ringer at Kings Langley and Apsley End Herts. Donations to: WAWA c/o Chris and Mary Bunney, Lindisfarne, Powerstock, Bridport, Dorset. DT6 3TE.            [6042]

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 1½ octave sets of handbells in any key, post free from Don Bedford, Penrhiw, Ciffig, Whitland, Carmarthenshire, SA34 0NG. Tel/fax 01994 240593.          [6037]

For sale / wanted

BELTOWER 2014 software for practising at home or tower, now with male and female ringers. BELTUTOR for beginners. Order on-line at Tel: 01404 42732.    [6041]

for Windows PCs
for iPhone/iPod/iPad
for Apple Mac
Abel is the world’s most popular ringing simulator for both home and tower use, used by 5,000+ ringers. Mabel provides Abel’s main home-use features on an Apple Mac. Mobel is a simulator for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad: “a belfry in your pocket”.
See them all at the Ringing Roadshow - come and ring with the dumbbell and Abel!
Details, and ordering, at Mobel is in the App Store. All profits to charity, including The Ringing Foundation.


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]

Guild / Association Announcements


Meeting on Saturday 20th September

AGM & 8-Bell Striking Competition

Open ringing
11am to 11.45am Sandbach, St Mary
11.30am to 12.15pm Wistaston, St Mary
2pm Draw followed by Competition Ringing
at Barthomley, St Bertoline
5pm Service, 5:30pm Tea
followed by Results and AGM
7.15pm approx. Nantwich, St Mary
Names for tea to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
by Tuesday 16th September please
or tel. 01270 628900


Peterborough Diocesan Guild
of Church Bell Ringers

Saturday 20th September

Summer Festival and inter Branch
8 bell Striking Competition at Weedon

Running Buffet during ringing followed by
meeting and competition results.

Evening ringing at Daventry from around 7.30pm.

All welcome.



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 10,080 HEPTONSTALL DELIGHT MAJOR at St Thomas’, Heptonstall on Saturday 4 October 2014, starting at 12noon. If successful, the peal will be credited to the Lancashire Association. George Campling.                                            [6039]

Weekday Meetings and Practices

L&MDA. Practice at Llantwit Major on Fri 26 Sept from 10.30am. All welcome.[3100]

Meetings on Saturday September 20

EACR. SE District Meeting, Purleigh (new venue). Ringing 4.30pm, light refreshments available until start of meeting at 6pm.                                                              [3103]

EACR. Southern District Meeting at Brentwood Sat 20 Sept. Ringing 3.30pm, service 4.30pm, then tea/meeting/ringing after. Names for tea to Warren Hawkings, 01277 214612 by Wednesday 17 Sept.            [3104]

HERTFORD C.A. Northern District. Basic Methods Practice at Weston (6) 3-5pm All welcome.        [3105]

KCACR. Rochester District. Morning Practice at Milton-next-Gravesend (8), 10:00am to midday. All welcome.[3106]

LADIES GUILD. Northants District Meeting. 10:30 to 11:15am St Mary, Woodford Halse, 11:30 to 12:15 pm Holy Cross, Byfield. We will hold a short meeting at Byfield followed by lunch at Chipping Warden, names to Secretary by 18 September.                                                              [3107]

LEICESTER D.G. Melton District Meeting Saturday 20 September 7-8.30pm at Loughborough (All Saints) All abilities welcome.                                                [3108]

LICHFIELD & WALSALL ASCR. AGM. Ringing at Lapley 3-4pm, Penkridge 4-4.25pm and after meeting. Service at 4.30pm, tea and meeting (6pm) in church. Names for tea to Jean 01785 715165 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday September 17.                                        [3109]

LINCOLN DIOCESAN GUILD. West Lindsey Branch. Sat 20 September joint practice with Doncaster & District at Epworth 6.30-9pm. Light refreshments.                [3110]

SOUTHWELL & NOTTINGHAM DIOCESAN GUILD. Newark District. Mini-outing Saturday 20 September to Lincolnshire. Fulbeck 1.30-2.15pm, Wellingore 2.30-3.15pm, Navenby 3.30-4.15pm, tea break 4.15-5pm, Harmston 5-6pm. Everyone welcome.                       [3111]

THE WORCESTERSHIRE & DISTRICTS CRA. Northern Branch Quarterly Meeting will be held on Saturday 20 September 2014 at Holy Trinity (8), Old Hill. Ringing from 3pm and after the business meeting. Service at 4.15pm followed by tea and business meeting. Names for tea to Julie Billingham (0121 550 0956), mailto: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday 18 September 2014.                                    [3112]

GUILD OF RAILWAY RINGERS. Outing to Exe Estuary towers, first Topsham 12.00-12.45pm plus 3 more. For details call Chris Mew 01926 402273.[3095]

NORWICH D.A.Western Branch Quarterly Meeting Saturday September 20. Ringing at Litcham (6) 11.30-12.30, Lunch (own arrangements), Holme-next-the-Sea (5) 14.15-6.00, Holkham (6) service, tea and evening ringing 16.30. Names for tea to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 01328 710208 by Wednesday 17th September.[3096]

SALISBURY DIOCESAN GUILD OF RINGERS. Memorial Service for Guild and other local ringers who died in the Great War. Saturday 20 September 2014 at Salisbury Cathedral. Open Ringing: Salisbury (St Martin) 2.30-3.30pm. Salisbury (St Thomas) 4-5pm. Cathedral Evensong at 5.30pm. followed immediately after by Memorial Service led by the Bishop of Salisbury. Anyone welcome to attend. Contact for any questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .      [3097]

Meetings on Saturday October 18

LEICESTER D.G. Open Day 18 October to raise funds for the BRF. 30 towers starting 9am at Gilmorton. Details on Guild website or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .         [3098]