Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5484 (June 3 2016) and in the two preceding issues


HILDA HARDWICK. Formerly Kingcott, née Prescott, past ringer at Wrington, passed away Friday 20th May 2016. Private cremation followed by Thanksgiving Service at Holy Trinity, Burrington, BS40 7AD, at 12:30 on Thursday 9th June 2016.[6038]

BRIAN HORRELL. Former Secretary of Cambridge District while a ringer at Haslingfield and lately a ringer at Withycombe Raleigh, Devon, passed away peacefully on Thursday 5th May 2016. Private cremation followed by Thanksgiving service at All Saints Church, East Budleigh at 15:30 on Friday, 20th May.             [6034]

Memorial Services

A Service of Thanksgiving
will be held at St Paul’s for


Thursday June 23rd at 2pm
in St Faith’s Chapel
in the Crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral

(access via Crypt Café from 1.15pm).

 All are welcome.

To help the Cathedral estimate numbers,  please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or leave a message on 020 7796 2656.

The Paternoster is booked for afterwards.



Change of Address


For sale / wanted

6 MINI DUMB BELLS (wheels, headstocks, weights & bearings), pulley blocks, ceiling bosses, ropes with 40cm sally length (blue, blue, red), sensors and all associated wiring to connect to Abel software. Please note frame is not included. £350. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.[6037]

SET OF EIGHT HANDBELLS 22C. Restored condition, Standard Pitch, tonally good. Contact George Francis, 01403 261618, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . £1,000 ono. Buyer collects, Sussex.            [6036]

University Announcements

The Universities Association of Change Ringers


Saturday 13th – Saturday 20th August

Based at the Holiday Inn Express, Burnley, Lancashire. The week’s cost for bed, breakfast and evening meal in en-suite accommodation will be £364 approx. In addition, organising costs will be approx. £40. To book a place, please send £50 payment to the Secretary by 13th June.

Non-members also very welcome

Hon. Sec. Margaret Horritt,
64, Downlands, Royston, Herts. SG8 5BY.
Tel. No. 01763 246018.
E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



Striking Competitions

National Twelve-Bell Striking Contest for the Taylor Trophy

The 2016 final will be held at

Ss Peter and Paul, Aston, Birmingham


Saturday 25 June

Teams taking part:

ASCY, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Exeter, Guildford, Melbourne, SRCY, Worcester

Judges: David G Hull (Chief),
Thomas W Griffiths, Thomas J Hinks

Test Piece: Cambridge Surprise Maximus

4ths place Before, 10ths place Home

11:00            Draw in Church

11:30-16:00  Contest Ringing

17:30 approx.         Results in Church

 See for further details.

All are welcome, whether ringing or not!



Long Length Attempts

I wish to give notice of an attempt to ring 17568 RUTLAND SURPRISE MAJOR at Awbridge on Saturday 23rd July, 10:00 start. Roy LeMarechal.                   [5011]

Weekday Meetings and Practices

KCACR. Rochester District. Evening District Practice at Upchurch (6), Wednesday 15th June. Ringing 7.30-9pm. All welcome.                                                              [2092]

SOCIETY OF SHERWOOD YOUTHS.17th June Meeting at Lockington, Leicestershire, 7-9pm. All welcome.               [2093]

HERTFORD C.A. Eastern District. Tuesday 31st May 2016. District 10 bell Practice. Ringing at All Saints’ Church, Hertford from 19:45 to 21:00. All welcome.          [2086]

NORTHANTS MIDWEEK GROUP. Wednesday 1st June at Dallington, Northants (NN5 7AA) 2-4pm. All abilities welcome.                                                              [2077]

Meetings on Saturday May 28

LACR. Fylde Branch. Ansdell St Joseph (8) 16:00-18:00.      [2085]

HERTFORD C.A. Association 10-bell practice at Hertford All Saints, 7-8.30pm. All standards catered for. Special methods London & Erin.                                       [2081]

LACR. Fylde Branch.16.00 – 18.00 Ansdell St. Joseph (8).          [2085]

Meetings on Saturday June 4

HERTFORD C.A. Northern District. Practice Ringing at Hinxworth (6) 6.30-7.30pm, Ashwell (6) 7.30-8.45pm. All welcome.                                                             [2087]

LACR. Blackburn Branch. Meeting, Saturday 4th June. Ringing at Ribchester from 3.30-5pm and then Whalley from 6.30-8pm. All and everyone is welcome to come along. Simon Butterworth, Branch Secretary, Blackburn. 01282 777914, 07928 102552. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.         [2088]

LANCASHIRE ASSOCIATION. Wigan Branch. Meeting at St Peter’s, Newton-le-Willows 3.30-5pm and All Saints, Wigan 6.30-8pm. Names for tea at Wigan to Barry Hale 01695 625829 by Wednesday 1st June please. All welcome.  [2089]

GUILD OF ST AGATHA. AGM, Kirby Lonsdale. 09:50-10:45 Beetham, 11:00-11:50 Milnthorpe, 12:00-13:40 lunch at the Kings Arms, Hale, 14:00-14:45 Whittington, 15:00-15:45 Barbon, 16:00-17:15 tea and AGM at St Mary’s, Kirkby Lonsdale (in the church itself). 17:15-18:00 Kirkby Lonsdale ringing, 18:00-18:30 service at St Mary’s, KL, 18:30-24:00 barbecue/buffet (or take-aways – anything goes) at Highfield, Kearstwick, LA6 2EB. Non-members welcome, but to check for late changes please mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . [2091]

Meetings on Saturday June 11

EAST GRINSTEAD AND DISTRICT GUILD. Quarterly Meeting at Chiddingstone (8) 3pm. Service 4.30pm, tea, meeting and further ringing. Names for tea to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .             [2094]

HERTFORD C.A. Western District. Meeting at Northchurch (8) 3pm, service 4.30pm followed by tea, business meeting and evening ringing. Names for tea to Valerie Clark, 01442 862613.           [2095]

KCACR. Tonbridge District.10-Bell Practice, Staplehurst (10), 7-9pm. Ringing will include rounds and call changes. All welcome.                                                [2096]

LACR. Furness and South Lakeland Branch. Our next Branch Meeting will be held on Saturday June 11th at St Andrew’s Church, Dent. Ringing from 2.30-4.30pm will be followed by afternoon refreshments. All are very welcome to join us.    [2097]

SDGR. Calne Branch. Practice and Striking Competition at Yatesbury. Ringing at 15:00 followed by service and bring and share tea. Evening ringing. All welcome.   [2100]

SOUTHWELL & NOTTINGHAM D.G. Bingham District. Afternoon ringing at Willoughby from 3pm. Service, tea and meeting at Hickling from 4.30pm followed by evening ringing from 6.30pm approx. Names for tea to Lynn Irving on 01664 820071.                                                 [2099]

THE WORCESTERSHIRE & DISTRICTS CRA. Northern Branch Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday 11 June 2016 at St James (6), Wollaston. Ringing from 3pm, service at 4.15pm followed by tea and short business meeting to present notices and elect new members. This will be followed by a barbecue. Names for barbecue (essential to avoid disappointment) should be given to Chris Watson, (Mobile No. 07970 486938) mailto: by Monday 6 June 2016.                                                              [2101]



Saturday June 11th 2016


Afternoon ringing 3.15-4.30pm
Service 4.30pm

Followed by tea and meeting in the Bede House (adjacent to the Church)

Evening ringing from approximately 7pm

All welcome.



Meetings on Saturday June 18


Annual General Meeting

Saturday 18 June 2016

Plymouth St Andrew –
South West Branch

Open Towers

Laira (8, 11cwt) Brentor (5, 5cwt)

Emmanuel (8,19cwt) Sampford Spiney (6, 6cwt)

St Budeaux (6, 12cwt) Walkhampton (6, 7cwt)

13:00-14:30 Open ringing – Minster Church of St Andrew, Plymouth (10, 30cwt)

14:30-16:45 Annual General Meeting

16:45-17:30 Guild Service – Minster Church of St Andrew, Plymouth

17:30-19:00 Open ringing – Minster Church of St Andrew, Plymouth (10, 30cwt)

Refreshments available all day
as part of the Flower Festival



Meetings on Saturday July 2

WINCHESTER AND PORTSMOUTH GUILD OF CHURCH BELL RINGERS. Guild AGM on Saturday 2nd July 2016. John Pearson Hall, New Alresford, Winchester District. 12:30 ploughman’s lunch, 13:30 open ringing, 14:00 Guild Service, 15:00 Guild AGM. Bookings for lunch 01962 733266 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Papers and details of additional open towers during the morning will be on the Guild website in due course,            [2083]

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