Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5638 (May 17 2019) and in the two preceding issues


OWEN PRESTON died peacefully on 3rd May 2019 at Rush Court Nursing Home, Oxfordshire aged 86 years. Owen rang at Trumpington (Cambridge) for over 25 years. Widower of Brenda, father of Susan (Riley) and Catherine (Hughes-D’Aeth), grandfather of Edward and great-grandfather of Frankie. There will be a family cremation and a committal service at Trumpington; please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.               [6025]

EDWARDS GEOFFREY A. It is with great sadness we report the death of Geoff Edwards, ringer at Audlem. A dedicated ringer, Geoff rang over 1,400 peals, 1,289 of which were for the Chester Guild of which he was a Life Member. Funeral details will be posted on the Guild website when known.    [2029]


The family of NEIL GARRARD would like to thank all who sent cards and email messages; they have all been read and appreciated. Thanks also to those who were able to attend Neil’s funeral, to ringers who have rung in his memory and to those who have made donations to MNDA.  [6027]

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University Announcements

ULSCR. The AGM of the University of London Society of Change Ringers will be held at St Olave’s Church, Hart St, at 2pm on Saturday 11th May.   [2036]

Guild / Association Announcements



Saturday 18th May 2019

10.30am-11.30am            Haddenham (8 bells 17-2-14) (T)

11.00am-12.00pm            Monks Risborough (6 bells 13 cwt) (T)

11.15am-12.15pm            Ellesborough (6 bells 8-0-22)

11.30am-12.30pm            Wendover (8 bells 14-0-2) (T)

10.30am-11.30am            Lane End (6 bells 5-2-26) (T) (GF)

11.00am-12.00pm            Beaconsfield (8 bells 19-1-20) (T)

11.15am-12.15pm            Penn (6 bells 10 cwt) (T) (GF)

11.30am-12.30pm            Amersham (12 bells 19-0-6) (T)

1-1.45pm             Great Missenden (8 bells 24-1-25) (T) (GF)

12.30pm-1.30pm              Buffet Lunch in Oldham Hall (HP16 0BA)

Names to Edwina Carpenter ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) by 15 May.

2pm Songs of Praise, Gt Missenden. Preacher: Bishop of Buckingham

3pm AGM (please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if attending)

Ken Darvill (Hon Gen.Sec.) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Striking Competitions

ST DAVID’S GUILD. 6-Bell Striking Competition will be held on 11 May 2019 at St Martin’s, Laugharne. 2-4.30pm.     [2030]

Tower Announcements

Weekday Meetings and Practices

Meetings on Saturday May 11

GUILD OF DEVONSHIRE RINGERS. East Devon Branch. Spring Meeting is to be held at the Church of SS Mary & Giles, Buckerell, EX14 3EJ on Saturday 11th May. Ringing from 2-30pm, service at 4pm followed by tea and meeting. Names for tea please by 8th May to Wendy Wayne, phone: 01404 850637, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All welcome.     [2038]

LADIES’ GUILD. South Midlands District. Ringing to be at Piddington from 10am to 10.45am, Brafield on the Green from 11am to 11.45am and Cogenhoe from 12noon to 12.45pm.    [2039]

EACR. SE. 6-Bell Striking & Call Change Competitions followed by Meeting. Little Baddow. Draw for places 3pm.      [2031]

HERTFORD C.A. Western District. Meeting at Apsley End (6) 3pm. Service 4.30pm. Striking competition 5.10pm. Buffet tea and business meeting. Names for tea to Geoff Fielding, 01442 268256.               [2032]

LACR. Furness and South Lakeland Branch. Our May Branch Meeting will be held on Saturday May 11th at St Andrew’s Church, Sedbergh. The meeting will include a demonstration of the Woodhouse Ringing Machine. Ringing from 2.30-4.30pm will be followed by refreshments. All are very welcome to join us.        [2033]

LACR. Liverpool Branch. The Liverpool Ringing Practice in May will take the format of the 6-Bell Striking Competition. It will take place at St Mary, Hale from 3pm onwards.           [2034]

LADIES’ GUILD. East Midlands Branch. Meeting Saturday 11th May 2019. 10-10.45am Balderton, Notts. St Giles (8). 11-11.45am Barnby-in-the-Willows, Notts. All Saints (6). Followed by meeting in church. 12.45pm lunch, Tawny Owl, Balderton. NG24 3NG. 2.15-3pm Claypole, Lincs. St Peter (5). All welcome. For further info please contact Diane on 07773 193688.               [2035]

Meetings on Saturday May 18

LINCOLN DIOCESAN GUILD. West Lindsey Branch. Saturday 18th May 2019. Branch Outing to the Thirsk/Pickering area.          [2044]

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. AGM at St Paul’s, Bedford. Ringing 3.30-4.30pm followed by service. Tea at 5.15pm, meeting at 6pm. Evening ringing until at least 8.30pm. Information and meeting papers are available on the Association’s website at – please bring your own copies.        [2040]

PDG. Wellingborough Branch. Practice at Mears Ashby 2.30-4.30pm and Surprise Practice at Burton Latimer 10.30am-12.30pm.           [2041]

Meetings on Saturday May 25

HCACR. 10 bell practice Rickmansworth 7-8.30pm. Rounds to S Royal, please come along.               [2045]

CDG. Wirral Branch. Meeting at St Bridget’s, West Kirby. Ringing from 3pm, service at 5pm, free tea only if you notify Janet 07863 797743 by 16th, short business meeting, ringing until 8pm. All welcome.           [2042]

LACR. Fylde Branch. 3-5pm. St Cuthbert, Lytham (8).        [2043]

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