Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5581 (April 13 2018) and in the two preceding issues


JOHN P. PARTINGTON,Tower Captain at St Luke’s Heywood passed away on 31st March aged 83 following a short illness. John’s ringing career spanned more than 60 years and included both church and handbells. He taught many people to ring and rang over 1000 peals. He was ringing regularly up to 3 weeks ago. For further information please contact Allison Bamford. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    [6028]

Memorial Services

JOHN KEATES. The memorial service for John Keates will take place at St Mary the Virgin, Haddenham, on Monday , 16th April starting at 1.30pm.

Change of Address


For sale / wanted

CHAIN BLOCK. 2 ton, 10 metres lift, never used, with Test Certificate. £100. Buyer collects, Worcester. 07949 612860 daytime only. [6026]

University Announcements

Guild / Association Announcements





MONDAY 7th MAY 2018

0900      Wigginton           6  6-1-17              OX15 4JU            SP391333

09:30     Swerford             6  6-2-6OX7 4BA              SP372312            GF

10:00     Hook Norton      8  20-2-13           OX15 5NH           SP355332                           T

10:30     Chipping Norton              8  14-1-4              OX7 5NT              SP312273                           T

11:00     Enstone               6  10-2-14           OX7 4NL              SP380251

11:30     Charlbury             6  14 cwt             OX7 3PS               SP356194                           T

12:00     Spelsbury             6  10-3-16           OX7 3JR               SP349215

12:30     Chadlington        6  8-3-13              OX7 3LX               SP334220                           T


13:30     Churchill              8  10-3-9              OX7 6NU             SP283241                           T

14:15     Salford                 5  6-2-27              OX7 5YL               SP286281

14:30     Little Compton   5  6-2-6GL56 0SA             SP262303            GF

15:15     Chastleton          6  6-3-8GL56 0SU            SP249291

15:30     Kingham              8  12-0-4              OX7 6YA              SP258237            GF

16:15     Idbury    3  8¾cwt              OX7 6RU              SP236200            GF (chiming only)

16:45     Milton-under-     4  3cwt  OX7 6LJSP265187            GF (carillon)


17:00     Ascott-under-     6  7½cwt              OX7 6AA              SP301187            GF (front 5 only)


17:30     Shipton-under-   8  14-3-0              OX7 6BP              SP280180                           T


17:45     Taynton               6  6-0-27              OX18 4UH           SP234136

18:00     Fulbrook              6  4-0-13              OX18 4BN           SP258130                           T

18:15     Burford8  17-3-0              OX18 4RV            SP253124                           T

18:30     Asthall   6  6-0-10              OX18 4HW          SP287114

All towers open for one hour. T = Toilet GF = Ground-floor ring

£1 per tower, or day tickets (£15),
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 and finish times shown here need to be observed precisely.


Hertford County Association

2018 Annual General Meeting

Saturday April 28th

               Distance/Time    Times    Place     Dedication           No          Weight  Postcode              Toilet

                              09:00-09:45        Sarratt   Holy Cross           5             4-3-24   WD3 6HE             N

               5 miles / 14 mins              09:30-10:15        Kings Langley     All Saints              8             11-2-8             WD4 8JP              Y

               2 miles / 6 mins 10:00-10:45        Apsley End          St Mary6             13-0-25HP3 9ST               Y

               2.2 miles / 9 mins             10:30-11:15        Hemel Hempstead           St Mary8             19-1-4             HP1 3AF               Y

               4.2 miles / 9 mins             11:00-11:45        Redbourn            St Mary6             15-3-18AL3 7DX        Y

               4.6 miles / 9 mins             11:30-12:15        Flamstead           St Leonard          6             13-1-14           AL3 8BSN

               5.4 miles / 15 mins          12:00-12:45        Great Gaddesden             St John Baptist   6               10 1/4   HP1 3BT               Y

               3.8 miles / 11 mins          12:30-13:15        Berkhamsted*    St Peter8             15-2-21HP4 2AX        N

               6.2 miles / 16 mins          13:00-13:45        Little Gaddesden              SS Peter & Paul  6               6-1-16   HP4 1NZ              Y

               4.4 miles / 11 mins          13:30-14:15        Aldbury St John Baptist   6             6-3-6     HP23 5RR        Y

               2.7 miles / 7 mins             14:00-14:45        Tring      SS Peter & Paul  8             17-3-18HP23 5AE        Y

               3.8 miles / 8 mins             15:00-16:15        Northchurch       St Mary8             15-0-24HP4 3QZ        Y

                              16:30     Service at St Mary, Northchurch

                              17:30     Tea then AGM at Northchurch Social Centre, Bell Lane, HP4 3TS

                                             * Allow extra time for parking in Berkhamsted

                                             Names for tea to Liz Middleton - 07952 641529 or
                                             email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 20th April

                                             Further ringing until 8pm if time permits.



Striking Competitions

The Tewkesbury Shield Competition

will take place at

Tewkesbury Abbey

onSaturday May 5th 2018

The teams taking part are Oxford D.G., Bath and Wells D.A., Nottingham University, Derby D.A., Worcestershire and Districts Assn, Salisbury D.G., St Mary Redcliffe Guild, St Martin’s Guild, and St Paul’s Society (Birmingham)

The test piece will be a plain course of Cambridge S. Royal judged by Ben Carey

Booking in of Teams        11:00

Ballot and Competition ringing   11:15

Adjudication       16:45 approx

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

More details at



Ringing Courses

IMPROVE YOUR RINGING: Identical course running twice, Sept 10 - 14th & Sept 17 - 21st. Total immersion in ringing for 5 days with ART tutors – 2 peals of bells, a simulator and handbells. Raising & lowering/ropesight/call changes/hunting/dodging/making places and maybe Plain Bob. 15 places available each week @ £50. Please see for details.               [5007]

Long Length Attempts

I wish to give notice of an attempt for a record peal of 12,194 ZANUSSI SURPRISE MAXIMUS at St Laurence’s, Reading on Monday 7th May starting at 9.30am. If successful, the peal will be rung for the Society of Royal Cumberland Youths. Adam Greenley.             [6030]

Weekday Meetings and Practices

Meetings on Saturday April 7

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Bedford District. Ringing at Bromham 3.30pm, service at 4.30pm, followed by tea and Quarterly Meeting in church at 6pm. Ringing after until 9pm. Special Methods Little Bob Major, Cambridge Surprise Major. All welcome, as other methods and rounds will also be rung.       [1117]

HCACR. Northern District. Quarterly Ringing at Royston (8) 3.30 to 5pm followed by service, tea, and meeting. Evening ringing, Littleton (6) 7 to 8.45pm. Names for tea to Alan Curtis 01763 222408 by Wed 4th April.               [1118]

Meetings on Saturday April 14

B&WDACR. Bridgwater Branch. Quarterly Meeting and Striking Contest at Cossington, 7th April. Contest starts 2:30pm. Service 4pm followed by tea and meeting.  [2011]

HERTFORD C.A. Western District. Meeting at Redbourn (6) 3pm, service 4.30pm followed by tea, business meeting and evening ringing. Names for tea to Mary Cardona, 01582 792401.               [2002]

KCACR. Canterbury District. Quarterly Meeting at Margate. Ringing at 3pm, service at 4.30pm followed by tea, meeting and further ringing. Names for tea to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01227 720121 as soon as possible please. Special methods Single Oxford Bob Triples and Plain Bob Major.         [2010]

LACR. Furness & South Lakeland Branch. Our next Branch Meeting will be held at St Andrew’s Church, Dent, on Saturday April 14th. Ringing from 2.30-4.30pm will be followed by afternoon refreshments. All are most welcome to join us.   [2003]

LANCASHIRE ASSOCIATION. Rochdale Branch. Meeting Saturday 14th April at St Luke’s, Heywood. Afternoon ringing 3-5pm. Everyone welcome. [2004]

PDG. Daventry Branch. Meeting Saturday 14th April at Whilton. Ringing at 3pm, service at 4.30pm followed by tea and meeting. Evening ringing at Great Brington 7-8.30pm. Names for tea to Janet Bowers tel no. 01327 842851, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday prior.               [2001]

SDGR. Devizes Branch. Business Meeting on Saturday 14 April 2018 at St James, Southbroom, Devizes, SN10 1LP. Ringing commences at 15:00 followed by service, tea and business meeting. Evening ringing at St Mary the Virgin, Bishops Cannings, SN10 2JZ from 18:45. For further information, please contact Julia Russell via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  [2008]

SDGR. Dorchester Branch striking competition at Martinstown followed by service, tea and business meeting. Draw at 3pm prompt. Names for tea to H on 01305 889521 by Wed 11th.               [2009]

ST DAVID’S GUILD. Next Practice Meeting will be held on 14 April 2018 at St Padarn, Llanbadarn Fawr, 2-4.30pm. All ringers welcome, all standards will be accommodated.     [2006]

Meetings on Saturday April 21

CHESTER D.G. South Branch. 6-Bell Striking Competition at Goostrey – draw 3.30pm followed by competition, tea, results and open ringing. All welcome. Names for tea by 18th please to Mary Stanwell 01270 628900 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .      [2013]

KCACR. Ashford District. Quarterly Meeting at St Mildred’s, Tenterden. Ringing from 10.30am-12.30pm followed by lunch and a business meeting. Names for lunch to Sue Childs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel. 01580 761157 by Wednesday April 18th.  [2014]

LACR. Fylde Branch. St John, Lytham (6) 3-5pm.  [2015]

PDG. Wellingborough Branch. Young Ringers’ Practice at Wilby, 2.30-4.30pm and Surprise Practice at Grendon, 10.30am-12.30pm. [2016]

OXFORD D.G. Banbury Branch. AGM on Saturday 21st April 2018 at Horley. Ringing 2.30-3.30pm at Hanwell, 3.30-4.30pm at Horley. Service at 4.30pm followed by tea and meeting at the village hall. Numbers for tea by the 16th to Alison Tite, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .            [2005]

CARLISLE DIOCESAN GUILD. Wigton. AGM. Ringing 14:30. Service 16:30. Bring-and-share tea 17:00. Business Meeting to follow.           [1120]

LINCOLN DIOCESAN GUILD OF CHURCH BELL RINGERS. Advance notice of AGM on 28/4/2018 at the Bailgate Methodist Church, Lincoln. Service ringing 9.30-10am, Lincoln Cathedral. Holy Communion 10-10.45/11am in the Ringers’ Chapel, Lincoln Cathedral. AGM – 11am Bailgate Methodist Church, Lincoln. Rule Changes to be ratified. Lunch – Bailgate Methodist Church Hall, Lincoln. Handbell ringing/teaching sessions to 3pm Bailgate Methodist Church, Lincoln. Ring 3-4pm All Saints, North Scarle, Lincs. Service ringing – 4.30-5.30pm Lincoln Cathedral. Evensong – 5.30pm Lincoln Cathedral. Names for lunch to Tracey Black, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 24/4/18.               


Meetings on Saturday April 28

OXFORD D.G. East Berks & South Bucks Branch. AGM on Saturday 28 April at Bray (8). Ringing 15:15-16:15 followed by tea and AGM at 17:00.   [2017]

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