Notices and Adverts
Notices published in issue 5531 (April 28 2017) and in the two preceding issues
HARRIS-SIMPSON. Diamond Wedding. On Easter Monday 22nd April 1957, at St Marys Church, Anstey, Leicestershire, David and Jeanette. Now living in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire and ringing at Hertford. 
CLIVE ALLEN. Died peacefully at home on 31st March. The funeral is at 12.30 on Thursday 20th April at St Peter’s Church, Kirk Hill, East Bridgford. Family flowers only, but donations for Cancer Research may be made to A.W. Lymn, Bingham and District Funeral Service, 17 Long Acre Road, Bingham, Notts., NG13 8AF. 
JILL STANIFORTH. Rosemary and Kingsley would like to thank all our friends who came to Leicester Cathedral to celebrate Jill’s life and to all who sent cards which has given great comfort. £1,395 was donated overall, to be shared with the Friends of Leicester Cathedral and the Leicester Diocesan Guild Bell Restoration Fund. 
Change of Address
For sale / wanted
THE UNIVERSITIES ASSOCIATION
OF CHANGE RINGERS
SUMMER TOUR 2017
Saturday 12th – Saturday 19th August
Based at The Ammerdown Centre,
The week’s cost for bed, breakfast and evening meal in en-suite accommodation will be £406 approx. In addition, organising costs will be approx. £40. Please send expressions of interest to the Secretary by 23rd April
New applicants welcome.
Hon. Sec. Margaret Horritt,
64, Downlands, Royston, Herts. SG8 5BY.
Tel. No. 0176 246018.
Guild / Association Announcements
BATH AND WELLS
What to do on 1st May …
Ring at all our towers!
See bath-wells.org for details
In aid of the Bell Fund.
LADIES’ GUILD OF CHANGE RINGERS
SATURDAY, 17TH JUNE, 2017
BEXHILL-ON-SEA, EAST SUSSEX
Tea tickets – £6, Day tower tickets – £6
(or £1 per tower, payable on arrival)
5 towers open a.m. starting at Hellingly
2.30pm business meeting
at St Peter’s Community Centre, Bexhill
(Tea/coffee available from 2.15pm
for a donation)
Gentlemen’s tower available
during the business meeting
4pm Ringing at St Peter’s, Bexhill (10)
5pm Service at St Peter’s
5.45pm Tea at St Peter’s Community Centre
7.15pm Two towers open
Friday, 16th June: Practice night
at Christ Church, Eastbourne from 7-8.30pm.
For accommodation list please see the web-site
Please apply for tea/tower tickets and
tower lists to Miss I. M. Pearce, Rosings,
58 Hitchen Hatch Lane, Sevenoaks,
Kent, TN13 3AU by 31st May 2017,
enclosing a stamped addressed envelope
and a cheque payable to Miss I. M. Pearce.
Please state if any dietary requirements.
LANCASHIRE ASSOCIATION OF CHANGE RINGERS
Annual General Meeting
SATURDAY 29th APRIL 2017
St John the Baptist, PILLING (Lancaster Branch)
Ringing Times: Tower Details:
09:30-10:30 Whittington (6, 13-1-21 G)
10:00-11:00 Kirkby Lonsdale (6, 12-1-23 F#) Toilet available
(Parking is very limited near Kirkby Lonsdale church. There may be a space further up the hill on Fairbank,
or there is a car park opposite the post office on New Road, a short 3 min walk from the church)
10:30-11:30 Leck (5, 12-1-5 G)
11:00-12:00 Burton in Lonsdale (6, 11-3-15 G) Toilet available
11:30-12:30 Melling (6, 9¾cwt Ab) Parking available in church field
12:00-13:00 Hornby (8, 10-1-7 G)
(Own arrangements for lunch)
13:30-14:45 Lancaster Priory (10, 30-2-20 Db)
14:00-15:15 Lancaster Cathedral (10, 19-0-21 E)
14:45-15:45 Cockerham (6, 11cwt G) Toilet available
15:30-16:30 Pilling (6, 14-3-7 F) Toilet available
4.30pm SERVICE at Pilling followed by TEA at 5pm
The AGM will be held after tea at 6pm in the Parish Hall.
The bells will be available for more ringing after the meeting until 8pm.
Names for tea by Sunday 23rd April please, to: Robin Daw
(or 07920 110428).
Please advise of any special dietary requirements.
A charge of approx. £6 will be made for tea, to be paid on the day.
Annual General Meeting of the Essex Association of Change Ringers
Monday 1st May 2017 in Chelmsford Cathedral
General Ringing at the Cathedral 09:15-10:15, service 10:30 followed by AGM
Time Tower Bells Cwt OS Ref Post Code
2.00 - 3.00 High Ongar 6 11-1-0 TL565037 CM5 9NQ
2.30 - 3.30 Bobbingworth 6 13-0-3 GF T TL534055 CM5 0lZ
3.00 - 4.00 North Weald 6. 11-0-0 Tl495051 CM16 8AL
3.30 - 4.30 Harlow 8 18-1-13T Tl482114 CM17 0JT
St Mary & St Hugh,
4.00 - 5.00 Matching 6 7-3-5 TL525119 CM17 0QZ
4.00 - 6.00 Tea at Willingale
3.00 - 6.00 Willingale 6 7-3-9 S, T Tl596073 CM5 0SJ
Tickets for tea £4 in advance, available from The Secretary, Rhona McEune The Rectory, Rectory Road, Rowhedge, Essex C05 7HR with an SAE for return of tickets, or £4.50 on the day.
OXFORD DIOCESAN GUILD
Saturday 20th May 2017.
10:00-11:30 Whitchurch (6 bells 8cwt)
10:15-11:45 Lower Basildon (4 bells 10cwt)
10:30-12:00 Pangbourne (6 bells 10cwt)
10:45-12:15 Ufton Nervet (4 bells 4½cwt)
11;00-12:30 Mortimer (6 bells 7½cwt)
11:15-12:45 Stratfield Mortimer (8 bells 11¾cwt)
at St Michael’s church hall, Tilehurst.
15:30 Songs of Praise, St Michael’s, Tilehurst.
16:00 AGM in the Morlais Room,
St Michael’s, Tilehurst.
Followed by open ringing. (8 bells 17¼cwt).
Names for lunch to Joanna Knight
Angela Darvill (Hon. Gen. Sec.)
LINCOLN DIOCESAN GUILD
Annual General Meeting
Saturday 29 April 2017
9.30-10am Ringing at Lincoln Cathedral (12)
10am Holy Communion in Ringers Chapel
11am AGM at Bailgate Methodist Church
Bring and Share Lunch
2-3.45pm Handbell Workshop, Bailgate
2-3pm Ringing at Welton (6)
3.15-4.15pm Ringing at St Giles (8), Lincoln
4.30-5.20pm Ringing at Lincoln Cathedral (12)
5.30pm Evensong at Lincoln Cathedral
Alan Payne, Master
Hertford County Association
Annual General Meeting
Saturday April 22nd
Times Place Dedication No Weight Map Ref Postcode Notes
10:00-10:45 Sandon All Saints 6 7-3-11 TL323345 SG9 0QY T in hall
10:45-11:30 Wallington St Mary6 8-1-25 TL292335 SG7 6SR GF
11:30-12:15 Rushden St Mary6 6-1-15 TL395318 SG9 0SG GF
12.:15-13:00 Cottered St John the Bapt 5 9-1-14 TL3I7292 SG9 9PT GF
13:00-13:45 WestonHoly Trinity 6 12-0-18TL266299 SG4 7DJT
14:00-14:45 BaldockSt Mary8 26-2-22TL244339 SG6 5AE
14:45-15:30 Norton St Nicholas 8 9-0-2 TL232344 SG6 1AG
15:45-16:30 Hitchin St Mary12 17-0-16TL185291 SG5 1HP T in Hall
16:30 Service at St Mary, Hitchin
17:30 Tea followed by AGM in Church House
Names for tea to Frances Cranfield 01462 435332 email:
by Monday 17th April.
Further ringing until 20:45 if time permits.
OXFORD DIOCESAN GUILD OF CHURCH BELL RINGERS
RINGING DAY – BICESTER BRANCH
MONDAY 1st MAY 2017
09:00 Finmere St Michael 3 10½ cwt SP637331 GF
09:30 Souldern Assumption BVM 6 7-3-6 SP523317
10:00 Fritwell St Olave 4 7½ cwt SP252293 T
10:30 Caversfield St Laurence 5 4-3-16 SP581253 GF
11:00 Stratton AudleySS Mary & Edburga 5 11½ cwt SP608260 GF T
11:30 Launton Assumption BVM 6 6-3-21 SP604228
12:00 Ludgershall SMV 5 9-3-16 SP660172
12:30 Brill All Saints 6 11cwt SP656138 GF
13:30 Piddington St Nicholas 5 7½ cwt SP640170 GF
14:00 Ambrosden St Mary8 20-1-6 SP603194 GF T
14:30 Charlton On Otmoor St Mary6 14-3-18SP562158 T
15:00 Bletchingdon St Giles 6 8-0-1 SP506180 GF T
15:30 Weston on the green St Mary6 8-0-8 SP531186
16:00 Middleton Stoney All Saints 6 9-2-12 SP531232 GF
16:30 Chesterton St Mary3 11½ cwt SP562214
17:00 Bicester St Edburg 10 15-0-7 SP583222 T
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.
ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE OXFORD DIOCESAN BELL FUND
Any changes will be listed on the Guild website (www.odg.org.uk) 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.
& Interbranch Striking Competition
Saturday 6th May 2017
Birstwith (8) 11-1-14 (HG3 2NG)
Refreshments from 10:30,
draw at 10:45, First band 11:00
12:00 - 13:00 Fewston, St Michael & St Lawrence (6) 5-0-2 (HG3 1SU)
(park on the street)
13:30 - 14:30 North Rigton, St John the Evangelist (6) 3-0-6 (LS17 0DF)
14:15 - 15:15 Beckwithshaw, St Michael &
All Angels (6) 13-0-15 (HG3 1TP)
15:00 - 16:00 Hampsthwaite, St Thomas à Becket (6) 10-0-8 (HG3 2HB)
(Please park on left hand side of road towards the bridge,
NOT in front of residents’ homes)
15:45 - 16:30 Birstwith, St James the Apostle (8) 11-1-14 (HG3 2NG)
16:30 - 17:00 Birstwith, St James the Apostle
Tea & AGM
17:00 - 19:00 Tea followed by AGM
and results at Birstwith
19:00 - 20:00 Knaresborough, St John the Baptist (8) 18-1-15 (HG5 9AE)
Names for tea to Pete Oldfield by Wednesday 3rd May at the latest. No name no tea.
or call: 0113 2738930
ELY DA AGM
AND STRIKING COMPETITION
Saturday 13 May 2017
The 8-bell Inter-District Striking Competition will be held at Meldreth from 2pm
General ringing at Barrington from 2-3pm
and at Melbourne from 3-4pm
Service at 4pm at Meldreth,
followed by tea at 4.45pm
AGM 5.40pm in Meldreth church.
It is proposed to vote on the ratification of a redrafting of the Association Rules, together with the newly formulated Association Regulations.
The proposed new Rules can be found on the Association website at: http://bit.ly/2olxlaf
The proposed new Regulations can be found at: http://bit.ly/2mSS9se
Public Clocks: –
Serviced, repaired and restored.
Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barnsley, S74 8HJ,
Tel: 07751 488626
Weekday Meetings and Practices
NORTHANTS MIDWEEK GROUP. Wednesday 3rd May at Corby NN17 1XF, 2-4pm. Special method Norwich Surprise. All abilities welcome.
TAW TORRIDGE & TAMAR MIDWEEK GROUP. Thursday 27th April.11.30am Holsworthy, 2.30pm Bradford. All welcome. 
Meetings on Saturday April 22
BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Luton District. Quarterly Meeting at Barton-le-Clay (8). Business Meeting at 6.30pm. Followed by evening ringing from 7pm. 
DERBY D.A. Peak District. Meeting at Winster (5) 6.30-7.15pm and Bonsall (6) 7.30-8.30pm All welcome. 
LACR. Fylde Branch. Churchtown (6) 3-5pm. 
Meetings on Saturday April 29
PDG. Culworth Branch. 8bell Practice Ring will take place on Saturday 29th April from 7.30 to 9pm at Aynho. All are welcome.
LADIES’ GUILD. Central District. ADM. 9.15-10.15am Fulmer (6 GF) SL3 6HD – park in Black Horse pub next to church. 10.45-11.45am Langley (8) (toilet) SL3 7EZ – park in road or in pub car park opposite. NB do not obstruct driveway entrance into churchyard. ADM 12 noon in Langley church. Lunch: Red Lion, Langley. All welcome. 
LADIES’ GUILD. Marches District. 10:00-11:00 Clifton upon Teme, WR6 6DJ. 11:15-12:15 Martley, WR6 6QA. 12:30 Lunch The Mayfly Café, Cob House, WR6 6YE. 14:15-16:00 Broadwas, WR6 5NQ. 
Meetings on Saturday May 13
SALISBURY D.G.R. AGM. Saturday 13th May at Wimborne, Dorset. Ringing at Wimborne Minster (12) 12:30-14:00. SERVICE: 2pm at Wimborne Minster. MEETING: 3.15pm at Queen Elizabeth’s School. HIGH TEA: 5pm at Queen Elizabeth’s School. TICKETS for High Tea are £8.50 per head, obtainable along with detailed map from A.C.D. Lovell-Wood, 7 Snows Hill, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wilts. SP3 6RY by enclosing a cheque, made out to SDGR, and a SAE with order by Friday 5th May. Please indicate if special dietary needs. Ringing arrangements and other attractions – see website. 
Meetings on Saturday May 20