Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5599 (August 17 2018) and in the two preceding issues


David & Lynda Hobbins are proud to announce the marriage of their son SAMUAL HOBBINS to SHANNON BROOKS on August 4th 2018 at St Mary the Virgin Church, Stoneleigh. A wonderful day celebrated with family & friends.       [6056]


WOODVILLE, ANTHONY CATON ‘TONY’. Passed away suddenly at his home in Chudleigh, Devon on July 29th, 2018 aged 72 years. A friend to many who is going to be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. A celebration of his life will take place at Chudleigh Parish Church on Wednesday August 22nd at 12noon. Casual bright clothes to be worn please. No flowers by request, with donations in memory of Tony going to the work of Parkinson’s UK by retiring collection or via his memorial page at Drakes of Torbay Funeral Service, Hele Road, Torquay. TQ2 7QG.               [6060]

It is with sadness that I am reporting the death of OWEN C R WEBSTER of Rolveden, Kent, formerly of Essex, following a hard-fought battle with cancer. Funeral arrangements to follow once known, point of contact: Jane Walters, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.             [6054]

Funeral Announcements

JOHN M JELLEY. A service to celebrate John’s life will be held at Holy Trinity, Barrow on Soar on Thursday 23rd August 2018 at 12.45pm after a private cremation. Refreshments will be available to all at The Three Crowns, Cotes Road, Barrow on Soar. No flowers but donations may be made to Age Concern c/o G Gamble and Sons, 101a Meeting Street, Quorn, Leicestershire, LE12 8AQ.             [6057]

OWEN WEBSTER. Monday 13th August, 2pm St Mary’s Church, Rolvenden, Kent, TN17 4LS. Open ringing from 1pm. All who knew Owen welcome. For catering purposes, please let us know that you are coming to Jane Walters - email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Family flowers only. Donations can be made to: The Hospice in the Weald at Pembury c/o T.W. Fuggle & Son, Funeral Director, 20, Ashford Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6QU.  [6058]

Change of Address

MARGARET LAWSON, formerly of Towcester, has now moved to: Apartment 3, The Hawthorns, Weedon Road, Upton, Northampton, NN5 4WR.        [6055]


For sale / wanted

8 HANDBELLS. 15 in C (1982) Details / sensible offers to 0774 6717375.   [6059]

University Announcements

Guild / Association Announcements

Tower Announcements

Buckfast Abbey Festival 2018

Bell ringing


Saturday 11th August 2018

10.00am to 5.30pm at Buckfast Abbey

Live Streaming from the tower

FREE entry

“The Big Ring” 1.45pm

When the Abbey was closed by King Henry VIII in 1539 its bells were sold to the people of Buckfastleigh.

At 1.45pm the bells of the two towers – Holy Trinity, Buckfastleigh and Buckfast Abbey will ring together for the first time ever.




Trade Stalls

Give it a go…

Try your hand at bellringing…


FREE parking


Family Fun

1018-2018 Buckfast Abbey



Open Days

Derby Diocesan Association

Peak District Open Day

Monday 27 August

0900-1000 Bradbourne (6) GF     DE6 1PA               T

0930-1030 Brassington (6)           DE4 4HA              T R

1000-1100 Wirksworth (8)           DE4 4DQ              P

1100-1200 Crich (8)         DE4 5DJ               T

1130-1230 Brackenfield (6) GF    DE55 6AN            T

1200-1300 Matlock (8)   DE4 3BW             T R B

1300-1400 Bonsall (6) GF              DE4 2AA              T R

1330-1430 Elton (6)         DE4 2BY

1400-1500 Darley Dale (8)            DE4 2GL               T

1530-1700 Ashover (10) S45 0AB               T

GF – Ground Floor T – Toilets
R – Refreshments available

P – P&D car parks or 40 mins on main road free

B – Barn car park next to church
or pub opposite

All other car parking is on the road

Most churches will be open for visiting

Day tickets £7 available at the first three towers, or £1 per ringer per tower



Weekday Meetings and Practices

LACR. Liverpool Branch. On Wednesday 15th August 2018 we will meet at St Michael Huyton, L36 7SA between 7.30 & 9pm. A business meeting will be included.           [3023]

Meetings on Saturday August 11

ST DAVIDS DIOCESAN GUILD. 6 Bell Competition. Saturday 11 August, St Marys, Tenby. Draw 1pm, Competition commences at 1.30pm. No scratch teams - Only teams from towers.   [3032]

LACR. Furness & South Lakeland Branch. Our next Branch Meeting will be held at St James’ Church, Burton-in-Kendal on Saturday August 11th. Ringing from 2.30-4.30pm will be followed by afternoon refreshments. All are most welcome to join us.        [3024]

LACR. Preston Branch. Meeting at St James, Brindle. Ringing 3-5pm. All welcome.              [3025]

LANCASHIRE ASSOCIATION. Rochdale Branch. Meeting, Saturday 11th August at St Thomas, Moorside, Oldham. Evening ringing 7-8.30pm. Everyone welcome.            [3026]

PDG. Daventry Branch. Meeting, Saturday 11th August at Kislingbury. Ringing at Kislingbury at 3pm, service at 4.30pm followed by tea and meeting. Evening ringing at Holy Sepulchre, Northampton 7-8.30pm. Please bring your own sandwiches etc. for tea, coffee and tea will be provided.             [3027]

SDGR. Calne Branch. Practice at Broad Hinton, Saturday 11th August. Ringing at 15:00, service at 16:30 followed by bring and share tea.             [3028]

Meetings on Saturday August 18

LACR. Fylde Branch. Kirkham, Willows (6)  3-5pm.  [3030]

LINCOLN DIOCESAN GUILD. Saturday 18th August. Ringing at Messingham (6) 3.30-4.30pm followed by BBQ & games at Black Bank Farm, Susworth, DN17 3AX. Numbers to Tracey – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday 15th August.   [3031]

EAST DERBYSHIRE AND WEST NOTTINGHAMSHIRE ASSOCIATION OF CHURCH BELLRINGERS. Ringing Meeting will be held at Morton Parish Church, Morton, Derbyshire on Saturday 18 August 2018 from 7-8.30pm. All are welcome.    [3029]

LADIES’ GUILD. East Midlands Branch. Saturday 18th August 2018. 10.15-11am, Hathersage, Derbys, St Michael & All Angels (6). 11.15am - 12noon, Tideswell, Derbys, St John Baptist (8). 12.15pm meeting and lunch at The George Inn Tideswell. 2.15-3pm Great Longstone, Derbys, St Giles (6). All welcome. For further info please contact Diane on 07773 193688.               [3029]

Meetings on Saturday August 25

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Luton District. Ringing Meeting at Westoning (6) 7-8.30pm. All welcome.            [3034]

HERTFORD C.A. 10 Bell Practice, at Bishops Stortford, 7-8.30pm. All welcome.     [3035]

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