Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5607 (October 12 2018) and in the two preceding issues


JOHN CALEY. KCACR officer (1979-1986) John Caley of Maidstone passed away peacefully on 20th September. Funeral, All Saints, Maidstone, 11am 9th October. Open ringing before and reception afterwards. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of John to RNLI or Alzheimer’s UK.[6068]

ANN TESTER. It is with sadness we report the death of Ann Tester a ringer at St Mary, Eccleston, Lancashire. Funeral service at St Mary, Eccleston on Monday October 1st at 12 noon.               [6067]

Memorial Services

C. MICHAEL ORME. The service to celebrate Mike’s life will be held at St Michael’s, Macclesfield, on Thursday, 11th October, at 2.30pm. Ringing beforehand from 1.15pm and refreshments afterwards in the church. To aid catering please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are planning to join us. Casual bright clothes to be worn and donations, if desired, in Mike’s memory to support the work of Bloodwise via retiring collection or              [6066]

Change of Address


For sale / wanted

HANDBELLS. Believed to be 49 chromatic 25G to 04g, mainly by Shaw of Bradford. Ringable, £8,000, ono but might consider splitting the set up. Further details from J Green 01452 522712.               [6069]

University Announcements

Striking Competitions

The Tewkesbury Shield 2019

Applications for the Tewkesbury Shield Competition

to be held on Saturday May 4th, 2019 are now being invited.

The test piece will be a touch of Stedman Caters.

Places will be allocated by ballot on December 7th at the Tewkesbury Abbey Guild of Ringers AGM.

Teams representing any Guild, Association or Society wishing to take part should apply by sending a cheque and SAE to the address below for £15.00 payable to

“The Tewkesbury Shield Competition”

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



Striking Competitions


For the Whitechapel Trophy

The 2018 Contest will be held at

St Michael, Cornhill

On Saturday 27 October

Teams taking part:

ASCY (2 bands), Cornhill,

Croydon Surrey, Middlesex,

St Paul’s, SRCY, Southwark, UL

Judges: David Brown
and Catherine Hughes-D’Aeth

Test Piece: Cambridge S,
12ths place at 6th LE, last 4 leads judged

10:30 Welcome and Draw in Church

11:00 - 2.45pm Contest Ringing

16:00 Results in church

Pub: The Jamaica Wine House,
St Michael’s Alley

Real ales and food available from 11:00

Drinks from the Jamaica
may be consumed in the churchyard

Tea, coffee and light refreshments
in the church from 10:00

Good ringing and good fun. No strikeometer.




Tower Announcements

ST MARY, BEVERLEY. Augmentation to 12 with sharp 2nd. To celebrate our augmentation a service will be held on the afternoon of Saturday 27th October 2018 at 3pm. Before and after the service there will be open ringing and refreshments will be available. All are welcome to attend please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   [5011]

Weekday Meetings and Practices

Meetings on Tuesday October 20

ODG. Banbury Branch. Half yearly Meeting, 20th October at Cropredy. Ringing at Wardington 2.45-3.30pm and at Cropredy 3.30-4.45pm. Followed by tea, cake and meeting. Numbers for teas by 15th to Mrs Brenda Day, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .           [5012]

Meetings on Saturday October 6

B&WDACR. Bridgwater Branch. AGM at Stogursey. Ringing 2.30pm, service 4pm followed by tea and meeting.              [3067]

BATH & WELLS. Dunster Branch. AGM on Saturday 6th October at Wiveliscombe from 3-8pm. The special methods will be St Clements College Bon Major, Duffield Major. There will be ringing followed by a service and then tea, the meeting and then more ringing. There will be all types of ringing from rounds and call changes to special methods. All welcome.             [3068]

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Bedford District. Quarterly Meeting at St Andrew’s, Bedford. 3.30pm ringing before service at 4.30pm, followed by tea then business meeting at 6pm. Ringing after until 8.30pm. Ringers of all abilities welcome. Special method Stedman Triples.                [3069]

DERBY D.A. October Meeting & Inter District 8 Bell Contest, Saturday 6th October. Competition Ring at West Hallam. Draw at 1.50pm. Ringing to start at 2pm. During the afternoon ringing at Breadsall 2.30-3.30pm, Eastwood 3.45-4.45pm. Service (TBC), tea, results and meeting at West Hallam Church Hall at 5pm. Evening ringing at West Hallam from 7.30-8.45pm approx. Names for tea by 3rd October to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All welcome. JEB.               [3066]

HERTFORD C.A. Northern District. Practice Ringing at Codicote (8) 6.30-7.30pm, Knebworth (8) 7.30-8.45pm. Also Saturday October 20th Basic Methods Practice at St Ippolyts (6) 3-5pm. All welcome.            [3070]

Meetings on Saturday October 13

ST DAVID’S GUILD. Quarterly Meeting. Practice and Service will be held on 13 October 2018 at St Mary’s, Cardigan, 2-4.30pm. All ringers welcome, all standards will be accommodated.      [4012]

CHESTER DIOCESAN GUILD. AGM and 6-Bell Striking Competition. Saturday 13th October 2018 at Thurstaston, St Bartholomew (CH61 0HW). See guild website for details and other open ringing.   [4002]

HERTFORD C.A. Western District. Meeting at Aldbury (6) 3pm, service 4.30pm followed by tea, business meeting and evening ringing. Names for tea to Ann Denwood, 01442 827602. Morning outing starts Chesham 9am.      [4003]

KCACR. Canterbury District. Annual District Meeting at Canterbury St Dunstan’s. Ringing at 3pm, service at 4.15pm followed by tea and meeting. Nominations for officers to be with the chairman or secretary by 6th October please. 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.             [4004]

LACR. Furness & South Lakeland Branch. Our next Branch Meeting will be held at the Priory church of St Mary’s, Cartmel on Saturday October 13th. Ringing from 2.30-4.30pm will be followed by afternoon refreshments. All are most welcome to join us.     [4005]

LACR. Liverpool Branch. The next meeting will be the joint meeting between Liverpool Branch and Wirral. We meet at 10am at St Nicholas, Wallasey, CH45 8QJ until 12noon, lunch is arranged for 12noon to 2pm then St Francis Xavier (SFX) from 2-4pm.      [4011]

LANCASHIRE ASSOCIATION. Rochdale Branch. Meeting Saturday 13th October 2018 at St James’, Milnrow. Evening ringing 7-9pm. Everyone welcome.       [4006]

OXFORD D.G. East Berks & South Bucks Branch. Lorna Newton Striking Competition Final & Half Yearly Meeting on Saturday 13th October at Burnham (8) 17:00 to 19:00.      [4007]

PDG. Daventry Branch. Meeting Saturday 13th October at Willoughby. Ring at 3pm, service at 4.30pm followed by tea and meeting. Evening ringing at Braunston 7-8.30pm. Names for tea to Jackie Gibbard 01788 891191 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday prior.      [4008]

SDGR. Calne Branch. Practice at Lyneham. Ringing at 15:00, service at 16:30 followed by tea. Evening ringing. Tea numbers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 07866 427066.    [4009]

GUILD OF DEVONSHIRE RINGERS. East Devon Branch. Autumn Meeting is to be held at St Mary’s Church, Luppitt, Honiton, EX14 4RY on Saturday 13th October. Ringing from 2.30pm, service at 4pm followed by tea and meeting. Names for tea please by 10th October to Pearl Pulman, phone: 01404 891324. All welcome.       [3071]

Meetings on Saturday October 20

KCACR. Ashford District. ADM. This event will be held at St Mary the Virgin, Brabourne. Ringing will commence at 3pm with a service at 4.30pm, followed by tea and a business meeting. Ringing will continue after the meeting. Names for tea to the District Chairman, Charles Sinden, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01303 812608 by Wednesday 17th October.      [4013]

LINCOLN DIOCESAN GUILD. West Lindsey Branch. Saturday 20th October 2-4pm. ‘Conducting for All’ at Belton (6). Ringing for all, with the opportunity for anyone to have a go at calling.           [4014]

PDG. Wellingborough Branch. Evening Practice at Wellingborough 6.30-8.30pm. Surprise Practice at Earls Barton from 10.30am.       [4016]

SDGR. Marlborough Branch. AGM at St Mary’s, Marlborough. Ringing from 2.30 to 4pm, service at 4pm, followed by tea, meeting, and evening ringing. Visitors welcome. Names for tea to Dorothy Blythe by Wednesday 17 October 2018, 01672 512993 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    [4015]

CHESTER D.G. Wirral Branch. Meeting at St Nicholas, Burton from 10am until noon. 07854 633185.               [4010]

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