Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5655 (September 13 2019) and in the two preceding issues

Personal Announcements


JANICE ANDERSON suffered a major brain haemorrhage on 7 September and sadly died the next day. The funeral will be at Robin Hood Crematorium, Streetsbrook Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 3NL on Friday 20 September at 11.00, with refreshments to follow at Dorridge Methodist Church, 103 Mill Lane, Dorridge, B93 8NY. Janice was 76. No flowers please.

TED VENN. Ted died on 25th August. The funeral will take place at the Church of Scotland Parish Church, Edderton near Tain next Tuesday 1pm, 3rd Sept. For further information please contact David Parker ( or 07811 3960200.[6050]

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University Announcements

Striking Competitions




Striking Competition at Thorner (8) 10-0-27 (LS14 3EF)

Refreshments from 10.00, draw at 10.30, first band at 10.45

General Ringing

12:00 – 13:00     Seacroft, (6) 3-3-6 (LS14 6JL)

13:00 – 13:45     Swillington, (8) 12-0-22 (LS26 8QN)

13:45 – 14:30     Kippax, (6) 13-1-10 (LS25 7HF)

14:30 – 15:15     Hightown, (Castleford) (3) 5-1-8 (WF10 5JU)

15:10 – 16:10     Pontefract, All Saints (8) 12-1-7 (WF8 2JG)


16:30     Pontefract, St. Giles (WF8 1AT)

Tea & Meeting

17:00     Pontefract, St. Giles, Tea followed by
               General Meeting & striking competition results

Evening ringing until 20:30 at Pontefract, St Giles, (10) 18-0-19

Names for Tea by Tuesday 17th September 2019 to Simon Plows



Tower Announcements

ST ALPHEGE WHITSTABLE. 50th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday 21st September. All ringers welcome to join us for a celebration of 50 years of the tower. Open Ringing 2-5pm. Celebration Evensong 5pm, ringers’ tea party 6pm. RSVP or 07818 434350.               [5009]

Open Days





1              9.00-10.00        Compton Dando, Som, Blessed Virgin Mary, 6, 14½cwt (~730kg) in F. ST645646 (R)      BS39 4LB

2              9.15-10.15        Farmborough, Som, All Saints (T), 6, 9-0-10 (462kg) in F. ST661605 (R)               BA2 0AN

3              9.30-10.30        Timsbury, Som, Blessed Virgin Mary (T), 6, 12cwt (~610kg) in G. ST667586            BA2 0HX

4              9.45-10.45        Camerton, Som, S Peter (T), 6, 9-1-15 (477kg) in G#. ST686574     BS39 5SH

5             10.00-11.00        Paulton, Som, Holy Trinity (GF;T), 6, 8-2-24 (443kg) in A. ST649565               BS39 7LG

6             10.15-11.15        High Littleton, Som, Holy Trinity (GF), 6, 6-3-19 (352kg) in Bb. ST645579            BS39 6HG

7             10.30-11.30        Hinton Blewett, Som, S Margaret, 5, 9-2-18 (491kg) in G. ST594569               BS39 5AN

8             10.45-11.45        Litton, Som, S Mary V, 6, 11-1-3 (573kg) in F#. ST593547 BA3 4PE

9             11.00 -12.00       Chewton Mendip, Som, S Mary Magd, 8, 24-1-1 (1232kg) in Eb. ST596531            BA3 4SW

10           11.15-12.15        Ston Easton, Som, Blessed Virgin Mary (GF), 6, 4-0-21 (213kg) in D. ST623534            BA3 4DQ

11           11.30-12.30        Binegar, Som, Holy Trinity (GF), 6, 8-3-25 (456kg) in G. ST615494               BA3 4UQ

12           11.45-12.45        Ashwick, Som, S James (GF), 6, 7cwt (~350kg) in Bb. ST637484     BA3 5BG

13           12.00-13.00        Shepton Mallet, Som, S Peter & S Paul, 8, 20-3-5 (1056kg) in D. ST619436            BA4 5LF

14           12.15-13.15        Doulting, Som, S Aldhelm, 6, 20-0-14 (1022kg) in D. ST646431 (R)               BA4 4QE

15           12.30-13.30        West Cranmore, Som, S Bartholomew (GF), 6, 8-1-12 (425kg) in A. ST668433            BA4 4QY

16           12.45-13.45        Wanstrow, Som, Blessed Virgin Mary (GF), 6, 8-0-27 (419kg) in G. ST709416 (R)      BA4 4SU

                              LUNCH BREAK   

17           14.15-15.15        Marston Bigot, Som, S Leonard, 8, 7-0-21 (365kg) in B. ST755449               BA11 5DE

18           14.30-15.30        Nunney, Som, All Saints, 6, 12cwt (~610kg) in F#. ST737457           BA11 4LW

19           14.45-15.45        Whatley, Som, S George (GF), 6, 11-3-25 (608kg) in G. ST733476  BA11 3LE

20           15.00-16.00        Downhead, Som, All Saints (GF), 3, 4-1-14 (222kg) in C. ST 691461               BA3 5QY

21           15.15-16.15        Mells, Som, S Andrew (T), 8, 26-2-23 (1357kg) in C#. ST727492     BA11 3PW

22           15.30-16.30        Frome, Som, S John Bapt, 8, 27-1-19 (1393kg) in C#. ST777478     BA11 1PW

23           15.45-16.45        Mini-ring-Brian@The Vine Tree, Frome 8, 10lb-12oz (5kg) in Ab. ST783485            BA11 2EH

24           16.00-17.00        Buckland Dinham, Som, S Michael & AA (T), 8, 10-2-19 (542kg) in F. ST754512            BA11 2QP

25           16.15-17.15        Beckington, Som, S George (GF), 8, 16-2-25 (850kg) in E. ST801516               BA11 6TG

26           16.30-17.30        Rode, Som, S Lawrence, 6, 11-1-10 (576kg) in F. ST808533             BA11 6PW

27           16.45-17.45        Farleigh Hungerford, Som, S Leonard (GF), 5, 4-3-3 (243kg) in C. ST799574            BA2 7RR

28           17.00-18.00        Norton St Philip, Som, S Philip & S James, 6, 8-2-10 (436kg) in F#. ST772557            BA2 7LU

29           17.15-18.15        Kilmersdon, Som, S Peter & S Paul, 6, 21-0-0 (1067kg) in Eb. ST695524               BA3 5TD

30           17.30-18.30        Radstock, Som, S Nicholas, 6, 11-0-25 (570kg) in F#. Tue ST688546               BA3 3QG

31           17.45-18.45        Midsomer Norton, Som, S John Bapt (GF;T), 12, 21-1-15 (1086kg) in Eb. ST662541      BA3 2HX

32           18.00-19.00        Chilcompton, Som, S John Bapt (GF;T), 12, 19-1-6 (981kg) in Eb. ST646524            BA3 4HP

(R) = Refreshments

Further information from:  01373 836509 or 07714 504466


Weekday Meetings and Practices

CDG. Wirral Branch. Midweek Evening Meeting 25/9/19 at Holy Trinity, Capenhurst, CH1 6HL. All welcome from 7.30 until 9pm. Little Bob & Oxford TB. 07854 633185.                [3051]

Meetings on Saturday August 31

LADIES’ GUILD. Central District. Ringing at St John the Evangelist, Whitchurch, Bucks HP22 4JZ (6 GF), from 10.30am-12.30pm followed by lunch 12.45pm at White Swan pub HP22 4JT. Everybody welcome.      [3034]

Meetings on Wednesday September 4

NORTHANTS MIDWEEK GROUP. Wednesday 4th September at Abington (NN3 3AB). 2-4pm. Method Cambridge Surprise Minor. All abilities welcome.             [3033]

Meetings on Saturday September 7

LADIES’ GUILD. South Midlands District. 7th September. Ringing at Harpole from 2.15-3pm and Duston from 3.30-4.15pm.   [3040]

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Bedford District. Ringing at Little Staughton 19:00 to 19:45 and Great Staughton 20:00 to 21:00. All welcome.     [3038]

EACR. SE District Meeting. Burnham-on-Crouch. Special Ringing 10am. Ringing for all 11am. Meeting 12 noon.            [3026]

HERTFORD C.A. Northern District. Practice Ringing at Codicote (8) 6.30-7.30pm, Knebworth (8) 7.30-8.45pm. Also Fri 13th Sept, Surprise Practice at Norton (8) 7.30-9pm, special method Lessness. All welcome.  [3035]

Meetings on Saturday September 14

HERTFORD C.A. Western District. Meeting at Northchurch (8) 3pm, service 4.30pm followed by tea, business meeting and evening ringing.  Names for tea to Vivienne Beaumont, 01442 866551.               [3041]

LACR. Furness and South Lakeland Branch. Our next Branch Meeting will be held on Saturday September 14th at the Parish Church, Kirkby Stephen. Ringing will be 2.30-4.30pm. All are very welcome to join us.         [3042]

LACR. Preston Branch. Meeting at St Michael’s, Croston. Ringing 3-5pm followed by a business meeting and light tea. Names for tea to Robert Hough on 07714 088680 or by Wednesday 11th September please.     [3043]

LANCASHIRE ASSOCIATION. Rochdale Branch. Meeting, Saturday 14th September 2019 at St Luke’s, Heywood. Afternoon ringing 3-5pm. Names for tea (following ringing) to no later than 11th September. Everyone welcome.         [3044]

PDG. Daventry Branch. Meeting, Saturday 14th September at Badby. Ring at 3pm, service at 4.30pm followed by tea and meeting. Evening ringing at Byfield. Names for tea to Carole Pullin, email, telephone number 01327 871806 by Thursday prior.               [3045]

PDG. Wellingborough Branch. Outing to Leicestershire, 10.20am Barwell, 11.30am Higham on the Hill, 2.15pm Burbage, 3.20pm Leire. Own arrangements for lunch. All welcome to join us.               [3046]

SDGR. Calne Branch. Practice at Lyneham. Workshops in handbells and listening skills from 15:00-17:00 (please contact Andrew Woolley followed by bring and share tea. Evening activity: 18:30 Beetle Drive.           [3047]

Meetings on Saturday September 21

CHESTER D.G. South Branch. Ringing at Bunbury 3.30-4.30pm then Little Budworth 5-6pm followed by pub meal. Further details from Mary Stanwell 01270 628900 or    [3052]

ESSEX ASSOCIATION OF CHANGE RINGERS. Southern District. Meeting at Downham, CM11 1LG. Ringing 3pm, service 4.30pm, tea and meeting. No’s. for tea to Julia Taylor on 07880 735659 or by Mon. 16th Sept.           [3048]

KCACR. Ashford District. Ringing Meeting at St Augustine, Brookland. Ringing 10.30am-12.30pm followed by a pub lunch at The Woolpack, Brookland. Contact the District Secretary at by Wednesday 18th September to book lunch.       [3053]

PETERBOROUGH DIOCESAN GUILD. Summer Festival and Inter Branch 8-bell Striking Contest on Saturday 21st September 2019. Open ringing at Stanwick 2.30-3.30pm. Contest at Rushden starting at 4pm, with buffet tea, followed by brief guild meeting and results. Open ringing at Wellingborough from 7.30pm. Contest entries to Simon Dixon by 10th September, Names for tea to Jenny Ball, All welcome.            [3049]

THE WORCESTERSHIRE & DISTRICTS CRA. Northern Branch Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday 21 September 2019 at St Laurence (8), Alvechurch. Ringing from 3pm, service at 4.15pm followed by tea and business meeting. Names for tea to Michael Davenport, tel. no. 0121 447 7709 by Wednesday 18 September 2019 please.            [3050]

EAST DERBYSHIRE AND WEST NOTTINGHAM ASSOCIATION OF CHURCH BELLRINGERS. Meeting will be held at Scarcliffe Parish Church, Scarcliffe, (near Bolsover) Derbyshire on Saturday 21 September 2019 between 7 and 8.30pm. All are welcome.   [3036]

Meetings on Saturday September 28

LACR. Bolton Branch. The next branch gathering will be on Saturday 28th September between 10.30am and 12noon at Newchurch (Culcheth). There will be ringing for all abilities. Everyone welcome.            [3054]

LACR. Fylde Branch. 3-5pm, St Anne’s (8)              [3055]

Meetings on Saturday October 19

BATH & WELLS DACR. Glaston Branch. AGM on Saturday 19th October 2019 at St John the Baptist, Pilton. Ringing 3.15pm, service 4.30pm, tea 5pm, AGM 5.45pm.  [3056]

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