Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5679 (February 28 2020) and in the two preceding issues


MARGARET ANNE BALE of Epsom, died 18th February at Princess Alice Hospice, Esher, after a short battle with cancer. Roles – Secretary of Guildford Diocesan Guild & Tower Secretary for Ashtead and Epsom. Funeral at St Martin of Tours, Epsom on 9th March 14:00. RSVP to Jacqueline
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DEBORAH CRAWLEY died 31st January 2020. Learnt to ring at Hillingdon, before moving to Hemel Hempstead. The funeral will be at St Mary’s, Hemel Hempstead on 2nd March at 11:30.    [6017]

Change of Address


BOOK LAUNCH. Save the date – Saturday 30 May, 3pm, St Mary le Tower, Ipswich. A biography of George W Pipe, written by John Loveless and published by The Ringing World. All welcome. More details to follow.       [6016]

For sale / wanted

QUALITY PEALBOARDS. Free layout and quote please visit – – tel: 023 8089 8741


WANTED Ringing Master for Thursday practices (7.30-9pm), St John the Divine, Merton and Christ Church, Colliers Wood. Beginners up to Grandsire Triples minimum. Renowned real ale pubs nearby. Contact Vicar for more details:, 020 8616 5794 or 07506 718940.             [6018]

University Announcements

The Universities Association
of Change Ringers

Saturday 4th April, North Cotswolds.

Please apply to the Secretary for a programme.

Saturday 8th – Saturday 15th August.

The Midlands,
based at The Holiday Inn Hotel, Coventry.

The week’s cost, in en-suite accommodation, for bed, breakfast and evening meal will be £497. In addition, organising costs will be £50.

A deposit of £100 is required by the 11th April.

Full payment of £547 is required
by the beginning of June.

Please send expressions of interest
to the Secretary.

New applicants welcome.

Hon. Sec. Margaret Horritt,
64, Downlands, Royston, Herts. SG8 5BY.
Tel. No. 01763 246018.



Guild / Association Announcements

48th ANNUAL INVERARAY RINGING FESTIVAL. Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July 2019. Ringing times: Friday 26 July: General ringing 6-8pm; Saturday 25 July: General ringing 2-4.30pm and 6-7.30pm; Sunday 26 July: Service ringing 12-12:30pm, General ringing 1.30-3.30pm. For further information, please contact [1055]





This year’s Ringing Day will be in West Oxfordshire & East Wiltshire


Full details later

Proceeds will go to the
Oxford Diocesan Bell Fund


Striking Competitions

National Twelve-Bell Striking Contest for the Taylor Trophy 2020

The eliminators for the 2020 contest
will be held on
Saturday, 28 March

at Saints Peter and Paul, Aston;
Chester Cathedral; and St Matthew, Walsall

Saints Peter and Paul, Aston (Draw at 11:00)

ASCY, Guildford, Melbourne, Norwich,
SRCY, Towcester

Tea, coffee and bacon rolls from 10:00

Chester Cathedral (Draw at 11:00)

Bristol, Chester, Chilcompton, Exeter,
High Wycombe, Leeds, Oxford

Tea, coffee and breakfast from 09:30
(in The Refectory Café)

St Matthew, Walsall (Draw at 11:00)

Birmingham, Cambridge, Hursley, Ipswich,
St Paul’s Cathedral, Southwark

Tea, coffee and bacon rolls from 09:30

Three teams from each eliminator
will join Sheffield at the final on
Saturday, 20 June.

Everyone is welcome!

See for further details



Central Council Announcements



A discount of 30% will be allowed on advertised prices for orders over £60 received during MARCH (This discount does not apply to items marked * in the 2020 price list – see RW Feb 28th).

Order from: Mrs B Wheeler, 2 Orchard Close, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 1XE


Tower Announcements

Weekday Meetings and Practices

HEREFORD BRF. AGM, 8pm, Wednesday 11th March. Talbot Hotel, Leominster. Enquiries 01746 761361.   [6014]

NORTHANTS MIDWEEK GROUP. Wednesday 4th March at Thrapston (NN14 4NP) 2-4pm. Method Yorkshire Surprise Major. All welcome.  [1042]

Meetings on Saturday February 15

KCACR. Tonbridge District. Surprise Practice at St Nicholas, Sevenoaks (8) 7-9pm. All welcome.            [1036]

LINCOLN DIOCESAN GUILD. West Lindsey Branch. Saturday 15th February. Afternoon Workshop at Willingham & Upton 2-30 to 5pm.  [1034]

HCACR. 10/12 Bell Practice St Albans Abbey, 7.30-9pm. Methods Cambridge, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire & London S Royal. All welcome inc call changes.        [1041]

Meetings on Saturday February 22

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Luton District. Afternoon Ringing Meeting at Eaton Bray (6) 16:30 until 18:00. Special methods are Kennington Doubles and Single Court Minor. All welcome.            [1037]

LACR. Fylde Branch. Saturday February 22nd Bispham, All Hallows (8).     [1038]

LADIES’ GUILD. South Midlands District. 22nd February ADM. Ringing at Weedon Bec 10.15am to 11am with service at 11.15am and meeting at 11.45am. Lunch at 12.45pm and afternoon ringing at Flore 2.30 to 3pm and Nether Heyford 3.45 to 4.30pm.          [1039]

SURREY ASSOCIATION. Southern District. Saturday 22nd February 2020, Annual District Meeting. General ringing from 3pm at Reigate, St Mary Magdalene (10), with service at 4.30pm, followed by tea and business meeting, then ringing after. Names for tea to David Gilmore ( or 01293 776593) by 19th February please.  [1040]

Meetings on Saturday February 29

LADIES' GUILD. Central Distict. Ringing at Harefield, UB9 6DL, 10:00 - 11:30am  followed by AGM 11:30 - 12:15pm and bring and share lunch in church. Everybody welcome.[1049]

SALISBURY D.G. Mere Branch. Quarterly Meeting on Saturday 29th February 2020 at St Mary’s church, Stalbridge. Ringing from 2.30pm to 4pm followed by a service at 4pm and then tea and the meeting (both also in the church) – postcode: DT10 2LR. Please let me know if you require tea by emailing        [1050]

LACR. Bolton Branch. The next Branch gathering will be on Saturday 29th February between 10.30am and 12noon at Horwich (Holy Trinity). There will be ringing for all abilities. Everyone welcome.         [1043]

LADIES’ GUILD. Marches District. ADM. 10:00 Dilwyn HR4 8HN, 11:20 Eardisland HR6 9BP. Lunch, The Angel, Kingsland, HR6 9QR, 14:30 Kingsland, H R6 9QR.            [1044]

Meetings on Saturday March 7

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Bedford District. Ringing at Harrold 19:30 to 21:00. Special method Oxford TB Minor. Ringers of all abilities welcome.            [1051]

EACR. SE District Meeting, Maldon St Mary. Ringing 3.30pm. Meeting 5pm. Light refreshments.     [1052]

HERTFORD C.A. Northern District. Practice, QPs St Ippolyts & Hitchin, 6.15-7.15pm. Gen ringing Hitchin (12) 7.30-8.45pm. Also, Fri March 13th Surprise Practice at Knebworth (8) 7.30-9pm Special methods Cambridge and Lessness. All welcome.             [1053]

LADIES’ GUILD OF CHANGE RINGERS. SE District. ADM will be held at St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Edenbridge, Kent (8). Bells 3pm, tea 4.30pm followed by the business meeting. Names for tea by previous Wednesday to Miss Isabel Pearce, 01732 742218 or Everyone is welcome.              


Meetings on Saturday March 14

GUILDFORD D.G. AGM. All Saints, Crondall, GU10 5QF. Ringing from 3pm, service 4.30pm, tea 5pm, meeting 6pm. Names for tea to by Wednesday 11 March.  [1054]

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