Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5522 (February 24 2017) and in the two preceding issues

Deaths

RUTH FOREMAN, for many years the ringing master at Hendon, Middlesex, passed away peaceful on 19 February in her nursing home in Kent after a short final illness with her family in attendance.                                                              [6023]

HOBBS, Michael John passed away on 10.02.17 at home surrounded by his family. Service arrange-ments: Friday 10th March 12.30pm at St Saviour’s, Coalpit Heath, BS36 2RS. Followed by committal at Westerleigh Crematorium where refreshments will also be, in the new hospitality suite.             [6020]

LARGE, Margaret of East Grinstead, died on 4th February. The funeral will be at St Swithun’s, East Grinstead on 27th February at 1pm. Committal at Tunbridge Wells crematorium at 4pm. Family flowers only. Donations to British Heart Foundation or St Catherine’s Hospice, Crawley.        [6018]

SANDERSON, Ronald James. On February 8th 2017, peacefully at Minster Grange Care Home, York, aged 84. Treasured and devoted husband of Doreen, much-loved and loving dad of Christine, Peter and Margaret, father-in-law of David, Tina and Gareth and granddad of James, Ruth, Emma and Samantha. For many years Ringing Master at Bentley (Doncaster) and then Huntington (York). Committal at  York Crematorium on Wednesday 1st March at 1.40pm, followed by a Service of Thanksgiving for Ron’s life at All Saints Church, Huntington at 2.45pm. Family flowers only please, but donations in lieu to the British Heart Foundation and Alzheimer’s Society will be gratefully received on the plate provided at the church.[6021]

SUTHERLAND, James. Died peacefully at home on 10.2.2017. Private cremation. All welcome to Service of Thanksgiving at All Saints, Wragby at 11.30am on Thursday 2nd March, followed by refreshments at The Turnor’s Arms, Wragby. Open ringing after service. No flowers.               [6019]


Change of Address


Publications


For sale / wanted

Yorkshire Association of
Change Ringers

DIAGRAMS

The new DIAGRAMS is available from
John Mitchell, Manor House, Roecliffe, Boroughbridge, York, YO51 9LY.
Price
£12 including p&p.
Cheques please to ‘YACR Snowdon Books’.

A4 sized copies now available on request. Enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(Sorry; there is no discount for multiple purchases)

All surplus proceeds to YACR Bell Repair Fund



Recruitment

Head of Bell Tower, York Minster

Fixed term appointment £7,000 pa

Experienced Bell Ringers are invited to apply for the role of Head of Bell Tower at York Minster. The successful applicant will help us to recruit and establish our new band of volunteer Bell Ringers. Initially a 12 month fixed term appointment (to be reviewed within 12 months), this is expected to require an average 10 hours per week.

YORK MINSTER LOGO

York Minster is the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of York and the Metropolitical Cathedral for the Northern Province of the Church of England. The Minster is a masterpiece in stained glass and stone, with foundations rooted in the nation’s earliest history. Today, as a working cathedral, we invite everyone to share God’s love through our welcome, worship, learning and work. Our values are courage, wisdom and trust.

The ring of 12 bells is widely regarded by experienced change ringers as some of the best sounding bells in the country. The Head of Bell Tower will be responsible for the recruitment and development of a skilled band of York Minster Bell Ringers to lead change ringing for Sunday services and for other special services and festivals in York.

The post holder will be required to:

Lead transformation to create a band of Bell Ringers by introducing a volunteer culture for all Bell Ringers and Carillonneurs that aligns with the mission of York Minister

Encourage a ‘Minster Standard’ in everything we do, including during the ringing of full 12-bell peals at agreed times

Build and maintain strong communications with individual volunteer bell ringers, volunteer and paid staff

Work effectively with colleagues throughout the Minster Community in particular the Precentor, Succentor, the coordinator of volunteer Carillonneurs

Identify needs and liaise with the Stoneyard for maintenance of the bells and the Bell Tower

Welcome visitors to the Bell Tower and make arrangements for visiting bands to ring at York Minster

As well as the recruitment and induction of the volunteer bell ringers, the role will focus on training, learning and maintaining quality, safety and standards of conduct and behaviour.

The role will average 10 hours a week including practice (currently Tuesday evenings), ringing on Sundays (9.00-10.00am) and special services and festivals. Attendance during office hours will be required at least six times a year for training. Initial induction for the role will occur over three days.

Information about the role and how to apply can be found at www.yorkminster.org/about-us/jobs

Applications should arrive no later than Sunday 26 February 2017 at 5pm. Interviews will be held on Saturday 11 March 2017.

If you are invited for interview you will be asked to produce evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK. Offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and, where appropriate, a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at enhanced level.

 [6017]


University Announcements


Guild / Association Announcements

HERTFORD COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF CHANGE-RINGERS

Proposed Rule Changes for decision
at AGM on 22nd April 2017

1. It is proposed to abolish the Probationer class of membership. New members who can ring rounds unaided will qualify for full membership. (Rule 2.2 and references)

2. It is proposed to abolish the requirement for Secretaries/Treasurers to issue receipts for subscriptions received. (Rule 4.5 & 9(b))

 

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Central Council Announcements

CENTRAL COUNCIL PUBLICATIONS

SPECIAL OFFER FOR BULK ORDERS

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 2017 price list).

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

 [1081]


Tower Announcements

TOWERS AND BELFRIES COMMITTEE SEMINAR

AN INTRODUCTION TO
BELL FRAME RECORDING

Saturday 1st April
at Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, 10am-5pm

Their historical significance and technical performance often need to be recorded.  Recording skills, of all kinds, are becoming scarce. Come to see how you can use your talents to help keep our bells ringing.

Places, £15, are limited. Book now.

Contact Alan Frost tel 01296 681244
or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 [1080]


General Announcements

Volunteer Bell Ringers
York Minster

York Minster invites everyone to share God’s love through our welcome, worship, learning and work.

York Minster’s 12 bells are widely regarded as some of the best sounding bells in the country.  The Chapter of York is looking to recruit a skilled band of ‘York Minster Bell Ringers’ to deliver high quality bell ringing for Sunday and other special services.

We are looking for Bell Ringers who can demonstrate;

Good experience and knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of change ringing and good practice techniques, or the willingness and ability to acquire and develop such experience, knowledge and skills.

A friendly and welcoming disposition, and an ability to recognise the importance of working as a team to carry out duties.

Support and respect for Chapter particularly in inviting Chapter to fulfil its mission of helping everyone to discover God’s love.

Commitment to the dedication and practice needed to ring to the ‘Minster Standard’ on a set of bells recognised as one of the most challenging but rewarding in the country.

We are looking for people to ring bells before at least 30 Sunday or special services per year and to attend ringing practice for at least 30 weeks of the year. If this sounds as if it is something you would enjoy being a part of then please contact Victoria Imada, HR & Volunteering Administrator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01904 557247.  Further information can be found on our website: https://yorkminster.org/get-involved/volunteering.html. The closing date is 12th March 2017.

 

 

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Weekday Meetings and Practices

NORTHANTS MIDWEEK GROUP. Wednesday 1st March at Duston (NN5 6RZ) 2-4pm. Method Cambridge Surprise Minor. All abilities welcome.           [1072]

TAW TORRIDGE & TAMAR MIDWEEK GROUP. Thursday 23rd Feb. 11.30am Winkleigh, 2.30pm Spreyton. All welcome.  [1073]


Meetings on Wednesday February 25

NORWICH D.A. Western Branch. Sat 25th February. Ringing at Castle Acre (6) 10.30am to 12noon followed by lunch in the Horse and Groom, Swaffham. Lunch must be pre-booked contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01362 860835 for menu.   [1070]


Meetings on Saturday February 25

HERTFORD C.A. Association 10-bell practice at St Albans, St Peter, 7-8.30pm. All standards catered for. All welcome.                               [1082]

LADIES’ GUILD. Marches District.10:00-11:00 Hereford St Nicholas, HR4 0BH. 11:15-12:15 Hereford All Saints, HR4 0BA. 12:15 Lunch Cafe @ All Saints. 15:00-16:00 Hampton Bishop, HR1 4LT.   [1076]

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Luton District. Afternoon Ringing Meeting at Houghton Regis (6), 4.30-6pm. All welcome.         [1075]

LADIES’ GUILD. Marches District.10:00-11:00 Hereford St Nicholas, HR4 0BH. 11:15-12:15 Hereford All Saints, HR4 0BA. 12:15 Lunch Cafe @ All Saints. 15:00-16:00 Hampton Bishop, HR1 4LT.              [1076]

LADIES’ GUILD. South Midlands District. ADM to be held on 25th February 2017. 10.30am ringing at Flore followed by service at 11.15am. Lunch and meeting at The White Hart, Flore. Afternoon ringing 2.30 to 3.15pm Pattishall and 3.30 to 4.15pm at Cold Higham.1077[1077]

LACR. Fylde Branch. Lytham, St John (6) 3-5pm.     [1078]

SURREY ASSOCIATION. Southern District. Saturday 25 February 2017 Annual District Meeting. General ringing from 3pm at Godstone, St Nicholas (8), with service at 4.30pm, followed by tea and business meeting, then ringing after. Names for tea to Alison McCormick ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01737 245501) by 22nd February please.             [1079]


Meetings on Saturday March 4

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Bedford District. Meeting at Bromham 19:30-21:00. Special methods Little Bob Major and Double Norwich Court Bob Major. All welcome from Rounds to Surprise!                                               [1083]

EACR. SE District Meeting, Maldon, St Mary. Special ringing 10am. Ringing for all 11am. Meeting 12pm. Local hostelry post-meeting. [1084]

HERTFORD C.A. Northern District. Practice. QPs Sandon & Royston 6.15-7.15pm. Gen ringing Royston (8) 7.30-8.45pm. Also Fri March 17th Surprise Major Practice at Stevenage (8) 7.30-9pm All welcome.                                                              [1085]

OXFORD D.G. North Bucks Branch. AGM at Weston Underwood. 15:00 to 16:30 open ringing, 16:30 to 17:00 service, 17:00 to 17:45 ringers’ tea in the village hall, 17:45 to 19:15 AGM. Names for tea to Sheila Ware by no later than Wednesday 1st March 2017. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , phone: 01234 713667.                                    [1086]


Meetings on Thursday March 9

HEREFORD GUILD. BRF AGM, 8pm Thursday 9th March, The Black Swan, Leominster. Enquiries 01746 714357.   [5002]


Meetings on Saturday March 11

GUILDFORD D.G. AGM at St Martin’s, Dorking. Ringing from 3pm, service 4.30pm, tea 5pm, meeting 6pm. Names for tea to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01306 743587 by Wednesday 8 March.                                                             [1087]

LACR. Preston Branch. Meeting Saturday 11th March at St Mary’s Brownedge. Ringing 3-5pm followed by tea and business meeting. Names for tea to Graham Turner by Wednesday 8th March please. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01772 335965.     [1090]

LACR. Preston Branch. Meeting Saturday 11th March at St Mary’s Brownedge. Ringing 3-5pm followed by tea and business meeting. Names for tea to Graham Turner by Wednesday 8th March please. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01772 335965.     [1090]

LADIES’ GUILD. Eastern District. Annual District Meeting 9.45-10.45am, Bramford, Suffolk, followed by meeting in church. 12-1pm Sproughton, Suffolk; Lunch – own arrangements. 3-4.30pm Offton, Suffolk. All welcome.                        [1088]


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