August 2013 - February 2014

We welcome Alex Dyer as our new Ringing Master in place of Andrew Christie who has held the position very ably for many years.

We are pleased that William Field and Nadia Teffah, both very keen learners, have joined us on Thursday evenings.  They have both rung their first quarter peals with us, Will first inside and Nadia first on the treble.  Simon Ellis has also rung his first quarter on the treble to triples.  Congratulations to them all.

We were saddened to hear on January 31st of the death of Ossie Roberts, at the age of 100.  Ossie started to ring with us in1989 when we were ringing at Castor because our old church was in the process of being demolished to make way for our present building.  Ossie tried for several weeks, but then decided that at the age of 75 he had left it too late to start.  He remained very interested in all that we did and was very pleased when we made him an honorary member.

It was our turn in January this year to host the Branch AGM.  A hot meal was served to about 40 people who enjoyed ringing on our bells before and after the service, tea and the AGM.  The service was taken by our vicar, the Revd Michael Moore.

We ring regularly on Thursdays, 7.30 – 9.00pm and Sundays from 9.15 – 10.00am.  Visitors are always most welcome.  Peals and quarter peals can also be rung by prior arrangement.

Joan Parker