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How Ringing Works.

The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers has released a booklet entitled ‘From Practice to Perfect’. It contains a lot of useful information about how church bells ringers are trained, safeguarded and organised and, although it is aimed primarily at the clergy, PCCs and safeguarding advisors, please take time to have a look as it may be useful within your towers.

A copy may be downloaded here as a ‘pdf’ file.

 

OXFORD DIOCESAN BELL FUND
2024 Leap Year Sponsored Ringing

The Leap Year Sponsored Ringing Event is almost upon us again and will take place from 24th February to 3rd March 2024.

It’s a great opportunity for ringers of all abilities to have some fun and do a bit of extra ringing to generate some sponsorship for the Bell Fund. It does not have to be quarter peals and peals, all sorts of ringing at all levels of ability will qualify.

Sponsorship money can be ‘Gift Aided’ thus benefiting from the recovery of Income Tax, so making the sponsorship money even more valuable!  Full details are available here and a Sponsorship Form is available here to download as a pdf file.

The Shield will be presented to the Branch raising the greatest amount per head of membership.

The Trustees appreciate your input to the success of the Sponsored Ringing Event which is a key fund-raising activity for the Bell Fund.

 

Guild Higher Numbers Practices.

Following feedback from Guild members, the ODG has decided to organise ‘Higher Numbers’ Practices on a quarterly basis for members of the Guild who want to ring on 10 and/or 12 bells. These are open to anybody who can ring a touch of Stedman Triples.

The first practice is at Amersham (12) on Sunday 17th March from 15:00 – 17:00. If any member of the Branch is interested in attending one of these practices would they please email Chris Mundy (ODG Deputy Ringing Master) at depmaster@odg.org.uk so that numbers can be managed.

Other Planned practices are on;
Sunday 9th June at Abingdon (10) 15:00 – 1700
Sunday 15th September at High Wycombe (12) 15:00 – 1700
Sunday 17th November at Bicester (10) 15:00 – 1700

A Guild poster providing these details is available here as a ‘pdf’ file.

 

Dates for your Diary

BRANCH PRACTICES
2nd Saturdays of the month:  10:00 – 12:00
unless otherwise stated.

Dates for 2024

March 9th Aston Abbotts
April 13th Bierton *
May 11th Chearsley *
6-Bell Striking competition
June 8th North Marston *
July 13th Soulbury
August 10th East Claydon *
September 14th OUTING
October 12th Winslow *
Orchard Cup
November 9th Cuddington *
December 14th Little Horwood
2025
January 11th Mursley *
February 8th AGM

* To Be Confirmed

 

Tower Practice Nights
Usually 19:30 – 21:00

Please contact tower
prior to visiting


Branch Officers

Monday:
Chearsley (not B/H)
Great Horwood
Winslow
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01296 713281
01296 715106
Branch Chairman:
Sherri Woodland
chairman@cbucks.odg.org.uk
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Branch Vice-Chairman:
Oliver Rhodes
vicechairman@cbucks.odg.org.uk
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Secretary (Caretaker):
Ailsa Knightley
secretary@cbucks.odg.org.uk
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Treasurer:
Ailsa Knightley
treasurer@cbucks.odg.org.uk
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Ringing Master:
Ailsa Knightley
brm@cbucks.odg.org.uk
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Deputy Ringing Master:
Jan Robinson
depmaster@cbucks.odg.org.uk
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Branch Representative:
Kate Edgar
branchrep1@cbucks.odg.org.uk
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Webmaster:
Ted Robinson
webmaster@cbucks.odg.org.uk
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Tuesday:
Aylesbury
Marsh Gibbon
Twyford
Whitchurch
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07723 621385
01896 277671
01896 277671
07795 988135
Wednesday:
Granborough
Haddenham
Little Horwood
Quainton
Stewkley
Wingrave
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07710 189575
01844 345439
07984 332532
01296 658665
07745 478573
01296 681879
Thursday:
Aston Abbotts
Dinton*
Drayton Parslow*
East Claydon
Hardwick
Long Crendon
Soulbury*
Swanbourne
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01296 681478
01296 748679
01296 720608
07799 766270
01296 640906
01844 208948
07713 626780
01296 720219
Friday:
Bierton
Cuddington
Nether Winchendon*
Wing
Wotton Underwood*
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07958 527490
01844 292221
01844 290307
01296 682915
01296 770473
Saturday:
Mursley
(10:30 – 12:00)
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01296 770473
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* Occasional–check in advance