The Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers
St Bartholemew, Winstone

Picture: St Bartholemew, Winstone

Branch Committee

These are your branch committee. If you see any of them out on their own make sure you tell someone!

Branch Chairman: Bridget Lazenby

Branch Secretary/Treasurer: Rosemary Hester

Branch Ringing Master: Kay Hodges

Branch Ringing Master: Peter Harris


These are the latest newsletters for the branch:

No. 8 Focus on...Pat Bartlett, December 2012
No. 9 Focus on...Eileen Godwin, February 2013
No. 10 Common and not-so-common bells, March 2013
No. 11 Focus on...F. Eric Roberts, May 2013
No. 12 June 2013
No. 13 The Branch on Tour, September 2013
No. 14 Happy New Year to you all!!, January 2014
No. 15 Spring Lambing Special, March 2014
No. 16 Competitions, Birthdays, Outings, Advice and Poetry! June 2014
No. 17 Barbara Holden, November 2014
No. 18 Late AGM report, members, competitions
No. 20 A New Editor! Members, Peals and Quarter Peals, February 2016
No. 21 Snowdrops, Tower of the Year victory, Striking Competition arrangements. May 2016
No. 22 Celebrations, Striking Competion and when Cirencester bells ring at 6am, September 2016
No. 23 Branch AGM, Association AGM, the Quiz! March 2017

Branch Outing

This is on Saturday August 5 in the area of the North Cotswolds. Details of the towers to be visited are below. Anyone interested in going should contact the Branch Secretary or speak to a Branch Officer as soon as possible.

Saintbury, St Nicholas9am - 10am8
Willersey, St Peter10:30am - 11:30am6
Chipping Campden, St James12pm - 1pm8
LUNCH1pm - 2:30pm
Todenham, St Thomas of Canterbury2:45pm - 3:45pm6
Moreton in Marsh, St David4pm - 5pm8
Stow on the Wold, St Edward5:30pm - 6:30pm8

Branch Programme

New this year are a number of joint practices with neighbouring branches.

All Practices run from 7.30 - 9pm and Quarterly Meetings from 7.30 - 8.45pm unless otherwise noted.

Visitors are always welcome but are advised to contact the Branch Secretary before travelling to confirm and avoid disappointment.

Day / Date (& time)EventLocation
Jan 14 Ringing Up and Down Ampney Crucis
Jan 17 10/12 bell practice Cirencester St John
Jan 27, 7:45pm Practice. Note start time Lechlade
Feb 8 Quarterly Meeting Withington
Mar 13, 7:00pm Practice Meysey Hampton
Apr 12, 7:00pm Quiz Evening Ampney Crucis Village Hall
Apr 23, 1:20pm Evensong Ringing Gloucester Cathedral
May 17 Quarterly Meeting Northleach
May 20 Quarter Peal Day
Jun 15, 7:00pm Striking Competition and Social Winstone
Jul 5, 7:00pm Major Practice Coln St Aldwyn
Jul 17 Practice Edgeworth
Aug 5 Branch Outing North Cotswolds
Aug 16 Practice Coln St Denys
Sep 21 Quarterly Meeting Preston
Oct 17 Practice Siddington
Nov 18, 4:00pm AGM Compton Abdale
Dec 14 Practice North Cerney

Striking Competition Results

This page updated: 29/06/2017
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