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August Young Ringers Outing (7th August)

We’ve decided to try holding separate outings for our younger young ringers (up to about 13 years old).

We will hold a full day outing for the teenage ringers later in August, the details are still being finalised.

  • 14:00 Berrick Salome (6, 7 cwt, OX10 6JP)
  • 14:45 Drayton St Leonard (6, 6-0-13, OX10 7AY)
  • 15:45 Shabbington, (6, 5-3-22, HP18 9HQ) Refreshments & ringing
  • 16:30 Event ends

Any young ringers who can handle a bell safely by themselves will be welcome. This outing has been designed for younger young ringers (up to around 13 years old). Parents, ringing teachers and more experienced ringers are welcome too.

Donations of £5.00 per young ringer will be collected.

Please let us know if you are coming:
Tel: 01235 529779
Mob: 07941 580468
Email: email

Please complete and bring a 2019 permission form if not already provided.

ONB outing and BBQ (13th July).

Towers:

09.30-10.30 Dunstable Priory Church of St Peter 8 (23-2-15) T LU5 4RS / OS TL021218
10.45-11.45 Ivinghoe St Mary the Virgin 6 (15-0-0) T LU7 9EW / OS SP945161
12.00-13.20 LUNCH The Globe Inn, Linslade LU7 2TA
13.45-14.45 Linslade St Barnabus 8 (9-3-3) LU7 2NR / OS SP912249
15:15–16:15 Whitchurch St John 6 (12-3-18) GF HP22 4JY / OS SP802208
16:00-16:30 TEA St John Hall, Whitchurch (next to church)
16:45-17:45 Quainton Holy Cross and St Mary 8 (17-1-26) GF T HP22 4AP / OS SP749201

Join in the fun after the Branch Outing on Saturday, 13th July from 7.00pm at the home of Stuart and Naomi Gibson:

The Croft, Milton Hill
(A4130 between A34 Didcot exit and Rowstock)

All proceeds to branch funds: £10.00 each (payable on the day).

Young Ringers Outing (29th May).

On 29th May there will be an outing designed for a small number of the younger young ringers

  • 13:45 Park at Pangbourne, walk to Whitchurch
  • 14:00 St Mary, Whitchurch, ringing (6) 8-0-9 (RG8 7DF)
  • 14:45 Pangbourne Meadow, games
  • 15:30 Refreshments, ringing St James Less, Pangbourne (6) 10-0-0 (RG8 7AX)
  • 16:30 Event ends

Any young ringers who can handle a bell safely by themselves will be welcome. (Parents and more experienced ringers are welcome too.)

Donations of £5.00 per young ringer will be collected.

Oxford Diocesan Guild AGM (18th May)

The Guild AGM is on Saturday 18th May at Great Missenden, Bucks HP16 0BA. There will be open ringing at several local towers as well as a Songs of Praise service and the AGM itself.

Please see the event poster (pdf) for all the details!

Mini outing and lunch (24th April).

On 24th April there will be a mini-outing with a pub lunch:

  • Warborough
  • Chalgrove
  • Dorchester Abbey

Young Ringers Fest in Oxford (13th April).

A Day of Ringing at many famous OXFORD Towers

This is a day’s ringing outing to central Oxford towers. It is arranged specifically for the enjoyment of just young ringers.

Any young ringer (under 21) from an ODG tower who can handle a bell safely by himself or herself and can ring rounds will be welcome. (Parents/guardians need to arrange appropriate supervision all day.)

Donations of £5.00 per young ringer will be collected.

ONB Branch AGM

The ONB Branch 6-bell striking competition and AGM took place on Saturday 16th March at Sutton Courtenay (8).

The 6-bell striking competition, evensong service and tea preceded the meeting. Keith Osborne of Ashford, Kent and Bill Stungo judged the competition and gave the results. They said that they had heard some good ringing with very few method mistakes from the four teams that entered. The results were as follows:

1stAbingdon B14 faults
2ndWallingford25 faults
3rdBlewbury75 faults
4thAbingdon A81 faults

The Abingdon ringers were invited to represent the Branch in the Guild 6-bell striking competition on Saturday, 5th October in the EBSB Branch.

History of Bellringing

Barrie Charles, a ringer from Cholsey, has written a very interesting book on the History of Bellringing through the ages and especially features Cholsey bells, ringers and the tower.

The book will be available at the AGM at Sutton Courtenay and afterwards from Jenny Jeskins.

ONB Committee Meeting (Sunday 24th February)

Each tower in the Branch is invited to send one of their members to represent them at this meeting.

Young Ringers' half term outing (20th February).

At half term we are holding another outing for you. This time we will be ringing at St Mary, Thame followed by cooking, refreshments & games in the Small Barn, Thame Barns Centre (OX9 3AJ).

Any young ringers who can handle a bell safely by themselves will be welcome. Donations of £5.00 per young ringer will be collected to pay for tower donations etc.

Young Ringer's Ring & Games (2nd January)

(*) You don’t have to bring a game, but if you do, make sure it is one you can explain and doesn’t take more than 15 minutes to play.

Any young ringers who can handle a bell safely by themselves will be welcome. (Parents and more experienced ringers are welcome too.) Donations of £5.00 per young ringer will be collected.

Please let us know if you are coming. Please arrange to complete and bring a permission form for those under 18 years old if you haven't previously provided one to us (form attached).

New Year Ringing & Refreshments

North Moreton are hosting the Old North Berks Branch New Year Ringing & Refreshments on Tuesday, 1st January 2019, from 10:30AM to 12:30PM.

Please see the attached poster for more details.

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