Message from the Guild Master

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As we head towards Christmas, with its extra ringing, here is another communication from me. Please cascade this down through towers to ringers as appropriate.

Subscriptions 2015
Guild General Committee last weekend approved the annual subscription for 2015, which is £8 per member – unchanged from last year. Do respond to requests from your branch treasurer and pay promptly!

Sharing Good News
As mentioned last time, the Guild’s Public Relations Officer, Verna Wass, would like to set up a network of contacts around the Guild, who can send her stories of good news. Verna can then pass these on. Do talk about this in your branch and agree who will be your link person. Verna’s contact details are

Things to ring for
Of particular note next year is the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta (sealed on 15th June 1215), so do consider ringing to mark this. Also of interest is the 300th anniversary of the first recorded peal, on 2nd May 1715. The Central Council’s website has other suggestions of things to ring for, see

Your branch
From February onwards, most branches hold their AGMs. I plan to come to as many as I can, although I do know that there are some days when there is more than one, so I won’t be able to make them all. I am always happy to respond to invitations from branches, so do let me know of anything special that is happening.

With best wishes,

PS Master’s Blog – a new posting has just gone up!