Category Archives: AGM 2018

C&S Annual District Meeting with Practice. Christchurch Priory. Saturday 26th January 2019 from 2:00pm onwards.

Dear fellow ringers far and wide,

Happy New Year to all!

Now we are heading into the middle of January, it can only mean one thing, that it is once again time for our annual district meeting day/service/tea/practice. This year we meet at Christchurch Priory, method of the month for January is Little Bob Royal & Little Bob Maximus, however all are welcome for rounds and call changes, plain hunt, and any other methods.  Please let Rosemary Rogers know if you plan to attend for catering numbers. (link below).

For your information:

Whilst you are emailing Rosemary, please also save the date and submit your menu choices for the district dinner (menu in links below) in February.  It’s just after St. Valentine’s, so NO excuses.  Last year was a great laugh, very good value, and the Chicken with Wild Mushroom Pie sounds extremely tasty!

At the meeting; I’m hoping to lose the ‘acting’ webmaster bit of my voluntary job title.  I am also looking forward to accompanying the service on the Priory Lady Chapel box organ (not the mighty beast in the cases in transepts and scattered through the triforiums, as I may have had a small heart attack operating that console!).

More importantly now, we are still looking for somebody to organise the raffle to help raise funds to send the district youth team up to Liverpool for the ringing competition.  Please let Sallie know asap if you can help with the raffle, and of course we shall need donations of prizes.  I’m sure we all have something lurking in a cupboard from Great Auntie Mildred.

The district calendar is certainly packed with lots for everybody, with interesting education days.  Don’t forget, amongst all these, you can also weave in the regular monthly district practices aimed at polishing and honing specific skills.  Please do support these where possible, as they are excellent evenings.  We are so very lucky to have such a busy ringing calendar available to us.  In September I am organising a skittles night at a pub/skittles alley, so please watch out for more information.

This rest of this post is to serve as a ‘muster point’, for all the information you will require on the day, and schedule of the day’s runnings.  Please do print off the documents you require from the links provided below.  If anybody is struggling with printing, I can bring copies if you let me know in advance.

(For those who are not au fait with downloading, in essence:

Ringing 2:00pm until 4:00pm

Service 4:00pm until 4:45pm

Tea & ADM 4:45pm onwards

Evening ringing 6:30pm until 8:00pm)

If there are any questions, or if I have missed something, please let one of the team know.

Happy ringing until then,

all best wishes,

Peter Murdock-Saint-Acting District Webmaster

Contact Sallie Ingram-District Secretary

Contact Rosemary Rogers-for tea numbers/District Dinner/Priory Tower Captain



Document/pdf below:

ADM 2019 Poster Christchurch Priory-Please print and display in towers/circulate to your tower members emails.

C&S District Calendar 2019-Please print and display in towers.

ADM Minutes 2018

ADM Agenda 2019

C&S District Dinner 2019


Information same as above but in image format:

Post main photograph by Jack Pease Photography.

Final Reminder for Guild AGM June 16th


Final reminder for the Guild AGM which will be held this Saturday at St Michael’s Church Cottage, Basingstoke. Full details are on the Guild website.

There will be raffle held during the event with the proceeds going to the WW1 project – a project which is documenting all ringing that has taken place, or is taking place from 1914 to end of 2018 to honour the fallen soldiers of WW1. There will be more information on the project at the AGM.

If anyone is unable to attend then please send apologies to me

Many thanks


Guild AGM Papers for Sat 16th June

Tony Smith has created a single PDF with all the papers for the Guild AGM on 16 June at . It contains the meeting notice, agenda, minutes of the last AGM and the various reports.

If you have already received your Annual Report for 2017 you will have all the reports and will need, at most, the first 12 pages of the PDF.

A web version of the minutes of the last meeting is still available at .

See you all in Basingstoke on the 16th.

Best wishes,


Papers Annual General Meeting 16th June 2018 5pm (mobile phone friendly)


16 JUNE 2018   5PM

St Michael’s Church Cottage, Basingstoke

 A G E N D A

1          Master’s welcome

2          Inter-District Striking Competition results

3          Apologies for absence

4          Loss of Members from death since the 2017 AGM

  • Maurice Bailey, Eling
  • Margaret Ellis, Eversley;
  • Robert Howland, Headbourne Worthy;
  • Valerie Keel of Wonston;
  • Brian Marchant, Upham;
  • Coral Northeast, Overton;
  • Anita Seamons, Selborne;
  • Colin Younger, Portsmouth Cathedral;
  • David Wilson (LM), Ringwood;
  • Peter Bardon, formerly of Hursley and New Alresford;
  • Mike Baverstock formerly of Sacred Heart, Bournemouth;
  • Edna Blissett formerly of Sherborne St John;
  • John Curtis formerly of New Alresford;
  • Lionel Doubleday, formerly of Portchester and Southwick;
  • Barbara Jones formerly of Christchurch;
  • Leonard Lewer formerly of New Alresford;
  • William Arthur Littlejohns formerly of Baughurst;
  • Jack Roberts formerly of Overton;
  • Barbara Salmons formerly of St Mary, Portsmouth;
  • Harry White, formerly of Vale.

5          Minutes of the 2017 AGM

6          Matters arising

7          Life Membership – for fifty years continuous membership

  • Anthony Manship, Botley
  • Anthony Webster, Hordle
  • Mavis Whitehead, Portsmouth Cathedral

8           Officers’ and Committee Reports for 2017  

9          Bell Restoration Fund                                                     

  1. Trustees’ Report and Accounts for 2017
  2. Grant Proposals

10        Report on 2018 Central Council Meeting

11        GDPR

12        WW1 Project

13        Ringing Remembers

14        Proposals

a) Proposed on behalf of the Executive Committee by Tony Smith, seconded by the Master, that “Child Protection Officer” be changed to “Safeguarding Officer” in the lists of officers enumerated in rules 4 and 5.

15        Appointment of Committees

a) Belfry Stewardship
b) Communications
c) Education
d) Striking Competitions
e) Ringing Schools

16        Future Guild Events

Ringing World National Youth Contest 7th July London
Essex Trophy Competition 8th Sept Horsham
Inter-District 10-bell Striking Comp 15th Sept East Meon
District Officers’ Forum tbc
Education – Plain Hunt & Trebling to Doubles 13th Oct Basingstoke
Executive Committee Meeting 17th Nov St Barnabas’ Church Hall
Education – Surprise Minor 24th Nov Shedfield
Executive Committee Meeting 16th Mar 2019 St Barnabas’ Church Hall

17        Date and place of 2019 AGM

18        Any other business  


Guild AGM Saturday 16th June 2018

St. Michael’s, Basingstoke – RG21 7QW

1.00pm – Guild Inter-District Striking Competition:
St. Michael’s.

1.00pm – Open Ringing:
St. Mary’s, Herriard – RG25 2PH.

4.30pm – Service at St. Michael’s  RG21 7QW

5.15pm – AGM followed by tea in
The Barn, Church Cottage.

Open ringing at St. Michael’s until 7.30pm

The Guild will be selling raffle tickets in aid of the
WW1 ringing project.

Please note: there is limited parking in the car park behind the church AFTER 1.00PM. However, there is plenty of paid parking in and around Basingstoke.

Click here to give numbers for tea by Sat 2nd June 2018 

Poster for Guild AGM 2018