It is with sadness that we announce that Alec Osbaldiston has passed away.
Three Guild members from Bosbury, Holmer and Kentchurch have recently received the award of The Order of St Ethelbert 2021. The Order was founded in 2015 as a means of recognising and honouring women and men from the parishes of the Hereford diocese and beyond who have supported and nurtured the Christian ministry of the diocese in many and devoted ways.
The recipients are:
Mrs Liz Clutterbuck, Bosbury. For dedicated service to the church for over forty years, including Sunday school, bellringing, church choir, youth work, magazine printing and distribution, parish hall management and much else.
Mr Mike Jefferis, Holmer. For many years of service as bellringer, maintaining church and grounds, deputy warden and general factotum.
Mr Roland Watkins, Kentchurch. For sixty years’ service as a PCC member at St Mary’s Kentchurch and nearly fifty as churchwarden (as was his father before him); churchyard maintenance; long commitment to ringing the bells and fundraising for their refurbishment.
Roland is pictured above with Bishop Richard receiving his award on 10th October.
The Ewyas Harold group of ringers have now returned to normal practice rotation following easing of the lockdown.
- 1st and 3rd Thursdays at Kentchurch
- 2nd and 4th Thursdays at Ewyas Harold
- 5th Thursday at Abbeydore.
All 7:30 – 9:00
During a routine tower inspection by Mark Pugh (email@example.com), it was discovered that the clapper bushes needed replacing. Work is booked in at Taylors for 17th May.
We hope to resume our full ringing at Allensmore – with refurbished clappers – after the eagerly anticipated lifting of restrictions on 21st June.
28th April – clappers removed ready for transporting
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Darren and the Broseley team have used some of the time away from ringing to do maintenance in the tower, both to the bells and in the ringing room.
As a result of all the hard work, the team were awarded the George Cousins Cup for the most improved ringing room in the Hereford Diocese.
- smaller and less rickety table
- new corner cabinet
- larger noticeboard
- new pulls for clock hammers
- new secondary glazing
- refurbished boxes and steps into ringing room
- new 3D printed model bell.
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New tower captain!
Steve Williams has done a great job for many years and has now passed on the Tower Captain’s hat to Nick Chapman.