Celebrating Accession Day anniversary

On 6th February 2022, the bells of St Andrew’s Church in Allensmore rang out to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Accession of HM Queen Elizabeth II to the throne. Bellringers from Allensmore and Madley came together to ring rounds, call-changes and Grandsire Doubles.

Local residents were invited along to see us ring and were fascinated by a CCTV camera set up on the bells enabling them to watch what happens at the other end of the rope! Some even had a go at ringing under Stephen William’s expert supervision.

Also ringing …

Kentchurch accession day
Abbeydore accession day
Dore Abbey
Bacton accession day
Ewyas Harold accession
At Ewyas Harold, we rang a quarter peal of Grandsire Doubles
Stoke Edith accession day
A quarter peal of Grandsire Doubles was rung the day before at Stoke Edith
Grosmont accession day
We even helped out over the border in Grosmont

Bellringers awarded Order of St Ethelbert

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.