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Master's Letter - October 2020

Dear All,

First I must apologise for not being in touch before.

I hope districts and towers have all been keeping in touch with everyone.

What a different year this has been, lock down, Churches closed, limits on where and how many can meet!

Hereford Ringing course was cancelled and will not take place in its usual format in 2021 either. We as a Management committee took the decision to cancel our AGM in 2020 also the Tom Cooper striking competition. Hopefully we can go ahead for 2021

At a recent committee meeting, held on ZOOM, we decided to not collect subs this year and membership will carry over. Also we will not be publishing a 2020 report but will combine 2020 with 2021. We welcome Nick Chapman from Allensmore to the committee as webmaster. Watch this space!!

Having gone from some form of ringing 6 days of the week to none at all has not been easy and takes some adjusting too, not just myself but my family as well having me home in the evening!! As I again take control of the T.V. Remote my wife was heard to mutter “I wish you would go ringing.”

Ringing room and Zoom have been life savers for some of us. However my internet is not good enough. (My 8 yr old granddaughter says its my lack of tech knowledge)

Some of us have had the opportunity to ring for service recently, even if not on the full compliment of bells, at least we get to try some new things and carry on letting people know the church is there

Many people have commented how they have missed the sound of our bells in villages and towns throughout the guild, but we must be mindful when bells have been silent for a period, that people may have moved into the area and haven't heard the local bells before. A little bit of public relations may be required!

Some good news!!

Stoke St Milburgh have had their new bells installed by Matthew Higby & Co, I've only heard a recording but they do sound good. Ledbury's project to augment to 10 is well advanced and hopefully work will be completed in time for some Christmas ringing.

Stay safe and Healthy if you need any advice or help with ringing matters we are at the end of the phone or e mail

Best wishes,  Nick Cooper-Tomkins.