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We held our tower AGM in January. Modification in the ‘Old Spot’ had done away with the meeting room which has traditionally been our venue. We held it in the ringing room instead. Some changes in the administration have taken place; Ian Unsworth and Helen Binstead have stepped down from ringing master and treasurer respectively. The current administration is: 

Ringing Master: Frank Byrne

Assistant Ringing Master: Philip Pope

Secretary: Elizabeth Byrne

Treasurer: Ian Unsworth

Steeple Keeper: Andrew Bull

The 10 Bells at Berkeley were dedicated during the morning Communion Service on Sunday 21 January by the Bishop of Gloucester, The
Rt. Revd. Rachel Treweek. This was further celebrated afterwards by a quarter peal of Yorkshire Surprise Royal and a lunch at the Berkeley Arms. Unfortunately, the attempted peal on Friday 2 February was lost after 1.5 hours ringing. This was to be in memory of John Berkeley who gave much support to the rehanging and re-tuning of Berkeley Bells. It would also have been the first full peal on the bells since re-hanging.


Quarter Peals rung at St James’

On Sunday, 28 January 2018, In 44 minutes

1250 Changes of Yorkshire Surprise Major

1 Ian Unsworth; 2 Jane Bull; 3 Anne Pope; 4 John Taylor     

5 Andrew Binstead; 6 Philip Pope; 7 Frank Byrne (Conductor);
8 Andrew Bull

To welcome Bennett Hill, born 3 January 2018 in Los Angeles, USA, great-nephew to Jacquelin Hill, member of St James’ choir.

On Sunday, 11 February 2018, In 43 minutes

1260 Changes of Doubles (Stedman, Grandsire and Plain Bob)

1 Anne Pope; 2 Elizabeth Byrne; 3 Helen Binstead; 4 Frank Byrne

5 Andrew Binstead (Conductor); 6 Philip Pope.

For Choral evensong

                                                                      Frank Byrne

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