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The Oxhill News

November 2015

This months News



Church Bell Ringers

Ringing Competition

The Coventry Guild of bellringers held their 8 bell striking competition at Kineton on the 3rd October with 5 teams competing. The Stonemasons porta-cabin in the churchyard proved a useful home for the judges who declared the Coventry District winners!  After copious cakes and tea the ringers went on to have their half yearly business meeting and plan for 2016 events.  Plans are afoot for performances in 90 Diocesan towers to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Harvest & Weddings

There has been the usual ringing for weddings over the summer with Ettington again holding the record for numbers this year. Most bells were rung for harvest services, the most special being the annual Harvest celebration at Chadshunt when once again the church was beautifully decorated with produce.

Queen’s Longest Reign

Some towers were able to ring on the 9th September to celebrate this and special performances were rung at Shipston and Tysoe.


Our Thursday morning group continue to meet at the Training Centre at Kineton as well as a lot of individual tuition.  Steady progress is being made towards achievement using the ‘Learning the Ropes’ training scheme.

A new booklet for beginners to ring or for those interested has been produced by The Association of Ringing Teachers – Discover Bellringing. This is available from their website shop. 

Horley Tea

Horley has been the centre of attention too. One of the Horley ringers - Macer Gifford – was married there in August and staged a memorable – indeed surreal - reception in his garden. The following day the Edgehill group met for afternoon tea and cakes hosted by the Tite family. No need for dinner after that! 

Battle tour

On the 17th October, to coincide with the opening of the Battle of Edgehill display at Radway, we held a Battle tour ringing at some of the villages involved in the battle. The day had been researched by Ralph Holtom and we rang at Cropredy, Kineton, Chadshunt, Burton Dassett and Radway just prior to the opening of the display. Two of our number were brave enough to dress up for the occasion –cavalier costume - so fitted in well with the manikins on display at Radway.

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