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We hope that you find this site to be useful and informative. If you have any comments or suggestions about the content, feel free to contact us. In common with many rural areas, there are more bells to be rung than there are ringers to ring them, but we do our best to ensure that any requests for help are dealt with. The East Coast of Lincolnshire is a popular tourist area, and if you have visited before, you will know that the County is not completely flat! We will give you a warm welcome whether you are on holiday, or are arranging an outing with your own band, and will be pleased to help you find a practice night to enjoy

Latest Eastern Branch News

Ian Ansell

Ian Ansell passed away peacefully on 14 Jan.
Ian was tower captain of the Kirton Group. Over many years he had held various offices within the branch and organised some excellent outings. He taught many people to ring and also helped many method ringers to improve.
He will be greatly missed and may he rest in peace.

Tracey Goldsmith

It is with great sadness that we have learnt Tracey Goldsmith passed away at home on Thursday 28th Jan.
We are sure you will all join with us in sending our sincerest condolences to Jan and Tracey's other family members and friends at this time.
Tracey's funeral was held on Tuesday 2nd March at Alford Crematorium. Ringers from Alford stood along the route and marked her passing with the ringing of handbells.

Eastern Branch Virtual AGM - 6th February 2021

The Eastern Branch AGM was held on Zoom on 6th February. It was a first for many of us, but went very well!

All officers were re-elected en-bloc, with the exception of Val Wild who resigned from her office of Treasurer after a lengthy tenure. She leaves office with our grateful thanks. The role will be covered for the interim by Colin Simpson alongside his acting as Secretary.

The full minutes of the meeting will be made available here in due course.

Aubrey Pepper

We are saddened by the news that Aubrey Pepper passed away on September 14th, aged 89.
Aubrey was Bell Captain at St. Guthlac's, Fishtoft from 1980 to 2015. Over the years he taught many ringers, many of whom are still ringing, and he will be greatly missed.
His funeral was held on 2 October in Weston-super-Mare where he had been living in a care home. We are sure you will all join with us in sending our sincerest condolences to his family at this time.
Aubrey's Obituary...

Bill Brotherton

It is with great sadness that we have learnt Bill Brotherton has passed away after having been taken into hospital with breathing difficulties.
We are sure you will all join with us in sending our sincerest condolences to Helen at this time.
Bill will be missed enormously throughout the ringing community.
Bill's funeral was held on Monday 4th May at Alford Crematorium at 1.00pm. Sadly only 6 family members could attend.
An 'honour guard' of local ringers stood along the route, showing our love and affection for Bill.
Read Bill's Obituary...

Branch Practice at Fishtoft - March 7th

The Branch had a very successful practice at Fishtoft, (probably a record turnout for a March meeting) starting with an introduction to change ringing on handbells.


Next Events

Eastern Branch AGM 2022

Please pencil in Feb. 5th 2022 for the branch AGM.
Time, venue, location and format all to be advised.

Eastern Branch 2021 Programme

Please note that all events are cancelled until further notice.
We will publish details of the 2022 programme as soon as possible.

For your information and don't forget!

HM Queen's Jubilee

Sunday 6th February 2022 marks the 70th anniversary of HM Queen Elizabeth II's accession. Churches will be holding a special Evensong service to mark the actual day the Queen will have reigned for 70 years. Whilst the main celebratory events are planned for June, the opportunity to mark this day with collective bellringing would be welcomed by the Church of England.

Read more here.

Return to Ringing under Plan B!

Following the publication of the Church of England's own guidance in response to the Government's Plan B, there is an important update to the summary guidance which has been agreed with the House of Bishops Recovery Group. It clarifies how the mandatory requirement to wear face coverings in places of worship applies to bellringing. The guidance can be found at the link below.

Read the CCBR Guidance here.

Latest Guild News

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