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Guild AGM - 24th April 2010

Guild AGM 2010

The day started off bright and early with some ringing in the Cathedral prior to the Communion Service in the Ringer's Chapel at 10:00. The Dean presided at the service, assisted by Jonathan Clark who at least remembered to light the candles this year! There were 58 communicants at the service, which is probably about the limit for the number of people you can squeeze into the chapel.

After the service, the members moved to Bailgate Methodist Church, for the actual meeting. The meeting progressed smoothly without any surprises, with last year's officers being re-elected, apart from one. Sue Faull had indicated last year that she was not going to stand for election this year as Guild Master. Alan Payne from the Southern Branch was elected to the position of the new Guild Master. The members showed their appreciation to Sue Faull in the usual manner and with a bouquet of flowers for her 5 years as Guild Master.

The Annual General Meeting

The Dean with Les Townsend

Later on in the meeting there was an interesting moment when the members had to elect 4 Central Council Representitives and we had 5 candidates. It looked like there was really going to be an election (it's that time of the year you know!) However, Les decided to resolve the sitution by standing down.

The meeting concluded with the '100' Club draw, the details of which are here followed by "Any Other Business" and a vote of thanks. The members moved swiftly into the adjacent room for an excellent buffet lunch with copious amounts of tea and coffee.

The new Guild Master (Alan Payne) with the Dean and the retiring Guild Master (Susan Faull)

The first tower of the afternoon was Dunholme, where there was a range of ringing from (lots) of rounds and call changes to a course of London. The ringing then moved over to the tower at Hackthorn, where there was also some handbell ringing to be enjoyed in the vestry. Tower ringing ranged again from rounds and call changes to a bob course of Cambridge. After the ringing we adjourned to Hackthorn Village Hall for some light refreshments and the Grand Draw. Details of the Grand Draw winners are below.

  • Mary Brown from Gainsborough, who won £150
  • Barry Jones from Bourne, who won £75
  • Rudolph R from Scothern, who won £50
  • Joan Barton from Barton on Humber, who won £50

    A profit in the order of £500 was made for BRF funds. Many thanks to all who contributed to the Grand Draw and to Roy Norman for forwarding the result to the webmaster.

    After Hackthorn, the ringing moved to Lincoln Cathedral with an hour of various methods being rung from rounds to Grandsire and Stedman Cinques and Little Bob Maximus. The ringing ceased for an hour while Evensong was in progress, many of the ringers choosing to attend the service. There was further ringing at the Cathedral up to about 7:30pm to conclude an excellent day.

    Ringing at Lincoln Cathedral

    Jonathan Clark (Webmaster)