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Post 26-2-2024
CN Branch AGM to be held at Hook Norton on 2 March 2024.
Approx times will be 	14.30 - Ringing		15.30 - Service		Tea - 16.00	Meeting - 16.30
Agenda here

Colesbourne Snowdrop Festival

Post 24-2-2024
The wonderful snowdrop gardens, near Cheltenham, recently featured on Countryfile open every year for 8 weeks for visitors.  As part of the event, the bells are rung at the Church which is located in the grounds of the estate.  Ringers book a slot (organised by Cirencester branch) either on the Saturday or Sunday afternoons from 2 – 4p.m. visit www.colesbournegardens.org.uk. Shipton under Wychwood ringers have taken part in this for the last three years, as a bonus ringers get free entry to visit the gardens. This year we were joined by friends from Fairford and Oxford, and rang a quarter peal of mixed doubles prior to general ringing.  It is a ground floor ring of 5 open to the Church, visitors are drawn to the church by the sound of the bells, many of them take pictures and the ringers are very much on view. Money is raised for charities and the Church, visitors when asked to comment on the event, mention the bellringing and the legendary teas and cakes, which the ringers are happy to partake in as a reward for their efforts! Thanks to all for taking part.

See pictures on news page.


Another quarter peal for Laura

Post 19-1-2024

Congratulations to Laura who has rapidly followed her first QP with her first away from cover ringing the treble to Grandsire doubles. Bellboard.

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    The Claire Tarrant Award 2023 has been awarded to Mandy Gasson-Shields
    Claire was Chipping Norton Branch Secretary for a total of thirteen years, also Branch Representative and Deputy Ringing-Master.At the time of her death, she was Branch Ringing-Master.
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