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Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Overbury, Worcestershire
St Faith
Saturday, 7 January 2023 in 43m (9–1–21 in A♭)
1260 Plain Bob Minor and Mixed Doubles (3m)
720 of Plain Bob Minor, 240 each of St Simon's and St Martin's Doubles & 60 of Plain Bob Doubles, 10 COM.
1 Steve Bowley
2 Richard Lewis-Skeath
3 Rachel D Page
4 Neil Garner
5 Harry Stephenson (C)
6 David M Jones
Ringing World page reference: 5839.0275

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Kemerton, Worcestershire
St Nicholas
Saturday, 7 January 2023 in 46m (12 in F♯)
1296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Isabel Hitchings
2 Harry Stephenson
3 Richard Lewis-Skeath
4 Reg Hitchings
5 Steve Bowley
6 Neil Garner (C)

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Great Comberton, Worcestershire
St Michael
Saturday, 7 January 2023 in 40m (8–2–16 in B♭)
1260 St Clement's College Bob Minor
1 Reg Hitchings
2 Isabel Hitchings
3 Harry Stephenson
4 Steve Bowley
5 Neil Garner
6 Richard Lewis-Skeath (C)

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Elmley Castle, Worcestershire
St Mary
Saturday, 7 January 2023 in 59m (17 in E)
1440 Plain Bob Minor
1 Isabel Hitchings
2 Harry Stephenson
3 Reg Hitchings
4 Richard Lewis-Skeath
5 Neil Garner (C)
6 Steve Bowley
Rung for epiphany.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Hallow, Worcestershire
St Philip and St James
Saturday, 14 January 2023 in 3h 7 (21–2–17 in E)
5088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by D F Morrison
1 Raymon A Sheasby
2 Nicholas K Allsopp
3 Roger H Hunt
4 Neil J Garner
5 Robert Tregillus
6 Steve Bowley
7 Roderic K Bickerton
8 Michael Chester (C)
200th peal: 2.
Ringing World page reference: 5832.0102

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Shotteswell, Warwickshire
St Lawrence
Thursday, 19 January 2023 (9–1–0 in G)
120 Double Oxford Bob Minor
1 John Hearn
2 Isabel Hitchings
3 Brenda Dixon
4 Simon Dixon (C)
5 Brenda Parr
6 Paul Evans
A 90th birthday compliment to Robert Gilchrist, organist at Shotteswell.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Childswickham, Worcestershire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 18 February 2023 in 41m (11–3–26 in F♯)
1260 Doubles (9m/v)
300 of Plain Bob & 120 each of St Simons, St Martins, St Leonards, Austrey, Seighford, April Day, Eyensham & Elford
1 Rob Newman
2 Neil Garner
3 Alison Lee
4 Martin Penny
5 Harry Stephenson (C)
6 Tim Watkin
First Quarter Peal (6)
Most methods and variations (3)
Ringing World page reference: 5836.0196

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Ashton under Hill, Worcestershire
St Barbara
Sunday, 19 February 2023 in 41m (7–1–16 in A)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Alison Lee
2 Graham Lee
3 Harry Stephenson
4 Claire Penny
5 Martin Penny (C)
6 Gill Joseph

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Badsey, Worcestershire
St James
Saturday, 25 February 2023 in 3h 6 (15–0–4 in F)
5088 Badsey Surprise Major
Composed by D F Morrison (3384)
1 Roger H Hunt
2 Neil J Garner
3 Rachel D Page
4 Robert Tregillus
5 Henry J Stephenson
6 Steve Bowley
7 Nicholas K Allsopp
8 Michael Chester (C)
Rung in memory of Phyllis Brazier, former Guild Vice President, and Robert Hall, past ringers at Badsey.
Ringing World page reference: 5838.0242

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Hinton on the Green, Worcestershire
St Peter
Monday, 13 March 2023 (10–1–8 in G)
Call Changes
Round and Call Changes to Queens
Composed by Clare Davies
1 Holly Grinnell
2 Charlie Griffiths
3 Martin Raymond
4 Vicky Green
5 Andy Grelak
6 Martin Robins
Rung for the Four Shires 50th Anniversary

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Bloxham, Oxfordshire
Our Lady of Bloxham
Thursday, 16 March 2023 (26–3–7 in C♯)
139 Grandsire Triples
1 Isobel Murphy
2 Isabel Hitchings
3 Brenda Dixon
4 Reg Hitchings
5 Gerald Trevor
6 Simon Dixon (C)
7 Paul Evans
8 Peter Harris
Rung as part of our monthly tour in loving memory of Ian D Thompson of Allesley, who was a regular attendee on these tours.
Ringing World page reference: 5849.0577

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Bloxham, Oxfordshire
Our Lady of Bloxham
Thursday, 16 March 2023 (26–3–7 in C♯)
Call Changes
Sue Tompsett
Chris Seers
Jenny Ball
Sandra Parker
Sue Bacon
Keith Abbott
Keith Murphy
Len Morley
Joy Pluckrose (C)
Rung as part of our monthly tour in loving memory of Ian D Thompson of Allesley, who was a regular attendee on these tours.
Ringing World page reference: 5849.0577

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Aynho, Northamptonshire
St Michael
Thursday, 16 March 2023 (16–1–20 in F)
168 Grandsire Triples
1 Toby
2 Isobel Murphy
3 Brenda Parr
4 Cathy Dixon
5 Chris Seers
6 Jenny Ball
7 Paul Evans
8 Nicholas Parr (C)
Fondly remembering Robin Green, a regular attendee of these tours, who never believed we would ever get these bells for our monthly ringing.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire
St Edmunds
Saturday, 25 March 2023
Call Changes, Plain Bob
Fran Hudson
Kathy McCarthy
Ruth Travis
David Hudson
Gerald Phillips
Gerald Smith
Stuart Cummings
Michael Cummings
Len Morley
Practice dedicated to 50th anniversary of the re-forming of the Four Shires Guild of Bellringers

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Todenham, Gloucestershire
St Thomas of Canterbury
Sunday, 26 March 2023 (12–2–10 in F)
120 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Elizabeth Royle
2 Keith Murphy
3 Isobel Murphy (C)
4 Jane Gilbert
5 Nicholas Allsopp
6 Rob Stansbury
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary pf the reforming of the Four Shires Guild on 30th March 1973.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Bretforton, Worcestershire
St Leonard
Sunday, 26 March 2023 in 20m (8–3–11 in F♯)
Call Changes
1 Roger Hunt (C)
2 Bill Boyce
3 Sheila Ryan
4 Gill Joseph
5 Christina Ireland
6 Tom Sandham
Rung before the Benefice Eucharist by Bretforton & Badsey ringers (2+4).

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Brailes, Warwickshire
St George
Sunday, 26 March 2023 (29–0–19 in C)
Service Ringing Rounds and Call Changes
Michael Cummings
Gerald Phillips
Ian Haycock
Len Morley
Martin Guy
Simon Haycock
Stuart Cummings
DEDICATED TO THE 50 TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RE - FORMING OF THE FOUR SHIRES GUILD OF BELLRINGERS

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Whichford, Warwickshire
Tuesday, 28 March 2023 in 20m (12–3–23 in G)
480 Grandsire Doubles
1 Caroline Makepeace
2 Peter Kenealy
3 Michael Cummings
4 Trevor Hobday (C)
5 Sarah Elliott
6 Stuart Cummings
To commemorate 4 Shires Guild 50th Anniversary.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Tysoe, Warwickshire
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday, 29 March 2023 (12–0–18 in F)
Rounds and Call Changes
1 Ruth Travis
2 Jane Millward
3 Kathryn McCarthy
4 Nigel Dick
5 Graham Oliver
6 David Bell
Rung to mark the 50th Anniversary of The Four Shires Guild Re-launch Celebrations

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Tredington, Warwickshire
St Gregory
Wednesday, 29 March 2023 in 50m (16–1–20 in D)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Kathryn McCarthy
2 Richard H Budd
3 Isobel Murphy
4 Sarah Elliott
5 Claire Penny (C)
6 Keith Murphy
Rung to mark the 50th Anniversary year of the re-establishment of the Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers on 30th March 1973.
Also rung with good wishes to Martin Taylor-Reid on his Birthday.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Hinton on the Green, Worcestershire
St Peter
Thursday, 30 March 2023 in 46m (10–1–8 in G)
1280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
1 Alison Lee
2 Rachel D Page
3 Nick Allsopp
4 David M Jones
5 Roger Hunt
6 Steve Bowley
7 Neil Garner
8 Harry Stephenson (C)
Wishing Rachel a Happy Birthday today.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Tredington, Warwickshire
St Gregory
Sunday, 2 April 2023 (16–1–20 in D)
Rounds and Call Changes
Richard H Budd
Kathryn McCarthy
Mike Rees
Eddie Sandiford
Martin Taylor-Reid
Ruth Travis
Rung prior to our Sunday Service, to mark the 50th Anniversary year of the re-establishment of the Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers on 30th March 1973.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire
St Edward
Saturday, 22 April 2023 in 50m (27–2–24 in D)
1260 Grandsire Triples
1 Jane Gilbert
2 Rachel D Page
3 David M Jones
4 Claire Penny
5 Harry Stephenson (C)
6 Steve Bowley
7 Neil Garner
8 Nick Allsopp
For St George's Day and in memory of Barry Humphries - AKA Dame Edna.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Bretforton, Worcestershire
St Leonard
Sunday, 23 April 2023 in 30m (8–3–11 in F♯)
Call Changes
1 Roger Hunt (C)
2 Rob Davis
3 Bill Boyce
4 Thea Jenkins
5 Marion Jones
6 Christina Ireland
7 John Cleveland
8 Rob Newman
Rung prior to Holy Communion on St George's Day followed by the launch at The Fleece Inn marking the start of the British Asparagus season.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Bicester, Oxfordshire
St Edburg
Thursday, 27 April 2023 in 5m (15–0–7 in F)
Tolling
1 Matthew Turvey
In memoriam of Mary Butt, 89 Full Circle Tolls struck on the tenor bell after her funeral.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Pebworth, Worcestershire
St Peter
Saturday, 29 April 2023 in 45m (11–3–9 in F♯)
1260 Grandsire Triples
1 Graham Lee
2 Neil Garner
3 Alison Lee
4 Steve Bowley
5 Harry Stephenson (C)
6 Roger Hunt
7 Nick Allsopp
8 Stefanie Whittle
First trebling to Triples (1).
First inside to Grandsire Triples (3).

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Pebworth, Worcestershire
St Peter
Sunday, 30 April 2023 in 39m (11–3–9 in F♯)
1260 Mixed Doubles (26m/v)
St Simon's, St Martin's, St Osmond's, Eynesbury, St Alban's, St Paul's, St Ambrose, St John the Evangelist, Cassington, St Peter's, St Patrick's, Candlemas, Elford, Austrey, St Felix, St Wenceslas, Eynsham, St Leonard's, St Ninian's, St John the Baptist, Plain Bob, Kennington, Old Bob, Sleighford, April Day, Grandsire.
1 Elizabeth M Tennant
2 Martin Penny
3 Alison Lee
4 Harry Stephenson
5 Neil J Garner (C)
6 Christopher W Tennant
To welcome Isabella Louisa Mary Spencer. Born 01.03.2023.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Wellesbourne, Warwickshire
St Peter
Friday, 5 May 2023 in 30m
Call Changes
Sue Bacon
Michael Dane (C)
Stewart Heritage
Rita Lewis
Simon Oram
Ben Turpin
Rung prior to a Coronation Prayer Service
Ringing World page reference: 5846a.0515

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Willersey, Gloucestershire
St Peter
Saturday, 6 May 2023 (12 in G)
General Ringing
Call changes and Plain Hunt on 6
Rekha Pitt
Sarah Fletcher
Pete Kavanagh
Bob Topp
Natacha Murphy
Lisa Hillyard
Garry Murphy
Peter Reading
Robin Johnson
Chrissy Wainwright
Heather Lishman
Anthony Lishman
Lena Stranks
Rung prior to the coronation of King Charles III.
First performance for Natacha and Garry Murphy, Heather and Anthony Lishman, and Peter Reading.
Ringing World page reference: 5846a.0466

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Willersey, Gloucestershire
St Peter
Saturday, 6 May 2023 in 35m (12 in G)
120 Call Changes
Calling: reverse Stedman
1 Pete Kavanagh
2 Lena Stranks
3 Robert Chadburn (C)
4 Rekha Pitt
5 Sarah Fletcher
6 Chrissy Wainwright
Rung for the coronation of King Charles III.
Ringing World page reference: 5846a.0466

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Willersey, Gloucestershire
St Peter
Saturday, 6 May 2023 in 39m (12 in G)
120 Call Changes
Calling: reverse Stedman.
1 Rekha Pitt
2 Lisa Hillyard
3 Robin Johnson
4 Bob Topp
5 Robert Chadburn (C)
6 Pete Kavanagh
Longest call change length 3.
Rung for the coronation of King Charles III.
Ringing World page reference: 5846a.0466

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Wellesbourne, Warwickshire
St Peter
Saturday, 6 May 2023 in 30m
Call Changes
Sue Bacon
Richard Brown
Caroline Dane
Michael Dane (C)
Stewart Heritage
Rita Lewis
Cyril Loman
Simon Oram
Sarah Thomas
Ben Turpin
Rung prior to the Coronation.
Cyril Loman has now rung for 2 Coronations.
Ringing World page reference: 5846a.0515

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Saintbury, Gloucestershire
St Nicholas
Saturday, 6 May 2023 (11–0–24 in F♯)
Call Changes
Bob Topp
Pete Kavanagh
Robin Johnson
Sarah Fletcher
Chrissy Wainwright
Lena Stranks
Robert Chadburn
For the coronation of King Charles III
Ringing World page reference: 5846a.0465

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Moreton-in-marsh, Gloucestershire
St David
Saturday, 6 May 2023 (10–0–14 in G)
Coronation 48 Changes and Rounds
Call changes conducted by Jess McCarthy
Nicholas Allsopp
Jess McCarthy
Elizabeth Royle
Rob Stansbury
Jane Gilbert
Annie Cunningham
Gary McCarthy
Carmen McCarthy
First ringing unaided - Carmen McCarthy (8 years old)
Rung in honour of the Coronation of His Majesty, King Charles III prior to his Coronation.
Long Live the King.
Ringing World page reference: 5846a.0465

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire
St David
Saturday, 6 May 2023 in 2h 48 (10–0–14 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Triples
Composed by M. J. Pomeroy
1 Nicholas K Allsopp
2 Roger H Hunt
3 Jane Gilbert
4 Richard Lewis-Skeath
5 Simon Adams
6 Mark W Sayers
7 Henry J Stephenson (C)
8 Robert P Stansbury
First peal as conductor
Rung in honour for the Coronation of His Majesty, King Charles III. Long Live the King.
Ringing World page reference: 5846a.0464

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Hinton on the Green, Worcestershire
St Peters
Saturday, 6 May 2023
Rounds
1 Holly Grinnell
2 Vicky Green
3 Martin Raymond
4 Clare Davies
5 Andy Grelak
6 Martin Robins
Rang in celebration of King Charles III Coronation.
Ringing World page reference: 5846a.0521

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Childswickham, Worcestershire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 6 May 2023 (11–3–26 in F♯)
Call Changes
Alison Lee
Martin Robins
Freddie Barwise
Matthew Turvey
Bill Wadsworth
Graham Lee
Andy Grelak
Tim Watkin
Rang for the coronation
Ringing World page reference: 5846a.0520

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Buckland, Gloucestershire
St Michael
Saturday, 6 May 2023 (14 in F♯)
Call Changes
Alison Lee
Martin Robins
Graham Lee
Bill Wadsworth
Tim Watkin
Matthew Turvey
Ringing World page reference: 5846a.0465

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Bretforton, Worcestershire
St Leonard
Saturday, 6 May 2023 in 45m (8–3–11 in F♯)
Call Changes
2 Bill Boyce
3 Thea Jenkins
4 Marion Jones
5 Alan Curry
6 Rob Davis
7 John Cleveland
8 Roger Hunt (C)
Rung in celebration prior to the Coronation of HM King Charles III.
Ringing World page reference: 5846a.0520

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Ilmington, Warwickshire
St Mary
Monday, 8 May 2023 in 48m (12–3–26 in E)
1260 Plain Bob Triples
1 Peter Mackley
2 Fran Chapman
3 Bill Sabin
4 George Osborn
5 Sarah Elliott
6 Jacqueline Hands
7 Michael Dane (C)
8 Bill Nash
For the Coronation
Ringing World page reference: 5846a.0513

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Bretforton, Worcestershire
St Leonard
Saturday, 20 May 2023 in 45m (8–3–11 in F♯)
1260 Grandsire Triples
1 Nick Allsopp
2 Jane Gilbert
3 Rosemary J Humphrey
4 Richard Lewis-Skeath
5 David M Jones
6 Rachel D Page
7 Roger Hunt (C)
8 Rob Newman
A compliment to Spencer Mitchell, retiring Churchwarden, PCC Treasurer and former Treasurer of Bretforton Silver Band as he celebrated his 80th birthday today.
Ringing World page reference: 5855.0705

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Pebworth, Worcestershire
St Peter
Monday, 29 May 2023 in 46m (11–3–9 in F♯)
1296 Plain Bob Caters
1 Alison Lee
2 Neil Garner
3 Rachel D Page
4 Richard Lewis-Skeath
5 Jane Gilbert
6 Claire Penny
7 Roger Hunt
8 Nick Allsopp
9 Harry Stephenson (C)
10 Steve Bowley
Wishing a Happy Wedding Anniversary to Alan Styan and Georgia Knight, friends to 9.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Evesham, Worcestershire
The Bell Tower
Sunday, 25 June 2023 in 52m (14–2–26 in F♯)
1296 Plain Bob Caters
1 Alison Lee
2 Reg Hitchings
3 Claire Penny
4 Isabel Hitchings
5 Neil Garner
6 Roger Hunt
7 Rachel D Page
8 David M Jones
9 Harry Stephenson (C)
10 Martin Penny
Rung to mark the end of the 2023 Vale of Evesham National Morris Weekend

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Ashton under Hill, Worcestershire
St Barbara
Wednesday, 28 June 2023 in 41m (7–1–16 in A)
1260 Mixed Doubles (9m/v)
300 Grandsire plus 120 each of St Martins, St Paul’s, St Simons, St Albans, Plain Bob, Kennington, April Day, Reverse Canterbury
1 Roger Hunt
2 Alison Lee
3 Harry Stephenson
4 Neil Garner
5 Martin Penny (C)
6 Sarah Bent
First quarter - 6

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Willersey, Gloucestershire
St Peter
Tuesday, 4 July 2023 in 33m (12 in G)
120 Call Changes
On the reverse Stedman principle
1 Helen Chadburn
2 Lena Stranks
3 Sarah Fletcher
4 Rekha Pitt
5 Robert Chadburn (C)
6 Pete Kavanagh
To welcome Evie Helen Chadburn, born yesterday to Jenny Chadburn and Matt Grove, and first grandchild for 1 and 5.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Saintbury, Gloucestershire
St Nicholas
Monday, 10 July 2023 in 50m (11–0–24 in F♯)
1264 Plain Bob Major
View composition
1 Sarah L Elliott
2 Richard Lewis-Skeath
3 Jane Gilbert
4 Alison Lee
5 Nick Allsopp
6 Roger Hunt
7 Steve Bowley
8 Harry Stephenson (C)
For the 75th Anniversary of the National Health Service. One employee and seven patients!
Ringing World page reference: 5857.0754

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Cherington, Warwickshire
St John the Baptist
Monday, 10 July 2023 in 44m (5–3–22 in B)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
PLAIN BOB DOUBLES
1 Michael Cummings
2 Sarah L Elliott (C)
3 Frances Chapman
4 Len Morley
5 Nicholas Allsopp
6 Stuart Cummings
QUARTER PEAL RANG PRIOR TO THE FUNERAL AT CHERINGTON OF RICHARD RUSSELL AGED 93 A BIG SUPPORTER OF CHERINGTON BELLS OVER THE YEARS. R.I.P. RICHARD.
Ringing World page reference: 5857.0752

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Ilmington, Warwickshire
St Mary
Wednesday, 19 July 2023 in 46m (12–3–26 in E)
1260 Plain Bob Triples
1 Bill Sabin
2 Fran Chapman
3 Sarah Elliott
4 Bill Nash
5 Peter Mackley
6 Jacqueline Hands
7 Michael Dane (C)
8 George Osborn
To celebrate the 90th birthday of Chris Righton, a ringer with this band.
Ringing World page reference: 5858.0773

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Overbury, Worcestershire
St Faith
Thursday, 20 July 2023 in 55m (9–1–21 in A♭)
1464 Original Minor
1 Richard Lewis-Skeath
2 Alison Lee
3 Steve Bowley
4 Nick Allsopp
5 Neil Garner
6 Harry Stephenson (C)
Wishing a Happy 90th Birthday to Marlene Bowley, mother of 3.
Ringing World page reference: 5860.0816

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire
St David
Saturday, 22 July 2023 in 47m (10–0–14 in G)
1260 Grandsire Triples
1 Claire Penny
2 Jane Gilbert
3 Graham Lee
4 Alison Lee
5 Daniel J Austin
6 Harry Stephenson
7 Martin Penny (C)
8 Matthew Turvey
To celebrate the forthcoming marriage of Aimee Jeffs & Sam Turner on 5th August 2023.
Also to celebrate the 30th Wedding Anniversary of Jane Gilbert (2) & Nick Allsopp on 24th July 2023.
First quarter in method (3)
First quarter on 8 (8)
Ringing World page reference: 5859.0795

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
St Peter
Saturday, 29 July 2023 in 49m (11–2–11 in F♯)
1260 Grandsire Triples
1 Isobel Murphy
2 Sarah Elliott
3 Neil Garner
4 Harry Stephenson
5 Keith Murphy
6 Nick Rudge
7 Martin Penny (C)
8 Len Morley
In memory of Michael Anthony Fisher who sadly passed away on 3rd June 2023. A much loved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle who bequeaths the world a terrific legacy of fun and love. A legacy that will be a continuing source of comfort and inspiration to all those who had the privilege of knowing him.
Ringing World page reference: 5860.0815

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Badsey, Worcestershire
St James
Saturday, 29 July 2023 in 53m (15–0–4 in F)
1344 Plain Bob Triples
View composition
1 Isabel Hitchings
2 Claire Penny
3 Richard Lewis-Skeath
4 Alison Lee
5 Roger Hunt
6 Neil Garner (C)
7 Harry Stephenson
8 Matthew Turvey
Wishing a Happy 18th Birthday to Richard's (3) daughter Eliza.
Ringing World page reference: 5860.0815

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Bishampton, Worcestershire
St James
Sunday, 30 July 2023 in 48m (10–2–4 in G)
1320 Stedman Doubles
1 Penny Carr
2 Harry Stephenson
3 Roger Hunt
4 Neil Garner
5 Martin Penny (C)
6 Claire Penny
To wish The Venerable Robert Jones, Archdeacon of Worcester, all the best in his retirement. Rung following his final service in the benefice.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Evesham, Worcestershire
The Bell Tower
Saturday, 12 August 2023 in 48m (14–2–26 in F♯)
1260 Grandsire Caters
1 Alison Lee
2 Tony Natt
3 David M Jones
4 Daniel J Austin
5 Sarah L Elliott
6 Harry Stephenson (C)
7 Richard Lewis-Skeath
8 Steve Bowley
9 Rachel D Page
10 Sally A Austin
Wishing a Happy 69th Wedding Anniversary to Bill and Hilary Stephenson, grandparents of Harry (6).
First quarter on 10 (4 & 5).
Ringing World page reference: 5863.0884

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Little Comberton, Worcestershire
St Peter
Thursday, 17 August 2023 in 47m (13–1–18 in G)
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1 Nick Hopkins
2 Alison Lee
3 Richard Lewis-Skeath
4 Roger Hunt
5 Steve Bowley
6 Harry Stephenson (C)
With special consideration for Steve's phone for it's improvised accompaniment over 16 total leads.
Ringing World page reference: 5863.0884

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Bretforton, Worcestershire
St Leonard
Sunday, 27 August 2023 in 25m (8–3–11 in F♯)
Call Changes
1 Roger Hunt (C)
2 Rob Davis
3 Bill Boyce
4 Thea Jenkins
5 Sheila Ryan
6 Christina Ireland
7 John Cleveland
8 Rob Newman
Rung for Holy Communion led and celebrated by The Venerable Robert Jones, Archdeacon of Worcester.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Bretforton, Worcestershire
St Leonard
Tuesday, 29 August 2023 in 44m (8–3–11 in F♯)
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1 Steve Bowley
2 Alison Lee
3 Sarah Elliott
4 Neil Garner
5 Reg Hitchings (C)
6 Roger Hunt
Rung with best wishes for a speedy recovery to John Wood and Spencer Mitchell, present and past churchwardens respectively.
Ringing World page reference: 5865.0930

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire
St David
Saturday, 2 September 2023 in 2h 48 (10–0–14 in G)
5060 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Composed by R D S Brown
1 Jane Gilbert
2 Steve Bowley
3 Robert Tregillus
4 Roger H Hunt
5 Simon E Adams
6 Nicholas K Allsopp
7 Ian N Robinson
8 Michael Chester (C)
Rung as a birthday compliment to Nick Allsopp, on the day of his 60th birthday.
100th together: 4 and 8.
Ringing World page reference: 5865.0928

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Bretforton, Worcestershire
St Leonard
Monday, 4 September 2023 (8–3–11 in F♯)
Tolling
8 Roger Hunt
The tenor bell was rung for 65 whole pulls at sunset to mark the passing earlier today of John Wood, Churchwarden and long-serving bandsman and former bandmaster of Bretforton Silver Band - he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Bretforton, Worcestershire
St Leonard
Saturday, 23 September 2023 in 10m (8–3–11 in F♯)
Tolling and Rounds and Call Changes
1 Roger Hunt (C)
3 Bill Boyce
4 Thea Jenkins
5 Rob Davis
6 Nigel Smith
7 John Cleveland
8 Neil Garner
Rung half-muffled for the funeral service of John Wood, Churchwarden and long-serving Bretforton Silver Band bandsman, with the tenor tolled as the coffin entered the church followed by ringing on 7 bells as the coffin was transported afterwards to the nearby cemetery.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Bretforton, Worcestershire
St Leonard
Saturday, 23 September 2023 in 47m (8–3–11 in F♯)
1260 Grandsire Triples
1 Martin Penny
2 Rachel D Page
3 Harry Stephenson
4 Sarah Elliott
5 Claire Penny
6 Neil Garner
7 Roger Hunt (C)
8 Paul Stephenson
Rung half-muffled early evening to the memory of John Wood whose funeral took place here earlier today - a well known and respected member of the church and village whose contribution to both was exceedingly great and will be sadly missed. RIP.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Strensham, Worcestershire
St John the Baptist
Saturday, 21 October 2023 in 2h 47 (11–0–8 in G)
5024 Winchester Delight Major
Composed by R J Angrave (No. 135)
1 Robert Tregillus
2 Rachel D Page
3 Neil J Garner
4 Rosemary K Hemmings
5 Steve Bowley
6 Richard Lewis-Skeath
7 Roger H Hunt
8 Michael Chester (C)
Ringing World page reference: 5872.1099

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Offenham, Worcestershire
St Mary and St Milburgh
Sunday, 5 November 2023 in 44m (10–3–2 in F♯)
1320 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Georgie Roberts
2 Richard Lewis-Skeath
3 Neil Garner
4 Claire Penny
5 Roger Hunt (C)
6 Neil Walters
Rung by benefice ringers immediately before the Service of Licensing and Installation of The Reverend Joanna Fielding as Priest-in-Charge to this Benefice of East Vale and Avon Villages.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Offenham, Worcestershire
St Mary and St Milburgh
Tuesday, 14 November 2023 in 42m (10–3–2 in F♯)
1272 Plain Bob Minimus
1 Neil Walters
2 Stefanie Whittle
3 Claire Penny
4 Graham Lee
5 Martin Penny (C)
6 Tobias Walters
1st Quarter Peal - 6
1st away from cover - 1
1st inside - 2

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Childswickham, Worcestershire
St Mary the Virgin
Saturday, 18 November 2023 in 46m (11–3–26 in F♯)
1260 Grandsire Doubles
1 Jess McCarthy
2 Jane Gilbert
3 Alison Lee (C)
4 Graham Lee
5 Neil J Garner
6 Nicholas Allsopp
First on treble 1.
First at conducting Grandsire doubles 3.
This quarter is dedicated to Henry,(four legged friend of 2 and 6) for all the interruptions during this quarter.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Childswickham, Worcestershire
St Mary the Virgin
Sunday, 19 November 2023 in 17m (11–3–26 in F♯)
60 Call Changes
sixty on thirds
1 Graham Lee
2 Alison Lee (C)
3 Martin Robins
4 Bill Wadsworth
5 Andy Grelak
6 Tim Watkin
Rang for Sunday service

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Childswickham, Worcestershire
St Mary the Virgin
Sunday, 3 December 2023 in 43m (11–3–26 in F♯)
1260 Grandsire Doubles
1 Martin Robins
2 Claire Penny
3 Alison Lee (C)
4 Graham Lee
5 Martin Penny
6 Stef Whittle
First on treble and first quarter 1

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Fladbury, Worcestershire
St John the Baptist
Sunday, 10 December 2023 (12–3–3 in G♯)
Rounds, Call Changes, and Plain Hunt
1 Cath Gillespie
2 Julian Richardson
3 Rob Sadler
4 Anthony Palmer
5 Dan Barker (C)
6 John Powell
First Plain Hunt rung by the band for service (and for ringers 1, 3, 4, 5 & 6).

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Bretforton, Worcestershire
St Leonard
Thursday, 21 December 2023 in 30m (8–3–11 in F♯)
Queens and Call Changes
Roger Hunt (C)
Rob Davis
Thea Jenkins
Bill Boyce
Sheila Ryan
Alan Curry
Rob Newman
John Cleveland
Matthew Turvey
Nigel Smith & George Jelfs are associated with the ringing.
Rung early morning on The Feast of St Thomas before adjourning to The Fleece Inn for refreshments and with the band's congratulations to local ringer George Jelfs on his 75th birthday.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Willersey, Gloucestershire
St Peter
Saturday, 23 December 2023 in 44m (12 in G)
1320 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Rekha Pitt
2 Sarah Fletcher
3 Beccie Williams
4 Neil Garner
5 Robert Chadburn (C)
6 Chrissy Wainwright
First Quarter Peal on an inside bell 2
Rung for Christmas

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Willersey, Gloucestershire
St Peter
Saturday, 23 December 2023 in 43m (12 in G)
1320 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Rekha Pitt
2 Beccie Williams
3 Chrissy Wainwright
4 Neil Garner
5 Robert Chadburn (C)
6 Lena Stranks
First Quarter Peal 6
First Quarter Peal on an inside bell 3
60th Birthday Compliment to Chrissy Wainwright.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Pebworth, Worcestershire
St Peter
Saturday, 23 December 2023 in 44m (11–3–9 in F♯)
1260 Grandsire Triples
1 Neil J Garner
2 Sarah L Elliott
3 Alison Lee
4 Martin Penny
5 Sally A Austin
6 Harry Stephenson
7 Daniel J Austin (C)
8 Michael J Austin
For Christmas.
On the back 8.
Ringing World page reference: 5881.0040

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Willersey, Gloucestershire
St Peter
Sunday, 24 December 2023 in 35m (12 in G)
120 Call Changes
Composed by Devon Principle
1 Lena Stranks (C)
2 Beccie Williams
3 Chrissy Wainwright
4 Robin Johnson
5 Sarah Fletcher
6 Robert Chadburn
First long length as caller 1
Rung for Christmas

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Althorpe, Lincolnshire
St Oswald
Thursday, 28 December 2023 in 20m (14 in F♯)
Tolling/chiming
1 Matthew Turvey
In memoriam Denise O'Keefe

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Childswickham, Worcestershire
St Mary the Virgin
Friday, 29 December 2023 in 45m (11–3–26 in F♯)
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1 Alison Lee
2 Christopher W Tennant
3 Elizabeth M Tennant
4 Graham Lee
5 Claire Penny
6 Martin Penny (C)
Rang to celebrate the Golden Wedding anniversary of Chris and Helen Povey.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Bretforton, Worcestershire
St Leonard
Friday, 29 December 2023 in 60m (8–3–11 in F♯)
General Ringing
1 Roger Hunt (C)
2 Rob Davis
3 Clare Davies
4 Fiona Gibson
5 Marion Jones
6 Sheila Ryan
7 Alan Curry
8 John Cleveland
9 Bill Boyce
10 Rob Newman
11 Matthew Turvey
12 Graham Lee
13 Bill Wadsworth
Rung for 'The Christmas Clatter', this year's annual gathering of the Bretwickhamton ringers (Bretforton, Childswickham & Hinton-on-the-Green towers), followed by refreshments and handbell ringing whilst celebrating Fiona's birthday today.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire
St Edmunds
Sunday, 31 December 2023
Rounds and Call Changes
1 Leonard G A Morley
2 Fran Hudson
3 Ruth Travis
4 David Hudson
5 Karen Faithfull
6 Sarah L Elliott
Rung 2023 out and welcomed 2024

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers
Childswickham, Worcestershire
St Mary the Virgin
Sunday, 31 December 2023 in 16m (11–3–26 in F♯)
60 Call Changes
1 Sheila Ryan
2 Freddie Barwise
3 Martin Robins
4 Bill Wadsworth
5 Gill Joseph
6 Tim Watkin
Sixty on thirds, Alison Lee (c)