The tradition of ringing out the old and ringing in the new continued this year as we welcomed 2024.
Bell ringing is not only about ringing bells; there are also the social events. Our annual ringer’s dinner on twelfth night in the village hall was one such social event, thank you to Sheila Austin and Creative Catering for a fabulous meal…so good we’ve already booked Sheila for next year!
Rob Nickless’s Benefice Outing, which has now become an annual January event, combines both ringing and social. This year there were three guest towers in the morning (Chalgrove, Berrick Salome and Benson) followed by North Moreton. A big thank you to Jo Nickless and all her helpers for lunch in North Moreton Village Hall. Afternoon ringing continued at East Hagbourne, Blewbury and Aston Tirrold before an evening meal at The Red Lion in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell. The day was enjoyed by all those who attended and several people have commented on how lovely the bells sounded in Blewbury that day.
January seems to be disappearing fast and with Easter occurring at the end of March it won’t be too long before our intrepid ducks are getting ready for the annual Duck Race. More details in the next Bulletin.