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Andrew Elliston – Andrew died during the night of 23/24 May. He rang at Sonning and was a Branch officer. Our sympathy is with his wife Pam. [25/5/16]
Pull-up banner – Now available. See details . [29/4/16]
Spring Newsletter - available to download [4/4/16]
Bookstall stock – List of available books now online. [13/3/16]
Guild 6-bell competition - Result and picture [9/10/15]
8-bell competition - Result [10/10/15]
Charmborough Ring at Hurst Show – 25-26 June. See details
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About the Branch
Sonning Deanery Branch serves the bellringers of 17 churches with bells hung for full-circle English-style ringing in southeast Berkshire, roughly covering the Church of England Deaneries of Sonning and Bracknell (see map ).
The Branch offers its members a comprehensive range of services .
It is one of 15 branches in the Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers (ODG), which is the largest territorial ringing society in the world, with around 2500 members.
ODG represents bell ringers in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, which together comprise the Diocese of Oxford. It is affiliated to the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers .
Rules of the ODG apply to Sonning Deanery Branch, supplemented by Sonning Deanery rules. For more information on Guild services, see the main ODG website. The Guild charges a modest annual subscription for resident members, due in January.
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Ringing towers in Sonning Deanery
A drawing by Stan Scott
Contact details provided on this website for Branch Officers and Tower Correspondents should only be used for legitimate purposes relating to Branch, Guild or other ringing-related activities, and for no other purpose.
Data Protection Act 1998 – As members should expect, a record of their membership is maintained on a combination of paper and computer systems. These records are solely used for the administration of the Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers and for communication with members relating to Guild/Branch activities. They are not made available to anyone for commercial purposes. If any member wishes to inspect the records held, please contact the Secretary . Further information on the Guild Policy on Data Protection can be found within the Documents section of this website.
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