News and information 2009
Ringing over the Christmas
Sundays - as usual 10am for Sunday
worship starting at 10.30am.
Christmas Eve 11pm for service
Christmas morning 10am for service
starting at 10.30am.
New Year's Day 12 noon
Members of the
handbell ringing group have entertained residents and staff at the
Convent of Mercy Nursing Home in Colwyn Bay, where one of our former
ringing colleagues Brian Blythe is also a resident following a stroke.
The group also entertained members of the Llandudno
and Conwy Valley Retired Teachers' Association at their annual
Christmas lunch on 9th December, and also parishioners and friends in
the Church hall after the Son et
Lumiere on 10th December.
Members of the audience join the handbell ringers to "have a go" with
the bells after the Son et Lumiere.
Saturday 21st November. Members of
the handbell ringing group entertained with seasonal tunes at the
Parish Christmas Fayre. The ringers were: Betty, Anne, Veronica,
Stan, Robin and Ellen.
During November the 1st
Llandudno Guides visited the tower to learn about the church bells and
how to ring them and also had a go at handbell ringing.
Sunday 8th November. The bells were
rung half-muffled for half an hour before the Civic Service for
Remembrance at Holy Trinity.
Friday 25 September.
A quarter peal of 1260 Plain Bob Doubles was rung to mark the
retirement of our Vicar the Rev Jane Allen. This was also rung to
congratulate Brian and Iris Patmore of Chelmsford who celebrated their
Golden Wedding Anniversary the following day 26 September.
Front row left to right: Ellen Jenkins (1st qtr), Rev Jane Allen,
Elizabeth Curtis, Lynn Ferriday
Rear row left to right: Stan Whittaker, Jason M Walker, and David
Monday 14th September. A group of
our handbell ringers entertained
members of the Eglwysbach WI at their monthly meeting. Some of the
members were gallant enough to 'have a go' afterwards and all seemed to
enjoy the evening.
September. North Wales Association
Striking Competition held at Holy Trinity. A lovely sunny afternoon for
ourselves and all our visitors. The competition was won by Buckley who
now go on to represent North Wales in the All Wales competition to be
held in Newport later this month. Welshpool was 2nd and Bangor 3rd. The
home tower was 5th.
A service of evensong and delicious tea followed
the competition. Thanks to all.
August. An exchange
of emails with Ruth in Harare suggests that things might be getting a
little better. There is now no inflation but that is because Zimbabwe
now uses the US dollar as its currency. There are goods in the shops
but low wages make it difficult for the ordinary person to afford them.
Ruth's most recent letter appeared in the Ringing
World just a few weeks ago but we will not reproduce it here for the
time being. She describes the enthronement of the new Bishop which
appears to have created great interest and excitement.
Garry Peel who has graduated as Bachelor of Theology from Bangor
University. Garry has been a regular visiting ringer to Holy
Trinity while he has been a student, and hopefully we shall see more of
him in the next year when he will be studying for his Masters'
degree. Well done, Garry
June. This was the 80th birthday of one of our former
Brian Blythe, who unfortunately is still at the Convent of Mercy
Nursing Home in Colwyn Bay following a stroke. Our handbell
ringers went along and entertained Brian and some of the residents too.
We were pleased that Brian's wife Betty and her friend Elaine were part
of the group.
30 May. We welcomed
ringers from Liverpool Cathedral who rang a 1280 quarter peal of
Cornwall Surprise Major. The ringers are shown in the photo below
and the visit was led by Sam Austin (2nd
from, left back row) and the quarter conducted by Simon Webb (4th from
left, back row).
Saturday 16 May. The North
Wales Association (Gwynedd & W Clwyd Branch) Striking Competition
was held at Beaumaris. Our team was Colin Birbeck, Lynn Ferriday,
Elizabeth Curtis, Becky Anderson, David Raggett (C) and Stan
Whittaker. The judge Donald Marshall placed us 3rd for our touch
of Plain Bob Doubles out of five teams entering.
2 April. The scheduled
open method ringing for Monday 6 April was postponed because of Holy
Week to Monday 20 April.
27 - 29 March. We were very
pleased that Wilf and Cherie Grove were able to join us for our
practice on Friday 27 March and also for Sunday ringing on 29
March. Wilf and Cherie were enjoying a short break in Llandudno
and it was good to see them again. Wilf is well known for his
bell muffles (Big Wilfs Bell Muffles).
Back row left to-
right: Wilf Grove, Stan Whittaker, John Horsfield. Front row Lynn
Feriday, Ellen Jenkins, Elizabeth Curtis, Cherie Grove, Gillian
Saturday 14 March. The North
Wales Association of Church Bellringers Association AGM was held at the
Church of SS Eurgain & Peter, Northop. The meeting
included ringing, a service and tea.
Harare Cathedral. The
position is still unchanged, according to a letter in Ringing World, i.e. there is still
no ringing. See Bells News 2008 for more information on the
7 February. The AGM and ringing event of the N Wales
Association (Gwynedd & West Clwyd branch, was held at Holy Trinity.
A reasonable number was in attendance including ten of our own ringers.
Members enjoyed ringing from 2.30 till 4.00 pm followed by a short
service of evensong, refreshments, the AGM and further ringing. The
existing officials were re-elected, namely Tony Diserens (Bangor) -
Ringing Master, Tim Hollinghurst (Bangor Students' Society) -
Secretary, and Stan Whittaker (Llandudno) - treasurer.
The 2009/10 programme will include a striking competition in May, a
short tour of several towers in early November, and the AGM in February
2010. There will of course be four quarterly Association meetings. All
dates will be published in due course on the Association website.
Thursday 1st January. The New
Year was rung in.
Back row left to
right: Stan Whittaker, Peter Goodwin, Gillian Blackwell, Athol
left to right: Ellen
Jenkins, Elizabeth Curtis, Linda Fraser, and Susan Calvert.
Last updated: January 2010.
Archived: January 2016.