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St Swithun’s Church Bell Ringers

We are all hoping that by the time you read this we shall be back able to ring for Sunday services and to practice and improve our performance. October has been a very frustrating time whilst we waited for the church roof repairs to be completed. This is particularly so as we have had two new enquiries from people wishing to join the band and we have been unable to make a start with them.

The roof repairs are an unfortunate necessity; but at least they have not fallen in a period when we would have been remembering the Great War and the centenaries of the deaths of people from Woodborough in the dreadful conflict around Paschendale.  We shall be ringing for Remembrance Sunday on the 12th November. The next centenaries to be remembered are for George Teather and Edmund James Webb  shortly before Easter in March next year.

Meanwhile we are offering the 2018 Bell Ringers Guild calendar for sale to raise funds for the Guild Bell Repair Fund, a charity which supports maintenance and augmentations at churches throughout the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. It is advertised in this month’s magazine.

We are still looking for new ringers to join us, so if you are interested in finding out more about the fascinating art of church bell ringing please get in touch. Our regular practice night is Thursday from 7.00pm.

Stephen Smith, Tower Captain

Tel. 965-4426 or 07817-979390

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 Many thanks also to all who contributed

Woodborough Bridge Club

Established in 1986 - Affiliated to the EBU

Celebrating 30 years of Bridge

Woodborough Village Hall   -   6.45pm for 7.00pm start.


For the third year running we are holding a friendly duplicate bridge drive to support the work of a local charity; this year we are raising money for Headway Nottingham. Headway is a locally started charity which helps to improve life after a brain injury.  Our event will be held on Wednesday 29th November; 12 noon in Woodborough Village Hall. Tickets £10.00 including a light lunch of sandwiches and home made cakes.  Please contact Jane (details below) if you would like to play in this event.

* Headway Nottingham will receive at least half of the donations raised.

If you would like to come along to our club please contact us.

Please contact Jane (0115 9652595)  or

St. Swithun’s Church Bell Ringers

One page per month with room for daily diary entries. Illustrated with full colour detachable postcards of historic local churches with a brief history of each one.

All proceeds go towards the Guild Bell Fund, a registered charity, which supports repairs, restorations and augmentations to church bells in the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham.

Available from Stephen Smith, or Sue Lobley (when you collect your morning newspaper). Only £5 including mailing envelope.

Orders and enquiries to Stephen Smith, Tower Captain, 4 Holme Close, Woodborough, Tel: 0115-965-4426 or email: