The Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers

The Association currently has a number of Honorary Life Members, elected at an Annual General Meeting after proposal by one of the branches. Such Members are honoured after exceptional service to the aims and objectives of the Association.

NameBranchTowerElected
Frank ByrneWotton-under-EdgeDursley2001
Anthony CoxChippenham2008
Hugh EvansCheltenhamSwindon Village2021
Mrs Eileen GodwinCirencesterFairford1982
Peter HoldenCirencesterCirencester2001
T J JefferiesBristol RuralWinterbourne1995
Mrs Frances MulveyGloucesterBarnwood2005
Mike MulveyGloucesterBarnwood2005
Prof A NewingStroudPainswick1998
John NichollsNorth CotswoldChipping Campden1996
Joyce TuckerCirencesterFairford1998

Past Honorary Life Members are listed below, including a link to their obituaries, if available.

NameTowerElectedYear of Death
John AdamsChippenham19911993
Pat AllenUpton St Leonards20012002
Peter BakerBishop's Cleeve20012011
Terry BakerStroud20002005
Leslie BarryGloucester19731984
William BeardRuardean19631969
Albert BennetBristol19651975
Herbert BishopSwindon19661976
Mary BlissWinstone19752012
Tom BorehamLeckhampton, Cheltenham and Gloucester19731978
Richard BowdenSs Philip & Jacob Bristol20062018
Edwin BrownSs Philip & Jacob, Bristol19691975
Albert BurcombeStinchcombe19551955
Rev Bill BurltonCromhall19772009
Frank CanterMinchinhampton19771980
Dick ChewDymock19841994
Geoff ClarkBourton-on-the-Water20042014
Wilf CocksKnowle19931998
Gilbert CollinsAlveston19771983
William CookWesterleigh19741982
Hubert CuffDursley19641965
Bill DaniellChrist Church, Swindon19751994
Ralph DavisMinchinhampton19982012
H DayMeysey Hampton19631969
Fred DixonSt James Bristol19691986
Len DowdeswellStow on the Wold19721992
G EdmundsAvening19621969
Len EdwardsGloucester Cathedral19942002
Bill FarmerSt Mary Cheltenham19791992
Bert FerrisWesterleigh19982018
Edwin GeorgeWestbury-on-Trym19972003
Bill GodwinFairford19821982
Mrs J GouldHenbury19631970
J GouldingLydney19611973
George GouldingPainswick19661968
Ivor GoulterNorton20012002
Hedley S GregoryClifton19691974
Frank HansfordSt Mary Redcliffe19731980
Cyril HardingMangotsfield19661971
Don HaskinsAlmondsbury20002020
Ralph HazellFrampton on Severn19701989
Harold HeathChippenham St Paul19731982
Len HewittGloucester and Wickwar19641966
Elizabeth HobbsSlimbridge19641979
C JordonBisley19631978
Les JoynesLongborough19721978
Mr F KingBerkeley19671974
Frank LewisCirencester19651973
William LewisBerkeley19551958
Canon J G ListerHuntley19641966
Richard LovelockLacock19931996
Dick MalpassStone19711975
Norman MartinDursley19792007
Hubert MatthewsStonehouse19922009
George MizenAbson19741984
Trevor NewburyEckington and formerly of Cheltenham19661993
James ParkerWotton under Edge19601965
G PearceMeysey Hampton19631969
Leslie PearceSt James, Bristol19802002
Frank PendryPrestbury19571965
Bernard PhillipsBourton on the Water19681975
Alan PidgeonChipping Sodbury20012013
Ted PlayerMalmesbury19691994
Frank PontingMinchinhampton19701970
Stanley PooleThornbury19761981
F PrattLeckhampton19611963
Tom PriceStonehouse and Rodborough19661970
William PritchardStroud19711975
Alfie ReevesSt Stephen Bristol19571965
William RichingsMangotsfield19801980
William RicketsWroughton19601973
Rev RigbyLonghope19731979
William RobertsNewent19571958
Albert RodmanCoalpit Heath19741991
Charlie RousePrestbury19771996
Mary RouseChurchdown19772014
W SeersMangotsfield19521952
Ralph ShailesPurton19631981
William ShottLittledean19761983
Frank SimmondsMinchinhampton19772004
John SlyNorthleach19681976
Llew SlyNorthleach19972008
Gilbert SprulesAbson19741979
John SprulesAbson19741984
T StewardTirley19631978
William StowellBrislington19661969
David StrongSherston20032013
Eric SuttonSwindon20092017
Hilary SuttonChrist Church Swindon19641967
Ernie ThomasWinterbourne19741982
Jack TroutSt Paul Chippenham19661968
Ernest TruemanSt Andrews Chippenham19661967
Walter TruemanBroad Blunsdon19732002
Fred TurnerNewent19841986
Alfred VernallWestbury on Severn19721976
Jack VincentBlunsdon19601978
Ken WeeksWarmley19952004
Ray WilliamsCoalpit Heath19781994
Vic WillsAlmondsbury19751975
Dudley WilsonRedmarley19781994
Sidney WiltshireSt Andrew, Chippenham19521953
Tom WittsStroud19711977
Cyril WrattenCheltenham19912004
Walter WrightBisley19972001