The Rochester District Outing this year is heading to Oxford on Saturday 10th September.
Although tower details aren’t 100% confirmed as yet, the current plan is as follows:
11.00-11.45 New College (10, 20cwt)
12.15-1.00 St Giles (8, 14-0-1)
LUNCH (packed lunch, or find a pub if you would prefer)
2.30-3.30 St Mary Magdalene (10, 7-1-12)
3.45-4.15 Charmborough Ring (in the grounds of Christ Church) (6, 0-3-10)
4.15-5.00 Christ Church Cathedral (service ringing with locals to help) (12, 31-0-23)
5.15-6.00 St. Ebbe (8, 4-3-19)
A 53-seat coach has been booked for the day, and there will be 2 pickup points at Sittingbourne Train Station at 7.30am (for those in the East) and Meopham School at 8.15am (for those in the West). If you have family that would like to spend the day in Oxford whilst we are ringing, they are welcome to join us on the coach. It is Oxford ‘Open Doors’ weekend, so there will be lots of opportunities for non-ringers to enjoy visiting some interesting places whilst we are ringing.
The cost of the day will be £25 per ringer (including tower donations), or £15 per non-ringer. We will be getting dropped off & picked up outside Christ Church, and from there we will walk between the towers (at most 10 minutes walk between).
As we still have plenty of space on the coach, I would like to invite anyone from around the County who can handle a bell competently and ring at least rounds and call changes to join us for the day!
If you would like to come along, please provide me with the following:
No. of places required
Full names of all those requiring a place (including whether they are a ringer or non-ringer)
Home tower of all the ringers in your group
Cash or cheque (payable to D Davis) for the total amount
If you would prefer to pay by bank transfer, please drop me an email with the other information above and I will let you have bank details. Please circulate this to all of your ringers and encourage them to join us for what should be a great day out.
Any questions, just let me know.
Doug Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rochester District Ringing Master