Parish Council Meeting – 4 November 2019

Click on the following link to see the agenda for the November Monthly Meeting of the Parish Council to be held in The School Hall, Heptonstall J I & N School  on Monday 4 November 2019 commencing at 7.30 pm.

Minutes arising from the October 2019 meeting can be seen here.

Parish Council Meeting – 7 October 2019

Click on the following link to see the agenda for the October Monthly Meeting of the Parish Council to be held in The School Hall, Heptonstall J I & N School  on Monday 7 October 2019 commencing at 7.30 pm.

Minutes arising from the September 2019 meeting can be seen here.

Bell ringing at St Thomas’ Church

As most residents will be aware, St Thomas’ church possesses a fine ring of 8 bells, which were originally installed in 1912 and were fully refurbished in 2012. They are rung regularly for Sunday service (at least once a month), for practice/training of new ringers (most Tuesday evenings), full peals (once a month) and by visiting ringers from various parts of the country (occasional).

We are always looking for new ringers and currently rely on help from ringers from other churches in the area. As many will be aware, our oldest ringer and tower captain for over 50 years, Colin Ashworth, passed away in October 2013 and we have in recent years also lost two other longstanding members, Nick Helliwell and Geoff Cheetham. To ensure that the bells continue to ring out into the future, we do now need more local people to come forward and join us. Anyone who would like to learn more about bell-ringing and may be interested in becoming a member of our team, please feel free to contact George Campling for further information (details below).

Refurbished bells

We are also very keen to keep residents informed about our ringing activities and we recognise that  people would appreciate advance notice of any prolonged periods of ringing, such as the monthly peals, which last for approx. 3 hours at a time. These are already posted on the weekly notice of church services and activities in the church porch, but in an attempt to reach a wider audience the details are also published on this website.

Ringing planned over the next few months is as follows:

Sunday mornings (10.30-11.30):  1 September, 22 September, 17 November, 1 December

Tuesday practices (19.45-21.00): most Tuesdays (generally not the first Tuesday in the month)

Peals (approx. 3 hours’ continuous ringing):

Friday 20 September 15.00-18.15 approx

Friday 4 October 14.30-17.45 approx

Saturday 19 October 14.30-17.45

Please note that all timings are approximate, owing to the fact that generally ringers are travelling to the church from outside the area. There is however regular liaison with the local Environmental Health Department, to ensure that the overall level of ringing is kept within agreed guidelines.

A further update will be provided in November

Many thanks for your support……and look forward to hearing from you!

George Campling

Ringing Master, St Thomas’ church

01200-429344

Parish Council Meeting – 2 September 2019

Click on the following link to see the agenda for the September Monthly Meeting of the Parish Council to be held in The School Hall, Heptonstall J I & N School  on Monday 2 September 2019 commencing at 7.30 pm.

Minutes arising from the August 2019 meeting can be seen here.

Parish Council Meeting – August 2019

Click on the following link to see the agenda for the August Monthly Meeting of the Parish Council to be held in The School Hall, Heptonstall J I & N School  on Monday 5 August 2019 commencing at 7.30 pm.

An address on Mountain Biking by Dave Anderson will precede the meeting at 7:00pm.

Minutes arising from the July 2019 meeting can be seen here.

 

Parish Council Meeting – 1 July 2019

Click on the following link to see the agenda for the July Monthly Meeting of the Parish Council to be held in The School Hall, Heptonstall J I & N School  on Monday 1 July 2019 commencing at 7.30 pm.

Minutes arising from the May 2019 meeting can be seen here.

Minutes of the Annual Meeting held at the same time can be seen here.

2019 Annual and May 2019 Parish Council Meetings

Click on the following links to see the agendas for the 2019 Annual Parish Council Meeting and for the May Monthly Meeting of the Parish Council to be held in The School Hall, Heptonstall J I & N School  on Monday 13 May 2018 commencing at 7.00 p.m.

Minutes arising from the April 2019 meeting can be seen here.