In Memoriam

Death of Peter Hurcombe (past master & vice president)

It is with regret that we announce that Peter T. Hurcombe, past master of the association passed away last night (4th October) peacefully at home with his wife Kate. Pictured here with his Granddaughter Rachel Mahoney (Sussex Young Ringers Captain), this larger than life character will be missed by many. He was an amazing man who gave so much to the association and the art of change ringing. Our thoughts are with Peter's family at this sad time.

Peter's funeral will be on Friday 26th October 2018 at 1.30pm Holy Trinity Church Hurstpierpoint. There will be a family burial immediately following the service in South Avenue, Hurstpierpoint. Refreshments will be served at Hurstpierpoint Bowling Club. There will be open half - muffled ringing following the service for those who wish to participate. Family flowers only please but donations can be made to the MS Society via Paul Bowley Funeral Services. There will be a Remembrance book available both at the church and at the Bowling Club....please do take a little time to fill it in for Peter's family, who take comfort to read all your lovely comments.

Death of Roger James (West Hoathly ringer)

It is with regret that we have been informed of the death last week of Roger James, a member of the West Hoathly band.

Roger’s funeral will be held at West Hoathly, at 2pm on Friday 28 September 2018 followed by burial. There will be local ringing with a possible quarter peal.

Death of William (Bill) Hubbard (Burgess Hill ringer)

It is with regret that we have been informed of the death on 31st August 2018 of William (Bill) Hubbard, a member of the Burgess Hill band.

Bill was a member of SCACR for 50+ years and a held roles as Tower Captain and Secretary at Burgess Hill for many years.

The funeral will be held at St. John the Evangelist, Burgess Hill on Thursday 4th October 2018 at 11:00am.

There will be ringing before and after the service.

Update (5 October): 

Bill's family wrote to thank those who rang for the funeral: Thank you all so very much for the ringing that you and your colleagues carried out yesterday at Dad's funeral. How wonderful and joyous; we all really appreciated your efforts. Dad would have been so proud and I will always think of him (and Mum) when I hear church bells.

Death of Jane Powell (Bosham ringer)

It is with regret that we have been informed of the death on 26th July 2018 of Jane Powell, a member of the Bosham band.

Jane's funeral is at Holy Trinity Bosham on Tuesday 7th August at 2.30pm followed by cremation at 3.30pm. Any ringers who would like to attend would be very welcome at the service. The dress code is very casual. Anyone who wishes to attend the crematorium is welcome. The plan is to go back to the Anchor Bleu after the crematorium.

There will be ringing before the service from 1.45pm and also afterwards. Jane’s husband John has asked if we can half muffle the bells as she particularly liked the sound.
Please let the Bosham Ringers know if you would like to ring so they have a rough idea of numbers.

Death of Hugh Baddeley (Rudgwick ringer)

It is with regret that we have been informed of the recent death of Hugh Baddeley, a member of the Rudgwick band. A service celebrating his life and sharing memories will be held on Tuesday 10th July 2018, 2pm at Holy Trinity Church (Rudgwick, West Sussex, RH12 3EB), followed by light refreshments. There will be a retiring collection shared jointly with St Catherine’s Hospice and Holy Trinity Church (no flowers by request).

The Rudgwick band will be ringing after the service and would be pleased if you could join them.

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