In Memoriam

Death of Peter Dewar (Coleman's Hatch ringer)

Peter Dewar, who started learning to ring at Coleman's Hatch and was part of the 'Ringing Remembers' numbers, sadly passed away on the morning of Wednesday 6th May 2020. He had been admitted to the Princess Royal Hospital at Haywards Heath due to suffering from Motor Neurone Disease but as I understand, also contracted Covid 19, whilst hospitalized.

Peter, unfortunately, due to his declining health, eventually diagnosed as MND, never fully mastered the 'art' of campanology, so hadn't been proposed as a member of SCACR.

However, Peter was most proud to have received his 'Ringing Remembers' badge, which he wore with honour when he joined in with the service ringing at Coleman's Hatch for Armistice Sunday 2018, something he aspired to do, in memory of his Uncle.

Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

Death of Tony Jones (Horsham ringer)

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Tony Jones on 11th February 2019. He was a long-standing member of the Horsham band.

Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

Tony's funeral will be at St Mary's Horsham on Tuesday 10th March 2020: half-muffled ringing from 10:15am, service 11am followed by reception in the Causeway barn afterwards.

Death of Alan Sawkins (Northiam ringer)

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Alan Sawkins on 28th November 2019. He was a ringer at Northiam.

Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

Alan’s funeral will be held on 14:30 on Thursday 19th December, at St Mary’s church Northiam.

Death of Joy Davies (Midhurst ringer)

We are sad to report the death of Joy Davies on Thursday, 5th December a long standing ringer from Midhurst. Joy was the widow of Marcus Davies, the Tower Captain for many years, who died earlier this year.

A memorial service for Joy will be held at Midhurst Parish Church (SS Mary Magdalene & Denys) on Monday 23rd December at 2:00pm. The bells will be open for ringing both before and after the service.

Death of Eric Wilkins (Chailey ringer)

We regret to announce the death (on 23 Oct 2019) of Eric Wilkins of Chailey, one of the Association’s members with over 50 years’ service. Eric rang in Lewes, Barcombe and more recently Chailey where he was a great support to the local band.

The funeral is at 2pm on Monday 18 November at St Peter's Chailey. Please come along to ring from 1.15pm. Margaret and the family would be pleased if you would stay for refreshments in the church after the service.

No flowers, donations will be welcome for the chosen charities British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research. (cheques should be made payable to ‘R A Brooks & Son Donation Account’ and sent to R A Brooks & Son, Ravenoak, Allington Road, Newick, BN8 4NB).

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