In Memoriam

Death of Tony Graham (Crawley ringer)

It is with great sadness that we have been informed that Tony Graham (former tower captain and secretary at Crawley) died on 12th December 2018.

Tony's funeral service will take place at 11:15am on 3rd January 2019 at Surrey and Sussex Crematorium in St Richard's Chapel.

Death of Christine Howell (Hellingly ringer)

It is with great sadness that we have been informed that Christine Howell, a ringer at Hellingly for 30 years, suffered a major heart attack and passed away last week.

Christine's funeral will be on 7th November at 1pm at Hellingly church. There will be no flowers but donations instead are to go to the British Heart Foundation.

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.

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