Bellringers of the Bicester Branch ring the church bells in Bicester and the surrounding villages for church services and special occasions.
Bellringing (or Campanology) is a skill which can be learnt in a few hours, but takes months or years to become a master. Anyone who is physically fit, aged 8 to 80 can be a bellringer.
Bellringing is a team effort, usually involving 6 or 8 people at a time and as such bellringing is a social hobby enjoyed by around a hundred people in the Bicester area, and by thousands throughout the country. Furthermore, ringers from other areas are always welcome to visit and join in ringing our bells.
Professor Stephen Cameron (Tower Captain, Charlton-on-Otmoor) died Monday 15 April 2019 – aged 61
Steve’s funeral is on Friday 3 May at 2pm at Charlton – a team will ring before the service from 1.40 pm.
Steve was one of the longest-serving members of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, joining in 1988 as a University Lecturer in Computer Science and Tutorial Fellow at Keble College. He was also the Senior Member of the Oxford University Society of Change Ringers.
We are all shocked and saddened by his untimely and sudden death and extend our sympathy to Fran and their two children.