These are the known members of the Guild whose service was marked by their election as a Life Honorary Member.

The title was first written into the rules in 1974 to be an award for outstanding services to the Guild and was by election at the AGM on the proposition of either the Guild Management Committee or of a Branch.  From 1951 the Annual Report prints a list of LHMs but rarely are the elections mentioned in the report.  It appears that it was awarded upon payment from important people in the diocese and to retiring officers, including non-ringing clerics.  Please advise the webmaster of further information.


The 59 Life Honorary Members:

NameYear of Election
A N Wood
Lt Col H G Sotherby
Canon R H Robinson
Rev T Merriman
Rear-Adml Sir Wellwood Maxwell
W Loveday
C E Ivens
Revd Canon J L Cartwright
C Adams
Robert G Black
Ernest E Whitmore1955
Canon T W Long1955
Ven Cecil J Grimes1959
Burley P Morris1959
H J Vaughan1963
Patrick I Chapman1966
Canon G F Turner1966
John H Bluff1971
Revd C J W Faulkner1972
William J Whitmore1974
Eric E Billings1977
Revd Canon Ernest G Orland1980
James R Mossop1980
J Malcolm Tyler1980
Revd Canon Michael Wilson1982
Rev Roger W Smith1983
Stanley M Ruddlesden1983
John Weaver1986
C William Brown1988
Murray A Coleman1990
Victor Perry1991
Christopher J Groome1991
Frederick W Hutt1991
Fred Chambers1991
Derek J Jones1992
James Hedgcock1998
Rex Line2001
Mary R Coleman2004
Gerald Kingston2004
Peter D Wenham2004
Edward C Garrett2004
Dorothy Westerman2005
Tony J T Evans2006
Cecil Swann2006
Hilary Aslett2006
Denis G Pearson2008
Maureen Basford2011
Derek Thornton2012
Dorothy Stopps2012
Hilda M Collins2014
Brenda M Dixon2015
Janet Bowers2015
Patricia Teall2017
David Teall2017
David Westerman2017
Len Hallifax2019
Alan J Marks2019
Richard Yates2020
Susan M Jones2020