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 61 Life Honorary Members:

NameYear of Election
C Adams
Hilary Aslett2006
Maureen Basford2011
Eric E Billings1977
Robert G Black
John H Bluff1971
Janet Bowers2015
C William Brown1988
Revd Canon J L Cartwright
Fred Chambers1991
Patrick I Chapman1966
Mary R Coleman2004
Murray A Coleman1990
Hilda M Collins2014
Brenda M Dixon2015
Tony J T Evans2006
Revd C J W Faulkner1972
Edward C Garrett2004
Ven Cecil J Grimes1959
Christopher J Groome1991
Len Hallifax2019
James Hedgcock1998
Frederick W Hutt1991
C E Ivens
Susan M Jones2020
Derek J Jones1992
Gerald Kingston2004
Rex Line2001
Canon T W Long1955
W Loveday
Alan J Marks2019
Rear-Adml Sir Wellwood Maxwell
Rev T Merriman
Burley P Morris1959
James R Mossop1980
Revd Canon Ernest G Orland1980
Denis G Pearson2008
Victor Perry1991
Geoff Pullin2011
Canon R H Robinson
Stanley M Ruddlesden1983
Rev Roger W Smith1983
Lt Col H G Sotherby
Dorothy Stopps2012
Cecil Swann2006
Patricia Teall2017
David Teall2017
Derek Thornton2012
Canon G F Turner1966
J Malcolm Tyler1980
H J Vaughan1963
John Weaver1986
Peter D Wenham2004
David Westerman2017
Dorothy Westerman2005
Ernest E Whitmore1955
William J Whitmore1974
Revd Canon Michael Wilson1982
A N Wood
Richard Yates2020
William A Yates1982